DDD and CAChe Group of Fujitsu America Debut Molecular Modeling in 3D With No Glasses Required

New Orleans March 24th 2003 – DDD Group plc (“DDD”) in conjunction with CAChe Group, a division of Fujitsu America, today announced the debut of DDD’s TriDef™ Visualizer at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center, March 24th – 26th.

Using TriDef Visualizer, CAChe’s award winning molecular modeling software will be presented at CAChe Group’s booth (#908) on a 20″ 3D LCD and a 42″ glasses-free 3D plasma display. TriDef™ Visualizer enables the CAChe software to output to glasses-free stereoscopic 3D displays in real-time, thus enabling scientists to visualize the true spatial relationships of molecular models without the need to wear 3D glasses.

Using DDD’s unique approach, the CAChe molecular modeling software, developed in OpenGL, has been integrated with the latest 3D LCD and plasma displays without making any changes to the CAChe software application. Through the TriDef™ Control Panel the end user is able to simply and quickly select between a broad range of 3D LCD and plasma display from manufacturers including 4D-Vision GmbH and StereoGraphics Corporation. The CAChe molecular models may be viewed simultaneously in 2D and 3D on separate screens, making the adoption of 3D displays by existing CAChe software users a very simple and straightforward process.

“Since we introduced the CAChe molecular modeling software over a decade ago, it has always supported 3D stereo presentation which is an important aspect of understanding the structure of molecular models”, commented David Gallagher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of CAChe Group, “With DDD’s TriDef Visualizer, it has been very easy for us to extend the capabilities of our product which will enable our customers to adopt the emerging 3D LCD and plasma displays.”

“OpenGL software applications are extensively used in the scientific, visualization and simulation industries.” said Chris Yewdall, President & CEO of DDD, “TriDef Visualizer makes it possible for us to simply and quickly enable many of these for use with 3D displays, further broadening the potential applications and customer base for DDD’s products and services.”

The CAChe suite of software tools for molecular modeling, originally launched in 1989, has won a variety of awards and is primarily used by experimental chemists conducting life sciences and materials research, as well as educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) is a leading provider of comprehensive information technology and network solutions for the global marketplace, with world-class hardware and software technology in computers, telecommunications and microelectronics around the world.

DDD is transforming the viewing experience with applications for glasses-free 3D displays. Its patented technologies enable 3D viewing without glasses; supply of 3D content through 2D to 3D conversion; simple integration of computer graphics applications with 3D displays; and 3D transmission over existing networks. DDD is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM:DDD).

DDD COMPANY CONTACT:
Chris Yewdall, President & CEO
Phone (310) 566-3340
E-mail: info@ddd.com

CAChe GROUP, FUJITSU CONTACT:
David Gallagher, VP Sales & Marketing
Phone (503) 746 3600
Email: sales@cachesoftware.com

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