DDD 3D software to be installed on Sharp 3D laptop PC
Santa Monica, Calif. and Osaka, Japan (September 25, 2003) – DDD Group plc (AIM: DDD) today announced that it had entered into a three-year, world-wide license agreement with Sharp Corporation (“Sharp”) whereby a range of DDD software products will be bundled with Sharp’s new 3D laptop PC that is based on Sharp’s revolutionary new 3D “glasses-free” liquid crystal (“LC”) display.
The software products to be licensed under the agreement include DDD’s TriDef™ Movie Player software, that will allow end users to play feature length 3D movies on the Sharp laptop, and TriDef Photo Viewer software and the TriDef Visualizer OpenGL® software. DDD will also provide Sharp with 3D content including highly acclaimed feature length large format 3D movies and 3D still images created using DDD’s TriDef Transformer 2D to 3D conversion and presentation software.
“We were very impressed by the features of DDD’s TriDef range of software products and the quality of the 3D images they deliver to our 3D LC display,” said Dr. Makoto Nakamura, Division General Manager, Mobile Computing Systems Division. “Our partnership with DDD helps us drive demand for our new 3D laptop PC by ensuring that there is the widest possible range of high quality 3D content and applications for our end users.”
“We are very honored to have been chosen by Sharp to provide our capabilities for their new 3D laptop PC,” said Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD. “The new Sharp display, with its ability to operate in both 3D and standard 2D viewing modes, is an exceptional platform on which to showcase the market leading products and services we have developed in recent years. We have always believed that DDD will play a role in the mass market adoption of the 3D viewing experience and this is an extremely important commercial milestone for the company.”
Chris Yewdall, President & CEO, DDD
Phone: (310) 566-3340
DDD, also known as Dynamic Digital Depth, is transforming the viewing experience with applications for glasses-free 3D displays. Its patented technologies enable 3D viewing without glasses; simple integration of computer graphics applications with 3D displays; supply of 3D content through 2D to 3D conversion; and 3D transmission over existing networks. DDD is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM: DDD).
Sharp develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports a range of commercial and consumer electronics products including LCD monitors and laptop computers. Products are available through Sharp’s network of authorized dealers and resellers. More information can be found at www.sharp-world.com.
TriDef is a trademark of DDD Group plc. SHARP is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation. OpenGL is a registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.