SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 10, 2002) – DDD Group Plc (AIM:DDD) and StereoGraphics Corporation have teamed to enable underwater video footage of the Titanic to be shown on 3D TV without glasses as part of a National Geographic exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display at National Geographic’s museum, Explorers Hall, in Washington D.C., April 10, 2002 through September 2, 2002. “Icons of the Sea: The Artistry of Ship Models” will include 3D footage of the Titanic when it was found in 1985. The exhibit features models of 16 vessels, including battleships, a destroyer, an aircraft carrier, an ocean liner, a royal yacht and a whale boat.
DDD converted the Titanic footage from 2D to 3D, and its TriDefTM 3D playback system will be used to display the content on StereoGraphics’ SynthaGramTMmonitor.
“When DDD’s content and delivery technologies are combined with StereoGraphics’ glasses-free 3D display, 3D TV becomes viable for mainstream consumer use,” said Chris Yewdall, president and CEO of DDD. “We’ve overcome the barriers to mass-market 3D that have existed for so long, and now we’re paving the way for 3D TV to become a part of everyday life.”
The SynthaGram combines a liquid crystal display panel, lenticular screen and DDD’s TriDef 3D playback system to enable viewing in 3D without glasses.
DDD is bringing 3D to the mass-market with its TriDef 3D TV System. Its patented technologies enable 3D viewing without glasses; supply of 3D content through 2D to 3D conversion; and 3D transmission over existing networks. DDD is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM:DDD).
More information is available at www.ddd.com.
Over the last 20 years, StereoGraphics CrystalEyes shuttering eyewear and Monitor ZScreen products have become the de-facto stereo viewing standard for professionals. The new SynthaGram Monitor, with its ultra bright image and wide stereo viewing angle, is now setting the standard for stereo viewing systems without glasses. More information is available at www.stereographics.com.
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Michelle LaPaglia, Communications Manager
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