Santa Monica, Calif. and Chiba, Japan (October 6, 2003) – DDD Group plc (AIM: DDD) today announced that it has completed the integration of its 3D software solutions (TriDef™ ) for a range of 3D LCD and plasma displays being marketed by NTT DATA SANYO SYSTEM CORPORATION (“NTT DATA SANYO”). NTT DATA SANYO is an alliance between NTT DATA CORPORATION and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. which has the marketing responsibility for SANYO’s range of 3D display products. NTT DATA SANYO is demonstrating examples of 3D movies and 3D slideshows at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced TEChnologies (CEATEC) Japan being held at the Nippon Convention Center between October 7th and 11th 2003.
The CEATEC demonstration includes stunning 3D images that have been produced using DDD’s TriDef Transformer 2D to 3D conversion software presented on NTT DATA SANYO’s ultra high-resolution 9.2 mega pixel 22″ 3D LCD display.
NTT DATA SANYO will also demonstrate music videos and Hollywood movies produced by DDD’s high performance 2D to 3D conversion software using DDD’s award winning TriDef Movie Player software. The videos will be demonstrated on NTT DATA SANYO’s 50″ 3D plasma display and on the 17″ 3D LCD display.
Mr. Koichi Hiramatsu, Leader of the New Business Promotion Division of NTT DATA SANYO’s Web & 3D Project said “Since we introduced our range of 3D displays at the CEATEC show in 2002, we have seen increased interest from the marketplace in Japan. We are actively pursuing opportunities for the use of our displays in retail promotion which is a market that DDD has already delivered solutions for. We expect that the integration of DDD’s market leading 3D conversion and presentation software will help us secure customers for our 3D displays by offering a complete content and display package.”
Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD added “We are pleased to have been selected by NTT DATA SANYO as a 3D content and technology partner. Our expertise in building solutions for customers in the retail promotion market in North America and Europe will allow us to deliver highly effective presentations for NTT DATA SANYO’s customers in Japan. Our partnership further underlines the role that DDD is playing in delivering high quality content solutions for professional and consumer users in the growing market for 3D displays.”
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).
About NTT DATA SANYO
NTT DATA SANYO is an alliance between NTT DATA CORPORATION and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. which has the marketing responsibility for SANYO’s range of 3D display products. Both NTT DATA CORPORATION and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. are founding members of the 3D Consortium, a group of leading consumer electronic companies established to promote, expand and develop the market for 3D imaging. More information can be found at http://www.nttd-sanyo.co.jp/, http://www.nttdata.co.jp/, http://www.sanyo.co.jp/.
TriDef is a trademark of DDD Group plc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.