MONTREAL — July 19, 2010 — SENSIO(R) Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced that GEO Semiconductor has licensed the SENSIO(R) 3D IP Core for integration into the GEO Realta(TM) sxT2 (T2) chip used worldwide by manufacturers of leading broadcast and media systems. Building on SENSIO’s 3D expertise and the unmatched quality of the company’s 3D encoding format, GEO Semiconductor is extending the flexibility, value, and performance of its acclaimed T2 chip within the 3D space.
Professional-grade 3D technology delivers rich, immersive experience The Realta is an advanced video and geometry processing IC that deploys a massively parallel array of SIMD processors to implement best-in-class video processing algorithms at full HD (1080p) resolutions in software. “Incorporation of the SENSIO 3D format into the GEO Realta T2 enables our customers to deliver complete broadcast and media solutions capable of providing viewers with the rich, immersive experience only made possible by professional-grade 3D technology,” said Madhu Rayabhari, Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Engineering at GEO Semiconductor. “Our goal is to provide customers with a complete, fully customizable and software-programmable video processing solution, and SENSIO 3D technology complements other advanced technologies on the chip to make the Realta T2 an extremely compelling choice for high-end broadcast and media products. The ease with which we can integrate the SENSIO 3D Core will facilitate rapid production and release of the top-quality 3D-capable products the market demands.”
The GEO Realta Platform is the only chipset platform that allows consumers to achieve full compliance with the “HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) powered by Teranex” industry benchmark. The GEO Realta T2 chip is used globally by industry-leading customers. A representative list of these customers can be obtained from the company website at http://www.geosemi.com/about_customers.htm. As GEO Semiconductor continues to sell the Realta T2 chip into higher-end markets, the company will increase its focus on 3D, addressing infrastructure transport, pixel processing, display conversion of two HD streams into one 3D stream, and edge blending for projection-related 3D displays.
Ease of integration with high-performance chips provides value-added solution “The integration of our SENSIO 3D IP Core into the GEO Realta T2 chip demonstrates the high value that industry leaders such as GEO Semiconductor see in making SENSIO technology available to their customers,” said Nicholas Routhier, President and CEO at SENSIO. “We expect that the addition of SENSIO 3D technology to this very popular GEO chip will add significant momentum to the industry’s move toward 3D.”
More information about SENSIO 3D is available online at www.sensio.tv.
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About GEO Semiconductor GEO Semiconductor is an industry leader in programmable, high-performance, video and geometry processing IC solutions that enable Digital Video 2.0 (real-time processing of video algorithms in software) and Projection 2.0 (allowing the trade-offs between optical systems and pixel processing) yielding exceptional video quality, and enabling totally new products and features, at resolutions of 1080p and beyond. GEO Semiconductor ICs have found broad acceptance in such systems as Dynamic Signage, Broadcast, Video Processors, Advanced Projectors, 3D, Medical and Military displays with global industry-leading customers. The company’s products and technologies, through superior video processing and geometry processing based optical correction, enable advanced applications such as 3D and immersive displays, ePTZ(TM) digital pan/tilt/zoom surveillance systems and pico-projection. GEO Semiconductor is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Toronto and Orlando, and sales channels around the world. More information is available at www.geosemi.com.
About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO): SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: SIO) – With its significant expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display-formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams.
Its flagship technology, SENSIO(R) 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D broadcast networks (cable, satellite, IP) and playback on any 3D display device, as well as home theatre and digital cinema projectors. This technology has allowed SENSIO(R) to make its mark by enabling broadcast of high-profile live 3D events worldwide. SENSIO(R) is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.sensio.tv We.Deliver.3D.Today.(TM)
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