Viewers to get chance to experience iPONT's 3DTV without glasses solution as part of Wimbledon men's final live 3DTV screening experiment
Oxford - 29 June, 2011: iPONT International is showcasing its 3D TV without glasses technology at BBC Television Centre as part of the BBC's 3D broadcast experiment during the Wimbledon Championship men's final.
On Sunday 3 July, screen supplier 3D Exposure, powered by iPONT's glasses free 3D technology come together to supply 42" and 65" auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) screens as part of the BBC's first free-to-air 3D trial. Presented alongside other 3D TV technologies, iPONT & 3D Exposure will give visitors an opportunity to see what 3D without glasses looks like.
Matthew Young, director, iPONT UK; "The men's final is such a focal event in the UK sporting and cultural calendar, so we're thrilled to be part of it. While everyone loves the added depth and perspective that 3D brings, nobody likes wearing darkened-spectacles when watching sports as it detracts from the enjoyment. iPONT and 3D Exposure have come together to provide the audience with the screen and real time conversion. We're also looking forward to their feedback as it will be immensely valuable for our ongoing product development."
iPONT International will demonstrate its technology to the ticketed crowd on a wide-angle auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D LCD display with an iPONT 3D TV Box, a proprietary set-top box that streams real-time 3D broadcast content from BBC 3D trial.
The 3D auto-stereoscopic LCD displays, available in screen sizes from 27" to 65" (and even in portrait format), provide detail from a colour palette with no image ‘ghosting'. The displays can be viewed in daytime conditions and feature a wide viewing cone of 120° mirroring the same conditions a TV set is used in the home. iPONT's 3D TV box technology, available as a set-top box, converts any stereo 3D broadcast/streamed signal into real-time auto-stereoscopic one for use on glasses-free 3D TVs and displays. The 3D TV box can handle Internet, satellite, cable and terrestrial services that stream 3D content directly into the home or business.
The event is part of a wider public experimental 3D screening of the men's singles final which is also taking place in a select number of UK cinemas around the country. License payers were able to apply for free tickets via a random draw which took place between Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th June.
For more information, visit http://www.ipont.co.uk/ / http://www.bbc.co.uk/
Notes to editors
This is iPONT's second public demo of its 3DTV without glasses technology in the UK. The first took place successfully at the Walkabout in Covent Garden on 28th May for the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester United and FC Barcelona. For more info go to www.ipont.co.uk
About iPONT International
iPONT International is an innovator and technology partner in the glasses-free (autostereoscopic) 3D market. The company serves both business and consumer markets. iPONT has a complete 3D turn-key solution for designing, distributing and displaying content.
For home entertainment enthusiasts, iPONT's set-top boxes convert any stereoscopic (with glasses) 3D content to autostereoscopic (without glasses) 3D format, in real-time from any incoming 3D feeds including satellite, cable and terrestrial services.
The company offers a complete multiplatform solution including 3D Blu-Ray integration, live 3D viewing from the Internet, and a back-end 3D broadcast solution to convert source content.
Based in Oxford, UK, iPONT UK is a subsidiary of iPONT International.
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