SENSIO(R) S2D Switch Patents Licensed to Panasonic by WiLAN
First patent license signed less than one year after licensing
partnership established between SENSIO and WiLAN
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- SENSIO Technologies
Inc. ("SENSIO") (TSX VENTURE:SIO) today announced that the recent
license agreement between Wi-LAN Inc. and some of its subsidiaries
(together "WiLAN") and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic"), announced
by WiLAN on May 6, 2013, included rights granted to Panasonic under
SENSIO's patents covering its SENSIO(R) S2D Switch ("S2D Switch")
"The Panasonic agreement is the first license granted by WiLAN under
our partnership", said Nicholas Routhier, President & CEO, SENSIO.
"Having a license agreement signed so soon after entering into the
partnership leaves us optimistic about the pace at which licensing
activity is being undertaken by WiLAN. We are also very pleased that
Panasonic, a pioneer in the 3D television market, has decided to take
a license to our S2D Switch technology, and look forward to other TV
vendors also recognizing the value of our technology and joining
Panasonic as fellow licensees."
SENSIO and WiLAN entered into an agreement to partner on licensing
activities in September, 2012 that granted WiLAN exclusive rights to
license certain SENSIO patents relating to 3D technologies including
patents related to SENSIO's S2D Switch technology. Subject to certain
terms of that agreement, net revenues generated from licensing the
SENSIO patents are to be shared by SENSIO and WiLAN.
The proprietary SENSIO(R) S2D Switch, which is protected by US and
international patents, enables users to switch viewing mode of a 3D
video feed from 3D to 2D. It supports the most popular
frame-compatible formats covered by HDMI 1.4a, and used by service
providers supporting 3D today including side-by-side (SbS),
About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO):
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (www.sensio.tv) has been leading the floor
in bringing 3D video to the consumer since 1999. Its vision,
expertise and state-of-the-art solutions, based on diversified
stereoscopic image-processing technologies, have been trusted by some
of the biggest names in the media and entertainment industries to
power numerous industry firsts, initiate new business models and
generate immediate revenue with a distinctive 3D offering.
SENSIO enables its clients to deliver the best possible 3D experience
for the end-user through a broad portfolio of products, including its
flagship, award-winning technology, SENSIO(R) Hi-Fi 3D. Through
SENSIO solutions, consumers can access - with effortless interaction
and complete peace of mind - 3D content of superior quality to common
frame-compatible formats distributed over existing infrastructure
(cable, satellite or over IP) and displayed using any existing
digital equipment (cinema, home cinema, TV, game consoles or PC).
SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange.
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