SoftKinetic Teams With NVIDIA To Bring 3D Depth Sensing To Mobile
BRUSSELS, Jan. 6, 2014
--NVIDIA Tegra NOTE 7 Hosts SoftKinetic USB Camera To Catalyze Depth-Enabled
Application Development On Handheld Devices
BRUSSELS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftKinetic® , the world's leading
provider of 3D depth sensing and gesture recognition solutions, today
announced that SoftKinetic's DepthSense® 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) USB camera
and iisu® gesture recognition middleware have been integrated with the NVIDIA®
Tegra® NOTE 7 tablet platform, and the platform is available to developers to
create 3D depth sensor-enabled applications for the mobile world.
The Tegra NOTE 7 is powered by the Tegra 4 mobile processor, which features a
72 custom core GPU and quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, plus a second-generation
battery-saver core. SoftKinetic's middleware and camera hardware will enable
Tegra NOTE 7 to provide short range 3D gesture tracking and real-time 3D depth
sensing, as close as 6 inches away at up to 60 frames per second (fps). The
combination of these unique capabilities will be demonstrated at CES in Las
Vegas, January 6-10, in NVIDIA's booth #30207 in South Hall 3 and
SoftKinetic's LVH hospitality suite #28110.
Developers eager to create new applications and functionality that mirror
natural movement are often frustrated by the limited sensor capabilities of
today's mobile devices. Combining NVIDIA's Tegra NOTE 7 with the SoftKinetic
DS325 camera, the most accurate depth camera on the market, creates a handheld
platform capable of processing real time 3D distance data for close, precise
interaction. In addition, SoftKinetic's award-winning iisu middleware offers
a multi-layered architecture and multi-platform capacity that will allow
developers to build once and then deploy across a wide variety of devices.
"NVIDIA is a true pioneer in the field of visual computing, and the Tegra NOTE
platform is the perfect device to run SoftKinetic's 3D gesture recognition
camera and middleware," said Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. "Our
natural gesture interaction platform is becoming the industry standard in the
living room, the PC, the car, and now in the mobile market thanks to the
combined expertise of NVIDIA and SoftKinetic."
"NVIDIA Tegra NOTE 7 packs a considerable processing punch in a compact tablet
form factor – making it the perfect platform to host the SoftKinetic USB depth
camera and enable any developer ready to leverage 3D depth sensors on mobile,"
said Neil Trevett, vice president of mobile ecosystem at NVIDIA. "We've worked
with SoftKinetic to offer developers a robust platform to enable the next
level of functionality, accuracy and interactivity in advanced use cases such
as augmented reality, gesture processing and 3D object scanning."
About SoftKinetic SoftKinetic's vision is to give everyone the freedom to
control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural
and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the
leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and
professional markets, including interactive digital entertainment, consumer
electronics, health care, digital signage, and medical systems. The company
offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions,
including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors, modules and cameras
(DepthSense® family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family),
multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools
(iisu® family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic
For more information on SoftKinetic please visit www.softkinetic.com . For
videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic's YouTube channel:
Press contact: Natalee GibsonIncendio International Tel: +1-720-323-5382
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