Minicom Digital Signage and Zero Creative announce a partnership in the field of 3D video distributing over networks

In the past months successful experiments have taken place to combine Minicoms’ DS Vision HDMI product with Zero Creative’s autostereoscopic 3D Displays. The distribution of multiview 3D signals over long distances between player and display can be difficult. (Oliver Schwede)

Only the slightest loss of video information may cause the 3D effect to be eliminated. Especially in rollouts of 3DZignage, the interactive 3D Digital Signage product of Zero Creative, long distances need to be bridged sometimes. By using the DS Vision HDMI extender, the 3D signal can be distributed up to 200 meters using standard CAT5 cable.

“The digital distribution of 3D content over long distance is very complex. Zero Creative is thrilled to find a partner in Minicom who provides a plug and play solution to transfer high quality 3D signals over more than 200 meters using simple CAT5 cable. This way, our interactive 3D Digital Signage (also called 3DZignage) software can be connected to our auto stereoscopic XYZ 3D Displays instantly.” says Jean-Pierre van Maasakker, CEO at Zero Creative BV, The Netherlands.

The technology is demonstrated during the IBC 2009 exhibition. In the demo setup the 3DZignage platform runs on a 46” xyZ 3D Display, connected by CAT5 cable using the DS Vision HDMI, viewing stunning 3D effects, which can be seen without any 3D-glasses.

IBC is the leading international forum for the electronic media industry. It combines a highly respected and peer reviewed conference, an exhibition that demonstrates state of the art media technology and unrivalled networking opportunities. Visitors can expect to learn about the developments which are shaping the industry, interact with the latest technology, experience world first demonstrations and do business in a professional and supportive environment. The 2009 edition is held from 10-15 September in the RAI, Amsterdam.