SENSIO Announces U.S. Patent for Decoding Technology
U.S. Patent Covers Proprietary Decoding Method, Protects Fidelity of 3D Images Across the Delivery Chain
MONTREAL — Dec. 2, 2010 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,844,001 covering the way in which a merged stream of images is encoded and decoded. With this patent, SENSIO has established exclusive rights over decoding of content encoded in its proprietary SENSIO® 3D format.
"This latest U.S. patent clearly establishes our ownership of the technology and helps us ensure that products asserting that they decode the SENSIO® 3D format actually meet our exacting quality standards," said Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO President and CEO. "By protecting our IP, we monetize our hard work, and we ensure that the high-fidelity images, for which our partners selected SENSIO® 3D further up the delivery chain, actually reach the end-user."
SENSIO® 3D is a spatial compression technology for encoding (compression) and decoding (decompression) of 3D images. This unique frame-compatible format for high-quality stereoscopic signal processing developed by SENSIO, has been deployed in the field for eight years. SENSIO® 3D has been used in all commercial live 3D events produced around the world.
The issuance of this U.S. patent represents yet another step toward SENSIO's goal of a worldwide patent presence. The company has patents pending with the European Patent Office, as well as Japan and China.
More information about SENSIO and its technologies is available at www.sensio.tv.
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.
SENSIO's flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, enables the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional 2D broadcast channel networks (cable, satellite, and/or IPTV) and playback on any 3D display device, including plasma TVs, LED/LCD HDTVs, PCs, and glasses-free 3D displays, as well as home theater and digital cinema projectors. A true multi-platform format, SENSIO 3D is compatible with standard DVD and Blu-ray players, as well as game consoles including Xbox® and PlayStation® 3, and is the format of choice for the creation of high-profile 3D gaming experiences. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.sensio.tv.
SENSIO® is a registered trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc. Xbox® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Playstation® 3 is a registered trademark of SONY Corporation
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