Monday, May 09, 2011

EEDOO Selects Softkinetic-Optrima ToF Camera

Business Wire: Beijing EEDOO Technology, a future Xbox competitor in China; SoftKinetic, ToF hardware and software developer, and Namuga, an ODM specializing in video and 3D cameras, announced that EEDOO has selected the SoftKinetic DepthSense 3D camera to enable gesture-based entertainment on EEDOO’s iSec platform.

Aimed at 120 million homes, the iSec is to bring 3D gesture-based multimedia and gaming entertainment content to Chinese families. The platform is the result of two years of development started from the S&P business unit in Lenovo. "We have been working very closely with the SoftKinetic and Namuga teams for over a year now, and feel that we have developed a competitive solution to offer to our customers the most exciting gesture-based entertainment experience," said Jack Luo, CEO of EEDOO.

The iSec platform will be launched in China in the second half of 2011.

Update: Forbes published few more details about Eedoo camera system in its interview with Omek Interactive, gesture recognition middleware provider. Eedoo "is built from the ground up as a motion gaming device with gesture and tracking interfaces. The camera range is optimized for the size of Chinese living rooms, which are generally smaller than Western living rooms."

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