Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vuzix Expands 3D Format Support for Video Eyewear

Vuzix Expands 3D Format Support for Video Eyewear and Includes Automatic 3D Sensing

Newly updated 3D feature automatically configures the video eyewear to field sequential, side by side and anaglyph formats

Rochester, NY – April 29th, 2009 – Vuzix Corporation, the leader in video eyewear for the consumer, defense and low vision markets, is thrilled to announce expanded 3D video format support for its AV Video Eyewear products. In addition to continued support for standard 2-D video, the 3D video format upgrade is being expanded to include field sequential, side by side and 3 formats of anaglyph. A new Auto 3D sensing feature enables Vuzix video eyewear to immediately determine a 3D video format and effortlessly configure the eyewear for 3D display of your chosen content.

The 3D format support upgrade and the Auto 3D feature are being added to all new Vuzix iWear® AV models. Additionally, a downloadable free firmware update will enable existing video eyewear customers with compatible models to upgrade their eyewear with these great new features.

3D is experiencing a rapid reemergence as major motion picture studios announce 3D titles, major networks broadcast in 3D and internet availability and interest in 3D video content increases. 3D video is being released in a variety of formats, requiring its audience to use a multi-format compatible viewer or end up with limited content options. Vuzix’ expanded support now encompasses all major 3D formats and allows users to select the correct option through a simple on-screen selection. To further simplify the process, 3D video content containing a Vuzix 3D watermark will automatically configure the video eyewear to display the appropriate format.

“While it is amazing to see the explosion in 3D content showing up in NBA game broadcasts and various sports and entertainment broadcasts across the globe; it’s equally frustrating to see the challenges the industry faces with multiple competing formats,” said Vuzix CEO, Paul Travers. “By supporting all common 3D formats and allowing the user to easily select between them, we’ll ensure full compatibility and optimal viewing performance and enjoyment,” added Travers.

For additional information and to download the iWear® 3D Upgrade, please visit