NEWS: SoftKinetic Raises the Bar of Gesture Recognition Software with Open Developer Beta Release of iisu™ 3.0
New Features Enable Developers to Build 3D Games and Applications Faster and Easier than Ever Before
BRUSSELS and DAEGU, South Korea – November 8, 2011 - SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, has today announced the launch of an open developer beta for iisu 3.0 (pronounced “eezoo”), the most advanced gesture recognition middleware offering on the market, during the Korea Games Conference. The new open beta version of iisu is designed to help developers build gesture-recognition applications in record time, for use on any 3D camera.
“iisu 3.0 brings a whole new dimension to gesture recognition,” said Eric Krzeslo, chief strategy officer of SoftKinetic. “The community has been pretty active with the free version of iisu 2.8 since it was made available back in March at the Games Developer Conference. The market is expecting an easy to use, yet professional and commercial solution to build games and application, and this is precisely what we are offering them.”
iisu 3.0 offers new features to make it easier than ever for developers to easily create stunning games and applications in the developer environment of their choice:
- New gesture library – iisu’s new gesture library allows game designers and technical artists to kick-start their apps in record time by simply dragging and dropping desired sets of gestures.
- Ease of integration – iisu is available in developers’ favorite environments, from Flash to Unity3D to C++ , C and C#.
- Skeleton tracking – Full skeleton tracking is now available in the free version of iisu for the first time.
- New iisu toolbox – iisu’s new toolbox provides access to live data and performance analytics during development.
- Day one productivity – Thanks to a large library of samples, developers will be up and running with iisu in record time.
“With this latest version of iisu, we have a complete SDK to develop impressive 3D motion games on various depth sensing cameras. We are especially impressed by the iisu Gesture Library and iisu Interaction Designer, the first 3D motion control productivity tool in the market”, said Jason Paek, CEO of DG Entertainment Co., Ltd.
SoftKinetic offers hardware, middleware, and applications that can be built once and deployed on any 3D sensor. With a highly optimized CPU footprint, SoftKinetic’s solutions are perfect for embedded platforms, as well as personal computers, consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. Combined with world-class support, SoftKinetic is the leader in gesture recognition offerings.
“We’ve been working with iisu for the development of a soccer game for a few months. While development started with iisu 2.8, we have recently joined the beta test for iisu 3.0 and decided to complete the game with the new release,” said Laurent Coulon, chief executive officer of Liquid Dragon Studios. “The improvements in the skeleton tracking quality are huge, we have been able to achieve gameplay that was impossible with the previous generation.”
Developers can download the open beta version of iisu 3.0 free of charge at www.iisu.com The final general release of iisu 3.0 will be available on December 9, 2011, and will also be free of charge for non-commercial use.
For more information on iisu 3.0 please visit www.iisu.com.
About SoftKinetic S.A.
SoftKinetic’s vision is to transform the way people interact with the digital world. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors 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 Studios.
With over 8 years of R&D on both hardware and software, SoftKinetic solutions have already been successfully used in the field of interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and other professional markets (such as digital signage and medical systems). SoftKinetic, iisu, DepthSense and The Interface Is You are trade names or registered trademarks of SoftKinetic. For more information on SoftKinetic please visit www.softkinetic.com. For videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoftKinetic.
Wendy Russ Beasley
TriplePoint PR for SoftKinetic