NEWS: SoftKinetic Adds New Support for Texas Instruments’ OMAP™ 4 platform
Award-Winning iisu™ 3D Gesture Control Solution Now Available in Beta for ARM-Based Hardware
BRUSSELS & LAS VEGAS – January 11, 2012 – SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, today announced that it has adapted its iisu™ (“the Interface IS U”) gesture recognition platform to the OMAP™ 4 smart multicore platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The solution, now entering beta, will allow application and content developers to build a new generation of consumer electronic and equipment applications that range from set-top boxes and smart televisions to personal computers and more.
The fully featured iisu (pronounced “eezoo”) gesture recognition middleware will be able to leverage the OMAP mobile processor’s multimedia hardware accelerator, which enables 1080p full HD and multi-standard video encode / decode. SoftKinetic’s solutions include a highly optimized CPU footprint for both efficiency and scalability to provide world-class gesture recognition offerings.
“TI’s OMAP technology is effective and versatile. Combined with iisu we can provide reliable, power-efficient and scalable solutions for embedded systems to dramatically expand the deployment of gesture technology,” said Eric Krzeslo, chief strategy officer at SoftKinetic. “We look forward to working with our customers to further advance gesture recognition applications in digital signage, robotics, automotive systems and beyond.”
“We welcome SoftKinetic’s optimization of its iisu 3.0 solution on our OMAP 4 platform, leveraging the unique hardware features offered by the OMAP mobile processor’s smart multicore architecture,” said Fred Cohen, director, OMAP user experience team, TI. “Touchless gesture will redefine how mobile users interact with their device, and will create new market and use-case opportunities across a wide spectrum of product spaces.”
For more information and to download iisu 3.0, please visit www.iisu.com. A series of video illustrating some of the uses of iisu can also be found at http://www.iisu.com/about_iisu_showcase.htm
SoftKinetic will demonstrate iisu and related technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 10–13, 2012 in the South Hall, Upper Level, Booth 36062.
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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 http://www.softkinetic.com/. For videos of SoftKinetic-related products visit SoftKinetic’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/SoftKinetic.
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