NEWS: Intel® and SoftKinetic® Expand Collaboration to Accelerate Time-to-Market of Perceptual Computing with Intel® processor based platforms
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – COMPUTEX– June 4, 2013 – SoftKinetic, the leading 3D gesture recognition software and solution provider, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Intel to license iisu®, SoftKinetic’s industry-leading middleware for close-range gesture tracking – to be included in the Intel® Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit (SDK) – which brings new experiences to Intel architecture based platforms which can include Ultrabook™, notebooks, desktops, All-In-One PCs and tablets.
The close-range hand and finger tracking capabilities offered by SoftKinetic’s iisu® are included in the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK available to developers free of charge (www.intel.com/software/perceptual). Under the new agreement, Intel-based platforms can now offer these capabilities and enable thousands of applications to be developed using the SDK. The depth capabilities of the SDK work with the CREATIVE Interactive Gesture Camera™ that has been enabled with the SDK and that uses SoftKinetic DepthSense® 3D time-of-flight sensor technology.
“SoftKinetic is a leader in the field of 3D gesture recognition who is helping make our vision of natural, interactive user experiences a reality,” said Mark Yahiro, Managing Director of New Business, Perceptual Computing at Intel. “We are excited to enable new experiences using 3D gestures in combination with voice, augmented reality and other perceptual capabilities.”
The Gold version of the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK, available since March 2013, enables developers to support a wide variety of consumer solutions that utilize gesture recognition, voice recognition and face tracking as close as 6 inches from the screen.
“We are excited to contribute our technology to the Intel® Perceptual Computing Program, not only towards the developer community, but also to manufacturers of Intel platforms,” said Michel Tombroff, CEO of SoftKinetic. “This expanded collaboration with Intel will accelerate the adoption and proliferation of intuitive, engaging and personalized experience to the consumers.”
SoftKinetic will demonstrate these latest technological advances at this year’s COMPUTEX TAIPEI, June 4-8.
SoftKinetic offers hardware, middleware, and applications that can be built once and deployed on multiple devices. With a highly optimized CPU footprint, SoftKinetic’s middleware solutions are perfectly adapted 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 3D imaging and 3D gesture recognition offerings.
SoftKinetic’s vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of 3D imaging and 3D gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets. The company offers a complete family of solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors and cameras (DepthSense® family of products), 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.
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