DENVER, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi Graphics Inc., a manufacturer of premium
graphics drivers for UNIX and Linux, has announced 3D stereo support for Linux
in the company's new line of downloadable graphics drivers. The 3D stereo
support is available with most graphics cards supported in Xi Graphics'
(www.xig.com) new Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 Series of drivers.
Quad-buffered 3D stereo provides realistic 3D effects when used with
shutter glasses and a supported graphics card.
"This feature adds a whole new dimension for Linux gamers," said Jon
Trulson, Xi Graphics' engineering manager. "It also gives professionals in
the medical, geophysical, military and intelligence fields a much-needed tool
for viewing complex images on low-cost Intel/AMD hardware running Linux."
According to Trulson, the 3D stereo feature has been requested from
numerous users, from hard-core gamers to professionals needing quality OpenGL
3D stereo with Linux.
"I think they will be very impressed with our results," said Trulson.
"The new features offered with Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 Series underscore
Xi Graphics' commitment to provide its customers with the latest, most
3D stereo requires about double the memory and processing power that
non-stereo modes require. Xi Graphics recommends using a card with at least
32MB framebuffer memory and a monitor that can support at least 100Hz vertical
Currently Xi Graphics' Summit v2.0 product line supports over 30 cards
that can provide 3D stereo. Graphics cards that do not have a built-in stereo
connection can be viewed in 3D by using shutter glasses such as the Revelator
model from Elsa. Cards with the built-in connection can operate with shutter
glasses such as the Crystal Eyes model from Stereo Graphics.
The new line of Accelerated-X Summit Series v2.0 downloadable drivers are
now available at Xi Graphics' Web site at www.xig.com . The new product line
is based on an OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline that was completely
redesigned to provide exceptional graphics performance in desktops, laptops
and workstations. The initial release includes 2D and 3D support for over
30 cards and laptops and is available as a free upgrade to owners of
3D Accelerated-X v1.0. Customers can download a demo at Xi Graphics' Web site
and then purchase a key online to make the product permanent.
About Xi Graphics Inc.
Xi Graphics Inc., developers of the Accelerated-X(TM) Display Server and
Summit Series product lines, provides premier graphics system software for
Linux and UNIX operating systems, including desktops, laptops, and multi-head
configurations with 2D and 3D hardware acceleration. Founded in 1994,
Xi Graphics is a privately held corporation located in Denver, Colorado,
providing retail products sold direct and through resellers and OEM's
worldwide. Products include free customer support via phone and e-mail. For
more information, contact Xi Graphics at 800-946-7433 or visit their Web site
at www.xig.com .
Xi Graphics is a member of the Video Electronics Standards Association,
The Open Group's X Project Team and a member of the Board of Linux
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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