Sisvel To License TDVision Systems IP Portfolio for MVC and Stereoscopic 3D Technologies Worldwide

Jun 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from Sisvel

IRVINE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TDVision Systems and Sisvel announced today that TDVision has granted Sisvel the exclusive rights to manage TDVision's diverse intellectual property portfolio of stereoscopic technology patents. This portfolio includes key patents related to current digital video standards and video gaming technologies, particularly in the North American marketplace. TDVision's technology promises to lead the way toward widespread adoption of 3D to the Home, including Blu-ray(TM), Satellite, Cable, IPTV, Mobile, Videogames, and over-the-air signals.

"In 2003 we filed our IP for world-wide protection and the market has since evolved and adopted our 2D+Delta format within various standards and industry specifications," said Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO of TDVision Systems.  "Sisvel has decades of licensing experience and a world-wide organization that will ensure that companies across the stereoscopic 3D Ecosystem will be able to license and use our IP more easily."

TDVision's patents include the award winning and standardized 2D+Delta system. The 2D+Delta format is also known as TDVCodec and is a key part of the "Multiview Video Coding" (MVC) codec (ISO-MPEG-14496-10:2008, Amendment 1), an extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) recently adopted by the Blu-ray(TM) Disc Association as the Blu-ray 3D(TM) specification.

"Working with TDVision Systems, we look forward to building a licensing program that reflects their substantial investment as early developers of 3D technology," said General Richard Neal, President of Sisvel US.  "In addition to the patents themselves, our 3D Licensing Program will provide straightforward access to TDVision's advanced know-how and implementation experience."  

Terms and conditions of Sisvel's new 3D Licensing Program with TDVision will be made available in the near future.

About Sisvel

Started in 1982 when Sisvel S.p.A. was founded in Italy, the Sisvel Group has become a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing the value of patent rights. The Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach, with companies in Italy (Sisvel and Sisvel Technology in None Torinese, and Edico in Rome), the United States (Sisvel US and Audio MPEG in Metropolitan Washington, DC), China (Sisvel Hong Kong), Japan (Sisvel Japan in Tokyo), and Germany (Sisvel Germany in Stuttgart), and with over eighty professionals worldwide with technical, legal, and licensing expertise.

Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio.  In addition to managing a portfolio of patents relating to the DECT standard for portable digital telephones, Sisvel administers patent pools for the CDMA2000 family of cellular telecommunications standards, the UHF-RFID air interface standard, and the DVB-T broadcast standard, and is currently facilitating the creation of LTE, DVB-H, and DVB-T2 patent pools.  Through its subsidiary Sisvel Technology, Sisvel is also engaged in the development of new technologies, including projects for 3D television and broadcasting. For additional information regarding Sisvel, please visit www.sisvel.com.

About TDVision

TDVision Systems, Inc. is the developer and owner of several 3D-related key patents now listed as part of different standard stereoscopic architectures like ISO, MPEG and AVC. TDVision's technology allows the acquisition, encoding, deployment, decoding, and visualization of stereoscopic 3D HD video streams and computer-generated content within the 3D ecosystem. TDVision's solutions are based on firmware and software changes to enable true 3D HD on current infrastructures. The solutions are ubiquitous, display agnostic, fully compatible and provide 2D legacy compatibility with existing infrastructures.

The TDVision system can be displayed on any existing stereoscopic 3D display including Full HD Dual Input, Frame Sequential, Line interleaved and Checkerboard without any additional hardware or changes on the display side. This process is done at the best native resolution and without any detriment in quality.  Users have complete freedom in selecting any existing 3D or 2D display system. For more information on TDVision, contact TDVision Systems, Inc. www.tdvision.com at licensing@tdvision.com.

TDVision Systems, Inc. 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Fourth Floor Irvine, CA. 92618 USA

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