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SILICON OPTIX INTRODUCES THE IMAGE ANYPLACE(TM) VIDEO/GRAPHICS SCALERSILICON OPTIX INTRODUCES THE IMAGE ANYPLACE(TM) VIDEO/GRAPHICS SCALER WITH eWARP(TM) TECHNOLOGY; Place any projector anywhere and project onto any surface
San Jose, Calif. (June 2, 2003) - Silicon Optix Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on the convergence of silicon and optics, announced the introduction of the Image Anyplace(TM) video/graphics scaler. Ideal for the professional projector installer and the home theater enthusiast, Image AnyPlace features professional quality high definition de-interlacing ensuring image fidelity and exclusive the eWARP(TM) engine for maximum flexibility in projector placement and curved surface projection.
With the Image AnyPlace scaler, projectors placed almost anywhere in a room can now easily adjust for non-standard projection angles to the screen while maintaining high image fidelity. AnyPlaceT technology supports off-axis projector placement of up to +/-40 degrees horizontally and +/-30 degrees vertically, enabling unprecedented placement flexibility and versatility in virtually any viewing environment.
"The Image AnyPlace scaler is a dream solution for installers, allowing the projector to blend into any setting and deliver exactly what the client envisioned - a perfect image," said Mark Lehman, president of EDCOM, a reseller and installer of commercial and home projection systems. "Technical challenges such as preventing shadows and hiding the projector are easily solved with this solution."
The Image AnyPlace scaler also enables projection onto curved or domed viewing surfaces, such as those often used in public and promotional spaces.
"The Image AnyPlace scaler enables us to project a perfect image onto our 180-degree curved screen," said Jim Nelmes, President of VideoScreens.net. "Advertisers are always looking for something unique, and the combination of the Image AnyPlace scaler and our high brightness curved screen represents the next breakthrough in advertising displays. Every airport, mall, bar, trade show and sports arena is a potential venue for this enhanced curved screen solution."
In addition to its exclusive flexibility in placement and curved surface
projection, the Image AnyPlace product also features:
-Wide range of signal input -- HDTV, VGA to SXGA, NTSC/PAL, S-video, component
-SD de-interlacing (Motion adaptive with advanced diagonal processing & film 3:2 detection)
-HD de-interlacing (1080i to 720p)
-Region-based panoramic scaling for plasmas and flat-panel displays
-High-quality 65-tap scaling
-Extreme keystone correction (+/-40° H & +/-30° V) while maintaining aspect ratio and avoiding moiré artifacts
-Aspect ratio conversion (with non-linear stretch)
-Input window positioning
Pricing and Availability
The Image AnyPlace video/graphics scaler will be available in August 2003 at an MSRP of $2,495. Resellers interested in distributing the product should contact email@example.com
Silicon Optix will be demonstrating this solution in booth #3647 at Infocomm 2003, the premier annual trade event for the projection industry. Visit http://infocomm03.expoexchange.com for more details on this event.
About Silicon Optix:
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced digital image processing integrated circuits focused on the capture, transmission, and display of digital visual information. Silicon Optix's highly patented IC products enable the convergence of digital image processing and optical system design, making possible a variety of new product categories that could not be economically realized with existing technologies. Silicon Optix is the first company to deliver high-performance electronic components that optimize the overall image processing/optical systems present in many existing and emerging applications. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with R&D and operations located at the company's Canadian subsidiary in Toronto, Ontario. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company' s Web site at www.siliconoptix.com.
eWARP and AnyPlace are trademarks of Silicon Optix Inc.