Auto-stereoscopic Flat Panel Displays Developed by Magnetic 3D Deliver 2D and 3D Content in VIP Suites at the Big Game
NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 10, 2010 — Magnetic 3D the global leader in glasses-free, auto-stereoscopic 3D displays and 3D digital signage solutions, today announced the recent deployment of glasses-free auto-stereoscopic 3D LCD displays in the “Suites of the Future” campaign at Sun Life Stadium for the Super Bowl held on February 7, 2010. The “Suites of the Future” showcased entertainment innovations that redefine the stadium experience for fans while generating additional advertising revenue channels for the franchise owners.
“The ‘Suites of the Future’ campaign gave NFL team owners at the Super Bowl an exclusive first look at the next generation of out-of-home entertainment and innovative fan engagement techniques driven by our glasses-free 3D technology,” said Tom Zerega, co-founder and CEO of Magnetic 3D. “Our goal is to deliver a unique, media-rich fan experience with glasses-free 3D entertainment and sponsored content that literally pops off the screen. As an entertainment experience fans can only enjoy at the stadium on game day, glasses-free 3D aligns perfectly with the franchise’s goal of selling more tickets and merchandise while providing marketing departments with a new and exciting sponsorship opportunity in 3D.”
The “Suites of the Future” enables sports and entertainment venues to target and deliver customized 2D and 3D video, promotional content as well as relevant game-day information to virtually any display within a venue. For the deployment within Sun Life Stadium at the Super Bowl, Magnetic 3D installed its state-of-the-art “ Allura” 3D Digital Signage product line to provide a sports entertainment experience unlike any seen before.
“The 3D technology made a great impression on all who entered the suites,” said Tery Howard, Sr. Vice President of Information Technology for the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. “Our VIP Super Bowl guests were amazed at the glasses-free 3D technology and the high definition clarity of the displays. We are truly transforming the way our fans experience the game.”
The “Suites of the Future” Super Bowl display solution featured a 42” Allura screen, which is capable of displaying high definition glasses-free 3D video and images while also offering backwards compatibility with traditional 2D using the versatile Magnetic 3D FuzionCast network player. Through the FuzionCast player, those in the suites were even able to watch 2D content on the same screens, providing a seamless experience for the audience. The upgrade to glasses-free 3D content and deployment of 3D content to the “Suites of the Future” screens was greatly simplified using Magnetic 3D’s proprietary E3D auto-stereo file format, which uses the latest in image compression technology.
Glasses-free 3D content broadcast to the suites included the football league, divisional and team logos, as well as match-up sequences, Super Bowl history messages and a fly-through animation of Sun Life Stadium, in addition to triggered sequences for the kickoff and halftime. Thanks to Magnetic 3D’s multi-stereo Enabl3D™ technology, no 3D glasses were required to view the 3D content, as Magnetic 3D’s lens technology creates multiple distinct images and true Volumetric Perception™ which is the appearance of apparent “pop” and “depth” of content displayed during playback. Essentially, the display wears the 3D glasses instead of the viewer.
“The combination of our simultaneous 2D and 3D capable Allura displays and FuzionCAST player enabled the ‘Suites of the Future’ to truly demonstrate the next level in major stadium and event experiences at this year’s Super Bowl,” said Eric Angello, VP of Marketing & Creative for Magnetic 3D. “Not only was the content an exciting complement to the game’s thrilling live action, but our content distribution channel also seamlessly deployed each stage right on cue. Throughout the event, this maintained a steadily engaging, and unforgettable, unique in-stadium experience for the fans, right up until we broadcast the winning logo to cement another place in football history at the end of the game.”
About Magnetic 3D
Headquartered in New York City, Magnetic 3D ( www.magnetic3d.com) designs and produces industry leading end-to-end auto-stereoscopic 3D display solutions, 3D digital media and 3D services. Magnetic 3D’s Enabl3D hardware and software solution modifies flat panel displays enabling them to show HD 3D video content without the need for any special eyewear. The company focuses on delivering the highest quality visual experience for retail digital signage, hospitality, movie-theaters, casino gaming, hotels and other public places, exceeding clients’ 2D visual expectations.
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