Russian Video Conferencing developer TrueConf LLC (formerly known as VideoPort) is pleased to announce the launch of their new hardware and software suite, TrueConf 3D – the first 3D video conferencing software solution to be launched in Russia. Making use of specialized cameras, TrueConf 3D allows for live stereo imaging and simultaneous transmission of three-dimensional media across networks, revolutionizing the virtual meeting. TrueConf LLC’s specialist technicians are excited to announce that TrueConf 3D is in its beta-testing phase, and is scheduled to be available to corporate clients and interested parties by the end of 2011.
The creation of a 3D video conferencing software system opens up a world of new opportunities for businesses, corporate entities and individuals who require virtual meeting capabilities to communicate across distances. TrueConf 3D is made possible by the integration of stereo imaging and playback into a single management unit. The unique feature of the TrueConf 3D system is the automatic scene recognition technology, which allows for the automatic selection of the shooting method on parallel or convergent axes, and which allows for their combination into a single 3D image.
The TrueConf 3D video complex includes:
A stereo camera with a module for recording images in 3D format
A client application for transmission of stereo data
A monitor with a sweep of 120Hz, reproducing the images at doubled frequency
NVIDIA 3D vision active shutter glasses
Besides this, the client application and the TrueConf 3D hardware also support all existing 3D imaging systems which use glasses.
TrueConf video conferencing software has been in development since 2007. Ivan Meleshko, head of the TrueConf research department, has been leading the investigation of the applicability of this technology. “We are monitoring the 3D equipment market. While creating our own 3D communication solution, we had to study stereoscopic data compression peculiarities and find the correct way to automatically capture 3D content in video conferencing. Our next step in the development of TrueConf will be the creation of auto-stereoscopic systems that do not require glasses.”
Mikhail Gotalsky, TrueConf LLC’s commercial director, has good news about the cost of such systems. “At the moment, it costs about $5000 to equip one workplace with a 3D video communication system. However, the prices for 3D monitors will soon fall, so video conferencing will become more accessible for corporate use… and which provides communication as close as possible to the real one.”
NVIDIA 3D technologies have, in and of themselves, become a fixture of the telecommunications market. Alexey Lagunenko, head of the NVIDIA Sales Department in Eastern Europe, says: “Over the last several years, NVIDIA 3D technologies have become an inseparable part of the entertainment industry. Today they are being actively implemented into the B2B sphere.”