International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Announces 3D Products of the Year Awards

Honors to Be Presented September 18th at Paramount Studios in Hollywood

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society announced today thirteen products considered by its blue ribbon panel of judges to be the “Best 3D Products” of 2013. Special awards will also be presented to Mercedes-Benz, Regal Cinemas, and Sony Electronics. The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on September 18th.

“From consumer cameras to home theatres to 3D apps to automobiles…there are superb new 3D technologies in the market right now,” said Society Awards Chairman, Buzz Hays. “3D technology is advancing at warp speed, and our judges had a wide variety of new products to pick from. In the end, we selected just thirteen.”

The “3D Products of the Year” include:

“3D High Definition Head Mounted Display” – Sony
“M801D80 Razor LED Smart TV with Theatre 3D” – Vizio
“Portable 3D Laser Projector” – Optical Microvision Lab
“Amblyz™” (Medical Solution) – XPAND 3D
“HD3D View-Vaster™” – Cyclopital3D
“Wide Angle Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-TD300” – Cyclopital3D
“Stereo Base Extender for Panasonic HDC-Z10000” – Cyclopital3D
“Hero 3” Portable Cameras – GoPro
“DeepSee-X” (Under Water Mirror Rig) – DeepSee-X

“There are many, many 3D apps out there in the market, but our panel selected just four to recognize for innovation and user-friendly qualities,” stated Hays.

They include:

“Tridef 3D Mobile App” – DDD
“Yabazam!” (3D App) – DDD
“3doo 3D Player App” – 3doo, Inc.
“3DGo!” (3D App) – Sensio

Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles will be honored with the Society’s “3D Theatre of the Year” Award, and Mercedes-Benz will be honored with the Society’s first-ever “Car of the Year” award for its 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, featuring a stereoscopic camera safety system.

“At the movies, Regal Cinemas has made customer service and a superb 3D experience a priority for movie fans. On the highways, Mercedes-Benz is using stereoscopic 3D technology to enhance performance and safety for drivers and passengers in its new S-Class vehicles. The Society felt that these two organizations warranted special recognition,” said Society President, Jim Chabin.

Additionally, Sony Electronics will be honored in the “Advanced Imaging” Category for its 84” XBR 4K Ultra-HD TV, and its 4K Home Theatre ES Projector.

“Four years ago, consumers could only experience 3D in their favorite Cineplex, and only Hollywood’s biggest directors had access to great 3D technology,” added Chabin. “Today, nine of the top ten summer blockbusters at the worldwide box office are 3D movies. 3D Theatrical releases have generated more than six billion dollars this summer. Outside of the box office there are new, innovative 3D products emerging, with more on the way. 3D is a growing part of the worldwide marketplace.”

The Society’s awards presentations and annual meeting will be held at Paramount Studios September 18th, 2013, as a part of “3D Week” in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. “3D Week” activities include: The International 3D Film Festival at LA Live and The World 3D Film Expo at the Egyptian theatre in Hollywood.

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