Singapore, July 12, 2012 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that it has received a Notification for Patent Registration Formalities from the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office for the 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system of the glasses-free 3D auto-stereoscopic display system. The Chinese Notification for Patent adds to the other global patents, including U.S. patent number 7,944,465, and European and Eurasian patent allowances, which has significantly strengthened Zecotek's worldwide patent position as the Company moves to fully commercialize its innovative 3D technology and other photonics technology.
"China is a very important market for all of our photonic technologies and receiving the Notification for Patent Registration from the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office for our glasses-free 3D display system is a critical step to the commercialization of this valuable technology," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "We are pursuing full commercialization of our 3D technology in key markets and have received or have filed patents accordingly."
The Chinese notification of patent covers the 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system of Zecotek's 3D display technology. The 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system further improves the core capabilities of the 3D display technology by introducing a software-selectable full-resolution 2D mode with viewing angles and dynamic range/colour depth on par with conventional 2D displays. The patent covers technology for both the 3D and 2D modes, dynamic adjustment of viewing angle, number and width of viewing zones as well as the functionality to dynamically control the positioning of different viewing zones.
Patents have now been granted to Zecotek for its 3D display system in China, United States, Europe, Eurasia, Russia and Australia. Patents have been filed and are pending in Japan, Korea and India.
About Zecotek's 3D Display System Zecotek's 3D Display System is based on the auto-stereoscopic principle, but with substantial innovative and patented improvements and represents a new and unique generation of 3D displays. It has the capability of simultaneously presenting 3D and 2D images on the same screen, and for separate views at different viewing angles. Zecotek's true, auto-stereoscopic 3D2D display system requires no eyewear and has an effective viewing angle of 40 degrees with 90 concurrent perspectives allowing for multiple views at the same time. Another unique feature of the Zecotek system is constant motion parallax within the viewing angle. Motion parallax eliminates the sense of imbalance and dizziness during normal observation which can occur with polarized and shutter glasses used with other commercial systems. Furthermore Zecotek's 3D display features the preservation of the base resolution in every perspective view irrespective of the number of such views. This is not true for any other glasses-free displays where the base resolution is divided by the number of views.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanner technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, fiber lasers and waveguide micro lasers for applications in medical, high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2003, Zecotek operates three divisional companies: Zecotek Imaging (medical, industrial and research), Zecotek Lasers (industrial and research) and Zecotek 3D (monitors for multimedia, entertainment, industrial and medical). The Company has labs located in Canada, Singapore and Russia, with affiliated R&D and production facilities in USA, China, and South Korea. Zecotek commercializes its novel, patented and patent-pending photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances with multinational OEMs, distributors and other industry leaders. For more information, visit www.zecotek.com.
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