ureDepth and Sanyo have been working together since 2005 to incorporate MLD visual display technology into Sanyo’s hardware platforms for the widely popular pachinko and pachislot markets. The first MLD-based pachislot game was launched in November 2008 by Sanyo customer Abilit Corporation and has been highly rated by players.
“We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with Sanyo in the Japanese market,” said PureDepth CEO Andy Wood. “Sanyo’s commitment to our technology is a powerful statement about the future potential of MLD in Japan. We believe there are great opportunities for MLD not just in gaming, but also in public displays, mobile devices and more. We look forward to working with Sanyo to build on the success of the Pachislot game and bring more exciting new products to market.”
“The popularity of Abilit’s first Pachislot game shows the impact that the incredible visualization experiences provided by MLD technology can have on electronic gaming,” said Tsutomu Fujiita of Sanyo. “We believe there is a huge market opportunity for this technology, and we’re committed to working with PureDepth to explore new applications for MLD.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Sanyo has a non-exclusive right to manufacture and sell MLD products in Japan. As PureDepth’s preferred manufacturer in the market, PureDepth will encourage new Japanese licensees to utilize Sanyo’s manufacturing expertise with MLD. In addition, PureDepth is making available to the Japanese market its updated and improved content development tools that will allow for compelling new visualization experiences.
MLD displays contain two or more layers of LCD panels placed in front of one another in a single monitor, with patented technology used to remove interference. The result is the addition of real depth--not perceived depth--to visual content, so consumers can enjoy 3-D-like imagery without wearing special glasses.
PureDepth’s MLD technology and associated Platform software offer several benefits over conventional visual displays or conventional 3-D technology: Improves standard 2-D content with enhanced color and contrast, introduces a new depth effect to content by utilizing the space between two LCD screens.
It enables 3-D viewing with traditional stereoscopic effects, without negative side effects such as headaches or eye fatigue and offers the only combination of 2-D, 3-D and MLD depth effects within one seamless application.