Zecotek Strengthens its International Patent Portfolio for 3D Display Technology
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
SINGAPORE, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical,
industrial and scientific markets, today announced that the Korean
Intellectual Property Office has granted a Notice of Allowance for its
3D/2D switchable optical imaging system for its glasses-free 3D
auto-stereoscopic display system. This Notice of Allowance adds to
the other global patents, including U.S. patent number 7,944,465
covering Zecotek's glasses-free 3D auto-stereoscopic display system, as
the Company moves to fully commercialize its innovative 3D technology
and other photonics technology.
"As our 3D display technology gains prominence within the 3D industry,
patent protection in leading technological nations, such as Korea, is
key to protecting the underlying value of the technology," said Dr.
A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc.
"Korea is home to the world`s major display manufacturers and to
receive the notice of allowance in this important jurisdiction
significantly strengthens our international patent protection with
respect to our glasses-free 3D display technology. The patent grant
from Korea is in addition to those patents granted in United States,
China, Europe, Eurasia, Russia and Australia. We will continue to
vigorously protect all of the Company`s underlying technology through
patents and litigation where necessary."
Zecotek's 3D display system has significant competitive advantages
compared to competing systems. 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 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.
Zecotek has overcome the main technical barriers required for flat
screen form, high definition display technologies, and the Company is
looking to co-develop an OLED/LED (organic light emitting diode) based,
flat screen, glasses-free, true 3D HD television with a strategic
partner. There continues to be significant interest in the 3D industry
for a replacement for display systems which require glasses or provide
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`s white paper on
3D display technology is available on www.zecotek.com.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics
technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals,
photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D
auto-stereoscopic displays, and lasers for applications in medical,
high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates
three divisions: Imaging Systems, Laser Systems and 3D Display Systems
with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The
management team is focused on building shareholder value by
commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic
technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint
ventures with leading industry partners such as Hamamatsu Photonics
(Japan), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland),
Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical
Systems (South Korea), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For
more information visit www.zecotek.com, follow @zecotek on Twitter and "like" us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/zecotek.
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