San Diego - iZ3D Inc., designer and developer of advanced stereoscopic 3D visualization systems, announced that the gaming Web site Gameindustry.com has named the company's 22-inch 3D monitor/display system as the 2008 Game of the Year - Best Peripheral.
"If 2009 becomes the year of the 3D game, it will be because of the gains made by companies like iZ3D in 2008. The 22-inch 3D LCD was the first real mass-produced LCD monitor that let games literally take their favorite titles into the next dimension. Today, the prices on these amazing monitors are falling rapidly, so the final barrier to widespread acceptance of 3Dcould soon be crossed," says John Breeden, editor in chief of GameIndustry News.
"As a pioneer in the development of 3D drivers and hardware for stereoscopic 3D, 2008 marked another milestone in our pursuit of bringing 3D to the consumer market. More off-the-shelf 3D games, 3D TV broadcasts, and thirty-two 3D movies are slated to be distributed in 2009," states Thomas Striegler, CEO of iZ3D Inc. "3D as a viable delivery medium is here to stay."
iZ3D's 3D gaming display products are among the first 3D displays being offered nationwide in brick-and-mortar stores. In addition, the iZ3Dmonitors are available online.
The iZ3D 3D monitor solution includes:
- 22-inch wide screen 3D/2D keyboard switchable LCD monitor
- 3 pairs of passive polarized 3D glasses (5 other models are available online)
- iZ3D Stereoscopic 3D and Anaglyph 3D software drivers (other drivers are available online)
- Power and video cables
- Quick-start guide
- Free membership into iZ3D's upcoming 3D Owner's Lounge and Gamer's Network
Monitor specifications are:
- 22-inch wide screen LCD
- 1680 x 1050 resolution
- Up to 170-degree 3D viewing angle
- 5ms response time
- 700:1 contrast ratio
- 16.7-million colors
- 300 nits
The solution is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems, games written for DirectX 8 and 9 (soon 10), and requires a graphics card with dual video outputs (VGA, DVI, or HDMI).
The iZ3D 22-inch monitor has a new manufacturer's suggested resale price of $399 and is now available.
The iZ3D Version 1.09 Driver is available at www.iz3d.com. The standard iZ3D S-3D output and anaglyph output are included with the purchase of an iZ3D monitor. The exclusive ATI 3D DLP output is free to AMD customers. All other drivers can be purchased at $49.99 per output.