Anaheim, Calif. -
DarbeeVision will begin shipping an HDMI cable accessory with an embedded video
processor module that it says will add more immersive visuals to any video game
or digital video content.
processor module, in a small housing embedded in the HDMI cable, plugs into a
gaming console and enhances the output of any video game, as well as any
digital video including DVD, Blu-ray Disc and media player content on both
standard and high-definition TVs, the company said.
DarbeeVision said its
proprietary technology was developed taking into account what the human visual
system does when images are viewed by the eyes and processed by the human
brain. The original image's depth and clarity are enhanced by the cable's
processor, resulting in what DarbeeVision called "an extraordinary sense of realism
"Gamers pride themselves
on being up to speed on the latest and greatest -- they have a rabid appetite
for new products, and gaming is truly more than a hobby -- it's a way of
life," said Paul Darbee, DarbeeVision's founder/CEO. "With that in
mind, our new HDMI cable will put gamers inside the action, drawing them deeper
into the game by adding depth of scene and extreme clarity and detail --
objects in the game will appear to possess a strong sense of depth separation
The company said previews
of DarbeeVision-enhanced video games were very well received at International
CES in January. DarbeeVision is now offering its HDMI smart cable technology to
gaming accessory OEMs.
DarbeeVision also offers
a technology suite for OEMs including a Darbee software application for still
image processing; Darbee GPU software running on a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPU for
real-time digital video processing; Darbee Box, a CE accessory device based
upon FPGA architecture for real-time digital video processing; the Darbee IP
Block, a hardware IP block for licensing to be used in embedded applications.