Philadelphia, Pa. -
said Tuesday it has reached a manufacturing partnership agreement with Unihan (Pegatron) Corp. to produce Stream TV's 3D without glasses devices.
Pegatron will produce devices incorporating Stream TV's proprietary Ultra-D technology that can be ported to most sized displays without any noticeable loss in brightness or resolution.
The intial manufacturing partnership with will be to assemble 42-inch 3D without glasses displays and accompanying Ultra-D Seecube converter boxes that autoconvert 2D, 3D animation and stereoscopic 3D into 3D in real time without glasses.
Other products planned for the partnership roadmap include tablets, smart phones, laptops, PCs, digital communicator and television sets of various sizes.
Pegatron will also help to distribute Ultra-D devices worldwide, the companies said.
The companies said they will also collaborate to create a worldwide 3D without glasses format based on the Ultra-D technology as a standard for their customers as well as content and broadcasting companies.
"Unihan (Pegatron)'s enormous manufacturing and R&D capabilities will allow us to accelerate the release of Ultra-D products to reach consumers in 2012," Mathu Rajan, Stream TV Networks CEO said in a statement on the partnership. "Ultra-D is the next generation 3D technology designed to replace 3D with glasses and win preference over 2D devices."
The new version of Ultra-D devices is said to give a quality equal to the stereoscopic 3D without the need for special glasses.
Ultra-D was developed over years of research and development in the field of optical delivery, according to Stream TV.
The technology is said to be an "amalgam of hardware and software in perfect sync. It introduces a layer of lenses on display panels that directs light at an optimal angle to create a 3D image for the human eye."
A matrix of sophisticated algorithms scans the incoming feed to decipher the different layers that may be used to extrude and generate depth.
This depth may be either user defined or computer generated and packaged into the Ultra-D format.
Stream TV said autoconversion happens in microseconds keeping video latency undetectable by the human eye.
Stream TV said it expects Ultra-D to eventually become the standard for 3D displays and content.
Meanwhile, the company's Seecube will convert any kind of content to Ultra-D avoiding the need to wait for specially produced 3D specific content.
This autoconverter converts 2D content as well as 3D stereo content to the Ultra-D signal.
Compatible content includes regular cable and satellite feeds including both 2D and with-glasses 3D, Blu-ray videos, gaming devices like Xbox and PS3 signals, websites like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Facebook and even video conference calls from such services as Skype.
Seecube also supports iOS, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV, all of which can be connected to Seecube and all the content on iTunes as well as apps from the Apple app store will now be viewed in 3D without glasses.
The companies said they plan additional announcements during the upcoming Computex show in Taiwan.
Stream TV Networks was founded in Philadelphia in 2009 to create a media landscape that supports on-demand access to content anytime and anywhere and nurture interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around media content.