San Diego, Calif. (December 08, 2008) – iZ3D Inc., designer, marketer and enabler, of advanced 3D visualization systems, has partnered with Ingram Micro Inc. and D&H Distributing Company to distribute its cutting edge 3D gaming monitor solution.
The partnerships underscore a major shift in the introduction and adoption of 3D monitor technology to the market. Similar to the transition from standard-definition to high definition TV, consumers need to see 3D to realize the tremendous impact it has on their gaming enjoyment. iZ3D is the first major 3D monitor producer to recognize this need and put these crucial distribution agreements in place as a precursor to a holiday season retail and channel rollout.
The distribution partnerships consist of national outreach to the respective distributor’s large rosters of VARS, DMRs, E-tailers, and regional-, specialized-, and national-retailers with an emphasis on growing these channels in regards to the iZ3D product.
“We were thrilled at the opportunity to gain the extensive and far reaching partnerships with our distribution partners,” exclaimed Tom Striegler, CEO for iZ3D. “Together, we are enabling the channel to bring 3D gaming, movies, and entertainment beyond the realm of curiosity and into mainstream. Channel support through our distributors is crucial to accelerating lifestyle change to playing and viewing in 3D,” he added.
The iZ3D Solution
The iZ3D solution includes a widescreen monitor, viewing glasses, and software drivers. iZ3D developed this unique technology to create an adjustable viewing environment that delivers 3D without the eyestrain, spatial disorientation, or headaches commonly associated with other 3D approaches.
The 22-inch monitor, which is optimized for 3D viewing, can also be easily toggled into a 2D mode when required for productivity applications or email. In 3D mode, viewers see bright, sharp 3D images or video simply by installing the software driver and wearing any of eight iZ3D passive polarized glasses. New or existing PC’s equipped with a dual-output video card easily powers the display.
Monitor Specifications include:
- 1680 x 1050 resolution
- Up to 170-degree 3D viewing angle
- 5ms response time
- 700:1 contrast ratio
- 16.7-million colors
- 300 nits
Most PC games released in the last five years, including many of the most popular multiplayer online, first person shooter, and role-playing games, have already been designed for 3D displays. iZ3D’s optimized driver unlocks the third (depth) dimension of these 3D-ready games to allow gamers to finally play them as they were written – in 3D.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com.
About D&H Distributing Company
D&H Distributing is one of North America's oldest and largest wholesale distributors of computer and consumer electronics products, with an impressive 90-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel. D&H distributed the first-ever home computer, the first color television, and even the first gaming system. No other distributor has a greater depth of experience as a one-stop resource for IT and consumer electronics solutions than D&H.
The company's multi-market expertise, dedicated account reps, sterling service and ongoing educational programs reflect its continuing commitment to its customer base. This level of all-around support enables D&H resellers and dealers to become pioneers of the newly-converged technological landscape, encompassing opportunities in the IT, SMB and digital home arenas.
D&H won first place in five separate categories in the 2007 CMP Channel Sourcing Study, including Ease of Doing Business, Product Exclusivity, Total Solutions, Financing, and Emerging Market Expertise. The distributor was also named Cisco Systems' New Distribution Partner Of The Year in 2007.
D&H ships out of six separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its new Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Additional US warehouses are located in Jacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; and Fresno, CA. Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit www.dandh.com.
About iZ3D Inc.
iZ3D Inc. is a leading innovator of 3D stereoscopic viewing display solutions. In addition to the design and marketing of 3D LCD displays, the company enables 3D content creation, and promotes the accelerated proliferation of 3D for entertainment and professional applications.
To present an uncompromised 3D experience, the company’s approach to 3D stereoscopic viewing includes optimizing solutions for gaming, home entertainment, and professional applications. Each solution is compatible with multiple graphics cards and includes iZ3D high-performance LCD displays, lightweight passive polarized glasses, and blazingly fast software.
The company is also developing next generation solutions and enabling content for home entertainment and professional applications needing 3D displays to view movies, photos, and 3-dimensional graphics with amazing depth, brightness, and resolution.
iZ3D was formed as joint venture of Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics, a worldwide leader in TFT-LCD manufacturing and Neurok Optics LLC, a US-based 3D technology developer and marketing company. The company distributes its products at the iZ3D online store and through major online and retail outlets. Visit www.iz3d.com or call 858.646.3015 for more information.
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iZ3D specifications are subject to change without notice.
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