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Gesture recognition system now supports PMDTec's CamCube 3D camera.

MUNICH, Germany - Nov. 18, 2008

Softkinetic, the leading 3D gesture recognition software provider, today announced that, iisu™, its unique software platform, is now compatible with PMDTec’s advanced 3D camera, CamCube™. Softkinetic’s support of PMDTec’s CamCube provides flexibility to digital entertainment, healthcare and consumer electronics companies and developers that embed 3D depth sensing technology into their products.

“Softkinetic’s technology can provide a natural and intuitive interface with all the machinery surrounding us today, and this partnership is a step towards making the technology more widely available”, said Eric Krzeslo, CTO of Softkinetic. “PMDTec’s’ highly sophisticated camera solution is a boon to developers looking to bring their products to life and we look forward to seeing the applications that will be created with PMDTec.”

iisu simplifies the intricate conversation between the hardware technology of 3D depth cameras and the application it is working with. Softkinetic’s developer-friendly application programming interface (API) is compatible with all major 3D cameras on the market, giving developers the freedom to select the most appropriate camera to work with. Softkinetic’s iisu enables precise, real-time tracking of a user’s body parts and gestures as it processes the image provided by the 3D depth sensing camera. It supports both full-body and upper-body gesture recognition, enabling the development of natural interfaces for video games, health-care applications, multimedia touch-less user interfaces and other interactive applications.

“We are delighted that our CamCube camera can now seamlessly benefit from the already established platform offered by Softkinetic”, said Dr. Bernd Buxbaum CEO of PMDTechnologies GmbH.

Partnering with PMDTec’s CamCube providers developers with another high-quality 3D camera to work with and is a compliment to the current applications Softkinetic’s technology is seen in. As developers continue to innovate and implement these natural product interfaces, the increasing demand for high quality, low-cost 3D technologies applications will also grow.

Eric Krzeslo will be speaking at the PMDTec Vision Day in Munich today November 18th. More information on PMDTec Vision Day can be found here:

About Softkinetic

Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent and intuitive user experience by providing a 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care and serious games companies. Softkinetic, iisu, and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A. For more information on Softkinetic please visit

About PMDTechnologies

PMDTechnologies GmbH was founded in 2002, a 50% subsidiary of Audi Electronics Venture GmbH. In 2005, ifm electronic gmbh has joined in the company as an equal shareholder.

PMDTec sees its tasks and responsibilities in the further advancement of PMD (Photonic Mixer Device) technology, in particular Digital system and chip design, System-on-Chip (SoC) integration, Sensor module development, Development of complex camera solutions and 3D Visualization and 3D Image Processing.

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Rachel Steinberg , TriplePoint for Softkinetic


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