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DarbeeVision Launches Darblet Video Processor

DarbeeVision announced its new Darblet HDMI video processor at CES 2012.

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New TV Accessory Product From DarbeeVision Goes Beyond HD

New Product Introduction at CES 2012: Video Enhancement Accessory Mini-Box Takes Digital Image Realism Beyond the Limits of Fidelity

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Jan 9, 2012) – As a major step in their go to market strategy, DarbeeVision, Inc., a pioneer in the field of digital image enhancement, has created a small HDMI video processor mini-box device that embeds real depth information into a video stream. The Darblet™ is a new and easy to use accessory for the consumer electronics market that will process any HDMI output in real time, adding Darbee Visual Presence™ depth and clarity, resulting in an unparalleled and addictive visual experience.

DarbeeVision’s proprietary technology takes video to the next level of reality — through a unique approach that delivers extremely lifelike images that pop off the screen — all without the need for 3-D glasses. The new accessory will simply plug into any HDMI enabled gaming console DVD, Blu-ray, media players or any digital broadcast and output the enhanced video to any HDMI enabled display.

About the size of an iPhone®, the Darblet is an HDMI video processor that is designed for ease of use:

• Fits in the palm of your hand

• Plug n play HDMI 1.4 input/output

• Choose from 3 modes (HD, Gaming, Full Pop)

• Physical buttons, remote control, on screen menu/display

• Increase/decrease the level of enhancement as desired

“For consumers looking for the ultimate visual experience on their televisions, the Darblet is a must-have,” noted Paul Darbee, DarbeeVision’s founder and CEO. “Think back to the first time you experienced a really good surround sound set up. That visceral experience that put a grin on your face is what we are giving the consumer. Our images resonate with the viewer, because DarbeeVision technology takes into consideration how human vision evolved to perceive a 3D world. It was very hard to do, but we really nailed it and despite the huge challenge of making it work in real time, we’ve invented a practical solution in silicon, so that now it is possible to enjoy the amazing benefit that comes from embedding 3D depth cues into 2D video images. The TV viewer using the Darblet accessory will notice that objects appear to possess a strong sense of depth separation and roundness.”

DarbeeVision will introduce their new Darblet accessory to the consumer electronics community at the 2012 CES show in Las Vegas. During the show, they will host live demonstrations of Darbee Visual Presence processing for Blu-ray, TV, IPTV, Android phones, Xbox 360, PS3™, and iPads, in their Las Vegas Hilton exhibit suite. Companies that are interested in a demonstration or business inquiries should make an appointment to visit the DarbeeVision team.

The expected availability date for the Darblet is Q1 of 2012. DarbeeVision will directly distribute the product and will be signing up channels for broad distribution. To inquire about Darbee Visual Presence technology business opportunities and to see a demo at the CES 2012 show, please call 714-931-5941, or email Larry Pace, COO, at to schedule an appointment.

About DarbeeVision
DarbeeVision was founded by entrepreneur Paul Darbee, a seasoned industry veteran who pioneered the first preprogrammed universal remote control. In 1985, Darbee was one of the founders of Universal Electronics (NASDAQ: UEIC) and was awarded the first of numerous patents in universal remote control technology. Today he holds more than 40 patents with several more pending. In 2006 and 2011, DarbeeVision was awarded patents for its visual computing process known as Darbee Visual Presence™.

DarbeeVision’s proven technology is suitable for a wide range of applications. The technology suite includes: Darbee Software™, a software application running on the CPU for still image processing; Darbee GPU Software™, a software application running on a CUDA enabled NVIDIA GPU for real-time digital video processing; a reference design based upon Altera Cyclone FPGA architecture for an HDMI video processor module that enables real-time video Darbee processing between HDMI enable source and display devices; the Darbee IP Block™, a hardware IP block for licensing to be used in embedded applications.

The privately held company is headquartered in Orange, Calif. For further information call 714-931-5941 or visit