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DarbeeVision Readies HDMI Smart Cable

DarbeeVision announced that it is preparing to launch its video game image-enhancing HDMI cable accessory.

For more information visit: www.darbeevision.com


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DarbeeVision Readies HDMI Smart Cable to Take Gaming Experience to New Heights

First Demonstrated at CES 2011, New Video Enhancement Product Set to Offer Ultra-Immersive Experience for Gamers — Taking Them ‘Inside’ the Game

ANAHEIM, CA–(Apr 25, 2011) – Continuing its quest to offer viewing experiences that push the boundaries of fidelity, DarbeeVision, Inc., a pioneer in the field of digital image enhancement, is preparing to launch an HDMI cable accessory that will add intense depth and clarity to any video game — enabling ultra-immersive gaming visuals.

DarbeeVision’s unique approach delivers extremely lifelike images that pop off the screen — all without the need for 3D glasses. As a video processor module in a small housing and embedded in the HDMI cable, DarbeeVision technology simply plugs into the gaming console and will enhance the output of any video game, as well as DVD, Blu-ray, and media players and any digital broadcast — on both standard and high-definition TVs. “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,” noted Paul Darbee, DarbeeVision’s founder and 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 and roundness.”

Previews of DarbeeVision-enhanced video games were very well received at CES 2011, and reactions from gamers who experienced demos at the show were positive across the board. When viewed alongside a game that had not been enhanced via DarbeeVision technology, viewers noted that the video game that was connected to a DarbeeVision HDMI smart cable appeared obviously and demonstrably sharper, offering a greatly improved sense of depth and color saturation in comparison. Demos at CES prompted comments from gamers in attendance including, “I feel as if I am looking out a window — the images aren’t flat,” “I can spot my opponents more quickly,” and “This is great, it feels like I am there.”

DarbeeVision’s proprietary technology takes pictures beyond what even the most advanced camera and display systems can produce. Taking into account what the human visual system does when images are viewed is the key to achieving the best images possible. DarbeeVision technology processes an image in the same way a human brain does, then adds these results back into the original image, allowing pictures to take on new properties that are both unexpected and visually gratifying. Going beyond the limitations of optics and electronics and taking into account what the human visual system does when images are viewed, the DarbeeVision technology achieves an extraordinary sense of realism and depth.

DarbeeVision is now offering its Darbee-enabled HDMI smart cable technology to gaming accessory OEMs. Please visit www.darbeevision.com or call 714-931-5941 for more information.

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, DarbeeVision was awarded a patent 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; 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; and a reference design for a HDMI smart cable that enables Darbee processing between HDMI enable source and display devices.

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

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