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E3 – 2006 : Preview :: Neurok Optics iZ3D Monitor To Be Used At GGL V-Sports All-Star Tournament During E3

by Nick Haywood on 3 May 2006, 10:24

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Neurok OpticsTM, LLC, a designer, developer, and marketer of advanced 3D visualization systems, has announced that its revolutionary iZ3D 17" LCD monitor will be the exclusive monitor used in the CounterStrike 5v5 play of the 2nd Annual V-Sports All-Star Tournament. Hosted by the GGL (Global Gaming League), the all-star competition honors the best of the best in worldwide video gaming. The event will be held during the E3 show, May 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The advanced iZ3D video monitor is capable of displaying impressive into and out-of-screen 3D images with passive polarized glasses. Specifically designed to replace the standard two-dimensional monitor, it offers commercial-grade image quality and display brightness, while supporting long-time viewing without causing fatigue or eyestrain. Its advanced technology works with all popular applications, and allows users to gather and use more information in a more sophisticated way than standard 2D monitors permit.

iZ3D technology represents significant proprietary, competitive, and technical advantages over other display systems. Neurok Optics' engineers developed this unique technology to create "wow"- inspiring 3D depth without causing eyestrain or spatial disorientation, headache, or nausea.

In 3D mode, viewers can see 3D images and videos wearing passive glasses, eliminating the need for shutter glasses, goggles, or helmets. Its 3D images are clear, bright, and sharp, representing a breakthrough in polarization management.

The unit is powered by any PC with a dual output video card. Smart capabilities allow it to be used for regular 2D office tasks as well as 3D viewing. Specifications include: 1280 x 1024 resolution; up to 140-degree viewing angle; 8 ms response time; 400:1 contrast ratio; and 16.2-million colors.

"I play using the iZ3D monitor regularly and I can tell you it is the closest thing to being on the Holodeck," stated Ted Owen, founder and chairman of GGL. "We are extremely excited to have the iZ3D monitor for use in our All Star tournament. 3D gaming is no longer a far-off dream. This unit demonstrates the unbelievable realism possible 3D viewing presents to the gaming industry. I hope everyone attending E3 will take time to see it in action."

The GGL V-Sports All-Star Tournament features 22 of the best competitive video gaming players on earth - as voted on by gaming aficionados from around the world - squaring off against one another in a winner-take-all shootout. The three-day tourney takes place in the NVIDIA booth (#346, South Hall) and at the V-Sports All-Star Kickoff Party, sponsored by Ziff-Davis Media, Intel and GGL at the Hotel Figueroa during E3 week. Upwards of 120,000 game industry related people are expected to attend.

The All Stars will be competing for $25,000 in cash and prizes. Competition will be held in: Warcraft 3 1v1, Quake 4 1v1, and Counter-Strike 5v5. A VOD online broadcast will be available for fans unable to attend in person.

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