ABOUT SENSIOFounded in 1999, SENSIO Technologies Inc. (www.sensio.tv) is a pioneer in the 3D industry. Its vision, expertise andstate-of-the-art solutions, based on diversiﬁed stereoscopic image-processing technologies, have been trusted by someof the biggest names in the broadcasting and consumer electronics sectors, as well as for live 3D events in cinemas,topower numerous industry ﬁrsts, initiate new business models and generate immediate revenue with a distinctive 3Do ering. SENSIO enables its clients to deliver the best possible 3D experience for the end-user through a broad portfolioof licensed products, based on quality, content, usability and compatibility. These include its ﬂagship, award-winningtechnology, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, the premium-quality frame-compatible format.SENSIOs technologies are the object of patents and intellectual property protection proceedings worldwide.SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange (SIO).
A NEWPERSPECTIVEON 3DA DRIVING VISIONSince 1999, we at SENSIO Technologies have been pursuing ourvision of making 3D accessible to all. Over the years, ourtalented R&D team has developed and refined our stereoscopicimage-processing technologies, which are today recognizedas best-in-class.At the same time, our commitment to the mainstream adoption of3D entertainment has always gone beyond technology. We haveactively contributed to the transformation of 3D from technicalpossibility to economic viability, by encouraging and participating inthe founding of 3D promotion groups, taking part in standardizationbodies, and working with other visionary players to conceive andimplement workable solutions and business models.As the industry continues to grow, we will continue to share theexpertise we gain from being involved in leading-edge deployment,and to develop further solutions that support the progress of 3D andthe success of our clients.
SEEING IS ONLYTHE BEGINNINGBringing 3D to all is about more than the technical delivery. Anytechnology can make a short-term impression but, to make anindelible impact, to change the world, the end-user must seesignificant value in it. Our goal is to enable our clients to provide adistinctive 3D offering, promising the best possible 3D experience forthe end-user, through our state-of-the-art solutions based on:• QUALITY• CONTENT• USABILITY• COMPATIBILITY
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON 3DEXPERIENCE THE QUALITYAbove all, SENSIO is known for the image quality rendered by our award-winning SENSIO® Hi Fi 3Dtechnology that provides the highest fidelity to the originally-captured images. But quality is more than just atechnical benchmark at SENSIO; it’s a driving force. Our products and solutions must meet our exacting criteriain terms of performance and reliability – standards that we have set high enough to comply with and exceedthe requirements of our most demanding clients: On the big screen, where the slightest glitch is clearly visible,SENSIO technologies have been trusted by the biggest names in content creation and broadcasting for theirmost sensitive 3D events.Of course, a total-quality approach necessarily permeates all aspects of a company. At SENSIO, we believe ingiving the best of ourselves in everything we do, in setting inspiring professional and personal goals, and in goingthe extra mile to achieve them.ACCESS THE CONTENTMedia magnate Sumner Redstone once declared that “content is king” and this has proven true for all newmedia. It is the linchpin of the widespread adoption of 3D also and, therefore, the key to our clients’ and ourown success.In 2003, we made an extensive library of 3D DVDs available to purchasers of our 3D video processor. In morerecent years, we have worked with our partners to bring together event producers, broadcasters, signal providersand major cinema chains to distribute high-profile live 3D events such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to cinemasaround the world. For console-game players, we have lobbied major games studios and publishers to producetrue stereoscopic 3D environments, resulting in the first ever game of this type.With the advent of 3DTVs, SENSIO has acted as a content aggregator, negotiating the rights to a variety ofcontent, from documentaries to blockbusters, which it has encoded in the SENSIO® Hi Fi 3D format, fordistribution through video-on-demand platforms over the web, cable or satellite. Owners of internet-connecteddevices incorporating the SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D decoder have exclusive access to this diversified and expandinglibrary of superior-quality 3D content.ENJOY THE USABILITYAt SENSIO, we have always believed that 3D should not be reserved for the technologically privileged. Designingour products to ensure the best overall user experience, we aim to go unnoticed. Achieving our goal means thetechnology should be completely transparent and, at the least, require minimal calibration and configuration.This translates into plug-and-play functionality with our partners’ products for live 3D in cinemas. For consumerelectronics, SENSIO’s usability-improving technologies provide optimal viewing of 3D or 2D content, withminimal user intervention, enhancing the appeal and raising the value of the equipment incorporating it.RELY ON THE COMPATIBILITYAt SENSIO, we ensure that our technology is compatible with the existing broadcasting infrastructure and legacyaudio-visual installations. Devices integrating our technology are easily interconnected and are interoperablewith others in the end-to-end chain. They simply work. In addition, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D is output-display agnostic,making it forward compatible with future display technologies. The SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D format is covered by theMPEG4 SEI and HDMI 1.4a specifications and was the first format to be recognized by a distribution standard (theDVD Forum). SENSIO continues to be an active member of many standards committees to ensure continuedcompatibility.
“OUR VISION IS TO ONE DAYSEE 3D IN EVERY HOME AND,TO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN,SENSIO IS VESTED IN ESTABLISHINGPARTNERSHIPS WITH THE KEYPLAYERS IN THE INDUSTRY. OURPIONEERING EXPERTISE IN EVERYAREA OF 3D ENTERTAINMENTIS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCEFOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANEW BROADCASTING PARADIGM.”NICHOLAS ROUTHIER, PRESIDENT AND CEO
SENSIO POWERS… CONSUMER ELECTRONICS Maximize your impact on the 3D space. With SENSIO’s content- and technology-based solutions, expertise and support, put an end to consumer confusion and ensure their VOD satisfaction by providing an effortless, flexible and varied premium-quality-3D experience. SENSIO POWERS: High-fidelity visual rendering and effortless interaction with consumer audio-visual equipment – 3DTVs, audio-video receivers (AVR), set-top boxes (STB), Blu-ray Disc TM (BD) players, PC media players, connected devices Access to 3D content – video-on-demand (VOD), pay-per-view (PPV) and video games STEREOSCOPIC 3D GAMING Improve the penetration of your S3D offering. With SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, enable a better-quality experience for users of both Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 consoles, with super-crisp image detail up to 1080p. SENSIO POWERS: A growing library of high-profile stereoscopic 3D gamesVOD BROADCASTING Minimize development risk and costs, and reduce time-to-market for your 3D products. With SENSIO’s range of high-performance, fully-interoperable solutions, easily and quickly integrated into broadcast equipment, enable your customers to offer distinctively-better 3D programming cost-effectively. SENSIO POWERS: High-fidelity visual rendering and effortless interaction with broadcast production VOD equipment the length of the supply chain VOD LIVE 3D IN CINEMAS Tap into a highly-lucrative alternative revenue stream. With SENSIO’s extensive network of contacts among rights holders and in the cinema distribution industry, and its turnkey live 3D solution, SENSIO® 3D Live Network, enable a live-action experience for spectators that’s just like being there, and keep them coming back for more. SENSIO POWERS: High-profile local, regional and international events – sports, concerts and plays, and corporate events .
A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON 3D“OF ALL THE 3D TECHNOLOGIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLEON THE MARKET, ONLY SENSIO’S MET OUR EXACTINGNEEDS FOR A FORMAT THAT DELIVERS TRUE 1080P HDPICTURE QUALITY TO COMPLEMENT OUR HIGHPERFORMANCE LINE OF HDTVS. SENSIO® HI-FI 3D’SPERFORMANCE, AND THE IP PORTFOLIO THATSUPPORTS IT, IS TRULY IMPRESSIVE”MATTHEW MCRAE, VP OF PRODUCTS AT VIZIO