DDD has just announced that they’ve got the license agreement with LG Electronics to bundle DDD’s TriDef 3D software with LG’s growing line of 3D PC products renewed for two more years. This extension of the agreement between the two companies will allow LG to bundle the TriDef 3D software for playing games in stereoscopic 3D mode and viewing 3D video clips on their range of notebooks, all-in-one PCs and monitors relying on passive 3D technology. Furthermore the line of 3D-capable PC products from LG will also include a selection of original 3D movie trailers from the growing library of high definition 3D movies available at DDD’s 3D content portal Yabazam.
You know, it is not like LG has a lot of choices here, now that the development of the iZ3D Driver has been stopped officially (the unfortunate fate of that software is probably due to the trouble of getting big OEM partners to license it for their 3D products). It is easier to just continue working with a company that offers what you need at a reasonable price and you are happy with the relations you’ve had with it so far. The only other alternative that LG had is to go for Nvidia’s “Optimized for GeForce” program intended for passive 3D solutions, however with TriDef 3D you can use any kind of GPU, unlike with Nvidia’s solution where you need to have an Nvidia-based graphics card.
So it is actually not that much of a surprise that LG continues to work with DDD and their TriDef 3D software and there is another major collaboration effort between these two companies that started recently. DDD and LG are already collaborating to introduce 3D gaming to the quite big I-Cafe market in China, estimated at over 144,000 locations. According to DDD the beta testing of the new TriDef enabled I-Cafe software on PC’s equipped with LG 3D-capable monitors began in select I-Cafe locations earlier this month.
Currently the list of OEM partners that DDD is licensing their TriDef 3D software is actually quite big and it covers two of the major players – Samsung that is key player in the active 3D segment and LG in the passive 3D segment. Along with them there are also companies like AOC, HP and ViewSonic, though they have less 3D-capable products as compared to LG and Samsung for example.