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zSpace Running on Dassault Systèmes 3D Technology

Feb 13, 2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN DIEGO, Calif. — February 13, 2012 — Infinite Z, Inc., ® a technology provider that enables virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life, today announced a technical proof of concept of the zSpace® immersive user experience running with Dassault Systèmes 3D technology. The technology’s debut will take place this week at SolidWorks World 2012, being held from February 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. The fourteenth annual SolidWorks World Conference brings together designers, engineers, managers and partners to discuss ideas, trends and the technology shaping the future of product design.

With this demonstration of zSpace based on Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA Geometric Modeler, Infinite Z delivers on the demand for additional industry applications of its zSpace technology. Infinite Z’s revolutionary platform, zSpace, provides a highly realistic visualization experience that enables designers and engineers to directly interact with virtual holographic simulations as if they were real physical objects, which accelerates the design and development process and increases productivity. The companies welcome feedback about the demonstration as they test and evaluate potential prospects for the technology in consumer experiences through Dassault Systèmes 3DVIA Shape, or professional solutions through the CATIA or SolidWorks solutions from Dassault Systèmes.

“Infinite Z’s zSpace system marks a milestone in the democratization of immersive technologies for professionals and enterprises,” said David Nahon, head of immersive virtuality (iV) technologies for Dassault Systèmes. “This partnership perfectly fits our vision to bring innovative turnkey solutions to our customers in the 11 industries that we serve.”

“zSpace provides an incredibly responsive way to view, select and manipulate 3D objects,” said Scott Harris, co-founder of SolidWorks and strategic adviser to Infinite Z. “Being able to look around an object in zSpace is much easier than manipulating a view with a mouse. zSpace allows the user to be spatially aware and directly move around in space, which is much more natural than using separate translation and rotation functions. Basically, any way that you manipulate real physical objects is more natural than the contrived techniques used with a flat computer screen and mouse. Why not work that way all the time?”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dassault Systèmes to test additional software applications for zSpace and explore new use cases and audiences for lifelike 3D experiences,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of Infinite Z. “The potential to integrate zSpace with Dassault Systèmes V6 platform gives us an avenue to explore non-traditional uses of 3D applications and move toward establishing entirely new forms of communication, teaching, learning and consumer engagement. zSpace has a strong hold in industries like CAD, geospatial/GIS, healthcare, data visualization, and gaming and entertainment. Partnerships like this with Dassault Systèmes are critical to expanding the potential for 3D experiences.”