SOURCE: ViewSonic Corp.

ViewSonic Corp.

January 07, 2010 08:00 ET

ViewSonic® Announces Internet-Connected TV and 3D Technology Partnerships With Yahoo!®, DivX® and SENSIO® at CES

ViewSonic Announces Key Partners as Part of Its Digital Content Services Initiative

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites -- ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today announced partnerships with global Internet brand, Yahoo!® Inc., leading digital media company, DivX®, Inc. and stereoscopic 3D technology developer, SENSIO Technologies Inc., changing the way consumers think about their entertainment experience.

"We are pleased to announce partnerships with industry leading content and technology providers, Yahoo!, DivX and SENSIO," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "Whether it's on the PC, in the family room or on the go, ViewSonic offers a range of devices compatible with the latest connected and 3D-ready technologies. Together, we are offering consumers true digital entertainment freedom."

ViewSonic and Yahoo! bring the Web to the TV

Yahoo! enhances the television viewing experience by giving consumers access to TV shows, movies and their favorite Internet services through TV Widgets. Today at CES, ViewSonic and Yahoo! announced they will provide customers with an interactive, Connected TV experience via the ViewSonic VMP80 media player, powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine. The VMP80 will enable existing HDTV owners to view movies, TV shows, web videos, photos, go shopping, play games and more with TV Widgets.

ViewSonic's VMP80 media player may be inserted in-line between the TV and the set top box, eliminating the need to toggle between the Internet and cable or satellite box. Via an existing IP connection, Internet content and services can be overlaid with broadcast programming from the video provider to a ViewSonic or any HDTV. View favorite shows or watch a movie, all while checking out the latest news and sports scores, shopping on eBay®, connecting to photos on Flickr® catching up with friends on Facebook® or much more. By simply pressing a button on the remote control, users can bring up the TV Widget Dock, browse through content and select the service they wish to enjoy without missing a moment of their favorite TV program.

"Through partnerships with companies like ViewSonic, we are furthering the Internet-connected TV ecosystem," said Arlo Rose, senior director of product management and design, Yahoo! Connected TV. "By bringing the best of the Web to media players and other living room devices we are enabling existing HDTV owners to connect with the content and services they care about."

ViewSonic and DivX connect the home

In its initiative to provide products and solutions that connect consumers to the digital world, ViewSonic announced its partnership with DivX to ensure consumers have unprecedented access to secure, high-quality video content across different devices. At CES, ViewSonic will be demonstrating its VOT550 PC mini with DivX TV™, a technology platform that can be embedded on any connected CE device at the chip level to deliver a wide variety of Internet media content and services.

DivX TV brings the best of Internet media to the living room, offering consumers greater control over their viewing experience through a simple, easy to use interface. As a result, ViewSonic's new PC minis make it easy to enjoy Internet content by simply changing channels on a remove control with easy access to more than 70 channels of premium Hollywood movies, Web videos, digital music services, popular social networking sites and more. Additional ViewSonic PCs, TVs and media players are expected to support DivX TV later this year.

"We are pleased to announce that ViewSonic's multimedia PCs will support our new DivX TV platform," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX. "ViewSonic is a leading provider of visual displays and CE solutions, and together DivX TV will empower consumers to instantly and seamlessly access an entire universe of media content from the comfort of the living room."

ViewSonic and SENSIO bring 3D to life in the living room

ViewSonic and SENSIO also announced a joint collaboration today to expand consumers' options for 3D entertainment in the family room. As a part of this initiative, ViewSonic will bring SENSIO's stereoscopic 3D technology to display lifelike 3D movie content on its VOT550, VOT530 and VOT132 PC minis and its full line of DLP 120Hz / 3D ready projectors, including the new PJD6531w announced today at the show. With these new advancements, consumers can bring the 3D viewing experience that is starting to become more common in the movie theaters into their own family rooms. Additional 3D-enabled ViewSonic display devices are expected to be available in the future, including monitors, TVs, and projectors.

"We are pleased to collaborate with ViewSonic on the development of multiple new SENSIO enabled 3D devices. Our format distributes content to multiple platforms: displays, monitors, and projectors. SENSIO's solution fits ViewSonic's requirement to use one format to deliver content to many platforms," says Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This collaboration adds to the tremendous momentum we see going into CES 2010 and brings us one step further to becoming the de facto 3D standard."

Come check out the VMP80 media player on the CES show floor at the Yahoo! booth (NorthMtgRm #N238) and DivX TV on ViewSonic's VOT550 PC minis and LCD TVs at the DivX booth (South Hall 4, #35345MP), January 7-10, 2010.

ViewSonic's VOT550, VOT530 and VOT132 PC minis are currently available for respective MSRPs of $949, $749 and $499. The VMP80 media player and PJD6531w projector will ship in Q1 2010 for an estimated MSRP of $159 and an ESP of $799, respectively. For further information on ViewSonic news and product announcements from CES, visit, or follow ViewSonic on Facebook®, YouTube® and Twitter®.

About DivX

DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment -- the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 200 million DivX devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.


SENSIO Technologies Inc -- With its expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets Stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression and display formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams. Its flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional existing 2D Broadcast channels networks (cable, satellite and/or IPTV) and playback on any 3D display device, including plasma TVs, LED/LCD HDTV's, PC and glass-free 3D displays, as well as home theater and digital cinema projectors. A true multi-platform format, SENSIO®3D is compatible with existing standard DVD and Blu-ray players as well as game consoles including Xbox® and Playstation® 3 and is the format of choice for the creation of high profile 3D gaming experiences. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, please visit

About Yahoo!

Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users every month through its engaging content and services and innovative technology, making it one of the most trafficked Internet destinations and a world-class online media company. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display and computing products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including computers, LCD monitors, projectors, LCD TVs, digital signage solutions, digital photo frames and other consumer electronics products. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit

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