Zecotek Photonics Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ZMS
FRANKFURT : W1I

Zecotek Photonics Inc.

April 24, 2008 03:00 ET

Zecotek Granted Australian Patent for 3D2D Display System

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) is pleased to announce that it has been granted acceptance by the Australian Commissioner of Patents for its Real-Time 3D2D Display System technology. Australian Patent Number 2006200812 provides patent protection for 3 dimensional stereoscopic display systems.

"This is a very important step in the development of our 3D display technology as it is recognition that our system is innovative and that our intellectual property can be protected," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek. "We have approached the challenge of 3D visualization from a completely different direction. Existing 3D displays have significant deficiencies or require viewers to wear special glasses. Our Real-Time 3D2D Display System is the only 3D system that provides multiple viewers with a true three dimensional picture, offering both depth and volume in high resolution over a wide viewing angle."

In November 2007, Zecotek initiated demonstrations, of the 32" commercial prototype of its proprietary and now patented 3D display system, for a select group of representatives of potential industry partners. The Company is also working with Insight Media, a leading publishing and consulting firm focused on the display industry, to finalize a market entry strategy for the 3D display system.

Zecotek's Real-Time 3D2D Display System is a novel, patented display system for images and data and represents a new generation of 3D displays. The 32" commercial prototype is described as multi-user/multi-view with continuous 3D within the viewing angle. With substantial patented innovation, the 3D display delivers full colour, high resolution images in both 3D and 2D mode (greater than 1024x768), has high definition quality images in 2D mode and is compatible with existing rear projection television components. Anteryon BV of the Netherlands manufactures the key screen component of the 3D display.

With its innovative technology, continuous 3D and high resolution, Zecotek's 3D display technology has attracted great interest from a variety of end users for applications in education, computer generated games, advertising, medical imaging, medical training and air traffic control.

About Zecotek

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) is a photonics technology company developing leading-edge products: crystals, photo detectors, lasers, imaging and 3D display technologies, for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotech and atomic/molecular science applications. Founded in 2003, the company has three distinct operating divisions: Laser Systems, Imaging Systems and 3D Display Systems and labs located in Canada, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and Russia. Zecotek commercializes its novel, patented and patent-pending photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with multinational OEMs, distributors and other industry leaders. For more information, please visit www.zecotek.com.

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  • Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Product and Technical Information
    Susana Mendez Alcala
    (604) 827-5232
    Email: SMA@zecotek.com
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    Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Corporate Information
    Michael Minder
    CFO; VP Corporate Development
    (604) 827-5203
    Website: www.zecotek.com
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    Tim McNulty
    (778) 327-6678
    Email: ir@zecotek.com