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Award-Winning Creative BlasterX® Senz3D® Camera Showcases at gamescom 2016 as a PC Game-Changer

The Advanced Depth-Sensing and Voice Recognition Camera is a Human/Machine Interface Game-Changer Enabling Computers to Recognize Facial Expression, Hand Gestures and Spoken Words, including 3D Scanning

COLOGNE, Germany - 16 August 2016 - Creative Technology Ltd today announced that it would be showcasing the Creative BlasterX Senz3D camera at gamescom 2016 - Europe's biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment - as part of Creative's technology range of forward looking products focusing on the new worlds of ultra-immersive audio and video entertainment. Earlier this year at CES 2016, the world's largest consumer electronics show, BlasterX Senz3D was named a 2016 International CES Innovations Awards Honoree in both the ‘Digital Imaging' and ‘Computer Peripherals' categories.

The BlasterX Senz3D camera is the perfect upgrade to computer systems using the latest Windows® operating system, Windows 10, which focuses on making interaction with computers natural again through humanized interaction protocols. Housed in a beautiful black aluminum alloy case is an array of visual and 3D depth sensors, the BlasterX Senz3D also incorporates advanced audio detection and noise reduction hardware and software technologies that enable users to interact with their computers with ease and accuracy, using voice commands.

The award-wining BlasterX Senz3D camera works with Windows 10 in a wide range of usages that cover gaming/entertainment, Twitch™ broadcasting, and day-to-day productivity:


Gaming/Entertainment: Next Generation Gaming Interaction

BlasterX Senz3D allows gamers to experience a whole new level of interaction with their games using hand gesture control with games like LEGO® Portal Racers and Warrior Wave. Users are able to interact with characters onscreen using their hands like an actual game controller. Users can also use their voice to control onscreen assets simply by speaking commands in game titles such as There Came an Echo. For a comprehensive list of upcoming games that work with BlasterX Senz3D on Windows 10, go to http://appshowcase.intel.com.


Gaming/Entertainment: Twitch Live Broadcasting with Customized Backdrops

For gamers who enjoy delivering live broadcasts during Twitch streaming events, BlasterX Senz3D is able to use its depth sensing technology to intelligently change the background of the broadcast, and is compatible with apps such as Youcast and XSplit Gamecaster. Both apps come with templates that users can select. Youcast is perfect for live music streaming performances, while XSplit Gamecaster is great for streaming and recording gaming moments.


Entertainment: 3D Scanning at Home

BlasterX Senz3D makes 3D scanning a reality right from your device, opening possibilities that allow users to scan and save a piece of art, a flower, a toy - even your own face. You're able to save your scan as-is, or manipulate it into something new, and then share it digitally. Apps like 3DMe allow users to scan their face and turn the 3D image into onscreen characters and see it on a variety of different 3D models Users can be whatever they want to be: a super hero, a sports star, even characters from your favorite movie!


Day-to-Day Productivity: Designed to work with Microsoft® Windows Hello and Cortana®

Windows 10 now supports login using facial recognition with the Windows Hello. With the Creative BlasterX Senz3D camera and its highly accurate 3D facial recognition capability, it enables the operating system to even differentiate between the faces of identical twins. Windows 10 also supports Cortana, a new voice-activated personal assistant that helps users find things on their PC, manage their calendar, track packages, find files, and chat with them - with its beamforming microphone array, BlasterX Senz3D is the perfect companion product for crystal-clear noise reduction-enabled voice pick-up.


Day-to-Day Productivity: Next Generation Video Calls

Users can gather friends or coworkers together in a virtual space to collaborate on projects, do presentations, share documents, watch movies or sporting events, or play online games through apps like Personify. Together with BlasterX Senz3D's intelligent depth sensing technology, users are able to remove the actual video background and replace it with the background of their choice, such as an online gameplay, presentations or seminars, during real-time video chats through Skype, Google Hangouts or Webex.

Technical Specifications

  • RGB video resolution: Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • IR depth resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
  • Class 1 IR Laser Projector
  • RGB Frame rate: 60fps @ 720p, 30fps @ 1080p
  • IR Frame rate: 60fps @ 640 x 480
  • FOV (Field-of-View): 77° (RGB), 85° (IR depth)
  • Range: 0.2m ~ 1.5m
  • Dual-array microphones with CrystalVoice
  • Power: Single USB 3.0
  • Support Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bits)

The Creative BlasterX Senz3D as well as the Sound BlasterX series of gaming peripherals will be demonstrated at gamescom 2016, Cologne, Germany, Hall 10.1, Booth C072/D072.

Pricing and Availability
The Creative BlasterX Senz3D, priced at GBP189.99, will be available in September 2016 at the online store at www.creative.com.

For in-store availability, please refer to local authorized dealers.

For more information about the Creative BlasterX Senz3D, visit www.creative.com.

About Creative
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions which include premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones, and powerful audiophile-grade amplifiers and digital audio converters. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar and Sound Blaster X7 that aim at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative's proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.

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This announcement relates to products launched in the United Kingdom. Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Creative, the Creative logo, Sound Blaster and the BlasterX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows and Cortana are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group. Twitch is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitch Interactive Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Creative Technology Ltd
Eugene Chong
(65) 6895 4190
yochong@ctl.creative.com