The 3D-AVMS developed by SPTek
The 3D-AVMS developed by SPTek
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The 190-degree wide-angle lens camera
The 190-degree wide-angle lens camera
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A split screen
A split screen
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SPTek Ltd, a Taiwan-based automotive electronics manufacturer, announced that it will commercialize its 3D-AVMS (around view monitor system) in about August 2015.

The announcement was made at 2015 Taipei AMPA & AutoTronics Taipei, which took place from April 8 to 11, 2015, at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei (Exhibition Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall).

The system enables to view omnidirectional video from any viewpoint by synthesizing a 3D model from digital images taken by four 190° wide-angle lens cameras attached to a vehicle. It has been employed for a motor coach manufactured by Taiwan-based Shung Ye Group.

The 3D-AVMS uses 100-Mpixel cameras and processes data collected by them in a digital format. Its main board and CPU were supplied from Taiwan-based Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd and Socionext Inc (a system LSI manufacturer formed by Fujitsu Ltd and Panasonic Corp), respectively.

According to SPTek, it is the world's first digital 3D-AVMS, and products developed by other companies are analog 3D-AVMSes.

"The digital 3D-AVMS is superior in terms of color definition and data processability," it said.

The 3D-AVMS can record the resultant video and, in accordance with vehicle type, split the screen and change viewpoints.

"We also want Japanese automakers to employ it," SPTek said, expressing its will to actively cooperate with them upon request.