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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
AMD Invests in Nuvixa For OpenCL-accelerated, Gesture-based Telepresence


AMD has invested in Nuvixa, Inc., a developer of gesture-based video communication and presentation solutions, through AMD Ventures (formerly the AMD Fusion Fund program).

Leveraging depth-sensing camera technologies, the Nuvixa StagePresence video presentation tool extracts a presenter from virtually any background environment, and embeds their live video persona within any compatible digital desktop or slide content. Image processing enhancements available via OpenCL and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs), create performance and quality improvements that deliver close to double the frame-rate.

"Nuvixa is on the cutting edge of video processing technology and exemplifies why we created AMD Ventures; to foster an ecosystem that enhances the consumer and commercial computing experience," said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Content, Applications and Solutions at AMD. "The uniquely powerful compute capabilities of AMD APUs coupled with software solutions from companies like Nuvixa are bringing gesture-based computing and immersive video experiences beyond the conference room and into today?s notebook and desktop PCs, tablets and other consumer electronic devices."

AMD and Nuvixa are collaborating to optimize StagePresence software on desktop and notebook PCs accelerated by OpenCL to harness the compute power of both the CPU and GPU cores in the AMD APU. With this optimization, Nuvixa StagePresence is able to achieve up to 96 percent better performance, resulting in nearly double the frame rate possible with the CPU alone. Nuvixa StagePresence enables capture of the high-resolution live video of a presenter and overlays it into any presentation or digital desktop in real time, without a green screen or special video editing software using heterogeneous computing algorithms.


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