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CES 2011: Toshiba to unveil leading edge technologies
Press release; Yvonne Yu, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 5 January 2011]

Las Vegas and Tokyo - (Business Wire) - Toshiba Corporation will invite visitors to the CES 2011 to experience how life can be "Fun and Easy by Leading Technology" with the company's latest advances in digital technologies and new products and services. (Toshiba booth: LVCC Central Hall Booth #11026)

1. Display of 3D TVs without any need for dedicated glasses

Toshiba will unveil the future of 3D at CES: prototypes of large-screen LCD TVs – in 65-inch and 56-inch models – that deliver full 3D without the need for dedicated glasses.

The company will also show how it has realized glasses-free 3D now, and display the world's first commercialized LCD TVs that do away with dedicated glasses. Already available in Japan, where they are winning a lot of attention, the "Glasses-less 3D Regza GL1" TVs are specifically designed for personal use and come in two versions, the 20-inch 20GL1 and the 12-inch 12GL1. The TVs employ an integral imaging system and perpendicular lenticular sheet to display smooth, natural images, while a wide viewing angle is secured by Toshiba's proprietary image processing technology that creates nine parallax images from the original content and then converts them to 3D. The overall result is precise rendering of high quality 3D images throughout the viewing zone.

2. Bringing network services to TVs and PCs

As the world of computing develops cloud-based storage and services, Toshiba ensures that digital TVs, digital recorders, PCs and smartphones can make full use of this new level of interconnectivity. The CES display will feature forthcoming networked TVs that support diverse services, including Yahoo! Widgets, YouTube Leanback, and demonstrate TV and PC interconnectivity using Skype.

3. PCs

Toshiba will demonstrate concept models of glasses-free 3D notebook PCs and of tablet PCs running the Android and Windows operating systems.

4. Environmental Activities

In seeking to become one of the world's foremost eco-companies, Toshiba Group promotes three green initiatives: greening of process, greening of products and greening by technology. The company will introduce environmentally conscious business activities, products and technology in these three categories. The greening of process area introduces the activities of MRM, a leading provider of TV recycling management services to manufacturers, jointly operated by Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sharp Electronics Corporation and Toshiba America Information Systems. The greening of products area features environmentally conscious products, including LEDs, PCs, TVs and air-conditioners. The greening by technology area showcases Toshiba's environmental technologies including know-how in smartgrids, photovoltaic power generation and home energy management system (HEMS), all of which will contribute to the achievement and management of low-carbon society.

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