OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic") developed "Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator" using AR (augmented reality*2), iPhone application that enables to see when VIERA is setup by integrating real-time generated CG to camera captured images of real space such as living room. The distribution began on April 27, 2011.
Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator on YouTube:
Print out special AR markers (2 types: With Pedestal and Wall-hanging), place it where you like to setup VIERA, and look at the marker with iPhone camera that the application has been downloaded, then an image of VIERA will appear on a display. Even when you change a viewing angle, CG image of VIERA will be displayed with a correct angle as if VIERA actually exists there.
This application supports VIERA lineups that varies between countries and regions and displays a lineup according to a user's country and region of residence. Countries and regions are free to switch.*3
The simulation results can be captured with a camera and be shared with family and friends via e-mail, twitter and facebook.
In the future, "Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator" will contain the product lineups around the world as well as the languages.*3
"Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator" Introduction page:
*1: Requires iPhone 3G or later, iOS3.1 compatible
*2: Abbreviation for augmented reality. Technology that appends information to real environment using computer and/or the term that refers to the environment which information has been appended to real environment.
*3: Lineups available only for the United States, Japan and Europe as of April, 2011.
Operation environment: iPhone3G, iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPod touch (4th generation) / iOs higher than iOS 3.1
Language: English, Japanese