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SQUARE ENIX Installs VICON Motion Capture System

Leading Digital Entertainment Content Provider Opts for Performance and Scalability of VICON MX (January 11, 2006)
VICON announced the install of a 44-camera VICON MX40 system for facial, hand and full-body capture to leading game company SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. (SQUARE ENIX).  SQUARE ENIX acquired the system to take advantage of the immediate performance gains of VICON MX when recording actors for cinematic sequences and in-game play, and to support higher camera counts and complexity for motion capture on next-gen titles.

SQUARE ENIX has created such popular game franchises as FINAL FANTASY and DRAGON QUEST, has been an experienced motion capture user for many years. The decision to move to the VICON MX system comes after they determined the VICON MX40 system to be far superior when compared with their former motion capture system.

?Weve found that once they see the superior performance and scalability, customers realize that VICON MX technology delivers exactly what theyve been looking for, said Alexander Muir, International Sales, VICON.  ?The SQUARE ENIX team tried hard to ?break the VICON MX and VICON iQ software during the evaluation phase with shots that were previously impossible such as a five-man dog-pile and other complex multiple performer moves.  The system was still able to achieve accurate results. With VICON MX in hand, companies like SQUARE ENIX will be able to motion capture multiple performers for their titles with higher detail and fidelity.



In addition to overall system performance and robustness, the purchase decision was also based on VICONs product support, professionalism, and the level of accessibility and service from the regional team.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. SQUARE ENIX brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 40 million units worldwide - under one roof. SQUARE ENIX is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. More information can be found at www.square-enix.com.

About VICON
VICON Motion Systems is a subsidiary of OMG plc (LSE: OMG) with global headquarters in Oxford, UK, and US headquarters in Lake Forest, CA. OMG subsidiary 2d3 Ltd. produces innovative visual geometry software deriving 3D data from moving images. Since 1984, VICON has been providing professionals with the latest tools to accurately capture the subtleties of three-dimensional human motion for research, medicine, sport, engineering, game development, broadcast and film. For more information about VICON, or to view a comprehensive list of worldwide distributors, visit www.vicon.com or contact +44 (0) 1865-261800 in the UK or (949) 472-9140 in the US.

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