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VICON Wins Game Developer Award for Best Hardware

VICON?S MX40 Motion Capture System Recognized (January 09, 2006)
VICON, developer of Academy AwardŽ-winning motion capture technology, has been awarded a 2005 Front Line Award for best hardware by Game Developer Magazine for its unique VICON MX40 system.

The annual Front Line Awards honor the years best tools for game development, with the winners profiled in the January 2006 issue of Game Developer Magazine. VICON was one of the eight winners selected in categories including Art Tools, Audio Tools, Books, Engines, Hardware, Middleware and Programming Tools to be recognized with 2005 Front Line Awards.

Industry professionals in game development nominated new products that made the greatest impact in the field. The finalists were carefully selected by leading game developers who specialized in each of the competitions categories. All products were judged on the level of utility, innovation, value and ease of use.  For more information about The 2005 Front Line Awards, please visit  

Customers such as Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft and more have installed Vicon MX systems as an integral part of their game development pipeline.  Many other game developers have shot their games on Vicon systems at House of Moves, the largest motion capture service provider in the world with a 90-camera MX40 system installed at their Los Angeles studio.  

VICON MX40 was chosen for a Front Line Award for the innovation it has brought to game developers through its native 4-megapixel technology, on board processors and grey scale imaging.  The extremely high precision reached with MX40 systems allows game developers to capture detailed facial and finger motion capture simultaneously with full body capture.  VICON MX revolutionizes the quality, flexibility and ease with which motion capture data can be applied to real-time and off-line applications in film, television, video games, virtual prototyping, biomechanical analysis and more.

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 or contact +44 (0) 1865-261800 in the UK or (949) 472-9140 in the US.

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