SoftKinetic Releases Linux Ubuntu Driver for DepthSense Cameras


Linux Developers Can Now Leverage Industry-Leading DepthSense Camera Technology from SoftKinetic

BRUSSELS – May 23, 2013 – SoftKinetic, the world’s leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, today announced that a Linux Ubuntu driver is now available for all SoftKinetic DepthSense® cameras. This driver is now available for free and can be downloaded after short registration or login at

The Linux driver, which is compatible with the Intel®/Creative Interactive Gesture Camera, allows programmers and developers to produce raw depth maps and 2D data streams, as well as program their cameras in C++.  Furthermore, fully supported DepthSense® 311 and 325 cameras with Linux driver are available for purchase at

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SoftKinetic designs, develops and commercializes 3D time-of-flight sensors technologies, modules, cameras, as well as a complete family of 3D gesture recognition middleware for both long-range and short range applications. With a highly optimized CPU footprint, SoftKinetic’s solutions are perfect for embedded platforms, as well as personal computers, consoles, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. Combined with world-class support, SoftKinetic is the leader in gesture recognition offerings. For more information, please visit

About SoftKinetic

SoftKinetic’s vision is to give everyone the freedom to control, explore and enjoy the entire digital world through the most natural and intuitive user interfaces and machine interactions. SoftKinetic is the leading provider of gesture-based platforms for the consumer electronics and professional markets, including interactive digital entertainment, consumer electronics, health care, digital signage, and medical systems. The company offers a complete family of 3D imaging and gesture recognition solutions, including patented 3D CMOS time-of-flight sensors, modules and cameras (DepthSense® family of products, formerly known as Optrima product family), multi-platform and multi-camera 3D gesture recognition middleware and tools (iisu® family of products) as well as games and applications from SoftKinetic Studios.

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