IFA 2006: More Philips amBX details

Share

It looks like PhilipsamBX vision for gamers doesn’t solely consist of an Ambilight monitor. Instead, a whole range of accessories will be launching over the course of next year aimed at extending the immersive aspects of gaming. Philips explains that this will consist of the following:

  • A series of LED based multi-colour lights that engage the eyes and increase realism
  • A powerful 2.1 speaker sound system providing booming audio that gives authenticity to the rumble of thunder or the blast of a gunshot
  • Several fans that bathe gamers in air movement and wind effects
  • A vibration unit that conveys the action and excitement completely in sync with the game situation

Ambilight technology is still the real selling point here; vibration functions have been around for a while (and in the case of Sony, they’ve gone again). I can’t say I’m too sold on the idea of fans blowing at me while I’m gaming – I think my PC produces quite enough fan noise and heat already.

The first game to get the amBX treatment will be Broken Sword: Angel of Death form THQ. Philips has been working closely with THQ to provide the resources and technology to develop the game alongside the new technology.

Philips website

(Display Name not set)

One thought on “IFA 2006: More Philips amBX details

  • You may be interested to learn that ambient technology for LCD and Plasma TV’s connected to media center PC is
    available worldwide as a low cost add-on.

    You may find details about the ambient product at http://www.a-r-e.nl

    Worldwide sales and more pictures at http://www.rightthing.nl

    While it produces Ambient light for movies, games, web surfing etc., it comes
    packed with much more:

    – manual selection of ambient color
    – preset color waves
    – color landscapes for while working with mouse
    – visual alerts for email and other events
    – empathic text to color translator for while typing anywhere under Windows
    – free SDK for developers (for eg. color effects for in-game events)

    enjoy !!

Comments are closed.