Quantel has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Spatial View that the company hopes will make it easier for content creators to speed up 3D development projects.

Spatial View makes 3D image processing and autostereoscopic displays. The first realisation of the partnership will be a plug-in that enables Stereo3D material produced on Quantel systems to be displayed on a wide variety of Spatial View devices.

These could include 3D displays, computer screens, and the iPhone 3G, without the need for 3D glasses.

“How Stereo3D gets delivered is a real issue for many of the people we are talking to,” said Steve Owen, Quantel director of marketing.

“Spatial View provides an innovative range of solutions that both bypass and complement the traditional broadcast delivery chain. It's all about getting great stereo in front of as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Our partnership with Spatial View will help to achieve this and drive this exciting new business area.”

Spatial View's technologies enable glasses-free presentation of 3D-rich content for key markets, including retail/POS, digital signage, professional design, gaming, entertainment and animation.

It's latest product, the Wazabee 3DeeShell, enables 3D content to be viewed on the iPhone 3G, glasses-free.

In addition to the development of the plug-in, Quantel will offer demonstrations featuring Spatial View's autostereoscopic 3D technology over the coming months.

The plug-in is scheduled for release this Spring.