3Di Releases World's First OpenSim Based 3D Virtual World Server Software Today: "3Di OpenSim" Standard

TOKYO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 3, 2008— ngi group (TOKYO:2497) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary 3Di, Inc. (3Di), which develops various three dimensional (3D) Internet solutions (Headquarters: Meguro, Tokyo, Representative: Satoshi Koike, CEO), has developed the worlds first OpenSim based three dimensional virtual world server software called 3Di OpenSim Standard and will begin sales of this product today.

3Di OpenSim allows corporations and academic institutions operating servers to freely create their own virtual worlds. The 3D Internet business is a key part of our corporate growth strategy and 3Di OpenSim is the first in a line of various products we expect to release in the near future.

Unique Features of 3Di OpenSim Standard

  • Makes it possible for users to create their own virtual world servers
  • Allows users to express their own unique interpretations of the world
  • Provides the ability to acquire and analyze user patterns and marketing data within their virtual worlds
  • OpenSim technology used with the view to becoming the industry standard

Application Examples

  • Real Estate Model Showrooms
  • Online Educational Services
  • Character Contents
  • Virtual Offices

We anticipate the range of applications offered to users to be extremely flexible and wide.

3Di OpenSim demonstrations are expected to be provided at the following events and locations

  • CEATEC JAPAN 2008 (3Di booth): From Tuesday September 30 to Saturday October 4
  • TOKYO GAME SHOW 2008 (3Di booth): From Thursday October 9 to Friday October 10

*Only displayed during the special business days for industry attendants, and not during the days open to the general public.

  • NTT Group Showroom: Expected to be displayed from October 2008

In addition to the above events, information about other events that 3Di, Inc. will participate in is displayed on our 3Di OpenSim website.


For requests or questions regarding our 3Di OpenSim Standard software please use the contact, information request link located on our website.


We have identified the 3D Internet business as a key area of next generation of Internet applications and we seek to quickly establish a leading position within this market segment. Therefore we will take aggressive steps to help support 3Di in its development of new applications of 3Di OpenSim and other various services, in addition to providing support to help grow its sales.

Furthermore both the ngi group and 3Di will actively develop various solutions and products designed to increase the diffusion of Interverse applications and allow users to easily use and visit various virtual world applications.


OpenSim: An acronym for three dimensional Internet applications server software developed by technicians around the world based on open source technology. 3Di, Inc. is a key participant in core development activities of the global OpenSim community.

About 3Di, inc.

Company Name:  

3Di, inc. ( http://3di.jp/ )

Shareholders: ngi group, inc.
NTT Investment Partnership Fund, L.P.
Capitalization: 194.67 million yen
Headquarters: Nakameguro GT Tower 20F, 2-1-1 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku
Tokyo, 153-0051, Japan
Contact: Tel: +81-3-5725-4783, Fax: +81-3-5725-4768

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