Meanwhile, other alternatives are beginning to materialize in the market. Recently, Asus has launched the Xtion platform in collaboration with PrimeSense, This platform and the Kinect one have several characteristics in common, but Xtion has been oriented to multimedia control instead of gaming. Its compatibility with the OpenNI interface makes it a project with open source vocation. Xtion was born from the beginning indeed as a platform for letting developers programming their own applications. Asus announced, moreover, the opening of an on-line applications store where developers may put their creations for sale.
Undoubtedly, the most recent movements we are aware of in this sector point out to enable new market opportunities, whose business models are yet to be explored. We have to keep our eyes open to see how things will develop, because it seems clear that we are witnessing another little revolution in the IT industry.