Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 8, 1998 --
Khoral Research Inc. (KRI) and R3vis Corporation (R3vis) announced today their
cooperation in the pre-release of VUMaster(ô), an interactive tool for
displaying and registering stereo image pairs. The two companies' history of
successful collaboration has resulted in a partnership to release this
ground-breaking new product.
Studies have shown that stereoscopic imaging improves comprehension of
three-dimensional structure and depth relationships by 100 percent when
compared to viewing monoscopic images alone. Researchers and scientists in
many domains, such as medical imaging, remote sensing, remote robotic control
and biochemistry, benefit from the increased depth resolution resulting from
stereoscopic imaging. In addition to the impact in the scientific and research
domains, an increasing number of sources of stereo images for entertainment
purposes are becoming available on the Web. Whether the application is
scientific research or entertainment, stereoscopic imaging takes front
viewing "flatland" to a compelling three-dimensional experience on a standard
VUMaster, designed and developed by R3vis, is an application that combines the
power of R3vis' RM visualization technology and KRI's Khoros technology to
bring the power of stereo imaging to your desktop. The application displays
images in either red/blue or time-multiplexed, multi-buffered format, and lets
the user interactively register the images to suit his or her own personal
stereo-imaging perspective. To make the application more user friendly,
several image file formats are supported.
For the benefit of R3vis and KRI customers, a pre-release version of VUMaster
is available for free Web download and evaluation. The pre-release access
period will end on September 1, 1998. To access a free 45-day evaluation
copy, download from the Web at http://www.r3vis.com/VUMaster. This pre-release
version of VUMaster is available only for Sun Solaris with OpenGL. Versions
for other widely used platforms will be supported when the product is
About Khoral Research Inc.
Khoral Research designs, builds, deploys, services, and supports technical
computing solutions that create a competitive advantage for its customers by
scaling transparently from the desktop to the supercomputer across the Windows
NT operating system and UNIX. KRI's productivity services and software tools
have gained worldwide acceptance among major companies and organizations such
as Lockheed Martin, Eastman Kodak, Sandia National Laboratory, 3M, Dupont,
Intel, the French Atomic Commission, Hughes Missile Systems, and Raytheon.
For more information, contact John M Salas at salas at khoral dot com or
505-268-2797. FAX: 505-268-2797. Detailed information is also
available on the KRI web site, www.khoral.com.
About R3vis Corporation
R3vis Corporation develops graphics and visualization technology for use in
scientific domains. Its flagship product, RMô, a software toolkit for
high-performance rendering and visualization, may be used by developers to
create state-of-the-art scientific visualization applications. R3vis provides
technical services to development teams, including consulting and custom
development using RMô for specific projects. For more information, contact
Jane E. Lybecker at sales at r3vis dot com or 415-806-6532. Additional information
concerning R3vis, and VUMaster may be viewed at www.r3vis.com.
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