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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 1999--
Hypercosm Inc. (http://www.hypercosm.com), a provider of 3D
graphics and simulation technology for the Internet, today announced
its comprehensive authoring environment, Hypercosm Studio. With
Hypercosm Studio, content creators can author, test and preview highly
interactive Hypercosm 3D content for Intranet, Internet, and kiosk
``Hypercosm 3D content is a significant breakthrough for
e-commerce, electronic book/manual and education and training
applications on the Internet,'' said Perry Kivolowitz, president of
Hypercosm. ``It is the first technology of its kind that provides an
easy and efficient medium for enabling users to view and truly
interact with 3D images.''
Hypercosm Studio is a comprehensive Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) for the authoring of HTML documents and programs
created with Hypercosm's unique OMAR (Object-oriented Modeling and
Rendering) programming language. The IDE provides ease-of-use features
such as the ability to collect multiple related files into easily
managed ``projects.'' File types used in Hypercosm 3D projects often
include HTML documents, image files for textures, sound files, and
OMAR source programs. Hypercosm Studio also has the ability to compile
OMAR source programs into Hypercosm 3D applets. These applets can be
run immediately from within Hypercosm Studio or can be viewed from
locally sited web pages within the Microsoft® Internet Explorer and
Netscape browsers. OMAR applets are so small that they are often
smaller than a static JPEG or GIF image representing the same scene.
By default, the compiled output of Hypercosm Studio will time out
after 7 days. To make permanent content, a Hypercosm Publishing Key
(five are included with the purchase of Hypercosm Studio) is required.
Hypercosm Publishing Keys also allow Hypercosm 3D content to be
published onto Intranets, the Internet, and kiosks. As a special
promotion, through November 30, 1999, purchasers of Hypercosm Studio
will receive three additional Hypercosm Publishing Keys (or eight in
total) at no extra cost.
Pricing and Availability
Hypercosm Studio, priced at $995 per seat, is scheduled for
availability this September through the Hypercosm Web site. Hypercosm
Publishing Keys start at $100 each for Hypercosm Studio purchasers and
range downward to $65 each depending upon quantity purchased. The
company is also actively seeking bundling opportunities with
manufacturers of display cards and other OEMs.
About Hypercosm 3D Content
Using Hypercosm 3D content, providers of various types of
equipment can publish functional simulations of their products,
allowing potential customers to try out the equipment's advanced
features from remote locations. Or, a high school science teacher can
create a completely interactive optical bench allowing students to
manipulate (accurately simulated) lenses and prisms at any time of
day, from school or from home. Content created with the Company's
Hypercosm 3D technology is uniquely compelling with regard to the
small size (and hence rapid downloading) of the content, as well as
the extraordinary interactivity afforded by Hypercosm 3D.
About Hypercosm, Inc.
Hypercosm, Inc. is a privately held start-up based in Madison,
WI. In addition to the Hypercosm 3D family of tools, the company also
provides services including custom content creation, consulting and
training related to the company's technologies. For more information
about Hypercosm's family of tools and services, please visit our web
site at (http://www.hypercosm.com) or call (608) 821-0500 extension
Note to editors: Hypercosm, Hypercosm Explorer, Hypercosm
Sojourner, Hypercosm Studio and OMAR are trademarks of Hypercosm, Inc.
All other references marks are the property of their respective
Vallee Hubbard Bubak, 831/440-0338
Perry Kivolowitz, 608/821-0500 x100
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