iMove™ Spherical Video System Collects Medal from Computerworld Smithsonian Award Program
The iMove camera system will be preserved for the benefit of future innovators
March 31, 2000
Portland, Ore. - iMove™ Inc., the provider of Multiview Interactive VideoTM, today announced it was awarded a medal from the Computerworld Smithsonian Award Program, honoring the innovation behind iMove's Spherical Video System. The Spherical Video System will become part of the permanent research collection on information technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. As a result, iMove's submission will also be considered for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award announced in June.
"iMove's Spherical Video System will be included among the technology artifacts deemed as innovative for this time in history and will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. We are honored to be among the country's top innovators," said Kermit Yensen, CEO of iMove.
The iMove Spherical Video System includes the iMove SVS multiple lens camera which captures 360-degree spherical video. The hand-held camera has six lenses mounted on a two-inch cube. It is attached to a capture computer and battery pack that makes the system portable.
"The primary source material submitted by iMove will enrich the National Museum of American History's growing collection on the history of information technology, and contribute significantly to the museum's ongoing efforts to chronicle the Information Age," said Spencer R. Crew, Director of the National Museum of American History.
The iMove technology was nominated for inclusion by Craig R. Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation, in the Media, Arts & Entertainment category. Founded in 1988, the Computerworld Smithsonian Program searches for and recognizes contributions that demonstrate vision and leadership in the use of information technology across ten categories. iMove's work is part of a collection that includes more than 400 of the year's most innovative applications of technology from 38 states and 21 countries. Judges will select one winner and five finalists in each of the ten categories to receive Computerworld Smithsonian Awards.
iMove's Multiview Interactive Video transforms video from a passive to an active experience for the Internet and interactive TV. iMove provides a production and delivery system that enables users of video content to select different camera angles, including a 360-degree spherical view, control playback speed and direction, rewind and freeze frames and delve into audio, text and website hotspots. Founded in 1995 and located in Portland, Ore., iMove is the only provider of Multiview Interactive Video for the interactive sports, news/entertainment and e-commerce markets. For more information, consult the iMove website at www.imoveinc.com or call 503-221-2449.
iMove and the iMove logo are trademarks of iMove, Inc. Multiview Interactive Video is a trademark of iMove. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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