|Julie A. Stark
||For Immediate Release
iMove" Ships the Worlds First Spherical Video System
IITRI is the first customer to receive an iMove Spherical Video System, a comprehensive
solution to capture, seam and edit panoramic video created from real-world environment.
Portland, OR., September 23, 1999 In the competitive market for interactive visualization and virtual reality, iMove, Inc. has won the race by delivering the worlds first production spherical video system the iMove Spherical Video System (SVS-1000) to the Illinois Institute of Technology Research (IITRI). This system, and subsequent systems ordered by IITRI, will be used to produce immersive content for various government agencies.
"Shipping the iMove SVS-1000 means that virtual reality is now out of the game labs and into the hands of producers who want to create 3D environments in full motion video," explains Gerry Hunt, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for iMove.
"iMove delivers the most complete set of true spherical imaging technology available today," says Paul Sautter, Vice President of Business Development for IITRI in Annapolis, MD. "This technology in particular, their video systems has enabled IITRI to provide to government customers advanced imaging solutions for Federal mission training, rehearsal and surveillance."
iMove and IITRI will be demonstrating the iMove Spherical Video System at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International show starting September 27 in Las Vegas (Booth #63). Capabilities of the iMove Spherical Video System along with integration and engineering applications technologies will be highlighted.
During the show, IITRI will receive a James S. Cogswell Award for outstanding industrial security achievements in 1999. This prestigious award is bestowed by the Defense Security Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. It is given to less than one-half of one percent of eligible facilities in the industrial security field.
The crux of the SVS-1000 is an all-digital spherical video camera. Two inches square and weighing barely three pounds, the SVS Camera is mounted on a handle that comprises the entire capture unit. Multiple 24-bit color video data streams feed via cable into the portable SVS Camera Processor. This computer features a 13-inch screen and 18GB removable hard drive that can store up to forty-five minutes of compressed video per drive. A rechargeable battery powers the complete system.
The SVS Post System is used to seam the video streams, add audio, sound effects and titles. This System consists of a high-speed workstation using Adobe Premiere and iMoves panoramic media production suite for non-linear video editing.
Located in Portland, Oregon, iMove, Inc. offers comprehensive panoramic media solutions through a variety of partners and content developers. These solutions enable customers represent businesses ranging from real estate, architecture, government, law enforcement, news, sports, and broadcast to look and go anywhere from the comfort of their own PC. iMoves solutions make it possible to create, edit and view all types of panoramic media including panoramic videos, panoramas and panoramic objects from real or computer-generated environments.
Founded in 1936, IITRI is one of the largest not-for-profit contract research and development institutes in the U.S. Headquartered in Chicago and affiliated with the Illinois Institute of Technology, IITRI provides state-of-the-art research and development services to government and industry in the areas of electromagnetic engineering, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and chemical technologies, and transportation systems.
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Note to editors: iMove is a trademark of iMove, Inc. Demo files created with the iMove Spherical Video System are available upon request.