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Autodesk Introduces New Spherical Video Technology from iMove
Available as Part of the Autodesk Emergency Response Solution
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and PORTLAND, Ore., February 5, 2004 -Autodesk, Inc.(NASDAQ: ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content company, today announced the availability of the new iMove® Spherical Video technology as part of the Autodesk Emergency Response Solution program. iMove is a world leader in the development of Spherical Imaging Systems™ that allow users to see and sense activity in every direction simultaneously.
With the iMove technology, users like fire, police, FBI and other law enforcement officials can get a real visual understanding of a building's layout without entering the facility. "Without detailed information on the building, emergency professionals are often walking in blind, but with iMove technology linked to Autodesk's mapping and floorplan software, a detailed video-record of the building is available," said Roger Thomas, CEO, iMove, Inc. "It provides comprehensive, accurate and true visual records of any space. Having this sort of detailed information of the inside of a building is a lifesaving advantage."
"There is no doubt that using iMove Spherical Video is the fastest and easiest way to collect a complete visual record of all manner of infrastructure," said Chris Bradshaw, vice president of Autodesk's Infrastructure Solutions Division. "This is the most compelling new geo-referenced data type our industry has seen since the introduction of satellite imagery."
For firefighters, iMove combined with Autodesk MapGuide® software, an online mapping and design solution, provides on-scene visual information for training rehearsals or during an actual event. Key information such as hazards in the building, equipment locations such as stand pipes, gas and electrical controls, roof access, and escape routes can be quickly examined and incorporated into the response. Police can preview line of sight and ingress egress routes providing advanced tactical situational awareness. Facility managers can provide visual inventories of their buildings to first responders for training and faster emergency response. A demonstration of how iMove works within the Autodesk Emergency Response solution is available at www.autodesk.com/emergency-response.
iMove Spherical Video is available today in the United States and Canada through iMove at www.imoveinc.com.
Autodesk Solutions for Emergency Response
Autodesk's Emergency Response Solution program is comprised of technology and services from Autodesk and companies, such as iMove, that work with Autodesk through its developer network, OEM program, and other relationships. These technologies and services are intended to help emergency professionals prepare for, respond to, and manage disasters. By integrating design, physical asset, and emergency response information with location, these solutions and services can help users make informed decisions quickly and confidently. The Autodesk Emergency Response Solution program employs web and mobile technology to deliver the most up-to-date information to the field when responding to a crisis.
Autodesk software tools, third-party partner applications, and Autodesk Professional Services are designed to help emergency professionals save lives and property, as well as save money, shorten response time, and effectively manage disasters.
Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company, offering customers progressive business solutions through powerful technology products and services. Autodesk helps customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and wireless data services fields increase the value of their digital design data and improve efficiencies across their entire project lifecycle management processes. For more information about the company, see www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk and Autodesk MapGuide are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2004 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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