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Anark Ships Anark Studio 1.0

(December 11, 2001)
Anark Corporation today announced the availability of Anark Studio 1.0, a content authoring solution that allows digital media developers to integrate real-time 3D and 2D graphics, video, audio, and data. After a successful beta testing program that garnered more than 3,700 downloads and a wealth of positive user feedback, Anark expects Anark Studio to be in high demand. The product is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping in late December.

"Anark Studio is unmatched in its ability to allow flexibility and control to the developer," said Scott Collins, CTO of Anark. "The product is fulfilling a largely unmet need in the digital media industry, based on the early response to our beta program. Now that version 1.0 is available we look forward to arming developers with an authoring tool that allows them to showcase stunning, integrated media presentations."


Using an intuitive interface and powerful drag-and-drop effects, Anark Studio dramatically reduces the time it takes to create interactive, integrated content. Existing broadcast content, such as logos and video, can also be repurposed and delivered through the Web, intranets, kiosks, CD-ROMs and other distribution channels. Additionally, the ease with which content is created allows users to develop numerous immersive interactive applications such as corporate communications, Web content, tradeshow presentations, eLearning, interactive advertising, and computer-based training.

Anark Studio also provides visual depth by utilizing layered media including 3D and 2D graphics, video, audio and data, which is delivered directly to the end user and viewed within their Web browser, eliminating the need for a separate media player or additional window. Viewing and interactivity is enabled by Anark Client, a free Web browser plug-in that renders Anark Media within the end user's browser in real-time. Delivery of content created with Anark Studio can be tailored to the capabilities of the end user -- meeting specifications ranging from narrowband to higher broadband speeds.

Representative Product Features

-- Real-time 3D engine

-- Complete layered 3D environment with full blending

-- Drag-and-drop interactive behaviors

-- JavaScript capability to create custom behaviors

-- Video integrated with 3D objects

-- Professional time-based timeline

-- Real-time scrubbing

-- Creation of custom buttons and menus

-- Imports a variety of formats, such as 3DS, AVI, MPEG1, MPEG4, JPG,

PSD, WAV, MP3

-- Workflow developed with designers' specifications in mind

System requirements for use of Anark Studio include: Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP, a Pentium II 300MHz or better, Microsoft DirectX 7 or later, 128 MB of RAM or more, a graphics card that supports DirectX 7 or later, Windows Media Player 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, and a minimum of 15MB free disk space

Purchase and Pricing Information

Anark Studio is currently available for pre-order at Publishing Perfection ( http://www.publishingperfection.com/ANK100 ) and on the Anark Web site at http://www.anark.com/store . Anark Studio is available for $1,495.00 USD. Discounts will be given for orders placed at Streaming Media East.

For more information, visit www.anark.com .



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