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OpenWorlds Demonstrates X3D Open Standards Technology at SIGGRAPH 2001

(August 09, 2001)
OpenWorlds, Inc. plans to demonstrate the first commercial implementation of X3D, the next generation Web 3D open standard at SIGGRAPH 2001.
"We live in a 3D world. Coupled with the rapid advances in graphics hardware, X3D offers technologists the framework to transform the Web from a flat passive place to an intelligent, immersive place where we will learn, work and play through engaging virtual experiences", comments Rick Nelson, OpenWorlds' CEO.
He also notes that "Open standards are an opportunity for companies to influence and forge the technology that is the foundation of their business while providing the stability, longevity and multiple vendor support that many applications and customers demand. OpenWorlds has been a major contributor to X3D as we believe in the power of cutting-edge 3D technology that can also bring consistency to the broader industry through cooperation with related standards such as MPEG and XML."
"For technologists, X3D offers a small lightweight core, a component structure to permit full extensibility, close ties to other standards such as XML and MPEG-4, and mechanisms to innovate and rapidly advance the technology while providing compatibility to the earlier generation Wed 3D standard, VRML97". states OpenWorlds' CTO, Dr. Paul Diefenbach.
This week, the Web 3D Consortium announced the launch of the X3D (eXtensible 3D) standard as the state-of-the-art successor to VRML. The Consortium plans the eventual submission of X3D to the International Standards Organization for ratification, which will provide long-term stability for Web 3D content and applications.
OpenWorlds, Inc. provides the technology for building intelligent, interactive Web 3D applications, and the consulting services to bring concepts to reality. The OpenWorlds AppKit produces applications that are scalable from laptops to kiosks to full immersive VR environments. X3D extensibility allows OpenWorlds to preserve the customer's investment. Learn about X3D at OpenWorlds' booth #2029 at SIGGRAPH 2001.

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