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ParallelGraphics Launches Pocket Cortona 3D Viewer

New platform for delivering CAD and data visualization, online training and CRM (September 10, 2001)
ParallelGraphics released Pocket Cortona v1.5, a viewer for rich and interactive 3D graphics on wireless devices.

Pocket Cortona will enable the development of the next generation of innovative services for the wireless market, including data visualization, location-based navigation, field maintenance and sales, and entertainment applications.

With Pocket Cortona, ParallelGraphics' strategy has been to build on the experience gained from the development of Cortona, the lightweight Web3D browser, to develop 3D technologies specifically designed to meet the demands of Wireless based markets.

"Pocket Cortona is the first truly mobile 3D visualization platform that targets the rapidly growing handheld device market. By delivering 3D data directly from the Web to the end user, companies with mobile workforces can compete better through faster decision-making, reduced operational expenses, and improved customer service," said Connell Gallagher, President, ParallelGraphics.

Pocket Cortona has been designed to integrate with ParallelGraphics' and other authoring toolsets to create dynamic and interactive 3D visualizations for the Pocket PC platform. Additionally Pocket Cortona supports Parallelgraphics' Automation Interface so that developers can now start writing 3D applications on pocket platforms using Cortona SDK.

"Support for the Pocket PC platform ensures the continued ubiquity of the Cortona browser across multiple platforms and brings new opportunities for developers to expand their product offering and deliver a broad range of compelling business and entertainment applications for the Pocket PC platform," said Gavin Divilly, Marketing Manager, ParallelGraphics.

Since beta testing Pocket Cortona has attracted interest from users across a number of vertical markets, which include the engineering, online training and entertainment sectors.

"ParallelGraphics has already developed innovative Wed3D technologies that realize cost savings, improve skill levels, and better serve the needs of existing and new customers. Pocket Cortona is now providing a formidable platform for delivering CAD and data visualization, online training and CRM capabilities over wireless devices," said George Pachikov, CEO ParallelGraphics.

Pocket Cortona supports Pocket PCs with the following processors - Intel ARM, MIPS and SH3 processors in addition to Handheld PCs with StrongArm processors. Pocket Cortona is priced at $19.95 and is available now at

The Cortona Viewer is the ultimate visualization platform for delivering real-time 3D and rich media content on the Internet. It is available for PC, Pocket PC, Mac, Mac OS X and Java.

ParallelGraphics is a leading developer of low bandwidth integrated rich media 3D technologies for the Web and Wireless device based market. The company develops scalable enterprise wide solutions and licenses its suite of authoring tools for online training, CRM and business applications.

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