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Sun Showcases Technology Demos for Digital Media at SIGGRAPHVisit Sun at SIGGRAPH Booth #1201 (August 13, 2001)
Sun pushes the limits of technology design and functionality showing off the world's first 24" flat-panel LCD monitor featuring extensive multimedia capabilities, brilliant colors and immaculate clarity. Cutting-edge features of the new monitor include:
Sun will showcase its Sun Fire server line with technology demos featuring professional-level graphics. Based on the 64-bit Solaris Operating Environment and UltraSPARC architecture, the new graphics servers are designed to provide the performance, reliability, scalability and new functionality necessary for data visualization in high-performance computing environments. Capable of driving multiple displays and collaborative visual solutions in a single system, the Sun Expert3D graphics-equipped servers offer digital media and visualization customers a compelling choice in the high-end graphics applications arena.
In addition to its new product demos, Sun's booth will also provide interactive demos, featuring Pixar's short animation "For the Birds," and WeatherOne's new weather forecasting application. The booth will also showcase Kewazinga's cutting-edge synthetic video application, which allows viewers to navigate around an action scene, such as a golfer swinging in motion, providing the viewer with a 360-degree experience. Finally, Full Sail will be showing an interactive, competitive car racing game written entirely with Java and Java 3D(TM) technology. Users will drive the cars using alternative input devices, demonstrating the versatility of the Java 3D API input model.
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