Evans & Sutherland's REALimage technology showcased at Intel Platforms for Visual Computing.
E&S To Support AGP Platform Standard and
Intel's Visual Computing Initiative
Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. (E&S) (NASDAQ:ESCC), Monday announced that its REALimage(TM) technology is being showcased as a high performance 3D graphics solution in the exploding Intel architecture-based workstation market at Intel Platforms for Visual Computing forum.
In addition, E&S announced that the next version of the REALimage graphics controller design, due late Q397, will support the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP).
At today's event, held in San Jose, Calif., REALimage technology is being shown on E&S reference boards. Recently, AccelGraphics and Diamond Multimedia announced graphics accelerators powered by Evans & Sutherland's REALimage technology.
These vendors have selected REALimage technology because of its ability to speed the output of 3D images for CAD, digital content creation, visualization, and simulation applications running under the Windows(R) NT operating system.
"Continuing the momentum of Andy Grove's COMDEX '96 'War For The Eyeballs' keynote speech, we were proud to accept Intel's invitation to showcase Evans & Sutherland technology at this forum," said Rick Maule, vice president and general manager of desktop graphics at E&S.
"E&S will continue to work closely with Intel to support the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) interface in upcoming REALimage rendering controller designs."
"We are pleased that E&S shares our vision for bringing a more interactive, realistic experience to Intel platform users and is demonstrating their support for the Visual Computing Initiative by announcing their plans for AGP," said Andre Wolper, director of workstation industry marketing at Intel.
"Intel architecture workstations with REALimage technology have proven tremendous capabilities at heretofore unparalleled price/performance, and E&S's plans for AGP are sure to advance those capabilities further."
AGP is a platform bus specification (co-developed by Intel) that enables high-performance graphics capabilities, especially 3D, to run faster on Intel-based NT workstations.
REALimage technology offers professional workstation-class graphics performance on very cost-effective systems using 3D OpenGL applications, such as mechanical CAD and animation, as well as visualization for financial analysis, network management, and research.
Users of Pro/Engineer(TM) EDS/Unigraphics(TM), I-DEAS Master Series(TM), Softimage(R), 3D Studio Max(TM), and other applications running on Windows NT workstations will notice that REALimage technology offers comparable performance to UNIX/RISC-based workstations at a significantly lower cost per seat.
In the design automation segment, for example, REALimage technology enables users to complete their 3D designs faster, at lower cost, and without any sacrifice of features or productivity, reducing time-to-market.
E&S's REALimage is an integral part of the Mitsubishi 3DPro/2mp chipset, which was co-developed by Evans & Sutherland and Mitsubishi Electronics America. Combining the REALimage rendering capability with powerful memory technologies from Mitsubishi, the 3DPro chipset offers features such as Gouraud shading, fog, transparency, anti-aliaising, and overlay planes at rendering speeds on par with those found on high-performance UNIX workstations.
Evans & Sutherland
Evans & Sutherland develops and manufactures hardware and software for highly realistic visual systems that produce vivid 3D graphics and synthetic environments.
The company has delivered high-quality visual systems for simulation and training to civil aviation, defense, and commercial industries, including digital studios, museums, planetariums, and location-based entertainment centers throughout the world. Founded in 1968, E&S is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Visit E&S's Web page at http://www.es.com . -0-
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