MSN goes online with FutureSplash Animator.SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 1996--
Ease of use, streaming animation and small file sizes are
reasons Microsoft chose FutureSplash Animator FutureSplash Animator was a software product for creating vector-based animations, the predecessor of Flash. It was developed by FutureWave Software, a small software company whose first product, SmartSketch, was a vector-based drawing program for pen-based computers. for its content
FutureWave Software FutureWave Software was a software developer and publisher based in San Diego, CA. The company was founded by Charlie Jackson and Jonathan Gay in early 1993.
The company's first product was SmartSketch, a drawing program for the PenPoint OS and EO tablet computer. Tuesday announced that its FutureSplash Animator vector-based animation software for the Internet was chosen by MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , The Microsoft Network See MSN.
Microsoft Network - The Microsoft Network , for creating much of the moving graphics that you see when you visit http://www.msn.com .
MSN is the third-largest online service worldwide, offering high-quality information, entertainment and communications on the Internet.
"MSN is committed to using the best Internet technologies to build entertaining multimedia Web pages for our customers. FutureSplash Animator is not only easy to use, but the small file sizes mean that we can give our members a richer online experience with graphics and animation," said Tom Firman Fir´man
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"FutureWave Software has provided us with the ability to create sophisticated graphics and animation without scripting, allowing our designers to concentrate on content development."
FutureSplash Animator is advanced new software that lets Web designers create interactive interfaces, animated corporate or advertising banners, technical illustrations, educational graphics and entertainment visuals on the Internet. You can also import files from traditional drawing programs and animate them.
FutureSplash Animator is available on Macintosh, Power Macintosh See Power Mac.
(computer) Power Macintosh - Apple Computer's personal computer based on the PowerPC, introduced on 1994-03-14. Existing 680x0 code (both applications and device drivers) run on Power Macintosh systems without modification via a Motorola 68LC040 emulator. , Windows 95 and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. platforms for $250 (U.S.) street price. A free 30-day trial version can be downloaded from http://www.futurewave.com .
"We are pleased that MSN has chosen to use FutureSplash Animator for MSN's graphical Web pages," said Michelle Welsh, vice president of marketing at FutureWave Software. "FutureSplash Animator solves the user's frustrations of waiting for graphics to download, and allows Web page designers to deliver innovative and interesting Web sites."
Vector-based drawings and animations can be embedded in Web pages using FutureSplash Player. This new player technology allows consumers to view drawings and animations even over a conventional modem line.
In order to support all major browser platforms and provide flexibility to Web page designers, FutureWave Software has made the FutureSplash Player available as a Netscape Navigator An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web. plug-in and a control for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Microsoft's Web browser, which comes with Windows starting with Windows 98. Commonly called "IE," versions for Mac and Unix are also available. Internet Explorer is the most widely used Web browser on the market. It has also been the browser engine in AOL's Internet access software. 3.0 ActiveX. The FutureSplash Player is available free for anyone to download from http://www.futurewave.com .
FutureWave Software Inc. was founded in January 1993 to develop and publish graphics software for business, education and home use. FutureWave is committed to providing solutions with a focus on innovative, easy-to-use technology. FutureWave is a privately-held corporation based in San Diego.
For information about domestic and international distribution, contact the company at 619/552-7680, 800/619-6193, e-mail at email@example.com or its Web site: http://www.futurewave.com . -0- NOTE TO EDITORS: FutureWave Software will be exhibiting at the Microsoft ActiveX Pavilion, Booth 101, workstation 62 during Internet World, Dec. 10-13, 1996 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center. -0- Microsoft and ActiveX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. FutureWave, the FutureWave logo, SmartSketch, FutureSplash and FutureSplash Animator are trademarks of FutureWave Software Inc. All other marks are property of their respective holders.
CONTACT: FutureWave Software Inc., San Diego
Michelle Welsh, 619/552-7680
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