RTIME, VRT and SuperScape Offer Realtime, Multiuser, 3D World Creation With No Programming Through New "Paraworld".
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Announce Worldwide Licensing Agreement To Bring 3D,
Multiuser Two or more users. Applications to the Mass Market
RTIME, Inc. and Virtual Reality Technologies GmbH (VRT) today announced a worldwide licensing agreement whereby VRT will embed RTIME's market leading Interactive Networking Engine(TM) within its "Paraworld" multiuser plug-in for Superscape's Viscape 3D Browser.
Available October 25, Paraworld enables developers and enthusiasts to rapidly build and deliver realtime, multiuser, 3D worlds that run within the Viscape environment -- with no programming required.
Paraworld also dramatically simplifies the end-user experience, allowing Internet users with Viscape to transparently download the software and begin interacting in multiuser worlds within minutes.
With Paraworld, VRT has eliminated several barriers that have held back the rapid creation of multiuser worlds on the Internet. Rather than coding in C or C++, developers and enthusiasts can deliver rich 3D interactive environments using a simple scripting language A high-level programming, or command, language that is interpreted (translated on the fly) rather than compiled ahead of time. A scripting, or script, language may be a general-purpose programming language or it may be limited to specific functions used to augment the running of an , and enable a multiuser application in five easy steps.
End-users are no longer required to download multi-megabyte files or to restart their computers to participate in a multiuser environment. Paraworld offers a one-time, 125K download that enables immediate interaction. And through the power of the embedded RTIME Interactive Networking Engine(TM) that eliminates the performance problems on the Internet, multiple users from anywhere in the world can interact in realtime over the Internet.
"VRT has not only opened up the development of 3D, multiuser applications to a wider class of developers, but has made the end-user experience extremely simple and compelling," said Chip Overstreet, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of RTIME, Inc.
"By eliminating these barriers, VRT and RTIME are helping to transform the Web from a static environment into a rich, interactive experience for end-users, and helping enable a mass market application for collaborative, multiuser applications."
Cy-Berlin is First Commercial Implementation of Paraworld
The first commercial implementation of Paraworld is Cy-Berlin, a virtual, three-dimensional representation of Berlin. Sponsored by the Senate of Berlin and the European Economic Community European Economic Community (EEC), organization established (1958) by a treaty signed in 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany (now Germany); it was known informally as the Common Market. (EEC EEC: see European Economic Community. ), Cy-Berlin offers visitors the ability to enter and explore a virtual representation of one of the most storied, cultural cities in Europe, and to chat with people from all over the world.
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RTIME Interactive Networking Engine(TM)
The RTIME Interactive Networking Engine is a high performance, client/server networking engine that manages the flow of information between connected users spread across the Internet. Developers integrate RTIME's software into their multiuser environments to enable 2-2,000 players and spectators to participate in the same world at the same time. With RTIME, fast-action games are not limited to dedicated networks, thereby opening up access to over 50 million consumers located anywhere on the Internet.
RTIME's software successfully deals with the problems of high latency and low bandwidth that affect performance of multiuser applications on the Internet, through features that include: client frame-rate decoupling Decoupling
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Paraworld will be available on October 25 at http://www.vrt.de . A development version of Paraworld, which includes the RTIME Interactive Networking Engine that supports five concurrent users, is offered to developers at no charge. The RTIME Server Engine(TM) runs on Windows(TM) 95 (development only), 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. , SGI (SGI, Sunnyvale, CA, www.sgi.com) A manufacturer of workstations and servers, founded in 1982 by Jim Clark. The company was founded as Silicon Graphics, Inc., but changed to its acronym in 1999. and Solaris.
Paraworld is sold exclusively by Virtual Reality Technologies. The product is packaged and priced on a per-concurrent-user basis, starting at $195 per concurrent user. Volume purchase discounts are also available.
RTIME, Inc. is the leading provider of commercial networking software that supports realtime, interactive multiplayer games and multiuser applications over the Internet. RTIME is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. located in Seattle, Washington and was founded in 1993.
ABOUT VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGIES
Virtual Reality Technologies GmbH (VRT) develops and distributes high-tech systems and development environments, as well as simulation and training systems, for the Virtual Reality market and the Internet. VRT is a private company headquartered in Germany that offers comprehensive services around Virtual Reality technology to a wide range of customers. -0-
Note to Editors: RTIME Interactive Networking Engine is a trademark of RTIME, Inc. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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