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RealityWave Offers Free XGL Export Kit; Helps Promote Non-Competitive Standard in Fragmented 3D Industry.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2000

RealityWave, developer of the industry's most adaptable and flexible platform for 3D-enabled Internet applications, in conjunction with the non-profit XGL Consortium, today announced that the company's XGL Export Kit is now available, free of charge. RealityWave's export kit provides XGL export capability to content creation programs, converters, and viewing applications.

Designed to represent 3D information for visualization purposes, XGL is a vital component of 3D application Internet strategies. XGL is an XML-based file format that attempts to capture all the 3D information rendered by OpenGL. XGL is rapidly gaining recognition as the ideal format for transmitting 3D data over the Internet and enabling complex functionality, such as collaboration, configuration, and data association.

"Companies wishing to give their customers the ability to view 3D content over the Internet should use XGL," said Daniel Wolf, a member of the XGL Consortium. "The use of a standard 3D file format forces component technology vendors to distinguish themselves on the basis of their 3D technology, while avoiding the confusion often caused by proprietary formats."

"Adding XGL support to PS/Workshop is a step we are taking to provide our clients with support for Web-enabling their applications," said Ken Sears, director of Parasolid. "With the help of tools such as PS/Workshop and RealityWave's XGL Export Kit, companies can quickly and easily produce these next-generation 3D-enabled applications."

The XGL Export Kit provides an API to produce syntactically correct XGL and provides XGL viewer source code. This can dramatically shorten the test and debug cycle of product development. Adding XGL export capability with the XGL Export Kit is a quick process, and ties up less than 24 hours of a developer's time. RealityWave provides technical support for a minimal fee. Applications that support XGL include: VizStream(TM) WebKit, Solid Edge(R) V8, SolidWorks(R) 2000, Autodesk Inventor(TM), and PS/Workshop.

To access the XGL Export Kit, visit the RealityWave website at www.realitywave.com/xglexportkit.htm. To receive XGL updates, send emails to xglkitlist@realitywave.com.

About RealityWave Inc.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, RealityWave is the world's leading provider of interactive streaming 3D for Web-based applications. The company is committed to increasing the use of 3D over the Internet through the licensing of its patented technology, VizStream(TM) and the products it builds based on the VizStream platform. This feature-rich development platform enables the use of 3D in visualization, collaboration, configuration, data association and animation over the Web. The use of RealityWave's 3D streaming technology empowers the company's clients to develop and offer next-generation Web-enabled tools and services. For more information, visit the RealityWave Website at http://www.realitywave.com or call (617) 492-0900.
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