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INTERACTIVE SIMULATION IS HERE TODAY AS GREYSTONE NETWORKS ITS PTERANODON RIDE IN VIRTUAL REALITY DEMO AT COMDEX, IAAPA

 SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been headlines about interactive cable in the future, however, thanks to GreyStone Technology Inc., interactive simulation is here today. For the first time ever, two realtime advanced Virtual Reality (VR) simulations will be linked in two cities, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, in conjunction with two trade shows.
 GreyStone Technology's Pteranodon Ride, a fantasy experience in which the rider "flies" a mythical dinosaur through a steep-walled canyon with a thundering river and rushing waterfalls, will be networked Nov. 18 and 19, the last two days that COMDEX, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Park and Attractions), at the Los Angeles Convention Center, overlap.
 The two riders will be able to interact with each other in the virtual canyon world, launch fireballs at one another or at the artificially intelligent creatures in the virtual world, or fly off by themselves to explore the canyon world with their trusty mount. They will see each other's virtual images in a 4 1/2-foot-high-by-10-foot- wide wraparound screen while listening to the VR sound effects through a high fidelity sound system. A two-way teleconferencing video link using Silicon Graphic's Indy Cam technology will enable the two riders to see what each other actually looks like.
 "By linking the two distant exhibits, two human players will interact freely with each other, immersed within the same distributed synthetic environment, in realtime across phone lines," enthused Richard A Smith, president of GreyStone. "We believe this is the first time this has ever been accomplished," he concluded.
 This demo utilizes some of the most advanced realtime computer- generated imagery ever displayed, based on GreyStone's proprietary realtime interactive VR technology, Angel Studios' world visual database textures, and Silicon Graphic's Onyx(TM) graphics supercomputer.
 GreyStone Technology Inc., develops intelligent simulations, realtime advanced visual applications (Virtual Reality), and artificial intelligence-based software for commercial and defense applications. Initially involved exclusively in designing specialized software used in military aircraft and sophisticated air combat simulators, GreyStone has successfully transferred its cutting-edge technology into a family of profitable commercial software products that include AutoBaron(TM), CyberChase(TM), and Labyrinth Rangers(TM).
 GreyStone is headquartered at 15010 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128. Its telephone number is 619-675-7800. GreyStone also maintains offices in Atlanta, Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
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