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RPI ANNOUNCES SWEEPING VIRTUAL REALITY PATENT, PLUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS FOR SIGGRAPH

 ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- RPI Advanced Technology Group announced a series of major industry activities for the national SIGGRAPH computer graphics show opening at the Anaheim Convention Center.
 RPI announced the distribution licensing availability and the initiation of production set-up for "The Looking Glass(TM)," the world's first high-resolution, hygienic, ultra-lightweight virtual reality display in a visor design. It is, essentially, a flight simulator in a pair of glasses. "The Looking Glass" is the world's smallest immersive display system and is designed for consumer use and price-point. Gamevisor(TM) and CADVisor(TM) versions have already been delivered by RPI with wireless 3D sound, voice command, head-tracking AC/DC power and other capabilities.
 A major application for "The Looking Glass" will be on ImagiNET(TM), RPI's newly announced interactive international telecommunications system which allows the user to walk into a virtual world over the phone. Beta test completions of the 3D, headtracking, stereoscopic phone system have been continuing.
 RPI also announced a joint marketing/engineering contract with Orbitron Inc. to configure the RPI Cyberchair(TM) sensory simulation seat and a wireless version of the "Looking Glass" to the extensive Location Based Entertainment installations of the patented Orbitron human gyroscope motion platform.
 RPI announced PTO issuance notification of a patent covering extensive personal simulation hardware systems. RPI's Patent portfolio now covers: flat panel displays and lens systems with i/o peripherals connected to interactive computer managed devices or directly to computers; perimeter rooms, chambers, pods and enclosures connected to interactive computing devices; concurrent porting of telecommunications and systemic digital data in an interactive system; and an array of other embodiments.
 Scott Redmond, president of RPI and patent developer stated that "we are now able to deliver virtual reality technology that does not require a manual; it is humanistic, and you can use it naturally."
 RPI has completed its primary development funding and is negotiating its final round of financing. The firm is already shipping the new generation of products to Fortune 200 and Government 50 clients and is now set up for consumer deliveries. RPI is a 20-year-old division of corporate technology service contract firm, Redmond Productions Inc. RPI is a leader in the computer-based personal simulation industries.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Video opportunities available. RPI is also showing the Cyberchair(TM) electronic simulation furniture and the cellular tactile telephone./
 /CONTACT: Anthony Ryder of RPI Advanced Technology Group, 415-495-5671/


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