SitePal from Oddcast Media Tech- nologies allows users to create animated 2D programming and publish it directly to Web pages. Users design a character, select a background image, and record or select a pre-recorded message for the character to deliver, complete with lip-syncing and mannerisms. SitePal characters are based on Oddcast's VHost technology, which enables companies to use Web-based conversational characters for customer service, marketing, and other applications. SitePal costs $199.
Oddcast Media Technologies; www.sitepal.com