June 18, 2007

Vizrt Unveils Viz|World Version 1.2

Bergen, Norway – Vizrt, a provider of real-time, integrated broadcast graphics software, has introduced the latest version of its Viz|World mapping software : Viz|World Version 1.2.
Viz|World is a template-based solution that enables users to create branded maps and geographical animations in real time from within most of Vizrt’s control applications. Viz|World’s embedded interface within other Vizrt software applications allows users to generate branded, animated maps and add them to graphic templates or directly to a 3D scene.

The new version of Viz|World is integrated with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth platform for on-demand delivery of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery. Through this product integration, broadcasters can use imagery products stored on Microsoft’s Internet-based Virtual Earth platform with the control they are accustomed to with Viz|World. 3D graphical elements can be added to the satellite imagery in real-time using a template-based system.

Viz|World is also integrated with the newest version of Viz|Artist Version 3.0. Viz|World is powered by Viz|Curious World Map technology. Maps or templates are first prepared using Viz|Curious World Maps and Viz|Artist design software. Those templates and maps are stored within a Viz|World server that can be accessed by any number of users throughout an organization. Maps are available to clients such as Viz|Content Pilot control and management, Viz|Artist, Viz|Trio CG, and Viz|Weather software. The Viz|Engine renderer accesses the Viz|World server to play out the maps.