[MD1] VRML Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[MD1] VRML Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard

VRML Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard

VRML97 specification ratifies VRML 2.0 functionality as an official ISO
standard; ISO standardization guarantees stability for VRML specification
and encourages the adoption of VRML in other ISO/IEC standards

San Ramon, CA - January 26, 1998 - The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling
Language) Consortium today announced that VRML has been approved as an
International Standard by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The VRML97 specification, also known as ISO/IEC 14772, was published by
ISO/IEC in December 1997 as a result of a close collaboration with the VRML
Consortium. VRML 97 defines the complete functionality of the VRML
Consortium's VRML 2.0 specification as International Standard ISO/IEC
14772-1.

As an ISO/IEC standard, VRML has gained international endorsement and
provides a guarantee of specification stability, which will promote content
compatibility to drive the growth of 3D on the Internet. Adoption as an
ISO/IEC standard also enables VRML to be referenced as the 3D component in
other ISO/IEC standards - further widening the potential use of VRML-based
technology.

The VRML97 International Standard was developed by the Joint Technical
Committee 1 (JTC 1) of ISO and IEC in partnership with the VRML Consortium.
The formal processing of VRML97 to become an International Standard began
in June 1996 with the Consortium's VRML 2.0 draft specification, when
representatives from the VRML Architecture Group (VAG) and JTC 1 met in
Kyoto, Japan and signed a cooperative agreement. VRML set an ISO/IEC record
as the first specification to be standardized within 18 months and the
first International Standard to be published in HTML.

Quotes
"Specifications that are adopted by ISO and IEC as International Standards
have demonstrated the highest degree of consensus, stability and quality,"
said George S. Carson, chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24, Computer Graphics
and Image Processing. "The adoption of VRML97 as an International Standard
represents an important step both for the VRML Community, and future ISO
standardization efforts that can reference the 3D technology of VRML97."

"The VRML Consortium has done an outstanding job of driving broad
acceptance of VRML 2.0 as an industry standard," said Ralph Rogers,
principal analyst for Multimedia at Dataquest. "The publication of VRML97
by ISO and IEC completes the process of making VRML the standard for
interactive 3D on the World Wide Web."

"Congratulations are due to the members of the VRML Consortium and ISO/IEC
who have made this achievement possible," said Neil Trevett, president of
the VRML Consortium. "The Consortium's involvement in the publication of
VRML97 as an International Standard illustrates the critical role it is
playing in enabling 3D to become a widespread platform on the Internet."

"The combination of the VRML community's expertise and passion with
ISO/IEC's formal processes and deep experience produced an International
Standard that we can all be proud of," said Rikk Carey, co-author of the
VRML standard and president of Wasabi Software. "VRML97 is a shining
example of how open, consensus-oriented processes can create high-quality
technology standards in a reasonable amount of time."

"As an Internet content developer, we see VRML97 further encouraging the
refinement of VRML as a robust and widespread media type for 3D on the
web," said Lisa Goldman, president & CEO of Construct. "This is a major
milestone for VRML and the VRML community."

VRML Consortium Information
The VRML Consortium, Inc. is a rapidly-growing nonprofit organization with
a mandate to establish and promote VRML as an open, ubiquitous standard for
3D graphics on the Internet. Comprised of over 60 leading technology
companies, the VRML Consortium members provide technical and marketing
expertise for the continued evolution of the VRML standard. Supporting an
open enrollment credo, the Consortium provides its members with early
access to new VRML technological and business developments through
participation in technical working groups and promotional and marketing
activities. Membership information on joining the VRML Consortium is
available at (http://www.vrml.org).

Josephine Mong Phone #: 408-969-4888 x103
Senior Account Executive Fax #: 408-969-4895
Horizon Communications Pager #: 888-552-5035
jmong@horizonpr.com website: http://www.horizonpr.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

CSR Racing 2: Your guide to what's...
CSR Racing 2, or CSR2, as it likes to call itself, has finally arrived. The follow-up to the immensely popular drag racing game CSR Racing is the first release from NaturalMotion since the studio's acquisition by Zynga in early 2014. [Read more] | Read more »
The Slaughter: Act One (Games)
The Slaughter: Act One 1.0.323 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.323 (iTunes) Description: “The game mixes realism and surrealism to create a story that can cause just as much laughter as fear. A-” -... | Read more »
NEO TURF MASTERS (Games)
NEO TURF MASTERS 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: NEOGEO’s legendary golf game is back, in a brand-new mobile version with touch controls! NEO TURF MASTERS (also known as “BIG... | Read more »
How to send money to a friend with the F...
Facebook is already a lot of things to a lot of people. It's a social network, sure, but also a tool for catologing memories, chatting with friends, and much more. [Read more] | Read more »
Branch out into the Chinese market with...
Created a game that you’re super enthused about, only to find yourself struggling to get it the exposure that you believe it duly deserves? With the time, energy and money that goes into development, it’s only right that games should be given the... | Read more »
Pocket Arcade Story (Games)
Pocket Arcade Story 1.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.00 (iTunes) Description: Here comes a new challenger: it's the arcade simulation game you've been waiting for! Build your very own gaming... | Read more »
How to get coins faster in Rodeo Stamped...
There comes a time in a cowboy or cowgirl's life when all the riding and lassoing skills in the world aren't enough. You're going to need some cold, hard cash to keep your sky zoo expanding in Rodeo Stampede. [Read more] | Read more »
How to out-do Cam Newton in Can You Dab?
The thing about dance crazes is that you're never really sure when they've run their course. Take the Dab, for instance. Propelled by its adoption as the touchdown celebration of choice for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the Dab seemed... | Read more »
Artik Games releases Splashy Cats for An...
Splashy Cats had us hooked from the title alone, and when we found out the game was literally just zig-zagging one of our favourite pop-culture references, guised as a playable cat character, down a river – our appetites were whetted to say the... | Read more »
Battle Cars (Games)
Battle Cars 1.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: Welcome to the world of Battle Cars. Battle Cars is a classic arcade top-down racing game with fast mini cars and funny weapons to... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

9-inch 128GB Silver iPad Pro on sale for $50...
B&H Photo has the 9.7″ 128GB Silver Apple iPad Pro on sale for $699 including free shipping plus NY tax only. Their price is $50 off MSRP. Read more
Why Use Indie Opera And Vivaldi Instead Of Sa...
For many years my web browser workhorses were various permutations and spinoffs of the Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox Open Source platform, and the Norwegian indie browser Opera, which I took a shine to... Read more
Western Digital Launches Worlds Fastest 256GB...
At the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai Western Digital Corporation this week introduced a new suite of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD cards, which includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I... Read more
KeyCue 8.1 Integrates With Typinator To Displ...
Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 8.1, a new version of the company’s keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. KeyCue 8 introduced a new way to define a wide variety of triggers, which can be used to... Read more
Save up to $600 with Apple refurbished Mac Pr...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac Pros available for up to $600 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each Mac Pro, and shipping is free. The following... Read more
21-inch 2.8GHz iMac on sale for $1199, save $...
Amazon has the 21″ 2.8GHz iMac (model #MK442LL/A) on sale for $1199.99 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
13-inch 2.5GHz MacBook Pro (Apple refurbished...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros available for $829, or $270 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping is free: - 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros... Read more
MacBook Airs on sale for up to $50-$100 off M...
B&H Photo has 13″ and 11″ MacBook Airs on sale for up to $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 11″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air: $849 $50 off list price - 11″ 1.... Read more
Brexit Vote Result Forecast To Slash UK 2016...
Uncertainty and economic volatility can be expected to increase over the next nine months, as the Brexit and concerns over the future of the EU hit IT investment, say Canalys market analysts, with... Read more
13-inch 256GB MacBook Air on sale for $1149,...
Amazon has the 2016 13″ 1.6GHz/256GB MacBook Air (model MMGG2LL/A) on sale for $1149.99 including free shipping. Their price is also $50 off MSRP. Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* iPhone 6s and New Products Tester Ne...
…we therefore look forward to put out products to quality test for durability. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, Read more
*Apple* iPhone 6s and New Products Tester Ne...
…we therefore look forward to put out products to quality test for durability. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, Read more
*Apple* iPhone 6s and New Products Tester Ne...
…we therefore look forward to put out products to quality test for durability. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions, Willow...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.