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Kaidan & REALVIZ: Join for Multi-Row and QTVR Panoramic Technologies

Kaidan and REALVIZ Announce Joint Solutions For Multi-Row and QuickTime VR
Panoramic Technologies

Kaidan Is Reselling And Bundling A New Version Of REALVIZ Stitcher With
Support For QuickTime VR Cubic Panoramas. Additionally, Both Companies Will
Work Towards New Software And Hardware Solutions For Fully Immersive Images
On Windows And Other User Platforms.

Feasterville, PA & San Francisco, CA – (March 7, 2001) – Kaidan
Incorporated, the leading manufacturer of Photographic VR hardware,
announced today an alliance with REALVIZ, a leading developer of 2D/3D
image-based modeling software. Effective immediately, Kaidan will offer
bundles with REALVIZ Stitcher, immersive imaging software, along with
Kaidan’s multi-row panoramic tripod heads. Initially, the first bundled
version of Stitcher 1.5 will support the Windows NT/2000 environment. Both
companies are working together to introduce broadened support for Windows
and other user platforms. These new versions and next-generation automated
solutions will be demonstrated at the REALVIZ stand (#M 8945) at the
upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas, April 23-26, 2001.

According to Kaidan President, Jim Anders, “We’re very excited to be
working with REALVIZ. Their Stitcher software technology is extremely
powerful and is a natural product to bundle with our multi-row tripod
heads. It provides an excellent solution for those looking to capture
high-resolution, high-quality QuickTime VR cubic panoramas without a
per-image fee. Stitcher also points the way to future products that combine
affordable high-speed motorized capture devices with sophisticated
automatic stitching software.”

“This alliance with Kaidan is our first step in providing our high-end
technology to the immersive imaging and web 3D business. We are very
enthusiastic about this association of two top quality products which will
provide photographers with the most advanced features to assist them in the
creation of the most cost-effective and visually impressive panoramas.”
Dominique Pouliquen, President & CEO of REALVIZ.

About Stitcher

Stitcher automatically combines horizontally and vertically overlapping
photographs seamlessly to create a fully immersive image that spans a
180-degree vertical and 360 degree horizontal field of view in seconds.
Panoramas are color blended, de-blurred and perfectly warped so they can be
used without any additional editing. The application is already in use by
game developers, web designers and special effects artists worldwide.

More information can be found at


REALVIZ is based in Sophia Antipolis, France, with U.S. headquarters in San
Francisco, California, and offices in Paris and Singapore. REALVIZ is the
leader in image-based content creation for professionals and amateurs alike
in film, broadcasting, gaming, architecture, Internet and CAD. Derived from
years of research at the famous INRIA Lab in France, the company’s
stand-alone software applications enable 2D, as well as 3D artists, to
easily and cost-effectively create rich media content for a wide range of
applications, from post-production and special effects, to web design and
digital imaging. REALVIZ’ award-winning products are currently in use by
some of the world’s leading production and effects houses, web design
studios and architectural companies. REALVIZ’ extensive client portfolio
includes: Walt Disney Imagineering, Industrial Light and Magic, Warner
Brothers Productions, Cinesite, Glassworks, Framestore, Sony Imageworks,
BBC, Coca-Cola, Digital Domain, Buf Compagnie, Mill Film Limited, Procter &
Gamble, RENAULT Design, Thomson Multimedia, the Jim Henson Company, Cabinet
Benoit and AXYZ, among many others.

About Kaidan

Kaidan Incorporated ( is the world’s leading manufacturer
and supplier of Photographic VR solutions for the Internet. Kaidan has
active alliances with many digital imaging companies such as Kodak,
Olympus, Apple Computer and MGI Software. Kaidan was founded in 1994, and
is a privately held company with their main offices in Feasterville,
Pennsylvania. Kaidan offers their products and solutions through their
worldwide distribution channel and through their web site. For more
information, please contact Kaidan Incorporated at (215) 364-1778 or Fax
(215) 322-4186. Contact: Ria DiMartino, Sales and Marketing Director –

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