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Perceptive Pixel Collaborates With Vizrt To Integrate Vizrt Software With Multi-Touch Display Wall

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Bergen, Norway, New York, NY - April 8, 2008 – Vizrt, a leading provider of real-time, integrated broadcast graphics software announces its collaboration with New York-based, Perceptive Pixel. Perceptive Pixel is the creator of the most advanced multi-touch display systems in the world, including the large-scale Media Wall, which has already been seen on-air for coverage of the 2008 U.S. Presidential primaries. The integration of Vizrt’s Viz Engine and Perceptive Pixel’s Multi-Touch Media Wall will be showcased at next week’s NAB2008 convention in Las Vegas, Booth #SL4805. Perceptive Pixel’s Multi-Touch display solutions, now integrated with Vizrt software, enables broadcasters to use its sophisticated and intuitive multi-touch gestures to control graphics presentations that they create with the full line of Vizrt software, including: Viz Artist 3, Vizrt’s animation and visual effects creation tool for high-quality 2D and 3D real-time graphics; Viz Curious Maps mapping software; and Viz Quattro, a still and clip store workflow solution. Viz Engine supplies uncompressed, real-time graphic and video output. Graphics can be run from Viz Trio character generation software and Viz Content Pilot content management software. “Extremely large video walls, used as studio backdrops and as interactive tools during election coverage and weather forecasting, represent a fast-growing trend in production,� said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO, Vizrt. “Our collaboration with Perceptive Pixel affords broadcasters a large, high-resolution interactive surface and creates the possibility of close-ups and more creative shooting angles. But, the major breakthrough is the integration of Perceptive Pixel’s multi-touch feature with any graphical or video element in Vizrt. The possibilities are endless in terms of the creative potential.� Perceptive Pixel’s groundbreaking Media Wall is the most advanced multi-touch system available on the market, creating new opportunities for collaboration, interactive image manipulation, and breathtaking information visualizations. The Wall is 94� diagonal, full HD 1080p resolution, and can sense an unlimited number of touch points simultaneously. It is a complete turn-key system that can be used with its suite of bundled applications, easily integrated with existing single-touch applications, or support the development and deployment of advanced multi-touch native applications with its included Perceptive Pixel Multi-Touch Application Framework SDK. Perceptive Pixel’s Multi-Touch Workstation is a smaller 55� diagonal HD display, ideal for a single user interacting for extended periods of time, while its height allows walk-up collaborators quick and easy access. Going beyond the traditional mouse, trackball, or touchscreen, multi-touch allows one or more users to intuitively perform sophisticated manipulation of information or systems using multiple simultaneous points of contact by one or more individuals. “Vizrt brings us an established artist-friendly platform, dedicated to the creation of live interactive graphics,� said Jeff Han, founder and chief scientist of Perceptive Pixel. “It puts our technology into a professional workflow, while we completely transform the possibilities for interaction with their graphics. The result is a whole new dimension for dynamic interactive storytelling on a studio floor.� About Perceptive Pixel: Perceptive Pixel is a privately held Delaware corporation headquartered in New York, New York. The company was established in 2006 to create and deliver Multi-Touch Display & Human Interface solutions which support a variety of applications in a number of industries. Perceptive Pixel has designed, delivered, and maintained systems for a variety of verticals and environments including several U.S Government agencies. About Vizrt: Vizrt creates leading-edge content production tools for the digital media industry - From award-winning 3D graphics & maps to integrated video workflow solutions. We propose a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from conception to multi-format distribution. Through constant innovation and a good measure of fun, we create software and services that push creative boundaries and develop new ways of telling stories. Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions. Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information, please refer to

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