Advanced Visual Systems Introduces New Features to AVS/Express Data Visualization Software

Dec 14, 2000, 00:00 ET from MUSE Technologies, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Visual Systems
 (Nasdaq:   MUZE) has released version 5.1 of its popular AVS/Express(TM) data
 visualization platform.  Utilized by thousands of worldwide users to create
 powerful 2D and 3D visualizations of scientific, engineering and business
 data, AVS/Express has been enhanced with a range of new features that
 facilitate rapid application development and deployment, and takes full
 advantage of recent advances in display and interactive technologies.
 Complete information on AVS/Express is available at www.avs.com.
     Major enhancements to the Developer, Visualization and Multi-pipe editions
 of AVS/Express 5.1 include direct parallel rendering on SGI Onyx2 workstations
 with multiple graphics pipes and/or multiple display projectors; stereographic
 display support for PC, Solaris and HP platforms; OpenGL rendering on
 Linux-based systems; support for wand and other interactive and tracking
 devices; enhanced memory management for high-performance visualization; DBkit
 support for Oracle 8i; high-quality output using Vector Postscript; full
 64-bit addressing for large datasets; new developer tools that facilitate
 rendering, configuring, colormap editing and additional demonstrations.
     These enhancements follow a host of other AVS/Express features introduced
 throughout 2000, including high-quality stereo display capabilities; a new
 high-performance cache system; support for compound multi-pipe display modes;
 simplified multi-projector configuration; integration with Microsoft Developer
 Studio; ActiveX support; developer and runtime releases for Linux and Redhat
 6.1; simplified licensing; among 50 additional features and enhancements.
     According to Russ Barbour, CEO of MUSE Technologies, parent company to
 AVS, "Version 5.1 of AVS/Express reflects a continuation of our decade-old
 tradition of working closely with customers in the evolution of our software
 technology.  To that end, an embrace of multi-pipe, stereographic and
 interactive device technologies are reflected in recent versions, as are many
 new features that speed and enrich the application development process."
     Melanie Ziegler, Vice President of Product Development at MUSE added,
 "Recent enhancements to our AVS/Express line are a prelude to a major new
 release planned for late 2001.  Our objective is to facilitate the growing
 demand for cross-platform advanced data visualization by both developer and
 user populations through a strategic expansion of the AVS/Express platform.
 As always, customer input and a broad recognition of new trends in data
 management, application development, data handling and interactive techniques
 will feature prominently in our long-range AVS/Express strategy."
     AVS/Express is used by software developers to create dynamic visualization
 applications that can be broadly deployed on any combination of Compaq,
 Digital, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Linux, SGI, and Sun platforms, providing end
 users with powerful visual insight to all types of business, engineering and
 scientific data.  AVS/Express software and custom solutions provided by the
 professional services group of Advanced Visual Systems have been widely
 deployed in the medical imaging, oil & gas, geographic information systems,
 defense, aerospace, telecommunications, financial, data mining and
 educational/research industries.
 
     About the MUSE Technologies family of companies
     MUSE Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MUZE) is an international leader in data
 visualization and perceptual computing software and solutions that enable
 computer users to experience and interact with all types of business,
 scientific and engineering information.  MUSE offers a complete line of
 products that bring data to life on all major computing platforms using the
 latest in graphics, Web-based and collaborative technologies.  MUSE
 subsidiaries include Advanced Visual Systems, MUSE Virtual Presence, MUSE
 Simulation Solutions, MUSE VRsource and SimTeam, all of which are dedicated to
 assisting clients in nearly every industry speed the process of data analysis
 and decision-making.
 
     NOTE:  The word MuSE should be spelled as follows: The Greek symbol "mu"
 ("u") followed by a lower case "u" and a capital "S" and capital "E."
 
     Information contained in this press release includes statements that are
 forward-looking.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected
 in the forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
 statements is described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the
 fiscal year ended September 30, 1999, its most recent quarterly report on Form
 10-QSB, the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in connection with the
 merger and other public documents on file with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  Information contained in this press release includes statements
 that are forward-looking.  Actual results could differ materially from those
 projected in the forward-looking statements.  Information concerning factors
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
 forward-looking statements is described in the Company's Annual Report on Form
 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1999, its most recent quarterly
 report on Form 10-QSB, the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in
 connection with the merger and other public documents on file with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE MUSE Technologies, Inc.
    WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Visual Systems
 (Nasdaq:   MUZE) has released version 5.1 of its popular AVS/Express(TM) data
 visualization platform.  Utilized by thousands of worldwide users to create
 powerful 2D and 3D visualizations of scientific, engineering and business
 data, AVS/Express has been enhanced with a range of new features that
 facilitate rapid application development and deployment, and takes full
 advantage of recent advances in display and interactive technologies.
 Complete information on AVS/Express is available at www.avs.com.
     Major enhancements to the Developer, Visualization and Multi-pipe editions
 of AVS/Express 5.1 include direct parallel rendering on SGI Onyx2 workstations
 with multiple graphics pipes and/or multiple display projectors; stereographic
 display support for PC, Solaris and HP platforms; OpenGL rendering on
 Linux-based systems; support for wand and other interactive and tracking
 devices; enhanced memory management for high-performance visualization; DBkit
 support for Oracle 8i; high-quality output using Vector Postscript; full
 64-bit addressing for large datasets; new developer tools that facilitate
 rendering, configuring, colormap editing and additional demonstrations.
     These enhancements follow a host of other AVS/Express features introduced
 throughout 2000, including high-quality stereo display capabilities; a new
 high-performance cache system; support for compound multi-pipe display modes;
 simplified multi-projector configuration; integration with Microsoft Developer
 Studio; ActiveX support; developer and runtime releases for Linux and Redhat
 6.1; simplified licensing; among 50 additional features and enhancements.
     According to Russ Barbour, CEO of MUSE Technologies, parent company to
 AVS, "Version 5.1 of AVS/Express reflects a continuation of our decade-old
 tradition of working closely with customers in the evolution of our software
 technology.  To that end, an embrace of multi-pipe, stereographic and
 interactive device technologies are reflected in recent versions, as are many
 new features that speed and enrich the application development process."
     Melanie Ziegler, Vice President of Product Development at MUSE added,
 "Recent enhancements to our AVS/Express line are a prelude to a major new
 release planned for late 2001.  Our objective is to facilitate the growing
 demand for cross-platform advanced data visualization by both developer and
 user populations through a strategic expansion of the AVS/Express platform.
 As always, customer input and a broad recognition of new trends in data
 management, application development, data handling and interactive techniques
 will feature prominently in our long-range AVS/Express strategy."
     AVS/Express is used by software developers to create dynamic visualization
 applications that can be broadly deployed on any combination of Compaq,
 Digital, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Linux, SGI, and Sun platforms, providing end
 users with powerful visual insight to all types of business, engineering and
 scientific data.  AVS/Express software and custom solutions provided by the
 professional services group of Advanced Visual Systems have been widely
 deployed in the medical imaging, oil & gas, geographic information systems,
 defense, aerospace, telecommunications, financial, data mining and
 educational/research industries.
 
     About the MUSE Technologies family of companies
     MUSE Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MUZE) is an international leader in data
 visualization and perceptual computing software and solutions that enable
 computer users to experience and interact with all types of business,
 scientific and engineering information.  MUSE offers a complete line of
 products that bring data to life on all major computing platforms using the
 latest in graphics, Web-based and collaborative technologies.  MUSE
 subsidiaries include Advanced Visual Systems, MUSE Virtual Presence, MUSE
 Simulation Solutions, MUSE VRsource and SimTeam, all of which are dedicated to
 assisting clients in nearly every industry speed the process of data analysis
 and decision-making.
 
     NOTE:  The word MuSE should be spelled as follows: The Greek symbol "mu"
 ("u") followed by a lower case "u" and a capital "S" and capital "E."
 
     Information contained in this press release includes statements that are
 forward-looking.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected
 in the forward-looking statements. Information concerning factors that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
 statements is described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the
 fiscal year ended September 30, 1999, its most recent quarterly report on Form
 10-QSB, the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in connection with the
 merger and other public documents on file with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  Information contained in this press release includes statements
 that are forward-looking.  Actual results could differ materially from those
 projected in the forward-looking statements.  Information concerning factors
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
 forward-looking statements is described in the Company's Annual Report on Form
 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1999, its most recent quarterly
 report on Form 10-QSB, the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in
 connection with the merger and other public documents on file with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  MUSE Technologies, Inc.