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Mersive Named in The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards
Editor's note: Mersive Technologies is based on research from the UK College of Engineering's Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments.
LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 15, 2009) − Mersive Technologies, a leading display technology company, today announced that it has been named runner up in the Software category of The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, given for innovations that are truly groundbreaking and particularly useful in a time of economic hardship.
Mersive develops sophisticated software to automatically align multiple projectors into a single, seamless display. Displays that currently cost millions of dollars can now be constructed with commodity components and software at a fraction of the price. These technical advances will have significant impact on the way displays are created and used.
Mersive plans to accelerate the adoption of this innovative technology to enable exciting new modes of communication and collaboration in the presence of tremendous numbers of pixels. Moreover, Mersive is uniquely positioned to build and deploy the world's first general pixel-management operating system, giving the company a clear competitive advantage and showcasing its innovation.
"Display technology has been surprisingly stagnant since some of the earliest home computing systems. We still interact with our computing environments in much the same way we did in the 1980s, and we are working to change that," said Christopher Jaynes, co-founder and CTO of Mersive Technologies. "Mersive software can enable displays that are part of a new pixel landscape, on which we can define new ways to interact and communicate. It is exciting to be part of this trend and great to have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal for our efforts."
Some of the criteria used to judge a company's innovation included whether the technology breaks with conventional ideas, goes well beyond marginal improvements, and whether it will have a wide impact. According to The Wall Street Journal, there were 500 applications from 20 countries, 80 applications were sent to an outside panel of judges for review, and 36 winners and runners-up were selected. Mersive was runner up in the Software category with VMware (NYSE:VMW) (www.vmware.com) taking first place.
"We are pleased to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal in the Software category of this prestigious award," said Randall Stevens, co-founder and CEO of Mersive. "Since the company's inception in 2004, we have developed a strong intellectual and innovative heritage. Mersive was the first company to fully productize its auto-alignment technology, and as the company expands and develops new solutions, we will enable the delivery of technology once considered only practical for select high capital industries for a range of applications from simulation to museum displays."
About Mersive Technologies
Mersive Technologies is a software company that redefines the ease with which ultra resolution, multi-projector displays can be designed, configured, and maintained. A leader in the creation of ultra definition (UD) displays with resolutions greater than high definition (HD) devices, Mersive provides a cost-effective, true auto-alignment solution capable of merging any number of projectors into a seamless display of almost any size, shape, and resolution. Technology once considered only practical for select high capital industries is now made available by Mersive for a range of applications from simulation and training to museum displays and digital signage. Building upon its military simulation market, Mersive now serves the simulation, training, display, and signage needs of corporate, nonprofit (including museums), and academic organizations. Mersive is privately held and venture funded.