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March 1999

CONTENTS:
Background References Research Links Free/Commercial Tools

Background References:

Title URL
Siggraph 98 Course: eyond Bottlenecks and Roadblocks: Internetworked 3D Computer Graphics http://www.crcg.edu/events/sig98/theresa/intro-netgraf.html
Web3D Consortium (VRTP, DIS-Java-VRML, etc.) http://www.vrml.org/
or http://www.web3d.org

Govt and Research Links

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Title & Description URL
CAVE Research Net (CAVERN) http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern
EU ACTS COVEN project http://coven.lancs.ac.uk
DIS (SISO Site) http://SISO.sc.ist.ucf.edu/dis
High Level Architecture (HLA, DMSO site) http://hla.dmso.mil/hla
U.of Nottingham: HIVE, MASSIVE, CVE http://www.crg.cs.nott.ac.uk/research
Mira Labs Virtual Life Network (VLNet) http://miralabwww.unige.ch/vlindex.html
Mbone: Multicast Backbone http://www.mbone.com
SICS DIVE (Distributed Virtual Environments http://www.sics.se/dive
Sony CSL (Robert Lea - Community Place, WAVE, etc) http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/person/rodger
http://vs.sony.co.jp (Japanese)
GMD FIT CSCW (Wolfgang Broll - Smalltool) http://orgwis.gmd.de/~broll/publications.html

Free & Commercial Tools

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Company Products
Activeworlds.com Inc
4 Middlestreet
Newburyport, Mass, 01950 USA
Tel: 978 499-0222
http://www.activeworlds.com
Client-Server based shared worlds, see review in VRNews Jan/Feb 99 issue
Bang
http://the.bang.is
bang is an open source cyberspace community client and an Java3D application browser.
Blaxxun Interactive, Inc.
375 Alabama Street, Suite 415
San Francisco, CA 94110 USA
Tel: +1 (415) 437-6160
Fax: +1 (415) 437-6170
Email: info@blaxxun.com
http://www.blaxxun.com
Client-Server based shared worlds for chat, meetings, collaborative CAD, etc. 
Geometrek Deep Matrix
(Richard Armitage)
5 Brentwood Gardens, 
Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 3LP, UK.
Tel: 44 191 281 6011
mailto:richard@geometrek.com
http://www.geometrek.com
Opensource Multiuser VRML client/server tool
MetaVR
37 Elm Street,
Brookline, MA USA
Tel: 617-739-2667
http://www.metavr.com
DIS based products from libraries to complete turn-key systems. Web site contains comparisons with other DIS tools.
MÄK Technologies, Inc.
185 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617.876.8085
Fax: 617.876.9208
http://www.mak.com
DIS and HLA tools for simulation and gaming. VR-Link was one of the first commercial DIS products.
SAIC SimTools
Larry Austin
45472 Holiday Drive, Suite 7A
Sterling VA 20166, USA
Tel: 703 318 5420
http://www.saic-simtools.com
DIS support libraries and tools. (web site down at press time)
SENSE8 Corporation
100 Shoreline Highway, Suite 282
Mill Valley, CA 94941 USA
Tel: (415) 339-3223
FAX: (415) 339-3201
http://www.sense8.com/products/world2world.html
World2World is a client server networking solution for WTK and WorldsUp environments on an intranet or internet.
Rtime Inc. 
3161 Elliott Ave, Suite 300 
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
Tel: 206.281.7990 
Faz: 206.281.768
http://www.rtime.com
RTIME Interactive Networking Engine™ is a

client/server networking engine for game development.

VR-1 
4888 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
phone 303.546.9113
fax 303.444.2797
http://www.vr1.com
VR-1 Conductor is an suite of tools and technologies that provide client-server networking for internet games with titles available from Microsoft and AOL.
Virtual Reality Technologies GmbH 
Am Bauhof 18
64807 Dieburg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6071 9858-0
Fax: +49 (0)6071 9858-48
http://www.vrt.de
http://www.paraworld.com
Paraworld is a client-server system based on Superscape and Rtime. It focuses more on shared interactivity, simulation-style movement, reliability and size than avatars and chat-windows
Vnet/VRML Interchange Protocol
http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/sfwhite/vnet
http://ariadne.iz.net/~jeffs/vnet
VNet is a free, multi-user VR system, written by Stephen White and Jeff Sonstein using only the open standards of VRML 2.0 and Java.