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March 1999

Background References Research Links Free/Commercial Tools

Background References:

Title URL
Siggraph 98 Course: eyond Bottlenecks and Roadblocks: Internetworked 3D Computer Graphics
Web3D Consortium (VRTP, DIS-Java-VRML, etc.)

Govt and Research Links

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Title & Description URL
CAVE Research Net (CAVERN)
High Level Architecture (HLA, DMSO site)
U.of Nottingham: HIVE, MASSIVE, CVE
Mira Labs Virtual Life Network (VLNet)
Mbone: Multicast Backbone
SICS DIVE (Distributed Virtual Environments
Sony CSL (Robert Lea - Community Place, WAVE, etc) (Japanese)
GMD FIT CSCW (Wolfgang Broll - Smalltool)

Free & Commercial Tools

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Company Products Inc
4 Middlestreet
Newburyport, Mass, 01950 USA
Tel: 978 499-0222
Client-Server based shared worlds, see review in VRNews Jan/Feb 99 issue
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
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
Opensource Multiuser VRML client/server tool
37 Elm Street,
Brookline, MA USA
Tel: 617-739-2667
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
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
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
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
RTIME Interactive Networking Engine™ is a

client/server networking engine for game development.

4888 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
phone 303.546.9113
fax 303.444.2797
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
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
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.