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Altadyn is a company that focuses on collaborative solutions in an immersive 3D online experience.
Altadyn’s technology allows users with mainstream desktop computers to access 3D immersive spaces for collaborative purposes. The technology is patent pending and runs in current browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari (web browser), on typical office computers (PC or Mac). The only requirement is having Java (programming language) installed. Elements of the technology is included in a small (<1MB) java binary applet.
Founded in 2002 by Guillaume Lurenbaum
Editions and features
- A 3D engine providing full immersion and physics capabilities,
- hardware accelerators based on JOGL, JOGL2, and LWJGL technologies provide real-time rendering
- users can customize avatars that have the ability to sit, talk, walk, raise hands, use a laser pointer, and more
- Upload and present slideshows
- Open architecture enables users to import 3D objects/spaces from external formats
- Integrated in-world Audio/Video streaming
- Integrated Voice Over IP (VOIP) and Skype
- Integrated Instant Messaging, moderated, private or public
- Desktop sharing and Remote control
- Synchronous 3D object manipulations: rotation, translation, scaling.
Awards and recognition
French Ministry of Research’s startup award in 2003, Paris regional award of Banque Populaire Ile de France in 2004 Innovation recognition from OSEO, the French Innovation Agency, in 2009 Entrepreneur of the Month TCVN award in California 2009 for company’s CEO Virtual Worlds person of the year 2011 for company’s CEO Among other recognitions, the company was recognized as a leading technology in web3D by Forrester Research reports, In 2008.
- "3-D Collaboration". http://www.2elearning.com/solutions/virtual-classroom/top-stories/top-stories-item/article/3-d-collaboration.html.