Pixar used Sun hardware on the project. Sun president Ed Zander said his company’s products would function better and at a lower price than comparable products from Silicon Graphics.
COLORIZER TAKES ITS
TECH TO DEUTSCHLAND
CST Entertainment signed long-term licensing agreements with Munich-based BMG Ariola and Bavaria Kopierwerk to represent CST’s technology to a nine-country network in Europe. The 10-year pacts also include options for CST’s future software developments. As part of the agreement, BMG Ariola will install CST’s patented, digital coloring software in art/design bays at its studio facility and link them via ISDN phone lines to CST’s 46 computer workstations in Culver City, Calif. Applications include colorization of existing black and white material, color special effects and ink and painting for animation. Services are expected to be online by early 1996.
FROM VORTEX SPRINGS
NEW AUDIO FEED
Vortex Technology has launched what it bills as a “24-hour Internet-delivered radio network” consisting of original programming. The network is called the Vortex Live channel. Audio is delivered via software called Streamworks, developed by Xing Technology. Vortex said Internet users with even a moderately fast modem (14.4 baud) can receive its audio feed. The network’s flagship show is “Professor Neon’s TV & Movie Mania,” which Vortex president Lauren Weinstein developed for radio broadcast. After the show became an underground hit, Weinstein modified it for broadcast on the Web.