DiamondWare Releases New Version of 3D Voice at the Austin Game Developers Conference
September 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsDiamondWare, the leader in high-definition, proximity-based 3D positional voice, announced today the availability of its next-generation 3D voice platform. Designed for massive multiplayer games, this new release features several standard setting breakthroughs such as clustering features that enable up to 10,000 active users in a single audio space. In addition to this new milestone in scalability, DiamondWare added new improved deployment and management tools that dramatically reduce the operational cost of hosting a multiplayer voice environment.
“Real people don’t organize themselves into neat channels. They move around and spread out in a space with some audible overlap,” said Keith Weiner, CEO of DiamondWare. “The bigger the virtual world, the bigger that problem becomes. Our new release allows game developers to provide a level or realism previously quite literally unheard of.”
“Many people don’t realize that gaming is where many VoIP innovations are first deployed”, said Jon Arnold of J Arnold & Associates, a Toronto based consulting firm specializing in VoIP. “DiamondWare’s ability to provide uniquely mixed 3D high definition audio to 10,000 users in a single channel will change how voice communications are used in large multiplayer games.”
New management tools include a console screen to manage one or more clusters, failover to hot-swap an idle computer when an active machine fails and an innovative authentication scheme that eliminates the need for a user accounts database. DiamondWare’s voice platform is available as a hosting license or as a fully hosted solution.
Interested parties can experience the new features live at Booth #716 during the Austin Game Developer Conference on September 6th and 7th or on-line at www.dw.com.
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DiamondWare provides best-of-breed real time voice technology with ground-breaking 3D positioning and high-definition quality. Applications include games, simulators, conferencing, VoIP, and radio over IP. Customers include DARPA, the US Special Forces, Navy, Air Force, as well as game developers, carriers, and equipment manufacturers. DiamondWare has received acclaim and recognition from numerous organizations, including TMC Labs Innovation Award, Best of Show at Internet Telephony, Product of the Year from Communications Convergence magazine, and has been on the Pulver 100 list since 2004. The company holds many patents with more pending. Founded in 1994, DiamondWare is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. More information is available at www.dw.com.