DiamondWare Announces Next Revolution of 3D Voice, Integrates with Monumental Technology Suite

Game Developers Conference 2008

SAN FRANCISCO--()--DiamondWare announced today the newest release, 12.0, of its DiamondWare Platform, offering several breakthroughs in high-definition 3D positional voice technology. New features include even more realistic audio, unlimited scalability, and a hosting option. The hosting option is revolutionary in that now, for the first time, developers can use the same 3D voice technology either as a hosted service or as a server license, and they can change from one to the other at any time.

With this version, DiamondWare increases its technology leadership position in the market, said Keith Weiner, CEO of DiamondWare. This isnt about phone service, but immersing the user more deeply into a high-quality experience, doing it on a truly massive scale, and giving developers and publishers options that work best for them, he added.

The Monumental Technology Suite from Monumental Games is the first beneficiary of this new version. One of the worlds leading Online Game and Virtual World development platforms, Monumental now offers DiamondWares technology to its licensees, to accelerate deployment of 3D voice in Online Multi-player Games, Virtual Worlds, Simulations, and Collaborative Environments.

We have a long standing policy of integrating DiamondWare and other key technology and service partners into the Monumental Technology Suite, said Rik Alexander, CEO of Monumental. We want to make life easier for our platform licensees. Making an Online Game or a Virtual World is a big enough job without worrying about having to integrate a host of other technologies and services as part of your project development schedule. The DiamondWare Platform is a cutting-edge commercially relevant VoIP component that fits well into our complete suite of development tools. he added.

About DiamondWare

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. Founded in 1994, DiamondWare is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. More information is available at http://www.dw.com.

About Monumental Games

Monumental Games (Nottingham, UK) is a technology, Online Game and Virtual World development studio specialising in the design, production, operation and management of large-scale consumer Massively Multiplayer Game and Virtual World products for the global marketplace.

Monumental Games develop the Monumental Technology Suite (MTS), a complete Online Game and Virtual World development middleware solution. MTS enables developers to focus on content development, product quality, creativity, added-value, USP features and innovation. MTS contains everything investors, publishers, developers, educators, governments, researchers and media/license owners need to take Online Game and Virtual World products quickly, securely and cost effectively to market. http://www.monumentalgames.com

Contacts

DiamondWare
Keith Weiner, 480-380-1122
keith@dw.com

Contacts

DiamondWare
Keith Weiner, 480-380-1122
keith@dw.com