SeeStorm's 3D Avatar Takes Home Wireless Award

8/1/2003 - SeeStorm (, technology pioneer and innovator, developer of interactive, vision and speech-enabled communication software has announced that SeeStorm product for 3D talking characters on cell phone has received Overall Best Exhibitor award at Wireless Japan 2003 show.

SeeStorm's software enables quick creation of rich-media messages with animated 3D talking heads from any 2D image, including people photos, cartoon characters, animal images. It is targeted to content providers, who receive a platform to create rich-media messages based on their content and deliver them to PC or mobile devices using standard formats and protocols.

SeeStorm presented its new generation of Avatar applications running on NTT DoCoMo i-mode 505i-series handsets. With SeeStorm's applications, visitors of Wireless Japan could make their Avatars using the cell-phone camera, and send talking Avatar message to a cell-phone or PC.

SeeStorm product is build on top of SeeStorm technologies for face recognition (3D characters could be created from the user's photos shot by the built-in phone camera), 3D face animation by voice (SeeStorm voice-to-motion engine) and voice disguising.

"3D Talking heads is a killer-app for mobile phone market. Given the extensive "go mobile" and rich media communication tendency, Avatar mobile messaging market proposition is extremely timely. SeeStorm's software is a platform to deliver various types of content together with voice or text message to a cell-phone, which is becoming an ultimate way to reach any person, anytime." -says Andrew Sviridenko, SeeStorm's CEO."

SeeStorm showcased the product at the booth of its Japanese partner - Kyocera Communication Systems, the leading provider of hosting services and system integration for mobile applications in Japan.

"Having long-lasting relations and a number of clients on Japanese market, SeeStorm keeps strengthening its Japanese positions and striving to embed cutting-edge technologies into mobile applications."

About SeeStorm
Established in 1999, SeeStorm is technology pioneer and developer of synthetic video, speech-to-motion and computer vision technology. SeeStorm is the member of Pulver-100, that lists top-100 private communication companies worldwide. SeeStorm is daughter of SPIRIT, the biggest expressDSP software house in Europe (TI processor data), that licensed its software and technology to clients including Atmel, Atlus, Japan Radio Company, Furuno, Hyundai, Namco/Mitsui, NEC, Toshiba, Nortel Networks, Panasonic, Trans Cosmos, Samsung, Siemens and Texas Instruments.

About Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd
Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd (KCCS) was established in 1995 and provides hosting services, system integration and total IT outsourcing solutions to large enterprises in Japan. With a focus on the four businesses: Information Systems, Network Systems, Telecommunication Engineering, and Management Consulting, KCCS provides high value-add services and solutions for numerous companies in the IT sector. KCCS has a worldwide employee base of over 1200 and a sales turnover of US $ 452 million (53.396 billion Yen) in 2001. For more information, please refer to

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