Mercury Enables Interactive Navigation with Latest Open Inventor

10/13/2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) will demonstrate the latest release of Open Inventor® from Mercury Computer Systems, Inc., the widely used object-oriented, cross-platform three-dimensional (3D) graphics application programming interface (API) for C++ and Java developers. Open Inventor from Mercury offers several new robust components that apply specifically to the oil & gas market, including Large Data Management (LDM) and the 3D User Interface Toolkit. These features add to variety of existing functionality, making Open Inventor an even more powerful graphic display system for real-time, 3D visualization.

"Open Inventor from Mercury enables developers within the energy market to increase productivity by reducing time to market while simultaneously optimizing their development costs and resources," said Didier Thibaud, vice president and general manager, Imaging and Visualization Solutions for Mercury. "It has become the de facto standard for development of cross-platform (Windows, UNIX, Linux) 3D graphics applications in C++ and Java."

Open Inventor from Mercury has many added features that broaden its functionality, including more than 1,000 classes and an intuitive, easy-to-use programming interface that allows for rapid prototyping and development of 3D visualization applications.

Major enhancements include:

New Platforms

New Features

MeshViz (formerly DataViz) Extension

Open Inventor from Mercury has an extensible architecture that allows developers to add specific functionality to meet their unique needs. Mercury also offers extensions to the toolkit that will allow the developer to "mix and match" the extensions as needed, and create a toolkit that is customized to meet their specific requirements.

The Mercury TGS Series includes Open Inventor from Mercury and amira®, each designed specifically to use OpenGL for graphics rendering and to enable the power and functionality of OpenGL at an object-oriented level. Mercury plans to demonstrate the TGS Series products in booth #2400 on a number of displays and platforms.

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading supplier of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing computer systems. Mercury's products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms, the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also develops radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web:

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