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  May 12, 2005

Redbug Technologies Launches Virtual Reality Applications for Mac

(Dillsburg, PA) - Redbug Technologies has released public beta versions of Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer, applications designed to create and to share virtual reality tours. Redbug encourages Mac users to submit feedback to help improve the final products. Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer can be downloaded from http://www.redbugtech.com/downloads.php.

Mapwing Creator Pro is an authoring application enabling users to build virtual reality (VR) tours from digital photographs. It is not another application for creating 360º panoramas. With Mapwing Creator Pro, users can create VR locations or “points” out of images and connect these together to form tours. Tours can be enhanced by adding an interactive map, text comments, and hotspots. Mapwing Viewer is a browsing application that allows users to open Mapwing tour files.

The public beta versions of Mapwing Creator Pro and Mapwing Viewer are available as free downloads. They are compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 through 10.4 and require Rage 128 graphics or better. Screenshots and detailed information about Mapwing can be found at http://www.redbugtech.com/mapwing.php.

Redbug Technologies is a software development company based in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The company was cofounded in 2004 by Andrew Hagenbuch and Nathan Hoover and is presently focused on developing VR software technologies.
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