Safari, Quartz Extreme imbedded in Nanopoint

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Nanonation, a developer of Internet-enabled custom kiosk solutions and digital entertainment systems, has announced a new version of its Nanopoint Software for kiosks and interactive marketing systems. The new version extends its software architecture by imbedding Safari, Open GL, and Quartz Extreme.

Based in Lincoln, Neb., Nanonation began operations three years ago, introducing Nanopoint, a "media driven client server architecture." According to a case study written by Nanonation, the company's user interface utilizes QuickTime's media architecture that allows the media files, or interactive modules, to communicate with each other.

In addition to QuickTime, Nanonation's kiosk architecture supports a wide range of media elements including Flash, Java, video streaming, and more. The company courts customers in such markets as retail, entertainment, hospitality, travel and tourism, health care, and higher education.

Nanonation officials say its latest software has been reengineered to take advantage of Mac OS X and the Safari Web browser. The enhancements purportedly provide faster performance in all aspects of media handling and display.

Additionally, there's a new layer-based technology for compositing graphics, text, and other media widgets enables the software to composite content like QuickTime movies over other content in real time with individual windows and layers having full alpha-level control. Contact Nanonation for details on Nanopoint's pricing structure.

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