CodeBlazer Technologies, LLC today announced the acquisition of UPresent and UGather, two multiplatform multimedia applications developed at the University of Minnesota. The products have had a decade of real-world testing but little public exposure, according to CodeBlazer. The acquisition was completed at the end of February.
CodeBlazer says it has ambitious plans for the software, including Mac OS X compatibility, publish-to-web features, dynamic HTML help, and more. The company plans to re-release the software and market them as CodeBlazer products.
UPresent enables users to incorporate text, photos, illustrations, digital video and audio, live and streaming video, Web URLS, animations and more. The software also contains whiteboard elements that can be used with (or without) a graphics tablet. It’s been developed and used at the University of Minnesota for more than the last ten years.
UGather is a multimedia database application suitable for searching, archiving, previewing and selecting material for use with UPresent. It can also be used as a solo product for multimedia library archival. It can catalog images, QuickTime movies, audio files, and 3DMF models, with information linking records including author name, copyright, and any amount of text, graphics and audio.
CodeBlazer president Moe Khosravy has high hopes for the software. He said that the company will be releasing five related products in the next few weeks, including free UPresent presentation viewers for Mac and Windows.
“We are extremely excited to introduce our technology and the benefits it can offer,” said Khosravy.
Users will be able to purchase the software and download it from CodeBlazer Technologies’ Web site.