Toshiba, Japan joins Web3D Consortium
Mountain View, California - April 6, 2015 (PRWEB)
Web3D Consortium announces that Toshiba Japan's Advanced Software Technology Group has joined the Web3D Consortium as a Large Organization Member to assist in developing and evolving the X3D specification. Toshiba’s Advanced Software Technology Group is using open standards based solutions to manage natural disasters in real-time. Their project: Weather data 3D visualization, for observing the complete lifecycle of torrential rain uses X3D open standards for rendering of volumetric cloud data. We welcome Toshiba to the Web3D community.
By joining Web3D as a Member, Toshiba intends to take an active role in evolving X3D as the ISO standard that integrates delivery of real-time 3D graphics for volume rendering. The Toshiba team has been working with Fraunhofer’s X3DOM team to support volume rendering in X3DOM. Which will be X3D V4.0.
Toshiba has already made key contributions to X3DOM. President of the Consortium, Nicholas Ploys from Virginia Tech observed “The X3D community is thrilled that Toshiba is ready to take an active role. These contributions push the envelope, making continued progress even easier for other volumetric data rendering innovators”
Anita Havele, executive director of the Web3D Consortium stated, “The Consortium warmly welcomes Toshiba and is looking forward to working closely with them to further improve X3D's functionality and interoperability in the areas of volume data rendering.”
About the Web3D Consortium
The Web3D Consortium is an international nonprofit trade association with members from government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating by consensus to develop the publicly available X3D standard. X3D is the leading royalty-free, open 3D file format standard and run-time architecture to communicate 3D scenes on the Web. X3D supports interoperable 3D visualization across multiple hardware platforms in all market segments. More information on the Consortium and Consortium membership is available at www.web3d.org