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VEWL: Virtual Environment Windowing Library for Device Independent User Interaction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: SB1341-05-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: 907-36
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1872 Pratt Dr., Suite 1500, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Patrick Roye
Phone: (540) 557-7636
Research Institution
Open Tech, Inc. seeks to develop a Virtual Environment Windowing Library (VEWL) that will provide users with an intuitive user interface and device independent interaction methods. The interface will allow users in a virtual environment to run applications and configure the environment using the same windows and controls that they are used to using on desktop systems. The software will provide for complete device independence, allowing users of any system to use the software regardless of the input devices that they are using (e.g. wands, mice, keyboards, PDAs, etc). The software will help facilitate the application development process for programmers, while simultaneously helping programmers provide users with more flexible and intuitive applications. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The end product, VEWL, will be useful to both application developers and end users of virtual environments. VEWL will provide application developers with tools such as message passing capabilities, cross-platform support, standard user interaction techniques, and a device independent framework. This will help companies to accelerate their application development by reducing the amount of time required to develop fully functional applications. End users will benefit from applications that use VEWL, since these applications will utilize the same user interaction techniques as desktop systems, which most users are already comfortable using. Open Tech, Inc. will partner with existing distributors of Virtual environment applications in order to leverage the commercialization capabilities that these companies have already established.

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