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Oratrix GRiNS for SMIL

Oratrix Development BV has just released GRiNS for SMIL V1.0, an authoring and presentation system for local and streaming media on the Web.

GRiNS/SMIL allows content providers to create adaptive multimedia productions that tailor content to the needs and resources of the user community. Working together with RealNetworks' RealSystem G2, GRiNS provides access to the full capabilities of the SMIL language on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX systems.

Users on all these platforms can design multimedia presentations with adaptive content. Presentations can be made that not only adjust for bandwidth constraints, but also for language (for example, English and Spanish), or media type (text, image or video). The system's ability to create adaptive presentations is intended open up new value-added markets by allowing authors to tailor their content to the needs and resources of their clients.

GRiNS/SMIL was developed by Oratrix Development BV, an Amsterdam-based spin-off of CWI, the Dutch national center for mathematics and computer science. Oratrix Development is winner of the McKinsey & Co. "New Venture" award and has been selected by the Twinning Venture Capital Network in the Netherlands.