Monday February 8, 12:03 pm Eastern
Company Press Release
SOURCE: The Pixel Company
The Pixel Company Stakes a New Claim on the Desktop
Demo 99 Audience Sees Preview of New Product Based on
Technology That Expands Digital Real-Estate Beyond Windows
DEMO 99, INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Pixel Company today gave 800 of the high-tech industry's most
influential players a sneak- preview of NetSpace(TM), the
company's next product that exploits the unused screen space
beyond the edge of the Microsoft Windows desktop, taking
advantage of Pixel's patent-pending technology.
Pixel's first product to exploit this new screen real-estate,
MySpace(TM), was announced last June. MySpace runs in the newly
created region directly under the Windows taskbar and provides
the user with web navigation, Internet messaging, and user
control of applications.
``MySpace and NetSpace are the first two facets of a strategy
to dominate the one area of the screen that the operating system
can't control,'' said Tom O'Rourke, president and CEO of The
Pixel Company. ``Eventually, we will be able to provide an
Internet-centric operating environment in the screen space around
the traditional Windows desktop.''
The Pixel Company was one of 30 cutting-edge companies invited
to show their products and technologies on-stage at Demo 99 at a
session titled ``Close to the Core'' focused on operating system
and core-level computer functionality.
``The Pixel Company's technology has the potential to change
the way people interact with their computers,'' said Chris
Shipley, industry analyst and executive producer of Demo 99.
``The PC industry needs to be focused on making computers easier
to use. Pixel's technology offers a creative solution to the way
we gather and disseminate information and I'm pleased to have
them participate and speak at Demo 99.''
The Pixel Company's patent-pending technology is unique in
that it writes directly to the graphics driver of a computer.
This enables it to write to the space outside of what the Windows
operating system recognizes as the desktop, taking advantage of
new real estate around the edge (overscan area) on a computer
screen. Currently, Pixel has developed toolbar applications that
take advantage of this technology, but future applications could
allow users to run multiple operating systems on a single
machine, all controlled from outside the operating system by
Demo is a unique combination of information services designed
to give technology industry ``influencers'' insight into the
future of personal technology. DemoLetter, a printed newsletter
distributed monthly, and DemoLetter, Weekly Edition boasts a
subscriber base of senior executives at the leading hardware and
software companies, as well as consultants and venture capital
firms. DemoLetter is the personal computing industry insider's
go-go place for information, insight and analysis on emerging
ideas, trends and the future of personal computing. For more
information about Demo 99 and its partners, visit the conference
Web site at http://www/demo99.com/.
About The Pixel Company
Established in 1997, The Pixel Company is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Ark Interface II, a pioneer in 3-D interface design
for computer technology whose products, such as MySpace Online,
are in use today on more than ten million home computers
worldwide. The Pixel Company is first to market with a completely
new way of accessing technologies outside the rules and
restrictions of the traditional operating system desktop with
their flagship product, MySpace. For more information, visit The
Pixel Company Web site at www.thepixelcompany.com.
(c) 1998 The Pixel Company. All Rights Reserved. Patent
Pending in the US and other countries. The Pixel Company, The
Pixel Company logo, MySpace and NetSpace are trademarks of The
Pixel Company. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are
property of their respective owners.
SOURCE: The Pixel Company