SEPTEMBER 7--TeraRecon Inc. (San Antonio, TX; www.terarecon.com) has launched three powerful new imaging products for the geoscience community, based on its newest patented VolumePro processor technology. These products advance the state of the art in performance, image quality, and integration of 3-D visualization systems. VolumePro technology reportedly provides the fastest and most affordable imaging solution for real-time interpretation on large seismic volumes for individual desktop workstations, interpretation workgroups, and high-performance visualization platforms for desk-side and visualization center applications.
VolumePro 1000 is TeraRecon's second-generation, real-time, 3-D volume-rendering hardware accelerator for PCs and UNIX workstations. In real time, voxels and surface geometry are seamlessly integrated together. VolumePro 1000 provides high performance for large data sets, as VolumePro 1000 stores and processes up to 2 Gbytes of volume data on a single PCI board. Targeted to OEMs and system integrators, VolumePro's cards platform agility allows it to be easily integrated into any PC or UNIX system, including Windows, Solaris, Linux, HP UNIX, and IRIX.
TeraRecon is also launching VolumePro NET, an ideal streaming 3-D-server solution for networked interpretation workgroups. VolumePro NET provides an affordable, shared resource for visualizing and interpreting large seismic data sets. Together with VolumePro 1000, it provides spectrum of options for adding performance acceleration to interpretation computing. Rather than investing in additional, expensive 3-D interpretation workstations, VolumePro NET can provide high performance and functionality to low-power or older workstation or even laptop computers.
The VolumePro Visualization Platform is a custom high-end interpretation platform targeted to OEMs. It can be scaled to handle the most-demanding datasets for interpreting basin-wide data. VolumePro Visualization Platform can be scaled to meet the needs of high-end workgroups, desk-side interpretation stations, and visualization-center applications. Platform data capacity ranges from 8 to 32 Gbytes and beyond.
"Successful exploration and production of hydrocarbons depends on the ability to understand and interpret large volumes of subsurface data rapidly," states Jamie Jacobs, executive vice president of TeraRecon's VolumePro Division, based in Concord, MA. "These advanced products based on VolumePro technology represent a technology breakthrough in delivering real-time performance, unsurpassed image quality, and affordability to standard PC and UNIX workstations for the geoscience community."