Fovia Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has developed High Definition Volume Rendering®, a proprietary, software-only volume rendering technique that delivers unparalleled quality and performance. Volume rendering has become invaluable for a wide variety of applications in many fields, including medical, dental, veterinary, industrial, pharmaceutical and geoscience.
Fovia’s HDVR® software is more scalable, cost effective, flexible, and easily deployable on an enterprise-wide basis than are GPU or other hardware-based approaches. HDVR® can be easily and natively integrated into various original equipment manufacturers’ offerings, therefore allowing OEMs to quickly and cost-effectively offer the world’s most advanced volume rendering to their customers.
Fovia’s HDVR® algorithms and architecture take full advantage of the future directions in both imaging and computing (larger datasets, larger projection displays, multi-core processors, multi-threading, multi-CPU environments and server-side rendering for thin-clients) without sacrificing quality or performance. This scalability has been, and will continue to be, critical to ensuring the long-term superiority of Fovia’s solution.
Prior to the introduction of Fovia’s CPU-based HDVR® software, existing solutions were unable to handle the large volumes of data being generated, and they exhibited many limitations, including: requiring expensive graphics cards or specialized hardware (ASICs); forcing significant trade-offs between image quality, speed and cost; inability to easily distribute images remotely (therefore requiring a dedicated, advanced visualization workstation); inflexibility and non-scalability; and a high obsolescence factor. Fovia’s HDVR® technology, on the other hand, has successfully overcome these volumetric data challenges.
With Fovia’s software, large volumes of data can be visualized and analyzed in high definition -- both locally on workstations and remotely via server-based, thin-client technology.
Just as business applications have evolved from mainframe-based solutions to desktop applications to applications being delivered via a client-server model (including via the internet and smart-phone delivery), volumetric imaging is following a similar evolutionary path. Fovia’s proprietary algorithms, running on off-the-shelf hardware, allow 24-hour remote, interactive visualization, thereby enabling a paradigm shift in volumetric imaging.
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