SOURCE: Advanced Visual Systems, Inc.

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November 16, 2010 06:00 ET

Advanced Visual Systems Celebrates Nineteen Years of Data Visualization Software Development

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) -  When Advanced Visual Systems (http://www.avs.com) (PINKSHEETS: AVSC) was first formed in 1991, most of its customers were scientists and engineers using mainframe and mini-computers to see their ideas presented on cathode ray monitors for the very first time. Nineteen years later, the typical AVS customer is a manager or executive at a large corporation using a widescreen laptop to keep tabs on performance and see an up-to-the-minute emerging trend that until just recently was buried in a ten page report. 

"Over our long history the data, platform and end-user may have evolved, but at AVS the mission remains the same -- to create powerful data visualization software and solutions that help workers make the best possible decision in the least amount of time," notes David M. Murray, CEO of Advanced Visual Systems. 

AVS is a recognized leader in the field of data visualization with a customer list of over 2,000 worldwide organizations and millions of end users that have utilized its software products to solve problems in nearly every industry. Prominent AVS customers include IBM, Oracle, Boeing, ConEdison, Airbus, BP, Fidelity, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.

Nineteen years after its first release, the company's debut technology, AVS5, is still in active use. Its venerable AVS/Express software products continue to empower thousands of individual researchers and exploit the power of parallel processing in high performance computing.

In recent years AVS has followed the explosive growth of the business intelligence industry and evolved its powerful OpenViz software (http://www.openviz.com) to accommodate the needs of large enterprises and global software vendors in the corporate and customer analytics, risk management, life science and real-time performance monitoring sectors.

"Data visualization revolutionized the world of academic and scientific research and is repeating its success in the world of business intelligence and analytics," notes Steve Sukman, Executive VP at AVS. "Our focus is on continuing to create the industry's most powerful data visualization software products and helping our customers to extract the full value of the data that they collect by turning it into actionable insight."

New areas of opportunity for AVS include providing advanced data visualization to hosted and cloud computing-based service providers, real-time performance monitoring, predictive analytics, and the emerging field of social media in marketing intelligence.

According to Anoop Chatterjee, company CTO, "Our continued engagement and product development within the academic, scientific, engineering and business communities has provided AVS with a very unique perspective on how data visualization improves the ability of humans to make quality decisions. Our research and development activities continue to break new ground in the use of advanced graphics -- in the nineteen year tradition of AVS."

About Advanced Visual Systems

AVS/Advanced Visual Systems provides industry-leading, interactive data visualization software and solutions that help business, scientific and engineering users gain critical insight from all types of data. AVS's complete line of software products speed decision-making by bringing information to life using the latest in graphics, Web-based and interactive technologies on all major computing platforms. For more information contact info@avs.com or visit www.avs.com.

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