Immersive Media Corp.

Immersive Media Corp.

November 17, 2005 06:00 ET

Immersive Media Corp. Joins Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Business Partner Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) -

Georeferenced spherical video technology that brings a remote environment to your desktop

Immersive Media Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IMC) ("IMC"), an advanced digital video imaging company, is pleased to announce it has been approved to join the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. ("ESRI") Canada Business Partner Program. ESRI is the leading developer of Geographic Information System ("GIS") software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI software is used in 200 of the largest cities in the United States and in more than 60 percent of the counties and municipalities nationwide.

"The opportunity to partner with ESRI, a global leader in GIS, enables us to reach potential users of immersive movies and further develop our georeferenced solutions," said Myles M. McGovern, President & CEO of Immersive Media Corp.

Under the Business Partner Program, IMC will join ESRI's network of more than 2,000 domestic and international developers, consultants, data publishers, and resellers who, utilizing ESRI technology, provide solutions to meet GIS needs for many industries including local government, utilities, public safety, defense, business demographics, education, natural resources, and transportation.

IMC has developed an extension to ESRI's ArcGIS® (to view image, please visit software, enabling the integration of georeferenced immersive movies. Users can now interactively access immersive content from the world's most popular GIS platform.

"Our georeferenced immersive videos take GIS software to the next level, by accurately capturing an entire environment, we are able to cost effectively deliver precise information for mission critical decision making. Currently, we are completing the third phase of the 20 City Collection Project and this imagery easily integrates into ArcGIS. We are generating interest from city planners, law enforcement agencies and engineering groups," added Mr. McGovern.

How IMC Enhances Traditional GIS Data

By adding immersive video to traditional GIS data, it gives the user an unparalleled visual representation that flat imagery, vectors and modeling do not offer. The user can be virtually transported into the environment, from any geographic location along the recorded path, and can inspect features from multiple vantage points. With spatially enabled immersive content, anyone can enter a remote environment from the convenience of their desktop.

About ESRI Canada

Established in 1984, ESRI Canada is a Canadian owned company specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) solutions. ESRI Canada distributes the world's leading GIS software solutions from ESRI, Inc. In order to provide organizations with complete industry-specific solutions ESRI Canada has established an extensive business partner program that includes more than 100 Canadian organizations. ESRI Canada also provides professional services including consulting, training, technical support, and enterprise GIS implementation. ESRI Canada has 12 regional offices across the country, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit

About Immersive Media Corp.

IMC is an advanced digital video imaging company. IMC's Telemmersion® System captures a global image using multiple video streams arranged according to geodesic geometry. The dodecahedron design captures omni directional video that is seamlessly stitched together and can be viewed live or from a recording. IMC's immersive video provides a view of the entire environment for timely, fact-based decision-making. The compact size, lightweight and rugged design of the Telemmersion System makes it completely portable and it can be easily mounted on land and airborne vehicles. Applications include: persistent surveillance, integration, commanded control of interactive intelligent databases, scenario modeling, and specialized training.

IMC is a publicly traded Company that is listed under the symbol "IMC" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on IMC and the Telemmersion System, go to:

Telemmersion is a registered trademark of Immersive Media Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements - Information provided herein contains forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, which are considered reasonable by Immersive Media Corp. at the time of preparation, may be proved to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided and the variations may be material. There is no representation by Immersive that actual results achieved during the forecast period will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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