Visual Numerics Announces PV-WAVE Version 7.01

October 27, 2000

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Boulder, COLO. — Visual Numerics, Inc., a developer of web-enabled data visualization, numerical analysis and enterprise software solutions, announced that PV WAVE Version 7.01 is now available.

PV-WAVE is a family of easy-to-use software products that let engineers, scientists, researchers and business analysts understand large and complex datasets using a wide variety of visual techniques. PV-WAVE’s interactive, array-based scripting language allows users to rapidly develop platform-neutral applications for manipulating, analyzing and visualizing these datasets to detect and display trends, patterns and anomalies. The software includes hundreds of sophisticated mathematical and statistical functions from the company’s IMSL C Numerical Library (CNL), as well as image processing, signal processing and general mapping functionality.

The two primary enhancements in Version 7.01 are the addition of new graphical user interface tools that facilitate the creation of bar charts and pie charts; and the addition of nine new CNL routines, which brings to 197 the total number of CNL routines integrated into PV-WAVE.

“By definition, Version 7.01 is not a major release, but it does illustrate our continual effort to provide the functionality that our customers deem important in a timely manner,” said Margaret Journey, the PV-WAVE product manager at Visual Numerics.

Journey continued, “By strengthening PV-WAVE’s GUI tools, we made it possible for some users to more quickly glean information from their data. And by adding nine new CNL routines, we further separated PV-WAVE from competing products that don’t offer the same level of numerical analysis functionality. We elected to include these enhancements in a minor release now, rather than wait for the next major release, because our customers want technology advancements as soon as they’re available and we’re here to meet their needs.”

PV-WAVE 7.01 is available for many popular operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Unix (Sun, HP, SGI, Compaq & IBM), OpenVMS, and Linux. Windows and Linux pricing starts at $1,500.Unix and OpenVMS pricing starts at $3,495.

Privately held Visual Numerics celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2000. The company’s software products help users understand complex data, which is typically in the form of rows and columns of numbers. Visual Numerics provides its data visualization and numerical analysis software tools to major corporations, academic institutions, and research laboratories worldwide. Typical users include scientists, researchers, engineers, and financial analysts at organizations such as Bear, Stearns & Company; Sandia National Laboratories; American Association of Railroads; Boeing Company; and Coleman Research Corp. This large and diverse customer base is supported through a direct sales force, wholly-owned international subsidiaries, and international distributors.

Visual Numerics’ product line includes the IMSL Libraries for mathematical and statistical analysis; the PV-WAVE Development Environment for desktop visual data analysis applications; the PV-WAVE Web Development Environment for network-based visual data analysis applications; and PV-WAVE Applications and Toolkits for time-series data analysis, image processing, and signal processing. For more information, visit the company’s web site at http://www.vni.com .

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