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CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Personify, a top developer of immersive telepresence software, announced today the launch of Personify Live, the first Web conferencing tool that overlays real-time video of the presenter onto a PowerPoint slideshow, online demo, video or any other content. Backed by investment from AMD Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures, Personify (formerly Nuvixa) created its Live technology to work in conjunction with traditional Web conferencing and collaboration tools, including Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype.
Personify Live is a software tool that uses a depth-sensing camera, such as the Microsoft Kinect, to transform the way people communicate through Web conferencing. With Personify's patent-pending Live technology for Windows PC users, live video of the presenter can be extracted from the environment and superimposed onto any background, creating a virtual green screen experience. All presentations can be recorded, stored and shared.
Personify Live was developed primarily for business-to-business companies and their sales and marketing teams. The service comes with an accompanying mobile app for iPhone and Android that serves as a remote control for the presentation.
"Our technology provides audiences with important visual and emotional cues that traditional remote presentation technologies cannot deliver," said Dr. Sanjay Patel, cofounder and CEO of Personify. "Personify Live creates an innovative Web conferencing experience and allows users to preserve the human connection of face-to-face interaction and deliver truly interactive presentations in a virtual setting."