Convera Empowers PDD's Product Research, Analysis and Design

 Process; Screening Room Allows Designers to 
Efficiently Analyze User and Product Research  
Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers  
VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002--Pankhurst Design & 
Developments (PDD), one of Europe's leading product innovation 
consultants, has installed Convera's (Nasdaq:CNVR) Screening Room(R) 
video content management software to assist in its product research 
PDD's team of 50 researchers and product designers will use 
Screening Room to more effectively capture, access and repurpose video 
footage of consumers, in normal every day environments, using a wide 
variety of products, from mobile telephones to medical equipment.  
Using this digitized video footage, PDD is able to assist its 
clients in identifying consumer usage patterns and possible design 
flaws with their products.  
Prior to the installation of Screening Room, PDD's designers could 
not access research information until a staff member viewed the 
videotapes and summarized the contents in documents or presentations.  
Now that Screening Room is used to digitize, index, annotate and 
store the video footage, designers can quickly search for and view 
precise video segments from their own desktop or laptop computers to 
enhance their understanding of the research data. By streamlining 
access to the video-based information, productivity has increased 
across the whole process.  
About PDD  
Over 20 years PDD has been developing methodologies and processes 
that allow us to deliver innovative product and system solutions 
beyond incremental improvement. PDD offers its Clients access to a new 
type of consultancy - one where understanding end-users, design 
creativity and technical knowledge are fused into a single process 
delivering outstanding results.   
Our team of 63 specialists is made up of industrial designers, 
engineers, ergonomists, technologist, technicians, model makers and 
researchers uniting to deliver a turnkey innovation service 
internationally. Over the past year international Clients include: BOC 
Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Datalogic, Electrolux, DERA, Gillette, 
KeyMed, Legrand, NCR, Olympus, Orange, Polaroid, Vtech, Vocollect etc.  
About Convera  
Convera is a leading provider of software products that access, 
organize and utilize enterprise data, whether text, video, audio or 
image files.   
Convera's advanced technologies and products enable organizations 
to optimize the value of all their content, establishing an 
information infrastructure that effortlessly scales to provide large 
numbers of users with fast, accurate, web-enabled access to all 
relevant information for a broad range of business critical 
applications including enterprise portals, knowledge management, 
customer relationship management and many more.  
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