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.
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.
Convera is a leading provider of software products that access,
organize and utilize enterprise data, whether text, video, audio or
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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