INTEL AND INDUSTRIAL MINDWORKS PRODUCE OPENARCADE ARCHITECTURE
Atlanta, November 6, 1998 — Industrial Mindworks, Inc. of Atlanta, GA recently completed a contract with Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, CA to develop the Open Arcade Architecture Device Software Developer's Kit (OAAD SDK). Industrial Mindworks and Intel continue their alliance to create the next wave of enhancements for this product.
Intel collaborated with Industrial Mindworks, Microsoft, Quantum3D, Happ Controls, LBE Systems, Grey Stone Technologies, Monolith and many other software companies to jointly define the OAAD Application Programming Interface (OAAD API).
The OAAD SDK is designed to address the special and diverse hardware requirements for PC-based hardware interfacing in the location-based entertainment and arcade marketplaces. Industrial Mindworks engineered the SDK for ease of use through eliminating device-dependent code. Thus programmers developing arcade products are isolated from the vagaries of special hardware, while hardware manufacturers are afforded ease in writing device drivers.
The removal of hardware dependency in the OAAD SDK will impact both location-based entertainment and PC hardware in advanced training systems. The SDK supports Intel-based PC hardware and the Microsoft Windows95/98 and WinNT operating systems.
Industrial Mindworks was founded by owner Christopher D. Watkins, an experienced electronics and software engineer and general scientist known for his writings in the fields of 3D graphics and simulation. Mr. Watkins is the founder and owner of Algorithm, Incorporated, recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as a top 25 "very cool" technology company. He is also founder and owner of Inwit Publishing, Inc., a producer of high-quality technical learning materials.
Intel comments on Industrial Mindworks performance and on the SDK engineered by Industrial Mindworks: "really first class, very flexible and innovative." — "their application of inventive creativity produces reliable, high-quality, well-documented products meeting very aggressive deadlines."