Cast Software introduced Vivien, a new software application for event and meeting design, at Event Solutions in Washington last week.

Vivien is an integrated solution for event design and rollout. It is designed to meet the needs of planners and designers servicing corporate events, special functions, incentive meetings, tradeshows and expositions, weddings, and parties alike. The program is built on a specialized CAD engine that allows users to design any space in 3D. The Vivien 3D library contains a comprehensive collection of items, including tables, chairs, d├ęcor, AV, architectural, banquet, and staging items. Users simply click and drag the items into their virtual space. Everything is tracked by a database and paperwork component for issuing floor plans, layouts, reports, order sheets, schedules, and renderings.

"The show was a great success for Cast," comments Bob Mani, VP, sales and business development. "There was tremendous excitement about the product. The word spread quickly - customers were literally referred to our booth by other exhibitors. I think we have the potential to make a really important contribution to the industry." Cast Software was among the 135 exhibitors at Event Solutions Expo held in Washington, DC from Aug 28-31. The 8th annual show featured a full program of education, speakers, events, and exhibits.

While still under development, Vivien is scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2005. Cast Software will again exhibit the product at The Special Event Show in Miami Beach this upcoming January. Diana Zimmerman, President of CMS Communications Intl, one of the Top 10 Event Planning Agencies, had this to say about the new software: "Finally, software designed specifically for the event planner! Vivien is severely needed in our industry - nothing else even comes close to the efficiency and power of this product. It's exactly the kind of application that will help CMS win accounts!"

Cast Software, under the umbrella company Cast Group Inc., provides state-of-the-art specialized design software to the entertainment sector. Servicing the film, television, theatre, event, and meetings industries, Cast strives to maximize the creative and professional potential of their clients by helping them to communicate design ideas, foresee problems, save time, save money, and increase efficiency.

While a newcomer to the events industry, Cast has deep roots in the entertainment lighting field. In 2001, Cast Software was awarded the Emmy for technical achievement in lighting for its software suite WYSIWYG. Founded in 1994, Cast is a Toronto-based company with service provider and sales distribution networks spanning the globe.

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