Inc. and Lee & Lee Communications Form A Strategic Partnership
Leading to the Development of a Multilingual Version of
Mandarin-Language Version of Insight?/font> will be Distributed in China
by Lee & Lee Communications
CA (December 8, 2000) - Language barriers are coming down and
the treasures of China are opening up to Internet access as
a result of a development and distribution agreement announced
today between Luna Imaging, Inc., and Lee & Lee Communications.
The new partnership brings together two leaders in the art and
image collection management world. Lee & Lee is the sole
licensee of the images from the National Palace Museum and also
represent several other museums in Mainland China. Luna Imaging
Inc. provides software for managing and using images over the
Internet and is used by some of the most prominent museums,
universities and libraries in the United States to provide online
access to their collections.
As a result of the new strategic partnership, Luna Imaging will
begin development of a Mandarin language version of its powerful
Insight?/font> software. Insight?/font>
will offer searching and display of information using both traditional
and simplified Chinese characters, combined with Insight's?/font> rich set of user tools for viewing, comparing
and organizing high quality images and other media assets online.
Development will fully internationalize Insight?/font>
language support. Complete Unicode compliance and the creation
of modular, drop in packages for each language will allow InsightR
owners to add languages and character sets to image collections
housed within Insight?/font>.
"Lee & Lee's reputation and seasoned experience in Asia
offer the perfect partnership for extending Luna's services
and software. If key benefits of Insight?/font>
are access to high-resolution image collections online from
anywhere at anytime - soon, 'in any language,' will be added
to Insight's strengths," says Luna Imaging President Michael
In their first collaboration, Insight?will be used to manage
and use thousands of images from the National Palace Museum.
Located in Taipei, the National Palace Museum houses over 700,000
art objects and artifacts from all of China's rich 6,000-year
"Luna's Insight?software anticipated, and far exceeded,
the requirements we were looking for in a system to access and
use image collections online" says Ann Lee, president of Lee
& Lee. "Luna's shared background with cultural institutions
and the quality of Insight?technology are key to our mission
of advancing Chinese culture to the world.
" As part of the agreement, Lee & Lee will market and distribute
Insight?in Asian markets, including the People's Republic
of China, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. Once
Mandarin is incorporated, Lee & Lee plans to extend Insight®
support to other Asian languages in the near future.