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Realtor.com beefs up virtual tours

Adds more image creation software providers
Published on Oct 5, 2004

Realtor.com plans to expand its virtual tour offerings to support nearly all virtual image creation technologies, the company said today. Beginning Nov. 30, real estate brokers and agents will be able to enhance listings on Realtor.com through an expanded, full-service hometour360(degree) program or the new PicturePath program. Homestore, which operates the Realtor.com Web site, will convert its comprehensive hometour360(degree) product into a hosting and distribution tool powered by a choice of virtual image creation technologies. Homestore will continue to support IPIX's virtual image solutions, but will now enable alternative imaging technologies to be used. At the same time, the current PicturePath product will transition to a link submission tool. Access to Homestore's hometour360(degree) program previously was only available to virtual tour service providers that agreed to acquire the hometour360(degree) Wizard software and keys needed to create IPIX 360-degree image...

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