One of the greatest challenges many companies
face is distributing information about products and services.
Another challenge is keeping people informed—whether they
are employees or customers.
Since meaningful information is the key to progress, an organizations
success depends on its ability to communicate, educate, and inform
Averra Media Corporation was formed in 1998
to provide solutions to these challenges. Our core business is
incorporating businesses’ subject matter into interactive
digital content and computer programs designed to help people
communicate ideas, strengthen business, build rewarding relationships,
We create the underlying imagery and computer
code that breathes life into your subject matter using a wide
range of technologies that bring together sound, text, images,
and video in ways that form rich interactive experiences and enhance
the way people access information.
Averra can lend a hand to help get your products
or services noticed while enlightening people in unique, innovative
Well work with you to develop a scalable
plan that examines your present and future needs, then provide
you with a menu of options that will help you decide and plan
an approach that will work best for your organization.
Click on a category at the left side of this
page to find out more about what we can do for you!
Three-dimensional (3D) imagery and animations
are compelling and engage people's imagination, allowing visualization
of events and objects that otherwise may not be seen or understood.
Averra Media was founded by people who have
substantial expertise in conveying complex concepts, functions,
and procedures across a wide variety of business and technical
We use a variety of state-of-the-art technologies
to create realistic, dynamic 3D graphics and animation. The 3D
content can be created from scratch, or we can integrate your
existing two-and-three-dimensional digital models, raw data, photos,
and other material to create visualizations that effectively convey
Because digital 3D imagery is easily re-purposed,
the same content can be used in different mediums, such as CD-ROM,
DVD, film, print, television broadcast, videotape, or the World
Applications include advertising, kiosks, sales
presentations, training and e-learning, public relations, corporate
communications, and courtroom visualization.
Written procedures can be difficult for
people to understand, however they are a routine necessity for
many businesses. It's not easy to describe in words something
that's done in a non-verbal manner, and it's often beneficial
to provide an interactive, visual method of communication.
Averra can build, implement, and maintain simulations
in a variety of formats including CD-ROM, DVD, and the Web.
Specific types of simulations we build include:
- business processes and procedures
- industrial process and equipment simulations
- interactive virtual product demos
- simulations for courtroom presentation
We build the initial simulation, then provide
the authoring software, training, and technical support so your
organization can revise as needed, or we can update and maintain
simulations for you.
If you've ever tried creating a Web site,
you know what a challenge it can be. Browser inconsistencies,
cross-platform issues, text formatting problems, and server interface
technical issues can be overwhelming.
That's why Averra Media has developed a Content
Management Tool to help streamline the process, allowing you to
or other programming languages and Web programming techniques.
This takes the pain out of maintaining Web sites and frees up
This tool is especially useful for people who
must frequently update Web site content, publish newsletters,
and/or manage multiple Web sites quickly and efficiently.
Content Management Tool is designed to enhance the productivity
of people creating Web content by providing an easy-to-use, visually
oriented system that automates your site's look and feel using
a variety of attractive, pre-designed layout schemes that we can
also customize to your needs.
- Web site content is easily and quickly updated
- multiple users can maintain a site simultaneously
- users don't need to know web programming procedures
- administrators can choose what content goes
- administrators can track logins and changes
- establishes a common process for revising
- standardizes how information is formatted
- content can be edited and updated from within
most Web browsers
- anyone administrators designate can add and
update content from within their Web browser
Averra can provide you with everything from
custom design that focuses on one aspect of your Web site to a
complete hosted package.
Averra will help you get plugged into the
We create integrated applications that can be used as combination
training and reference programs, maintenance manuals, and "on-line
Your content packaged into mobile devices, such as custom websites, iPads or iPhones, provides knowledge as people
need it—anywhere, any time.
The benefits are numerous and include:
- Quick access to information
- Access information in multiple formats
- Read information using multiple devices
- Link to vendor and other outside resources
- Revision control
- Document management and control
- Ease of distribution
- Optional hardcopy or "Print On Demand"
Applications we develop have the capability
to launch other applications or documents, so you can access other
information or databases that may already exist in a wide variety
of digital formats.
You can also mix document formats such as Acrobat,
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online Web pages, databases, digital
video, and more.
Averra can work with your subject matter experts,
or put you in touch with qualified subject matter experts.
Averra creates software programs that let people
learn at their own pace—to receive information as it is
needed. We can integrate your content by providing the underlying
programming, graphics, and multimedia content, and work with you
to develop the core content as well.
For example, people can type in a question,
then be guided through a series of procedures such as those used
for troubleshooting, maintenance, or safety—even contact
other personnel or vendors automatically when needed.
This kind of 'Just-in-time' learning allows
people to be actively involved in the learning process. Interactivity
reinforces the learning content and helps people to retain knowledge.
These applications may also be configured for
use as reference tools. In this way, people aren't forced to go
through a structured course to find a quick answer to a specific
question or to troubleshoot a problem.
The benefits are numerous.
Familiarize new employees with new or standard
procedures or unfamiliar processes.
Enable people to study potentially dangerous
topics without risk as they can see the results of their actions
and become skilled at proper 'best practice' workplace methods
and procedures while learning how to work safely at their job.
This approach reduces downtime, increases productivity, prevents
worker injury, and saves you money.
Testing and documenting training for large
numbers of people can be accomplished efficiently and cost-effectively.
Applications we build can have the ability to automatically track
the progress of individuals or groups and automatically provide
documentation to satisfy industry and/or regulatory requirements
such as ISO 9001:2000, OSHA, JCAHO, HIPPA, HAZCOM, RCRA, and others.
These applications can also have the capability
to launch other computer programs or computer-based documents,
so people can access information in a wide variety of formats
from a central source.
Distribution options are numerous and include
Macintosh and Windows computers, handheld computers, the Internet,
local and wide-area networks, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, mobile apps, or
any combination of these.
We can also integrate multiple languages in
one application so your software can be localized for various
We'll work with you to create a scalable, customized
application that fits your needs, then deliver ready-to-use applications
together with the authoring software we used so you can update
it yourself—or we can maintain it for you as well as provide
ongoing technical support.
Kiosks are powerful interactive communications
tools that use multimedia technology to dispense information to
a specific audience, delivering your message using a combination
of video, graphics, audio and text.
Typical applications include airport terminals,
bank and hotel lobbies, museums, point-of-purchase displays, retail
establishments, supermarkets, shopping malls, trade shows, waiting
rooms, zoological parks, and more.
Averra designs and develops kiosk software for
use with standard kiosk hardware, optional internet connectivity,
interaction with other hardware, and portable computers for trade
shows or client presentations.
The interactive kiosk applications we build
can provide information in a variety of engaging formats. Besides
simply presenting information you can ask questions, conduct surveys,
deliver helpful information and directions, collect information
from user input, and respond with feedback.
We can develop just the underlying code for
kiosk programs, select and install complete kiosk systems, or
provide support at any stage of the process.
For turnkey solutions, Averra works with several
major kiosk hardware manufacturers and qualified technicians to
ensure high quality at the right price within your budget.
For trade shows or presentations, we can also
arrange "plug and play" kiosk rentals complete with
software pre-installed to your specifications. We'll even handle
the complete logistics for you by having the equipment delivered,
set up, tested, and then packed up after the show.
In addition to kiosks, we also can incorporate
your content with leading edge, attention grabbing technologies
such as electroluminescent signage and display materials.
Contact us for details.
Presentations provide a dynamic way to
get your message across, while helping your audience to visualize
Averra creates presentations for business meetings, conferences,
courtroom exhibits, and trade shows.
We can help develop engaging presentations that will get your
message across with high-end graphics, animation, audio, video
and interactive techniques that enable you to control the pace
of your presentation.
Presentations can be created from scratch, or we can supply customized
imagery to compliment your existing presentation.
For example, we can re-purpose existing data and imagery from
different sources into a seamless presentation guaranteed to leave
a positive, lasting impression on your audience.
Many multimedia projects seem incomplete
because packaging is often an afterthought. Specialty packaging
is one way to get your production noticed by using innovative
designs and materials that go beyond standard "off-the-shelf"
approaches. Many people think this is expensive—it doesn't
have to be.
While one of our specialties is producing 3D
imagery for computer display, we also create innovative printed
3D packaging and displays for trade shows, retail environments,
and exhibits using state-of-the-art technologies.
Averra works closely with several commercial
printers, die makers, digital service bureaus, and disc duplicators
to provide a full spectrum of services for advertising, technical,
retail, and consumer mass markets.
- packaged cross platform multimedia CD-ROMs
- business card size CD-ROMs
- unique containers for any disc based media
- three-dimensional lenticular cards and posters
- silkscreened and/or laser-inscribed media
- custom die-cut designs for packaging and other
- pop up 3-Dimensional
packaging for CD-ROM boxes, greeting cards, and business informatics
In addition, Averra can help create printed collateral materials
- post cards announcing your new Web site
- flyers and brochures
- charts, posters, and murals
- special announcements and offers
We can handle your entire printing project, from graphic design
and proofs, to mailing, or anything in between.
to discuss your requirements.
Averra's custom programming services provide complete programs
from concept to finished product, or anything in between.
Back-end programming generally refers to the underlying code
behind the graphics and "look and feel" content, such
as user interfaces used with Web sites and software programs.
Averra provides professional back-end
programming support for businesses as well as Web site and interactive
media developers. We specialize in cross-platform software development
for both Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows platforms.
So what does this mean for you?
If you need complete Web sites or disc-based software that provide
rich interactive content, e-commerce applications, databases,
streaming audio and video, web portals, Web site and multimedia
application templates that you can easily update yourself, and
more—then you've come to the right place.
In addition to application planning and creation of unique Web
sites, our programming capabilities include:
- Adobe ColdFusion
- FileMaker, MS-Access, and SQL database development
- iPhone and iPad custom app development
- Custom software installers
- Expert Systems
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) design and development
and Quicktime VRML
We also offer professional software and Web site compatibility testing
services. Our comprehensive testing capabilities include:
- Apple Macintosh systems
- Microsoft Windows
- All popular Web browsers
- Web site functionality testing and monitoring, image optimization, and Search engine optimization (SEO)
- conversion of digital video and voice narration
into interactive formats
- conversion of paper-based information into
interactive digital formats
- conversion/translation of CAD data into interactive
- graphic design and technical illustration
- integration and technical support for kiosks
and computing devices
- video editing and processing for integration
with interactive multimedia
- voice talent for multimedia narration