LeoNovus Achieves 100% Faster Performance in Processing Compute-Intensive Rendering of Multimedia for Picture Mosaics

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /CNW/ -- LeoNovus Inc., (TSX: LTV.v) a leading Internet and distributed cloud computing provider with its geo-dispersed distributed data centre, today announced that Picture Mosaics is achieving 100% faster turn-around in processing of compute-intensive rendering files for multimedia, increasing efficiency for a faster time to market.   Picture Mosaics produces photo mosaics from a variety of multimedia files that can range between many MBs to GBs and require on-demand networks when transferring files from site to site, as well as high-speed for meeting tight project deadlines.

Picture Mosaics, located in Blue Bell, PA, designs and markets state-of-the-art photo mosaic software and design techniques to create high quality, custom mosaics across every print and multimedia genre. Their projects include personalized portraits, large-scale murals, HD inMotion mosaic videos, online and real-time interactive mosaic experiences with full HTML5 support, and more. The resolution of a photo mosaic can range from 90 to 500 mega pixels, depending on its size. Once rendered, the image is printed at 2880 to 4800+ dpi (three to six times that of photo-quality).

Picture Mosaics customers are well-known brands that require quality and fast turn around such as Google, AT&T, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, Red Bull, MLB & Virgin America, Intel, and Mastercard. (examples of products).

"LeoNovus is giving us on-demand resources through its distributed data centre to run our projects in parallel and concurrently with 100% increase in performance over a traditional approach," said Albert Charpentier, CEO of Picture Mosaics. "We are currently scaling our projects for more concurrency and expect to achieve at least 3x performance.  This is a great fit for delivering high-performance concurrent computing so that we can increase our productivity, efficiency and deliver time-sensitive projects. We also have high value clients that are concerned about higher reliability and security of their multimedia assets, which the LeoNovus distributed cloud service delivers above and beyond servers housed in commercial data centres."

"We are extremely pleased that we can scale Picture Mosaics workloads on demand to achieve greater efficiency for a faster time to market," said Gordon Campbell, CEO of LeoNovus.    "As you can see by the work examples provided here as well as on their website, Picture Mosaics is rendering large amounts of graphics to deliver high resolution and quality products." 

LeoNovus offers increased security and disaster recovery across geo-dispersed endpoints with high-level redundancy.   Additionally, LeoNovus offers on-demand compute, adding additional processor cores to increase performance on compute-intensive rendering frames concurrently creating greater efficiency for a faster time to market.  This is a premium service that is cost effective by having scalable compute resources across a distributed data centre.  LeoNovus' approach also has a high-level of reliability, and unlike traditional data centres that can be completely knocked out by storms or other unpredictable disasters, the LeoNovus distributed cloud services allow for immediate recovery due to redundancy across a broader geographical area.

About LeoNovus Inc. (www.LeoNovus.com)

LeoNovus® is a publically traded company on the Toronto exchange with offices in Sunnyvale, CA. and Ottawa, Ontario.  The Company has launched an innovative high performance browser-based SMART MEDIA PLATFORM with a remotely managed cloud system that provides HDTVs and other connected devices with unprecedented access to features, content, and functionality over the web without the cost, overhead and support of a PC.  This approach delivers an extremely flexible just-in-time service model to multiple markets including residential, hospitality and health care.   In parallel, LeoNovus utilizes its proprietary Dark Core™ technology with a unique ability to "light up" idle dark processors in hardware systems for purposes of building Intelligent Networks.  This allows the Company to offer geo-dispersed cloud services for new revenue streams while reducing costs and increasing performance via distributed networks.

About Picture Mosaics  (http://www.PictureMosaics.com)

Since 2001, Picture Mosaics has stood by their commitment to creating professional photo mosaics at an affordable price. To this day, the Company continues to keep its team motivated to evolving the mosaic concept by combining its expertise with their internally developed photo mosaic software. Their design team sees mosaic creation as an artistic process, not just a mathematical equation. Picture Mosaics offers a wide range of personal and professional mosaic services: photo mosaic prints, puzzles, and murals, full motion mosaic animation, online and interactive mosaic experiences, and more.

LeoNovus shares have traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since June 10, 2009.  Further information about LeoNovus can be found in its filings with Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available at http://www.sedar.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and may involve risks and uncertainties.  The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive developments, risks associated with LeoNovus' growth, the state of the financial markets, regulatory risks and other factors.  Forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release include statements with respect to proposed terms of, and the intended use of proceeds of, the Offering. There can be no assurance that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate.  Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, LeoNovus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Readers are cautioned not to place undo reliance on any statements of forward-looking information that speak only as of the date of this release.  More detailed information about potential factors that could affect LeoNovus' financial and business results is included in public documents LeoNovus files from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and which are available at www.sedar.com.

All trademarks, registered trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE LeoNovus Inc.

For further information: T: (408) 541-9400, F: (408) 541-9410, IR@LeoNovus.com, Gordon Campbell, Chief Executive Officier, http://www.leonovus.com