CARY, N.C. -- Dancik-On-Disk International Ltd., a provider of software and solutions for the decorative building products industry, has acquired the rights to Actimage technology, a “visualization engine” that will bring advanced visualization capabilities to Dancik's suite of software products aimed at manufacturers, distributors and retailers of natural stone, ceramic tile, wood, laminates, and other floor and wall coverings.

The Actimage technology will form the core of several Dancik products, including a computer-based viewing tool that allows floor covering shoppers to see products in real-world settings. Using a mouse-driven interface, any user can see instantly what a room would look like with any pattern, color and combination of surfaces. The product, Image Builder, is already in use by Dancik customers, including Color Tile, Florida Tile and Laufen International.

The technology will add greater functionality to Dancik's inventory and distribution software products as well. For example, Actimage enables visual mapping of warehouses for space optimization.

As part of an end-to-end solution for home decor manufacturers, distributors and retailers, Actimage-enabled products will allow the order to begin when a customer selects a product from a computer screen, and takes the order all the way to final delivery.

Actimage technology is a series of tools and programs that can render and manage photo-realistic and geometrically accurate digital images; create architecturally accurate estimates for covering surfaces such as floors, walls and counters; serve as components for space management applications; and serve as design, estimating, and order placement components for business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications.

To acquire the technology, the company purchased all rights, title, interest, copyrights, and trademarks in Actimage Technology from Bootstrap Informatica Ltda. of Sao Paulo, Brazil.