Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) provides data visualization software that is used to manipulate, integrate, and display various types of data. Its software uses trend analysis, pattern recognition, and anomaly detection to help users find answers to complex design problems. The company was carved out of MUSE Technologies, which filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in late 2002. Customers include research organizations, government agencies, and corporations. AVS continues to integrate its products with offerings of partners and has expanded past its roots in scientific, medical, and engineering software to target broader business applications.