Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood!
IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2013 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, and Vision 3 Experiential (V3E), an industry frontrunner in multi-media content and technology for next generation film production, theme parks and museums, today announced an exclusive joint venture, EONVision Inc., to develop and deploy state-of-the-art Experience and Discovery Centers (EDC) around the globe.
The EDC is a radically new imagining of the more traditional theme parks and museums that exist today. Using the latest multi-media, Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive 3D technologies, feature film-quality content, advanced theme park show systems, Broadway theatricality, great narrative story-telling and a healthy dose of academic excellence, Experience and Discovery Centers will be a completely new, thrilling, immersive learning adventure for its guests.
EDCs will be themed on science, technology and the collective human experience. Imagine being taken back in time to the land of the dinosaurs or the deepest depths of our oceans – and believing you are actually there! How about exploring the inside of your own body or the farthest reaches of space? These subjects relate to everyone, young and old, and from every culture and corner of the globe.
The market for ‘Edutainment’ is experiencing a rapid global growth. To meet these market demands, EONVision has developed a strategy to establish Experience and Discovery Centers with local partners to optimize the introduction of these state-of-the-art “theme park museums” in each key region.
EDCs are also engineered to be mobile and dynamic. Designed as a traveling experience exhibition, or ‘scientific circus,’ EDCs can be easily taken down, transported and re-erected at the next location. This means the experience comes to you and allows for deployment in multiple population centers, for limited times, that may not otherwise support a permanent placement. Furthermore, the facility architecture and design acts as a ‘dynamic blank canvas,’ allowing for simple change out/updating of content, technology and show theming in a matter of days, not years.
Experience and Discovery Centers will consist of a wide range of immersive equipment such as EON Icube, EON Holographic I, EON AR, EON Ibench, EON Holopodium, EON Artificial I and EON Icatcher along with cutting-edge Virtual Reality content and related technologies from around the globe.
EONVision will offer turnkey EDC deployment, management, operational oversight, content refreshment, creative alternatives and marketing interface applications. Each regional hub will become self-sustaining as a cultural enterprise zone and spawn high-tech, skilled local job creation in many related fields.
The first EDC is scheduled to launch December 2014, with identical centers in key global markets following up shortly thereafter.
EONVision’s founders and management: Top, left to right: Aaron Sims – Creative Director at V3E, Pierre de Lespinois – CEO at V3E, Kearie J. Peak – COO at V3E, Bottom, left to right: Eric Gruendemann – President at V3E, Dan Lejerskar, Chairman at EON Reality, Inc., Anna Razumejeva – Global Business Development Director at EON Reality Inc. Not pictured in the photo: Mats W. Johansson – CEO at EON Reality, Inc. and John Sullivan – Executive Director at V3E
“The Greek philosopher Aristotle said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and I believe our partnership brings together V3E’s world leading cinematographic, visual quality and storytelling talent with EON’s engaging and immersive 3D solutions. This combination delivers the next generation edutainment venues that are a mix between digital and physical, smart and flexible, and provide a fluent experiential and thematic journey with focus on science, discovery, history and knowledge transfer,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman, EON Reality.
V3E’s CEO, Pierre de Lespinois, said, “It’s very exciting to see how we can mix the best VR, AR and immersive technologies with our film production expertise to create stunning, provocative, bleeding-edge content. This is how we SHOULD learn. This is how we WILL want to be entertained in the future.”
“There is no doubt that ‘edutainment’ is the hot button topic of the decade. Everyone is looking for innovative and affordable ways to inspire and educate. We have seen a staggering global appetite for this kind of solution and, along with EON, think the EDC model fits the bill perfectly,” said V3E’s President, Eric Gruendemann.
About Vision 3 Experiential
Vision 3 Experiential, LLC (V3E) is a creative, strategic and managerial company established to produce multi-media content, technologies and immersive themed experiences worldwide. Its primary focus is in the emerging ‘edutainment’ marketplace, which includes theme parks, museums, expos and scholastic institutions. With multiple Oscar, Emmy, Bafta and Visual Effects Society awards and nominations to its principals, Vision 3 is made up of Feature Film/Television/Documentary Producers and Directors, Visual Effects Pioneers, Media Technology Innovators, Conceptual and Character Design Titans, Theme Park Luminaries, Global Business Leaders and Education Experts. Their projects range from mobile dome shows to interactive museums, from fixed concert venues to fully immersive science and technology theme parks. They presently service clients in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and Virtual Reality software provider. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.