Interactive Digital Center to build Augmented and Virtual Reality Knowledge Transfer ecosystem in both Mauritius and the continent of Africa
IRVINE, CA, December 9, 2015 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., Mauritius Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Mauritius, and State Informatics Limited (SIL) inaugurated EON Mauritius’ Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in Ebene, Mauritius. With its telecom partners, EON Mauritius will bring Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer to mobile subscribers on Mauritius and across Africa.
Guests experiencing the EON Icatcher system; Prakash Padaruth, MD of EON Mauritius, and Sridhar Sunkad, MD of EON Singapore, with Sherry Singh, MD of Mauritius Telecom
The IDC will serve as a spring board for AR and VR technology in Africa and will address local industry and educational needs. To do this EON Mauritius will leverage its Entrepreneur School, the VR Innovation Academy, content factory, and cutting edge virtual showroom to build a local Augmented and Virtual Reality knowledge transfer ecosystem.
“EON Mauritius will form the heart of a new technology Hub in Ebene and will form the base of a new knowledge transfer ecosystem here in Mauritius. We look forward to working with EON Reality to accelerate knowledge transfer and build a fast-track to employment for our nation’s students in areas of high global demand,” said Sherry Singh, MD of Mauritius Telecom.
Mats Johansson, CEO of EON Reality, and Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality, Hon Xavier Luc Duval, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Tourism and External Communications, and Hon Sudarshan Badhain, Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms and Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation; Dan Lejerskar presenting at the inauguration
In total, over 150 guests, representing industry, government, and educational fields, attended the inauguration of EON Mauritius in Ebene’s CyberCity – located in the central part of Mauritius. These guests explored EON Mauritius’ facilities, received a hands on demonstration of EON Reality’s technology, and listened to talks from experts on how AR and VR knowledge transfer has benefited them.
“We’re teaching the skills needed to be successful in creating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content for industry and education that will help educate the next generation,” Prakash Padaruth, Managing Director of EON Reality Mauritius. “The VR Innovation Academy is already training its first class and the showroom is packed with state-of-the-art 3D technology. We have set the pillars in place, we are now ready to start the actual work in Mauritius and Africa.”
Dan Lejerskar explaining the EON Entrepreneur School; Sridhar Sunkad with guests in front of the Icube
“Mauritius is a perfect match for EON Reality’s world leading knowledge transfer software and global development network. With the help of strong partners, in Orange, Mauritius Telecom, SIL, and others, we will accelerate the distribution of our Augmented and Virtual Reality knowledge transfer applications to those that need it in Mauritius and the whole of Africa,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality. “Mauritius is a perfect example of a nation seeking to gain a competitive advantage in the global market place.”
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and 159,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 99,800 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 240 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
About Mauritius Telecom
Mauritius Telecom (MT) is the leading telecommunications operator and service provider in Mauritius. MT’s strategy for growth is centered on innovation and enhanced customer experience as part of its Enabling ICT Evolution strategy. MT provides a full spectrum of voice and data services using fixed-line, mobile and internet platforms. MT’s real-time technology services and solutions, coupled with its experience and know-how, provide businesses with a one-stop solution for IP-based services, virtual private networks and high-speed internet access and application services. MT also invests in Fibre to the Home (FTTH), Fibre to the Business (FTTB), Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), ADSL and SHDSL technologies and is also offering TelePresence and Cloud Computing solutions. http://www.mauritiustelecom.com
About State Informatics Ltd
State Informatics Ltd (SIL) is a leading group in the provision of integrated IT solutions (including ERP, CRM, business intelligence and PMS solutions) in Mauritius, southeastern Africa and western Africa.
SIL is located in Mauritius, with other subsidiaries SILNAM and SILBOTS based in Namibia and Botswana. SIL also has an operational partnership with an IT solutions provider in Ghana to service that market and the West African region. SIL is well set on developing its business, expertise and geographic footprint. The expansion of the SIL group of companies in Mauritius and in the African continent demonstrates its capability to deliver the right solutions, whatever the needs and identity of the client organisation. SIL has implemented critical systems for public and private organisations and has growing ambitions as a regional player and as a partner of choice for private and public organisations in the African region and beyond. For further information, visit www.sil.mu
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.