ELVERUM, NO, June 28, 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, inaugurated EON Reality Norway, a Norwegian Interactive Digital Center (IDC), in partnership with the Municipalities of Elverum and Hamar, Hedmark County, and Hedmark University of Applied Sciences to address local and regional development needs through Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) with a focus on security solutions. Over 200 delegates attended the inauguration of the state-of-the-art showroom and development lab in Elverum.
From L to R: Svein Frydenlund (Chairman, AVR Institute Norway AS), Erik Hanstad (Mayor of Elverum), Dan Lejerskar (Founder of EON Reality), Einar Busterud (Mayor of Hamar), Knut Henrik Aas (CEO, EON Reality Norway AS)
“As we expand globally, we are excited to bring the EON Human 2.0 Initiative to countries around the world,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. “The local expertise of Elverum and Hamar represents a great opportunity to build advanced Security applications that will benefit Norway and the world. Through these applications we can live in a safer more secure world because we can train workers quicker, have them remember their training better, and they will make better decisions when needed.”
EON Reality Norway will provide much needed Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality infrastructure to the region to help local corporate partners expand their offerings in 360 degree video production, crisis training, and IT solutions. Also, the EON Entrepreneur School will train new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality professionals to grow the local VR/AR economy and empower graduates to start their own VR and AR companies. The IDC will also aid in establishing and strengthening courses provided in Hamar and Elverum focusing on interactive media, entrepreneurship, and health technology as well as spurring regional economic development.
Visitors experiencing the different technologies in the IDC’s showroom
“It is with great appreciation that Hedmark has been chosen as the location for EON Reality’s first IDC set-up in Scandinavia,” said Thomas Breen, Hedmark County Commissioner. “The establishment of an EON Reality Interactive Digital Center will provide interesting job opportunities and environments for knowledge and technology which will raise the region’s overall attractiveness.”
EON Reality Norway’s headquarters and production center will be located in Hamar and opens early next year.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. 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.