IRVINE, Calif., April 7, 2014 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D solutions provider for businesses and education, Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA), and ASM Technologies, today announced the inauguration of the Interactive Digital Center Hub (IDC), the Sas Center for Virtual Reality, in Muscat, Oman. ITA is a governmental entity that aims to improve information and communication technologies in order to enhance government services, enrich businesses and empower individuals in Oman. ASM Technologies is an e-Learning and digital media development specialist.
The Sas Center for Virtual Reality aims to be an excellence center in the focus areas of education and job creation, industry projects and edutainment. In collaboration with content providers, technology partners and local channel partners, the center focuses on vocational training and the dissemination of virtual 3D learning solutions to academic institutions at the K-12, college and university level, local governments and ministries of education, and to publishing and media companies as well as online consumers. Industrial projects concentrate on strategic R&D programs and have a focus on 3D application development. Edutainment focus on socially responsible entertainment solutions for awakening interest in learning and sports.
Each Interactive Digital Centers is a turn-key Virtual Reality center and is equipped with all required software for interactive 3D content creation and state-of-art interactive 3D technologies including a Virtual Reality showroom, training room, project room, development lab, and 3D classroom infrastructure, creating a center of excellence in Oman and attracting customers from all over Middle East.
Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA said: “The inauguration of Sas Center for Virtual Reality in partnership with EON Reality is yet another breakthrough towards Oman’s Digital Strategy led by (ITA). We believe that the center is an important industry segment which is going to stand as the region’s Virtual Reality hub and take the digital content development to the next level not only in Oman but the Middle East too. The center is expected to attract a lot of customers from a range of various essential fields in IT, Oil and Gas, Education, Health and Tourism, etc.”
“We are honored to be part of this prestigious project with ITA. Through the Regional Sas Center for Virtual Reality, The Sultanate of Oman will be in the forefront of the digital content space. Together with our technology partner EON Reality, we envision producing digital media content not just for Oman but for the region and beyond,” said Fawzi Harrassy, Executive Director, ASM Technologies LLC.
“Growing local economies of scale with Virtual Reality through education, job creation, industrial projects, and technology transfer empowers people. A regional platform for enabling access to the latest interactive 3D technologies make the local industries gain a competitive advantage locally as well as nationally. The IDC empowers people to meet the demand for growing the knowledge based economy,” said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman, EON Reality, Inc.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA), established by Royal Decree No. 52/2006 issued on 31 May 2006, is an independent national authority with financial and administrative independence. As an independent body, the ITA is chiefly responsible for implementing the Digital Oman strategy – e.oman for short, promoting Information Communications Technologies (ICTs), and supervising all infrastructure projects to enable delivery of electronic services under the framework of Digital Oman.
ITA has focused its attention on transforming the Sultanate into a knowledge-based society with the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in order to enhance government services, enrich the business sector, and provide all sectors of society with electronic means of easing their daily lives.
The ITA is responsible for the execution of all national eGovernment projects to create the required national infrastructure systems and build human resource capacity within the community. Currently, the ITA is playing an impeccable role in harnessing technology, to improve efficiencies and processes, in every sphere. In the last few years, the authority has taken several steps, which deserves much appreciation and accolade. The ongoing initiatives and drive by ITA ensure that people in Oman have access to the best available technologies for a more sophisticated and secure IT driven society.
About ASM Technologies LLC
ASM Technology LLC is an e-Learning and Digital Media Development Specialist with extensive experience working with the education, maritime industry and other organizations. It is our mission to provide our clients with end to end solutions ranging from training needs analysis, digital media/Virtual Reality solution development and project management to integration and support. ASM combines the best in IT and e-Learning solutions in order to give clients a competitive edge while enhancing their training, learning, management and operational needs. We have developed a unique blend of technology, process and expertise which enables our customers to achieve the successful results they require.
We bring learning and training to live with digital media technology. The future in digital media is real! Learn more at www.asm-tech.com.
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.