The Center will be located in the city of Zhangzhou in Fujian Province as part of a Technology and Business Development Zone.
IRVINE, CA, February 23, 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, and Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone, land operation, real estate, port logistics and related industry of an industrial zone in Zhangzhou, announce the creation of an Interactive Digital Center Hub located in Zhangzhou, China in Fujian Province. The IDC Hub is the first IDC located in China and will be part of the China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone. The IDC will serve the local market in Fujian province and is the first step in serving the entire Chinese market.
This new IDC will create content and applications tailored to the Chinese market as well as localize existing EON Reality content to be distributed locally. As the Chinese economy continues to evolve, the enhanced experiential training that Augmented and Virtual Reality provide will accelerate the training of workers transitioning to higher skilled jobs or moving to new industries.
Images showing some of the many AR and VR solutions available at the IDC Hub – and the IDC building Exterior.
“We see the establishment of the IDC Hub as an important step in CMZD’s industrial upgrading strategy,” says Mr. Ding Yong, director of Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone (CMZD) Administration Committee. “Zhangzhou was an important trading port on the Silk Road. Today, we are building the first AR/VR Interactive Digital Center here to link with worldwide innovative networks to exchange technology just as the Silk Road did in exchanging goods. Now we can offer the latest facilities and world-class innovation networks. Together we can leverage the power of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions and the capability of the IDC Hub to develop new skills to create an ecosystem for innovation and economic transformation.”
The IDC Hub, which is slated to open in the second quarter of 2017, will contain a Virtual Showroom with over 16 different AR and VR systems, an EON Entrepreneur School, an innovation center, and the multi-user EON Idome™, the first in China. The local EON Entrepreneur School train local VR and AR professionals drawn from the sizeable population of 3D and Gaming enthusiasts in China to help develop a local Augmented and Virtual Reality ecosystem. The best will be offered jobs at EON Reality China. Graduates from the Entrepreneur School will help shape the landscape of AR and VR in China and also develop applications that will help tens of millions learn faster, remember longer, and decide better.
Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality, shaking hands with Cai Zhiyong, vice director of CMZD, to celebrate the signing of the IDC agreement.
“This partnership marks a true milestone for EON Reality’s growth in Asia,” said Pontus Appelqvist, VP of Business Development at EON Reality. “With large training and education needs to continue their robust economic growth, we see China as prime example of how Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality can help countries accelerate knowledge transfer and fast-track new hires to become productive employees. Our partner, CMZD, is well positioned to help us reach local companies in Fujian and across China.”
The IDC Hub in Zhangzhou will open in the second quarter of 2017.
About Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic And Technological Development Zone
China Merchants Group (CMG) is a leading state-owned conglomerate based in Hong Kong, under direct supervision of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. By the end of 2016, the company had the total assets of 1.06 trillion RMB, the total assets under management of 6.92 trillion RMB. The company’s profits hit a record high in 2015, with the revenue of 505.3 billion RMB, the total profit of 111.28 billion RMB. It has been recognized as Level-A SOE for twelve consecutive years from 2004 to 2015. China Merchant Group is a conglomerate with three business platforms of industry, finance, capital investment and operating.
Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone locates in the southern Xiamen Bay in China’s southeast coast with a total area of 56.17 square kilometers. It is under management of China Merchant Group . As a subsidiary of CMG , China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone Company is leading the land operation, real estate, port logistics and related industry in CMZD. CMZD has a well-developed traffic network and possesses great advantages of port construction with a coastline of 28 km。Today , CMZD is devoting every effort to develop VR/AR industry based on IDC Hub .billion-level industry clusters, including automobile industry , information industry , tourism industry and . Meanwhile, CMZD is also developing the first ecological man-made island approved by the State Council of PRC, named Double Happiness Island. The island has an area of 2.2 square kilometers .In the future, as a heaven of ecological and cultural place, tourism resort, and ecological living area with travel, exercise, culture, recreation and entertainment in it, Double Happiness Island is posed to become a new landmark in the region.
For further information, visit http://wwwen.cmhk.com/en/
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.
EON Reality 与漳州招商局经济技术开发区合作共建IDC中心
IRVINE, CA, February 23, 2017 – EON Reality 公司是世界领先的虚拟现实企业，致力于虚拟现实在工业、教育、寓教于乐领域的知识转移，漳州招商局经济技术开发区在福建省漳州市一工业园区发展土地开发、房地产、港口物流及相关产业，EON Reality与漳州招商局经济技术开发区宣布将在中国福建省漳州市合作建立中国首个IDC中心。该IDC中心将首先服务于福建当地市场，同时也是进入整个中国市场的第一步。
新的IDC将针对中国市场开发新的内容和应用，同时，也将对EON Reality 已有内容进行本地化改造和分销。随着中国经济的持续发展，虚拟现实和增强现实技术所提供的强化式体验训练将加快劳动者的培训，使他们能够胜任更具技术性的工作或进入新的产业领域。
IDC中心计划于2017年第二季度开放营业，包含一个虚拟展示厅（包括16种ＡＲ和ＶＲ应用系统），一个创业学校，一个创新中心以及中国首个EON 穹顶影院（EON Idome™）。创业学校将吸引3D技术和游戏开发爱好者，训练他们成为VR和AR的专业人才，帮助打造VR和AR产业领域的本土化生态系统。EON Reality也将为创业学校的学员提供工作机会。学员毕业后，可参与AR、VR技术在中国地区的市场开拓，开发新的应用，帮助更多人提高学习效率，延长记忆，优化决策。
图：EON Reality 公司主席与蔡志勇副主任握手，庆祝双方签约。
“此次合作对EON Reality 亚洲地区的成长和发展具有里程碑式的意义”EON Reality公司副总裁Pontus Appelqvist说道，“为了继续保持其稳定的经济增长，中国需要进行大量的（人才）培训和教育，我们认为中国将成为一个典型范例，体现虚拟现实和增强现实技术是如何帮助国家加快知识转移以及如何迅速将新手培育成为高效成熟的雇员。我们的合作方，招商局漳州开发区，也将帮助EON Reality接触到福建本地乃至全中国的众多企业。”
EON Reality 公司是世界领先的虚拟现实企业，致力于虚拟现实及增强现实技术在工业、教育、寓教于乐等领域的知识转移。EON Reality的成功与其一直以来推行的理念密不可分：EON Reality认为，知识是人类的一项基本权利，地球上的每个人都应拥有获取知识的权利、途径和能力。为实现这一理念，自1999年开始，EON Reality便开始在知识转移软件领域推广虚拟现实和增强现实技术标准，包括从手机软件到大型沉浸式体验设备应用。全球范围内，已有超过3600万人下载使用这些应用。