IRVINE, Calif., April 24th, 2014 – EON Reality Inc., the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, announces that the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has selected EON Reality’s Icube (TM) to promote emergency preparedness through the use of immersive Virtual Reality technology.
The immersive 3D experience was showcased for the first time at Singapore Civil Defence Force Workplan seminar on April 16-17 at ITE College Central in Singapore. EON Reality’s unique EON Icube (TM) technology is used to simulate various emergency scenarios such as typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis and firestorms in a 4-wall immersive 3D environment. The EON ICube (TM) solution has also been integrated with 4D effects such as wind to further strengthen the visitor’s experience.
The virtual 3D environment featured in the EON Icube (TM) is a co-production between Iceberg Design, a leading Singaporean production firm, and EON Reality’s Singapore office. Through the use of stereoscopic 3D technology and EON Reality’s interactive 3D software platform, visitors will be able to experience the effects of different emergency scenarios in actual scale while in a safe environment.
After the Singapore Civil Defence Force Workplan seminar, the solution will be permanently installed at the Emergency Prepardness Center at the SCDF’s new Heritage Gallery which is to be opened in mid-2014.
Sridhar Sunkad, Managing Director of EON Reality Pte Ltd says, “We are honoured to have been selected by SDCF to contribute to the SCDF Workplan Seminar 2014 and the visitors experience in the new SCDF Heritage Gallery. Not only does it demonstrate the versatility of our solution platform but it is also a great example of how Virtual Reality solutions can be used effectively in new areas such as education and outreach programs.”
About SCDF, Singapore Civil Defence Force
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The main role of SCDF is to provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services; mitigating hazardous materials incidents, as well as formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter matters.
In 1982, the National Civil Defence Plan was launched which spearheaded the emergency preparedness for the nation. With the enactment of the Civil Defence Act in 1986, the SCDF was established as an independent organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In the same year, the Hotel New World collapse paved the way for joint operations between the SCDF and Singapore Fire Service (SFS). Due to the similarity in roles and functions, the SCDF and SFS were formally integrated on 15 April 1989.
Over the years, the SCDF has improved its life saving operations through innovations and programmes to enhance her fire-fighting, rescue capabilities and public education plans. The Light Fire Attack Vehicle (The Red Rhino) and Tracked Fire-Fighting Vehicle are some of the customised solutions which the force has developed to increase its operational capabilities. The SCDF also actively engages the local community through its wide-ranging public educational programmes and community-based activities to enhance the resilience and emergency preparedness of the civilian population.
Today, the Force is recognised by the population as a professional body of well-trained officers and men geared to respond to all types of life-threatening emergencies round-the-clock. An operationally ready SCDF, working hand-in-hand with a prepared and resilient population, helps to ensure that the nation is capable of handling any untoward eventualities. For more information, please see http://www.scdf.gov.sg/
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of Virtual Reality software, system and services for the Education, Industry and Edutainment markets. 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.