IRVINE, Calif., February 18, 2010 – EON Reality, Inc., the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, recently conducted a four-day course at Birzeit University in Palestine, for teachers from various faculties. The course in basic virtual reality development is part of a joint initiative to implement cutting-edge visualization technology for research and development of various expanding areas in Palestine. Palestine is a financial growth area and in November 2009, Birzeit University opened the first Virtual Reality Theatre in Palestine, delivered by EON Reality.The Virtual Reality Theatre will help architects make better decisions in urban planning and assist in various engineering fields. “We have also initiated a collaborative project where VR technology will be used in the preservation of historical sites in Palestine,” said Dr. Faisal Awadallah, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Birzeit University.
Nils Anderson, CTO at EON Reality, conducted the VR course at Birzeit University. During his visit he also delivered a lecture to fifty appreciative teachers and students on the theme, “Virtual Reality today and in the future”. “The audience interest and enthusiastic response indicates that this first installation is just the beginning of a new virtual reality era in this area,” said Nils Andersson.
About Birzeit University
Birzeit University became the first Palestinian University in 1972 with programs leading to bachelor degrees. The University has eight faculties, 19 master programs, several institutions and centers. Birzeit University has about 800 faculty and staff members with a student body of over 9000 students of which 55% are females. Birzeit University strives to promote excellence in higher education by providing quality academic teaching, training, research and relevant community programs within the context of sustainable development, emphasizing social conscience and democratic values in a free civil Palestinian society. For further information, visit www.birzeit.edu/about_bzu/
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa-Teknik, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Toyota and Whirlpool, use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.