IRVINE, CA, May 25th, 2016 – Expensive, one-dimensional textbooks and confusing instruction manuals are a step closer to the dustbin of history. EON Reality and ODG have teamed up to provide a knowledge transfer solution that delivers Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality content to users in the educational and industrial sectors.
This first of its kind wearable platform has been optimized for simulation, training and teaching material for workers in and out of the classroom. It can be easily integrated with existing learning management systems, data streams from industrial equipment and simulators, as well as blended video with 3D graphics. EON Reality’s technology also enables AR and VR applications to be transitioned between different display devices, a key component for near-term mass deployments across organizations.
“We’ve been following ODG’s development closely,” said Mark Cheben, Global Marketing Director at EON Reality. “The R-7 brings to market a head mounted augmented reality display made for industry and opens up a whole new world of possibilities for our customers. Imagine challenging academic concepts in Biochemistry, where complex compounds and molecules can be seen and manipulated in microscopic detail and on a high-resolution, 3D mobile display. Or imagine an industrial worker out in the field who could access his company’s knowledge management systems and do a practice simulation, fixing a piece of equipment before actually undertaking the task.”
ODG’s Chief Operating Officer, Pete Jameson said of the EON Reality platform, “I think early adopters are really going to be surprised at the competitive advantage when integrating the R-7 smartglasses and the EON Reality solution into their value chains. To be in a refinery, or on a manufacturing line and receive contextual knowledge in real time brings huge benefits to safety, productivity, and efficiency. The training benefits of displaying a heads up instruction manual also speeds up learning and improves retention.”
EON Reality will be showcasing its content in ODG’s booth at this year’s Augmented World Expo and we invite you to drop by and experience what industrial simulation, training and education will look like in the not too distant future. Click here to check out a YouTube of what EON Reality’s content will look like through ODG’s smartglasses.
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.
About Osterhout Design Group
San Francisco based Osterhout Design Group (ODG) was founded in 1999 as a technology incubator and today is focused on revolutionizing wearable technologies and developing innovative and sophisticated situational awareness, security and first responder solutions for government, enterprise and ultimately, consumer markets. The company is privately held and has over 80 employees.