IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2012 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced plans for the next phase of their collaboration with the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California, USC. This next step will investigate the use of fully immersive environments (see EON Icube video) and the impact of their use in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), as well as in the integration of non-3D sources of data. This phase of the collaboration between EON Reality and USC follows the success of a pilot program that was first initiated in the spring of 2012, which utilized the following EON Reality technologies:
- EON Artificial I(TM), an interactive real-time 3D software integrated with a new 3D display
- EON Coliseum(TM), a web-conferencing tool that virtually connecting multi-screen platforms in different locations
- EON Creator(TM), an interactive authoring tool that allows users to create stereoscopic 3D scenes/lessons to develop complete blended learning environments with features including video, Wikipedia, PowerPoint, sound effects, YouTube, annotations, quizzes, and more.
“The use of Virtual Reality and Icubes create a huge communication opportunity for us between the designers and construction companies. They can interact and develop the 3D designs of the constructions such as buildings and bridges and also of the operations of the facilities in a much better and quicker way,” said Lucio Soibelman Professor and Chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California.
“We are thrilled to have USC as a research partner in this field since we see a large potential use in this field. The good quality of 3D data originating from the AEC community makes this a prime opportunity for immersive 3D collaboration,” said Mats W. Johansson, President, EON Reality, Inc. See also interview with Lucio Sobelman from the EON Experience Fest 2012.
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For further information, visit www.usc.edu.
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.