Having launched a crowd-funding funding campaign in July, real-time, performance platform VRJAM has now entered a new partnership with interactive streaming platform Agora.
The pair aim to launch a futuristic virtual reality (VR) event technology platform, specifically to create real-time XR simulations of business conferences, training sessions and other enterprise events. Adapting VRJAM’s existing core 3D graphics technology, the platform will then make use of Agora’s real-time audio and video streaming capability.
Called VRJAM:X powered by Agora, the joint platform will provide an immersive solution that merges live interactive video, real-time 3D graphics, 3D motion capture and live audio to deliver experiences on mobile devices. All of which will be unveiled at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam later this year.
“We’re thrilled to reveal our partnership with such a well respected and like-minded partner. Agora and VRJAM are on similar missions to change the way the world communicates and I believe this is the first step into a fruitful and long-lasting relationship,” said Sam Speaight, CEO and Founder of VRJAM in a statement. “With VRJAM:X powered by Agora, businesses and potential attendees can now connect, learn and interact in unimagined ways.”
Reggie Yativ, COO/CRO at Agora, added: “Today’s audiences crave immersive experiences that let them take part in the action live, even if they’re not physically at an event. VRJAM is bringing the fun and excitement of real-time VR and AR experiences to people everywhere, so we couldn’t be more excited to partner with and power such a unique and innovative platform.”
An early beta version of VRJAM:X was first revealed at the UK Government’s annual innovation conference, Createch several months ago, attracting the attention of the International Association for Broadcast Media VRJAM confirms.
At present VRJAM is still looking to raise £250,000 GBP from the crowdfunding campaign, giving supporters shares in VRJAM’s parent company and a subsequent annual revenue share. With everything going well VRJAM hopes to launch its performance platform on 31st December 2019, supporting headsets including Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive. As VRJAM announces further updates in the future VRFocus will let you know.
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