Posted on August 27, 2019 by staff

VR start-up partners with US firm on ‘virtual conferences’


A new VR event tech platform has been announced by London-based VR platform VRJAM and streaming platform Agora.

The project, ‘VRJAM:X powered by Agora’, has been designed to provide solutions to business event producers to create real time VR and augmented reality simulations of business events including conferences and training sessions.

The new platform is an adaptation of VRJAM’s existing core 3D graphics technology, combined with the real time audio and video streaming capability developed by Agora.

The joint platform merges live interactive video, real time 3D graphics, 3D motion capture and live audio to deliver real-time experiences on mobile devices.

Sam Speaight, CEO and Founder of VRJAM, said: “We’re thrilled to reveal our partnership with such a well-respected and like-minded partner.”

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 to the world at the UK Government’s annual innovation conference, Createch.

The collaborative technology has already attracted attention from the International Association for Broadcast Media as the next stage in the development of broadcast technology.

The technology will be unveiled at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam.