IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - EON Reality, the world's leading interactive 3D software provider, and Vision 3 Experiential (V3E), an industry frontrunner in multi-media content and technology for next generation film production, theme parks and museums, today announced an exclusive joint venture, EonVision Inc., to develop and deploy state-of-the-art Experience and Discovery Centers (EDC) around the globe.
The EDC is a radically new imagining of the more traditional theme parks and museums that exist today. Using the latest multi-media, Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive 3D technologies, feature film-quality content, advanced theme park show systems, Broadway theatricality, great narrative story-telling and a healthy dose of academic excellence, Experience and Discovery Centers will be a completely new, thrilling, immersive learning adventure for its guests.
EDCs will be themed on science, technology and the collective human experience. Imagine being taken back in time to the land of the dinosaurs or the deepest depths of our oceans -- and believing you are actually there! How about exploring the inside of your own body or the farthest reaches of space? These subjects relate to everyone, young and old, and from every culture and corner of the globe.
The market for 'Edutainment' is experiencing a rapid global growth. To meet these market demands, EonVision has developed a strategy to establish EDCs with local partners to optimize the introduction of these state-of-the-art "theme park museums" in each key region.
EDCs are also engineered to be mobile and dynamic. Designed as a traveling experience exhibition, or 'scientific circus,' EDCs can be easily taken down, transported and re-erected at the next location. Furthermore, the facility architecture and design acts as a 'dynamic blank canvas,' allowing for simple change out/updating of content, technology and show theming in a matter of days, not years.
Experience and Discovery Centers will consist of a wide range of immersive equipment such as EON Icube, EON Holographic I, EON AR, EON Ibench, EON Holopodium, EON Artificial I and EON Icatcher along with cutting-edge Virtual Reality content and related technologies from around the globe.
The first EDC is scheduled to launch December 2014, with identical centers in key global markets following up shortly thereafter.
"The Greek philosopher Aristotle said 'The whole is greater than the sum of its parts' and I believe our partnership brings together V3E's world leading cinematographic, visual quality and storytelling talent with EON's engaging and immersive 3D solutions. This combination delivers the next generation edutainment venues that are a mix between digital and physical, smart and flexible, and provide a fluent experiential and thematic journey with focus on science, discovery, history and knowledge transfer," said Dan Lejerskar, Chairman, EON Reality.
V3E's CEO, Pierre de Lespinois, said, "It's very exciting to see how we can mix the best VR, AR and immersive technologies with our film production expertise to create stunning, provocative, bleeding-edge content. This is how we SHOULD learn. This is how we WILL want to be entertained in the future."
"There is no doubt that 'edutainment' is the hot button topic of the decade. Everyone is looking for innovative and affordable ways to inspire and educate. We have seen a staggering global appetite for this kind of solution and, along with EON, think the EDC model fits the bill perfectly," said V3E's President, Eric Gruendemann.