AWE EUROPE 2022 The most awaited event of the last few years is back in Europe!

After Monaco, in 2019 and after three years of the Covid pandemic, the most anticipated event of recent years finally returns to Europe, to be precise in Lisbon, Portugal.

A few days ago an in-depth list of all the companies present in the AWE EU 2022 playground was released to the press offices present at the event. We had an embargo (press silence) until 11:00 today, but now you can find it below with all the information and in-depth links of each company. Enjoy the reading!

This is the list of companies present:
3D Interactive, Actronika, AI Park, Astrid, Clever Point, Dispelix Oy, Dolby.io, Epson, FFFACE.ME, InterDigital, Odyssey, OQmented, Own room connected, Panasonic, SQUARS, TeamViewer, VRdirect, Wonderland™

AWE EU returns to Europe even stronger after a three years break! To celebrate the largest and
most reputable VR/AR conference, 3D Interactive is a Spatial Computing and XR Content Creation
Studio based out of the heart of Södermalm Stockholm, Sweden. Experience some of our XR work,
including exclusive demos of our recent location-based AR experience, on the exhibition floor at Booth 115.

Discover and experience the awe-inspiring work of the team.
Meet with our team responsible for the experiences, creators, and overall pioneers in their
craft. Discover and experience their latest work yourself.
Scan the various markers and experience a variety of previous location-based AR projects
exclusively during AWE from different clients covering various industries from housing to culture
and an exclusive demo of our automotive client.

Company Description

3D Interactive Sthlm is Sweden’s first Metaverse company founded in 2010.
We are a full-service provider when it comes to Spatial Computing(AR/VR/XR) services and have been driving the development of Spatial Computing in Sweden for the last 11 years.

3D Interactive is very proud to state that we at this point have over 300 completed XR projects, and we are well known for our high quality and business value contribution. Given our experience within the Spatial Computing industry, we have clear and optimized pipelines throughout the whole production chain from:

Content creation (laser scanning, photogrammetry, optimizing of CAD-files or 3D modeling).
Development of client applications for mobile, VR/XR headsets, or PC.
Distribution on App Stores, the web, or on our Location Based AR-platform.

Given our vast expertise in these areas we can produce, implement and distribute immersive experiences at scale to almost all platforms giving our customers the opportunity to utilize the full potential of Spatial computing and be prepared for whatever Metaverses that are to come.

For more info visit https://3dinteractive.se/en/

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Discover and experience the awe-inspiring work of the team
Meet with our team responsible for the experiences, creators, and overall pioneers in their craft. Discover and experience their latest work yourself.
Scan the various markers and experience a variety of previous location-based AR projects exclusively during AWE from different clients covering various industries from housing to culture and an exclusive demo of our automotive client.

See you on the Exhibition floor, Booth 115! The whole team invites you.

Company Description

Actronika offers you haptic solutions that enable the incorporation of touch functions into human-machine interfaces to meet the consumer’s expectations for a safer, smoother, and more comfortable user experience.

This technology can be implemented in any device like smartphones to improve the user experience, touch screens in vehicles to reduce distraction while driving, or even in a vest to make feel in the real world virtual sensations.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Actronika is working on a haptic vest called Skinetic to improve the users’ immersion in the digital experience. Have you ever imagined wearing your VR headset and being able to feel every attack of the enemy, the gentle rain, or the blowing of leaves as you explore unknown territories? Now you will be able to feel life-like sensations once you wear the Skinetic. The possibilities are endless!

The Skinetic vest is equipped with 20 highly innovative voice-coil motors all over the torso capable of providing a wide variety of tactile sensations. To map the tactile feedback points in the skinetic design, we studied the sensitivity of the human body to optimize the perception and the feeling of the effects in the game. Live an incomparable experience by feeling every interaction and your VR environment!

The skinetic vest is currently available for pre-order and it is planned to be commercialized by winter 2022.

We make it easy for you to create AI avatar videos that look and feel professional. With simple typing, you’ll be able to create videos that are both informative and engaging.

Turning Text-Into Avatar
You can download the pdf here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tb1q5FTCxpWjL5nU-YomEUMgq2PvzDqN

Company Description

Astrid is a product from Gagarin, who have 27 years of experience in creating rich, award-winning, immersive, interactive experiences for museums and public spaces. We saw an obvious connection between museums and education and a need to design climate change education in a way which engages and empowers both youth and their teachers.

Garden of Choices is our first product in the Astrid suite. It is a virtual reality role playing game for youth to discuss and debate climate change issues. Youth learn and debate together in the same physical space whilst also being together in a virtual space. As they encounter a variety of climate change issues, they must decide which future decisions would be best for people, planet and economy.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

We are bringing our unique, multi-player VR educational experience, the Garden of Choices to AWE (read more here: https://astrid.is/garden-of-choices/) and at AWE we will announce that our next area of VR research and development will be within the Arctic Ocean – we are working with scientists and researchers to uncover the most pressing issues of our time including biodiversity, micro-plastics, and ocean warming. This marks a new direction for Astrid – a foray into the cold, deep waters of the Arctic Ocean which directly impact the rest of the planet.

Company Description

CleverPoint utilizes VR technology, proprietary measurement equipment, algorithms and analytics to bring science-backed data to the people’s development and mental health support.

Our technology, built into the VR headset, captures the electrical activity of the brain, the activity of the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems. In VR, we cognitively load the respondent and fix the reaction of his physiology. Upon completion of the 20-minute test, Clever Point EVA automatically generates a report on the psychophysiological state of a person, highlights areas of cognitive and physiological development, and makes recommendations on which simulators built into the solution are suitable for improving the cognitive and/or physiological state.

The mission of CleverPoint is to help managers understand the cause-and-effect relationships that underlie their physiology and behavior. Managers and employees begin to understand that in their team there are people with different psychophysiological profiles, and they react differently to the same production load. People learn to accept other team members for who they are. They value not only similarities, but also differences. We call this physiological diversity and inclusion.

This is an opportunity to eliminate bias, prevent burnout and employee loss, and to enable empathy, emotional intelligence, leadership, more productive teams, and increased retention.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

During the exhibition, anyone can get to know themselves with the help of our solution. To do this, you need to visit our booth, spend 20 minutes in virtual reality and get a fairly large and detailed report.

The solution is currently available in English, French and Polish.

Also, anyone can practice on a breathing simulator with biofeedback in virtual reality. In the process of breathing, the user will be able to observe their physiological parameters and observe how they change depending on the breath.

Company Description

About Dispelix

Dispelix Oy is an advanced waveguide designer and manufacturer delivering next-generation visual solutions for consumer as well as enterprise AR and MR wearables. The company’s patented single layer DPX waveguides are the thinnest on the market and do not compromise full color, image quality, clear eye contact, and field of view. They bring unmatched image quality, performance, and visual fidelity combined with mass manufacturability to scale for even the largest vendors. Led by the world’s most sought-after experts in optics, photonics, and manufacturing, Dispelix is headquartered in the technology hub of Espoo, Finland with field offices throughout the United States and China.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Dispelix, ColorChip, and Maradin Announce Partnership to Advance MEMS-based Laser Beam Scanning Solutions for Augmented Reality Glasses

Learn more at www.dispelix.com.

Company Description

Dolby.io is a new developer platform that puts decades of Dolby sight and sound technology into the hands of developers to deliver quality in communications, real-time streaming, and media processing solutions — at scale. The platform includes a powerful suite of self-service APIs, SDKs, and UI components that enable developers to easily integrate audio/video chat functionality into their apps, deploy real-time streaming services with sub-second latency, and add media processing capabilities into existing workflows to enhance the quality of audio and video files. With its accessibility, ease of use, and best-in-class audio innovation, Dolby.io is powering the next generation of immersive, interactive, and social online experiences that rival real world experiences.

Dolby.io and Odyssey.stream is presenting live demos at Augmented World Expo EU (AWE EU)
at booth #204 in Lisbon Portugal. Learn more about the Dolby.io X Odyssey Experience at AWE
EU.

Virtual Experiences and Live Events
Dolby.io is a new developer platform that puts decades of Dolby sight and sound technology
into the hands of developers. With a powerful suite of Communications, Streaming, and Media
APIs, the Dolby.io platform provides the building blocks for building the metaverse — making it
easy for developers to build immersive, interactive, and social online experiences and hybrid
events.

Real-time Communications and Streaming
From high-quality voice and video chat to spatial audio and real-time streaming, Dolby.io offers
developers a variety of features that keep audiences engaged. The Dolby.io Communications
APIs let developers add voice and video chat to any application, while the Dolby.io Streaming
APIs enable real-time streaming capabilities with sub-second latency and up to 100,000 global
viewers.

High-fidelity Spatial Audio
Dolby.io Spatial Audio allows developers to place audio to match the on-screen location of
participants in a call independently or as a shared audio scene — making it easy to identify who
is talking when there are multiple presenters on-screen or in virtual and metaverse
environments.

Next-level developers like Odyssey.stream place attendees at the center of the sound stage with
spatial audio from Dolby.io.

About Dolby.io
Dolby.io is a new developer platform that puts decades of Dolby sight and sound technology
into the hands of developers to deliver quality in communications, real-time streaming, and
media processing solutions — at scale. The platform includes a powerful suite of self-service
AWE: Dolby.io X Odyssey Experience Release

APIs, SDKs, and UI components that enable developers to easily integrate audio/video chat
functionality into their apps, deploy real-time streaming services with sub-second latency, and
add media processing capabilities into existing workflows to enhance the quality of audio and
video files. With its accessibility, ease of use, and best-in-class audio innovation, Dolby.io is
powering the next generation of immersive, interactive, and social online experiences that rival
real world experiences.

About Odyssey
Odyssey allows 3D creators to host, manage, and deploy Unreal engine media to the web. With tools
and APIs that allow them to integrate with their existing stacks and share high fidelity virtual worlds
without the need for specialized hardware. Odyssey’s social metaverse features, paired with its
content management system, give anyone the ability to quickly and easily deploy immersive brand
experiences.

On-demand Unreal Engine media delivery on the web
-High CCU scaling: We have relationships with GPU cloud providers to handle high on-demand CCU
spikes. A key advantage while operating within a global chip shortage.
-Under 15s load time: Our cloud GPU machines are pre-populated with customer content, making load
times blazing fast.
-No reservations needed: Due to our innovative use of GPU containerization and Linux runtime,
Odyssey is 100% on-demand. We currently have zero competitors that can match this.

Content Management System
-Multimedia embeds: Bring video, websites, links, and more into the metaverse.
-Spatial media streaming: Place video and audio links in 3D world space.
-3D model import: .glTF and .obj file support, along with Sketchfab® integration.

Social Metaverse Tools
-The world’s highest fidelity metaverse avatar system, with 1,000+ customization options.
-High quality spatialized voice chat & contextual webcams.
-Secure account creation through email authentication.

Company Description

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realising a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realising the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Epson showcases its full range of Moverio smart glasses at AW
Optical Engine Modules on display for first time in Europe
Epson, the leading global projector brand, will be showcasing its newest generation of Moverio augmented reality (AR) industrial smart glasses on stand 100 at AWE this year.
Now in its fourth generation of continuous development, having launched in 2011, Epson is demonstrating its new Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS models for the first time in Europe at AWE in Lisboa (20 – 21 October). The industrial smart glasses are perfectly designed to meet a rising demand in AR applications for remote assistance, maintenance & repair, workflow guidance and training.

The glasses include a rugged head-mounted or hard-hat compatible headset, binocular Full HD see-through display, centred camera with autofocus and built-in audio, and connecting to compatible external devices via USB Type-C connectivity. The BT-45CS includes the additional option of a custom-made intelligent controller that is compatible with a wide range of remote assistance and workflow guidance software applications. Epson will also be showcasing its BT-40 and BT-40S smart glasses (see below for full product details).

In a major new development, Epson has also commenced external sales of its market-leading optical engine modules, a core component of smart glasses. The new optical engine offers 1.5X greater density, 5X greater contrast, and a 1.5X wider field of view than previous optical engines owing to the use of Epson’s advanced silicon organic light-emitting diode (Si-OLED) display and optical technologies.

Developers and business operators who are considering developing and manufacturing smart glasses can use this advanced optical engine to develop and manufacture smart glasses that provide see-through images of exceptional quality.

Epson has been working with users to develop compact, lightweight Moverio smart glasses that use its Si-OLEDs to offer high image quality for a range of commercial and industrial applications. Users frequently ask Epson to customize its products for specific applications.

On the stand there will also be two talks:

Day 1 at 12h30 on the enterprise track: Epson Moverio AR Smart Glasses: a unique technology for a broad range of enterprise use cases

Day 2 at 10h05 on the XR enablement track: Custom AR glasses made easy!

What’s on show from Epson at AWE stand 100

The new Moverio BT-45 series – key features

The BT-45 series is based on Epson’s newest generation of Moverio smart glasses technology and offers users a range of advanced features including wider field of view (FOV), significantly increased HD display resolution, high contrast, an HD centred camera enabling users to easily share their point of view, and a comfortable, adjustable and easy-to-wear headset that can be worn over extended periods of time.

Key features of Epson’s BT-45 series smart glasses include:

• Binocular, see-through Si-OLED display with increased display resolution – Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)

• Wider 34-degree field of view (FOV) – equivalent to viewing a 120″ screen from a distance of 5 metres.

• Contrast ratio of 500,000:1 meaning unused display space appears truly transparent.

• New headset design with advanced weight distribution for enhanced user comfort.

• Flip up functionality – when the display is not in use it can be flipped up from the view of the user.

• 8MP centred camera, built-in speaker and noise cancelling microphones for easy-to-use audio-visual communications.

• Rugged design compliant with the MIL-STD-810H drop test, and IP52 rating.

• Helmet attachment – can be mounted on most hard-hats found on the market.

• Includes ANSI Z87.1 compliant shades for indoor and outdoor use.

• BT-45C has USB Type-C connectivity for connecting to compatible external Android and Windows devices (smartphones, tablets, computers). Compatible software applications are accessible on these external devices.

• BT-45CS comes with the BO-IC400N Intelligent Controller, running Android 10 and is compatible with a wide range of remote assistance software and workflow applications, as well as custom applications developed for Moverio.

Where does it sit in the range?

Moverio BT-45CS with Intelligent Controller

Epson’s new Moverio BT-45CS includes the option of an Intelligent Controller running Android for custom software integration. The Moverio Intelligent Controller has been tailor-made for a range of business applications. Featuring an integrated touchscreen, customised user interfaces, expandable memory up to 2TB and IPX2 rating for durability. The controller includes built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, camera with autofocus, flashlight, speaker, microphone and audio jack.

Moverio BT-40

The Moverio BT-40 comes equipped with USB Type-C connectivity, meaning it can be connected to a range of compatible devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. It can be used as a secondary or extended display, similar to an external monitor or projector for personal use. The high resolution display offers crisper more vivid colours and can mirror content from connected devices.

The Moverio BT-40 has the advantage of a large, high resolution display viewable only by the wearer, ideal for non-office based users who work in public spaces, where privacy and comfort is important. The launch is also timely as the Moverio BT-40 can provide a virtual workstation, perfect for business executives adapting to modern working styles and working from home. An added benefit is that the glasses provide an immersive experience for personal entertainment. Users can enjoy content in comfort thanks to new wearability features that ensure the glasses fit a wide range of head sizes and fit comfortably over prescription spectacles. The included nose pads are designed to help the user find the optimal fit and can be flexed to fit each individual.

These glasses will be attractive to top level executives who need to optimise their time by working and viewing confidential materials while in public spaces.

Moverio BT-40S

The new Moverio BT-40S includes the option of an Intelligent Controller running Android for custom software integration. The Moverio Intelligent Controller has been tailor-made for a range of commercial applications. Featuring an integrated touchscreen, customised user interfaces, expandable memory up to 2TB and IPx2 rating for durability. The controller includes built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, camera, flashlight, microphone and audio jack. It also includes a high-performance rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of video playback.

The Moverio BT-40S will especially assist ISVs to develop and upgrade new and existing applications in a range of uses such as visitor experiences, subtitling and dentistry. In particular, the new smart glasses will help:

• Museums, theme parks, heritage sites and other visitor attractions because the see-through smart glasses provide for enhanced immersive experiences without the need for AR or detection using a built-in camera.

• Theatres and cinemas who want to expand their audience reach and accessibility with better subtitling solutions using the larger visual display and improved user comfort.

• Dental practices and surgeries that will benefit from improved dental scanning solutions and patient entertainment solutions.

Case examples of Moverio smart glasses with real business benefits

Case examples of Moverio smart glasses used in remote assistance, workflow guidance and training include applications in pharmaceuticals (Marchesini), rubber manufacturing (Saargummi), food & drink (Lavazza) and packaging (Comexi).

Case examples of Moverio smart glasses used in visitor experience (Brescia Museum, Toledo MagicVision), subtitling (Avignon Festival, London Film Festival), and dentistry (DTU).

For more Epson Moverio case studies see here:

Company Description

FFFACE.ME is a Berlin-based Metamarketing agency that creates Augmented Reality Filters, Digital Fashion, Virtual Influencers, and Metaverse projects. FFFACE.ME is well-known for its previous work with Meta, Visa, Pepsi, Puma, Adidas, Maybelline, Esquire, and Porsche. Over the past two years, FFFACE.ME has launched over 10 AR collections and won the Best Fashion Award 2021.

Site: ffface.me

Instagram: @ffface.me

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

We will announce:

1 – the launch of a digital fashion brand

2 – launch of a digital fashion collection made by AI from the studio’s virtual influencer

FFFACE.ME brand logo

Please find our logo here, and do not hesitate to ask for more. 

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FFFACE.ME Showreel

We just wanted to make our audience smile and made a dancing showreel. Enjoy and please feel free to download it via the link. 

Founders photos

Here you may find fine-quality photos of FFFACE founders: CTO Yegor Kumachev and CEO Dmitry Kornilov.

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Team photos

Our team is located around the world; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have yet made the full team common picture, yet here you may see photos of all team members here.

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Highlights

Founded in 2019

FFFACE.ME was started in 2019 by Dmitry Kornilov and Yegor Kumachov, who met at Dmitry’s lecture about AR technology. Shortly after the talk, they decided to combine Yegors’ technical skills and Spark AR expertise with Dmitrys’ product and business development experience. Yegor – tech-geek and visual esthete, has over 13 years of experience in 3D modeling and animation, FFFACE.ME CTO. Dmitry – innovation marketing futurist with over 13 years of experience, FFFACE.ME CEO.

First AR fashion collection and AR fashion show

In 2020 FFFACE.ME, in collaboration with fashion brand FINCH released their first AR Collection. Later with CASTA, they created the first AR Fashion show during Ukrainian Fashion Week.

Launch of FFFACE.Social platform

In 2020 studio launched a platform that turned Instagram stories into donations to charitable foundations. 

World Expo Showcase 2020

Was chosen to participate in Dubai Expo, representing the newest AR technology and use cases.

Virtual influencer Astra Starr

In 2021 studio created its anthropomorphic digital media – virtual influencer Astra Starr. After half a year, she appeared on the cover of PINK magazine.

European Content Award Winners 2021 

Got a trophy for the case for Monobank in the category “Best Low-budget content campaign of the year.”

Best Fashion Award and Global Social Media Award Winners 2022

The studio won the Best Fashion Award in the category “The Best Fashion Innovation” for the Semi-digital collection with FINCH. Also, their case for Monobank took a second trophy – the Global Social Media Award 2022 in the category “Use of social media for finance.”

Snapchat and TikTok official partners

FFFACE.ME became the official Snapchat and TikTok partner.

FFFACE.ME Metaverse showroom

In 2022 FFFACE.ME officially launched Metaverse space in Spatial, showcasing its products: AR filters, digital apparel, NFT, and Metaverse projects.

AR fashion show on Milan Fashion Week 2022

In 2022 FFFACE.ME, in collaboration with fashion brand FINCH, showcased their Semi-digital collection during Milan Fashion Week.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact Natalie for more information, she’d be delighted to help you.

Natalie Novokhatnia

Head of PR: natalie@ffface.me

Company Description

InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

InterDigital Announces Collaboration with Philips on Video-Based Immersive Codec Research to Enable XR Opportunities

Additional InterDigital Thought Leadership:

Video over 5G: New networks, new possibilities: https://www.interdigital.com/white_papers/video-over-5g-new-networks-new-possibilities?submit_success=true

AI and Machine Learning in the Video Industry: New opportunities for the entertainment sector: https://www.interdigital.com/white_papers/ai-and-machine-learning-in-the-video-industry-new-opportunities-for-the-entertainment-sector?submit_success=true

InterDigital Announces Collaboration with Philips on Video-Based Immersive Codec Research to Enable XR Opportunities

Partners showcase latest V3C immersive codec contributions at AWE XR Expo

WILMINGTON, Del., October 20, 2022 – Today, InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC) announced a collaboration with Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) to jointly develop MPEG Visual Volumetric Video-based Coding (V3C) immersive codecs to the benefit of telepresence and XR-driven experiences. As part of the collaboration, InterDigital and Philips will demonstrate the impact and benefit of these technologies in critical industry use cases. During the AWE XR Expo on October 20-21, the partners will display video-based MPEG V3C codecs and associated system layers for 6DoF, VR and AR content streaming, for XR use cases like telelearning.

The MPEG V3C standard defines the general mechanism for coding and streaming volumetric content. The first two main codecs associated with MPEG V3C standard are Video-based Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC) for point clouds data transmission and MPEG Immersive Video (MIV) for multi-views with depth content. Volumetric video is a critical component to create and enjoy increasingly immersive experiences made popular through XR applications. Unlike traditional video, volumetric video is comprised of a sequence of frames, where each frame is a 3D representation of a real-world object or scene capture from a moment in time. Volumetric content requires significant bandwidth, and compression is crucial to achieve data rates that are sustainable and economically viable for the industry. Standards like MPEG V3C play a critical role in reaching this reality and ensuring interoperability for new and emerging experiences.

The collaboration will leverage each partner’s research expertise – InterDigital will contribute expertise on immersive codecs, including V3C Systems and V-PCC and MIV extensions. In addition to its contribution to MIV and V3C systems standards, Philips will contribute critical six degrees of freedom (6DoF) immersive codec technologies in the areas of image reconstruction and rendering. Together, the partners will integrate their technologies to enhance the benefit to emerging immersive experiences. 

“We take pride in our unique research expertise at InterDigital, and our industry impact is only amplified through the application of collaborative research with esteemed partners like Philips,” said Rajesh Pankaj, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, InterDigital. “Our technology contributions ensure greater efficiency and sharper outcomes when processing volumetric content and make the desire for increasingly immersive experiences a reality.”

“Implementing real-time volumetric video will enable a much more realistic immersive experience, fostering remote collaboration, training and support in various sectors,” said Jako Eleveld, Head of IP Licensing, Philips. “By adopting an open innovation approach, we can use our technology and intellectual property to bring innovations to the market through Philips propositions, and those of partners. Our collaboration with InterDigital will help to demonstrate the benefits of the MPEG V3C standard and its V-PCC and MIV extensions to accelerate its adoption across industries.” 

InterDigital and Philips will showcase the latest results of their immersive codec collaboration within InterDigital’s booth at the AWE XR expo in Portugal from October 20 – 21. Specifically, the partners will showcase an immersive telelearning application that leverages new V3C standards, including V-PCC and MIV codecs.

In addition, InterDigital’s Video Solutions Director Valerie Allie will explain at AWE XR how this collaborative project contributes to V3C codecs that enable more efficient volumetric video-based media streaming. Her presentation “Video-Based Immersive Codecs for Telelearning and XR Experiences” will be delivered on October 20 at 16:35 CET at Sala1 – XR Enablement track. 

To learn more about the technology showcase at the AWE XR Expo, please click here.

About InterDigital® 

InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ. 

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc. 

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com

Company Description

Odyssey allows 3D creators to host, manage, and deploy Unreal engine media to the web. With tools and APIs that allow them to integrate with their existing stacks and share high fidelity virtual worlds without the need for specialized hardware. Odyssey’s social metaverse features, paired with its content management system, give anyone the ability to quickly and easily deploy immersive brand experiences.

Dolby.io and Odyssey.stream is presenting live demos at Augmented World Expo EU (AWE EU)
at booth #204 in Lisbon Portugal. Learn more about the Dolby.io X Odyssey Experience at AW
EU

Virtual Experiences and Live Events
Dolby.io is a new developer platform that puts decades of Dolby sight and sound technology
into the hands of developers. With a powerful suite of Communications, Streaming, and Media
APIs, the Dolby.io platform provides the building blocks for building the metaverse — making it
easy for developers to build immersive, interactive, and social online experiences and hybrid
events.

Real-time Communications and Streaming
From high-quality voice and video chat to spatial audio and real-time streaming, Dolby.io offers
developers a variety of features that keep audiences engaged. The Dolby.io Communications
APIs let developers add voice and video chat to any application, while the Dolby.io Streaming
APIs enable real-time streaming capabilities with sub-second latency and up to 100,000 global
viewers.

High-fidelity Spatial Audio
Dolby.io Spatial Audio allows developers to place audio to match the on-screen location of
participants in a call independently or as a shared audio scene — making it easy to identify who
is talking when there are multiple presenters on-screen or in virtual and metaverse
environments.

Next-level developers like Odyssey.stream place attendees at the center of the sound stage with
spatial audio from Dolby.io.

About Dolby.io
Dolby.io is a new developer platform that puts decades of Dolby sight and sound technology
into the hands of developers to deliver quality in communications, real-time streaming, and
media processing solutions — at scale. The platform includes a powerful suite of self-service
AWE: Dolby.io X Odyssey Experience Release

APIs, SDKs, and UI components that enable developers to easily integrate audio/video chat
functionality into their apps, deploy real-time streaming services with sub-second latency, and
add media processing capabilities into existing workflows to enhance the quality of audio and
video files. With its accessibility, ease of use, and best-in-class audio innovation, Dolby.io is
powering the next generation of immersive, interactive, and social online experiences that rival
real world experiences.

About Odyssey
Odyssey allows 3D creators to host, manage, and deploy Unreal engine media to the web. With tools
and APIs that allow them to integrate with their existing stacks and share high fidelity virtual worlds
without the need for specialized hardware. Odyssey’s social metaverse features, paired with its
content management system, give anyone the ability to quickly and easily deploy immersive brand
experiences.

On-demand Unreal Engine media delivery on the web
-High CCU scaling: We have relationships with GPU cloud providers to handle high on-demand CCU
spikes. A key advantage while operating within a global chip shortage.
-Under 15s load time: Our cloud GPU machines are pre-populated with customer content, making load
times blazing fast.
-No reservations needed: Due to our innovative use of GPU containerization and Linux runtime,
Odyssey is 100% on-demand. We currently have zero competitors that can match this.

Content Management System
-Multimedia embeds: Bring video, websites, links, and more into the metaverse.
-Spatial media streaming: Place video and audio links in 3D world space.
-3D model import: .glTF and .obj file support, along with Sketchfab® integration.

Social Metaverse Tools
-The world’s highest fidelity metaverse avatar system, with 1,000+ customization options.
-High quality spatialized voice chat & contextual webcams.
-Secure account creation through email authentication.

Company Description

OQmented is a deep tech startup with offices in Germany and Silicon Valley that offers breakthrough laser beam scanning solutions for consumer applications, achieving highest performance and compactness. Our MEMS mirror expertise, together with in-house developed electronics and software, enables stylish and lightweight, all-day wearable AR glasses.

The steerable high frequency 2D MEMS mirrors enter new dimensions in terms of wide field of view, high resolution projections and sensing with low energy consumption, strong contrast and high depth. Our MEMS production process is stable since 2007 and is ready for volume production. We offer 2D mirrors starting at 0.5 mm diameter, including our patented technology for vacuum-packaging on wafer level.

Company Description

Metarchiverse is a Startup based on Spain and its developing “Own room connected” the first 3D Social Media App.

Your own room is connected to a new world of 3D information. Mobile application which enables you to share your own interests, other social media and other information using a customized 3D room. This is the solution All-in-one social media app. It’s possible to use the application with your phone or VR glasses.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Launching the App “Own room connected”, the first 3D Social Media Platform, by Metarchiverse.

Company Description

A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022 with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella.

Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world.

The Group reported consolidated net sales of 7,388.8 billion yen for the year ended March 31, 2022.

Devoted to improving the well-being of people, the Panasonic Group is united in providing superior products and services to help you Live Your Best.

About VR related activities: Panasonic started the investigation of VR applications in the 1980ies, and the world’s 1st VR simulator for premium system kitchen has been introduced for commercial use in the 1990ies. Since then, we study VR technologies continuously.

At this AWE, we are happy to disclose our latest VR glasses, which are based on our prototype announced at CES 2020 and having a Shiftall brand who is a 100% subsidiary of Panasonic, that will be launched this year.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

– As for automotive, we will show ‘Care design content by Autodesk VRED’

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– As for automotive, we will show ‘Car design content by Autodesk VRED’

=> Car instead of Care

AT AWE, we present the nearly final version of MeganeX, Ultra-Lightweight 6DoF VR Headset with 5.2K Resolution Micro OLED display.
It is co-developed by Panasonic Corporation and Shiftall, a 100% daughter of Panasonic Holdings company.

Earlier Shiftall prototypes were presented earlier this year.
Initially, Shiftall designed the glasses for heavy users of the metaverse.

Over the last few months, we modified several key features to support for both – metaverse users and corporate digital twin designers and engineers – mainly for the automotive and AEC industries.

At AWE Europe, we will show the new MeganeX VR headset for the first time in public.
At our booth, we will demonstrate two typical use cases for the automotive and AEC industries:

– As for automotive, we will show ‘Car design content by Autodesk VRED’

– As for AEC professional users, the interior design content by Unreal Engine / Twinmotion will be available.

Please come and testify yourself the ultra-high image quality reproduction. Enjoy the lightweight and easy to fit of our VR headset enhancing dramatically the productivity for digital twin designers and engineers.

solutions company VIRNECT.

Company Description

We are SQUARS, an emerging WebAR platform headquartered in Vienna with the mission to make the world of AR easily accessible to everyone.

With its versatile applications, SQUARS is designed to serve the needs of AR-enthusiasts, experienced developers and designers, and large businesses alike. Our STUDIO feature makes it easy to overlay real-life images and physical objects with AR content, manage AR campaigns and business projects, as well as collaborate with group members via text and voice chat.

SQUARS is owned by VIRNECT Europe GmbH (Vienna), which is part of the Korea-based industrial XR solutions company VIRNECT.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

We are planning to announce the launch of our very first product: SQUARS – an all-in-one WebAR content creation platform. The respective press release has been included in the files uploaded.

SQUARS Announces Launch of New WebAR Platform

Intuitive SaaS platform lets you build, share, and experience powerful Augmented Reality (AR)
content.

Vienna – 20 October 2022: SQUARS is launching its very first product, an all-in-one WebAR content
creation platform that will enable individuals, professionals, and enterprises to create their own AR
experiences tailored to their particular needs.

“One of our guiding product principles at SQUARS is ‘we want to make AR accessible.’ With AR more
and more becoming an integral part of our daily lives in many areas, we wanted to enable our users
to actively partake in this exciting development, providing them with the technological tools they
need to take AR content creation into their own hands,” said Kiyoung Kim, CTO at SQUARS.
SQUARS Studio is the place where all the magic happens. The built-in feature lets users organize
their projects, collaborate with team members, train AR targets including real-life images and
objects, and create their own fascinating AR overlays.

SQUARS unifies high quality with high ease of use. Its in-house developed set of software tools make
it possible to build AR content without the need for apps or any prior coding knowledge. The only
thing needed is a device with a camera and access to the Internet.

“To some, AR is still a concept that’s difficult to grasp. Our new platform can be seen as an effort of
trying to democratize this groundbreaking technology. To us, it was important to create something
for everyone. For example, our service can be used for mere entertainment purposes, and at the
same time offers large enterprises the possibility to strengthen their brand and marketing campaigns
with the help of AR,” said Taejin Ha, CEO of the company.

About SQUARS
SQUARS is an emerging WebAR platform headquartered in Vienna, which is part of the Korea-based
industrial XR solutions company VIRNECT. Our goal is to empower everyone to easily access the
world of AR without limits. Together with our partner agencies, we support marketing campaigns
with AR-enriched content to increase product attractiveness and customer engagement.

TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has more than 620,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Since the company’s foundation in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs around 1,400 people globally. In 2021, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 548 million. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and belongs to the MDAX. Further information can be found at www.teamviewer.com.

VRdirect is an enterprise-grade, no-code Virtual Reality platform that helps large companies like Siemens, Nestle, and Porsche easily create, manage, and share immersive VR content for internal training and communications as well as external sales, marketing, and customer support use cases. VRdirect’s platform facilitates seamless VR content sharing and consumption across environments and devices and hence mitigates the challenges for enterprises who want to take advantage of the Metaverse but are faced with a fragmented and incompatible hardware and ecosystem market.

VRdirect enables enterprises to create VR projects without prior skills or training (think “Powerpoint for VR”) and share VR projects across a wide range of ecosystems ranging from web-browser to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as well as VR headsets from Oculus/Meta, Pico and HTC. VRdirect also develops and operates custom white label VR products for partners like Deutsche Telekom and offers reselling options for strategic partners, who want to offer VR to their customer base without any development or operational risk. VRdirect supports enterprise customers along the entire process of developing and implementing global-scale VR strategies and roll-out.

Company Description

Valkyrie Industries has been developing wearable haptic technology capable of delivering resistance-based sensations to the body since 2017. Previously, they have been working in the fields of industrial training, space and 3D design. Year ago, the company moved its attention to virtual reality fitness. They have a patent registered in the UK, USA, and pending in Europe, China and Japan.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

Valkyrie EIR armbands simulate muscle resistance in VR fitness games, released summer 2023

LONDON, 18 October 2022: Valkyrie Industries announced that it has opened preorders for Valkyrie EIR, a set of haptic armbands that provides unprecedented interactive resistance for the arm muscles. The armbands pair with EIR Training, the first VR training experience that takes full advantage of the hardware. By using electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), Valkyrie EIR is designed to maximise full-body cardio workouts for fitness fans. The armbands will start shipping summer 2023.

Valkyrie EIR pads provide a profound feeling of resistance to your actions, amplifying the VR workout. The EMS contracts muscles using controlled electrical impulses, making exercises feel tougher and rewarding in less time. The armbands also create actual feedback stimulation on your arm according to your movements, with the intensity changing depending on activities such as how strongly you pull a virtual cable, how quickly you lift a virtual dumbbell, or how hard you hit a virtual punching bag.

Highlights of Valkyrie EIR:

Simulating muscle resistance: Uses EMS to improve muscle resistance across biceps and triceps on right and left arms;

Low latency: Provides real-time feedback to gameplay (10ms delay);

Flexible: Tight simulation controls, including intensity, frequency, and pulse-width;

VR headsets: Works with the Meta Quest / Quest 2.

Valkyrie EIR also works with EIR Training, which was unveiled at the same time. Featuring full-body HIIT classes, professional PT’s and stunning environments, EIR Training combines the immersiveness of VR workouts with the health benefits of cardio workouts and electrical muscle stimulation. The classes are full-body workouts, carefully curated to make sure different muscle groups are targeted with each exercise.

Example classes in EIR Training:

Cable HIIT: You will use virtual cable machines and elastic bands to push and pull – all while feeling your muscles tense with a strength equivalent to up to 4KG, thanks to the EMS signal.

Dumbbell HIIT: The exercises span from slow, mindful dumbbell exercises to quick pace cardiovascular dumbbell movements and quick punches in all possible directions.

BoxFit: This session consists of a variety of challenging shadow boxing exercises, practising uppercuts, jabs, and hooks. The Valkyrie EIR armbands help the arms feel heavier and heavier over time.

Free roam mode: Immerse yourself in virtual gyms, surrounded by stunning vistas, at your own speed.

“The powerful feeling of resistance is integral to the best workout routines,” said Ivan Isakov, Co-Founder and CTO of Valkyrie Industries. “We wanted to push the boundaries of immersion for the millions of fitness fans that work out in VR every day. Valkyrie EIR is the next step in that journey, as we build on our expertise with haptic technologies.”

The Valkyrie EIR armbands are available to preorder from today for $150 / £150 / €150, and can be ordered with 25% discount for a limited time. Deliveries will start in summer 2023. Meanwhile, EIR Training is available from today in the App Lab.

Wonderland™ is a startup based in Cologne, Germany – the company’s flagship product is the Wonderland Engine, enabling developers to easily build highly-performant graphics applications optimized for unmatched Web performance. Wonderland Engine is a development platform for Web-based graphics and XR applications, taking full advantage of the latest Web3D graphics and audio APIs, including WebGL2, WebXR, WebAudio and eventually, WebGPU. Using Wonderland Engine, a code or scene change can be reflected in the browser in a second or less or create a full 3D Web application in under ten minutes!

Learn more at wonderlandengine.com.

What do you plan to announce at AWE?

First public demo of the latest version of Wonderland Engine at AWE EU 2022.

Wonderland Engine Backgrounder

WonderlandTM is a startup based in Cologne, Germany. The company’s flagship product is the
Wonderland Engine, enabling developers to easily build highly-performant VR, AR and 3D
graphics applications optimized for unmatched Web performance. Wonderland was founded in
May of 2020 by CEO/CTO Jonathan Hale – the company is venture-backed (numbers have not
been disclosed) and currently employs 12 people worldwide. The Engine is in Version .9, with
the 1.0 version expected to ship later in the year.

Using Wonderland Engine, a code or scene change can be reflected in the browser with
exceptional speed. Due to its rapid-iteration mindset and focus on the browser,
Wonderland-based developers can launch their first running app into the browser in less than
two minutes. With a bit of experience, they can build a multi-user environment supporting VR,
AR and 3D in 10 minutes.

Specifically, Wonderland Engine is a development platform for Web-based graphics and XR
applications, taking full advantage of the latest Web3D graphics and audio APIs, including
WebGL2, WebXR Device API, WebAudio and eventually, WebGPU. It comes with an accessible
3D editor application – the Wonderland Editor – and an efficient WebAssembly-based runtime
that runs in the browser.

An ideal alternative to native platform-based 3D solutions from Epic® and Unity®, Wonderland
Engine allows developers to easily import 3D assets into the Wonderland Editor and then export
their new game or app to view in the browser quickly and efficiently.
Wonderland Engine’s optimized WebAssembly-based runtime and shaders allow developers to
do more in their WebXR apps. Better performance means more meshes, more textures, more
animation, while better performance also means more development time for your actual app.
The Wonderland Engine’s JavaScript API allows flexibly integrating other libraries and Browser
APIs directly into projects. Implement custom, reusable components and configure them in the
editor – in this way, artists can easily make use of previously-built code from a range of sources.
Just one example of how Wonderland Engine emphasizes performance is its unique support for
Dual Quaternions.

Traditional graphics frameworks use Matrices for storing transformations of
objects, and Dual Quaternions only for representing poses of bones in skinned characters.
As Dual Quaternions require less memory to store and fewer floating point operations to
multiply, Wonderland uses Dual Quaternions to represent transformations for both objects and
bone poses, resulting in increased performance.

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