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AvaCon Joins The ITA, New Working Group!

AvaCon Logo"The Immersive Technology Alliance brings together expertise from across the field to foster and promote innovation in this space, and it couldn't be happening at a more important time. As the mainstream media turns its attention back to virtual reality, it is critically important that we have a forum for immersive technology developers, content creators, and innovators to work together on issues and standards, and ITA is providing that forum. AvaCon is delighted to join the conversation and we look forward to working with partners in the industry to help move the metaverse forward." - Chris Collins, President

Similar to The Immersive Technology Alliance, AvaCon is a true 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with all the responsibilities thereof.  They represent about ten years of work in promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces.  The ITA and AvaCon share similar passions and energies, and we know we are going to be able to accomplish a great deal together.

On the heels of a very successful ITA membership meeting that featured member and guest speakers like John Gaeta, Mozilla, Siliconarts and more, the ITA Board of Directors has approved AvaCon as a Working Group lead for our Metaverse efforts.  More details on this will be provided later.  All companies and entities that have a vested interest in helping build the metaverse, provide metaverse services and infrastructure, or simply want to see this market opporunity grow are encouraged to join The Immersive Technology Alliance and participate with this new working group.

Latest ITA Member Developments!

John Gaeta, ITA Advisory Board MemberFirst, Oculus Connect is just around the bend, and ITA Advisory Board Member John Gaeta (Lucasfilm Creative Director for New Media and Experiences) is going to be speaking on their panel about film and storytelling in VR. He will be joined by other industry leaders like Robert Stromberg (Director), Saschka Unseld (Director), and Kim Libreri (CTO at Epic Games). Oculus' Eugene Chung will be moderating the panel.

Read more: Latest ITA Member Developments!

SiliconArts and Cubicle Ninjas Join Alliance!

"We are really excited to be a part of the most promising technology community - the ITA. Through ITA activities, Siliconarts hopes to deliver its distinguished VR hardware platform (real-time ray-tracing) to the community and embrace the latest VR technologies from other members. We strongly believe that the ITA assets including its members, knowledge, technologies and network will be a great resource to Siliconarts in materializing its technology and, Siliconarts' contribution to the ITA will allow the organization to be equipped with an optimal hardware platform for near-future VR application." - Hee Jin (Colin) Shin, Co-Founder

The Immersive Technology Alliance is honored to welcome Siliconarts to the membership.  Specializing in raytracing IP and processor technology, Siliconarts' work represents the impending future of how video and audio content will be rendered in the not-too-distant future in virtual reality.  Focused on the mobile and embedded processor markets, their raytracing video and audio technologies represent a paradigm shift in how content is put together.  Very exciting stuff!

Read more: SiliconArts and Cubicle Ninjas Join Alliance!

NextVR Camera Rig Revealed

NextVR Virtual Reality Digital Cinema Camera SystemITA Member NextVR is showcasing their new VR camera rig at IBC2014 in Amsterdam (Hall Number 10, Stand Number 10.A10).  The patent-pending NextVR Virtual Reality Digital Cinema Camera System is a 360-degree stereoscopic array of high resolution, high dynamic range digital cinema cameras that capture immersive, ultra high definition stereoscopic video and spatial audio for virtual reality displays. NextVR will be using its tech to bring 3D virtual reality content to the market for use in products like the recently launched Samsung Gear VR.