EON Reality’s UK team, based just behind the Sharp Project in Manchester, is celebrating its success following a major tech award win at Tech XLR8, the European anchor event for London Tech Week.
The ‘AR & VR Futureproof’ Award was awarded to the EON Reality Manchester team following strong competition from Nokia, Lampix and other large household brands.
EON Reality’s ‘Virtual Trainer’ product is a multi-user, advanced VR software product which enables globally connected, centralised online training in lots of different industries, particularly where the real-life training can be dangerous, expensive – or both.
Examples of this training includes procedures on large manufacturing lines, city disaster planning, medical and healthcare training, and health and safety compliance training. The training can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world, in a true-to-life virtual environment that facilitates safe practice and ther ability to make mistakes without disastrous and sometimes fatal consequences.
Virtual Reality helps to build confidence by allowing people to practice the same actions, motions and decisions that might be made in simulated scenarios. The Manchester-made Virtual Trainer product is regularly used in the Mining, Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Aviation and Logistics industries around the world.
Virtual Trainer – a Manchester creation – is proof of the burgeoning digital, creative and fast-paced technology sector in the region which competes on a global level.
Mark Bridgeman, Global C.O.O. and Managing Director of EON Reality, said: “I am unbelievably proud of the whole team in Manchester. This is a real coup for the whole studio team and for the immersive technology industry in the UK. It demonstrates exactly that: we are futureproof.”
EON Reality’s nomination was also noted for clearly demonstrating innovation, positive partnerships with businesses across the world, and evidencing how VR facilitates the safe practice of complex procedures in a variety of Learning and Development categories including onboarding, upskilling and more.
The company fosters a unique futuristic pledge, promising to make AR and VR the technologies that allow people to gain an education and experience knowledge transfer, no matter where they are in the world.
Mr. Bridgeman continued: “We are growing right now, and as such we’re hiring. EON Reality welcomes a truly global and collaborative workforce, and naturally, this is also an opportunity to push local talent in the business and further help promote the UK’s future-forward, enterprise digital agenda to the world.”