IRVINE, CA, March 10, 2022 – EON Reality, the international leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a brand new update to two of its most-used flagship solutions, EON-XR and EON Merged XR. This release includes updates for iOS, Android, Windows and macOS.
One of the first major updates is that you can now browse, preview and import free Sketchfab models directly in the mobile app. This means that using 3D models and environments is now more seamless than ever before. Combined with faster browsing of experiences both on the web and in the apps, using EON-XR has never been smoother or easier.
We’ve also added some new UX features for a more intuitive experience, like the “Home” button resetting the default camera view on mobile and a new take on our tooltips. Additionally, we’ve implemented some new shortcut keys, and users can now preview the “Play” mode while editing their experience. 3D assessments now support single-mesh objects as well.
But perhaps the biggest additions come to EON Merged XR, which gets a complete facelift with the new update. Take a look at the video above to see the improvements, or continue reading below for a quick written description.
Merged XR users will immediately notice that the application now launches in AR mode, where they can now interact with multiple 3D assets at once. From there, you’ll see several new features, like six improved knowledge portals (3D Asset, Text, Images, Videos, PDFs, and Audio), four assessment portals (Quiz, Identify, Locate and 3D Assessment), major screen recording upgrades and more options both for creating and partaking in experiences. There are all new speech-to-text and text-to-speech features with better translation options and search functionality.
Speaking of searching, you’ll be able to use AI to search for similar images and information based on an existing object within an experience. 3D recording also got a boost to feature full avatars rather than a floating laser pointer — although we’ll have an additional update on avatars in the coming days.
Finally, the EON Marketplace will soon make its return to Merged XR, where users will be able to share and sell their created experiences for a price of their choosing. When a user completes an experience, they’ll see the option to launch straight into the next option in a series and/or related content, meaning that creators can now publish entire sets of experiences to be enjoyed one after another instead of simply standalone options.
As for EON Spatial Meeting users, you’ll find some new and improved localization options, and a whole lot more to come in the near future. As always, the new update also features a variety of bug fixes and small user-requested improvements. The latest version is live now, so stay tuned for the next big reveal.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s 23 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and XR-focused devices. EON Reality’s global network of more than 1.4 million users is building the Knowledge Metaverse in more than 100 locations and has created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with over 2.16 million 3D assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.