IRVINE, CA, May 29, 2018 – EON Reality, the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with its regional partners the Municipalities of Elverum and Hamar, Hedmark County, and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences inaugurated the Hamar facilities of EON Reality Norway this Tuesday. This location completes the facilities of EON Reality Norway, will educate the next generation of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality professionals, and will continue to support national innovation in Norway with its regional partners such as Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Making View AS, Innit AS, Kjeller Innovation AS, Elverum Regional Business Development, Hamar Game Collective, and Hamar Regional Business Development.
The Hamar location consists of a showroom featuring the latest in AR and VR equipment, a lab for AR and VR development, and classrooms to educate AR and VR developers. Additionally, the Hamar location will contain EON Reality Norway’s headquarters. The functions of EON Reality Norway will be split between the Elverum and Hamar locations, with development and student education taking place in Hamar and Elverum will continue its Security/Defence focus.
“By building on the success of the EON Reality Norway location in Elverum, we can bring the same benefits to Hamar and continue to strengthen the growing AR and VR community in Hedmark County,” said Thomas Breen, Hedmark County Commissioner. “The growing presence of AR and VR in Hedmark is a great compliment to our game development community. We’re excited for this next phase of EON Reality Norway and our continued partnership.”
“Strong partnerships between our city and local businesses are key to the growth and prosperity of our community,” said Knut Fangberget, Deputy Mayor of Hamar City Council and business advisor. “This partnership with EON Reality not only adds a global company to Hamar, but also provides talented developers, and innovative technology for others who would wish to call Hamar home. We cannot wait to see what innovative work EON Reality Norway produces next.”
“The Municipalities of Elverum and Hamar, Hedmark County, and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences have been incredible partners to EON Reality Norway,” said Knut Henrik Aas, Managing Director of EON Reality Norway. “Without their tremendous support we would not be able to carry out the work that we do. The opening of our Hamar facilities will further improve our ability to serve national businesses, and educate the next generation of AR and VR developers.”
The Hamar/Elverum facilities of EON Reality Norway will build on the security and safety expertise of EON Reality Norway and will contribute not only to regional economic growth, but as part of EON Reality’s extensive Interactive Digital Center (IDC) network.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is 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, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com