High resolution 360 degree environment and guided tour brings this iconic Renaissance location to life
IRVINE, CA, October 14, 2015 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, and Virtualiter, a leading company in Virtual Reality productions for world-famous museums, luxury locations and exhibitions, have released a Virtual Reality tour of the Magi Chapel, an iconic Florence landmark. This pilot application is a part of EON Reality’s World Heritage Initiative which seeks to preserve and protect cultural treasures from around the world.
As part of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Magi Chapel highlights the power and influence that the Medici family, the de facto rulers of Florence, wielded during the Renaissance. The Magi Chapel app showcases in vivid detail the frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli that adorn every wall. Users are able to explore the Chapel in a full 360 degrees and examine every detail. By looking at each fresco, the viewer is able to explore, in greater detail, each fresco and hear a detailed explanation for each.
The fresco on the eastern wall of the Magi Chapel
“This amazing Virtual Reality application will bring the user inside the Medici’s private chapel, the very same room which Lorenzo the Magnificent used to walk in,” said Sergio Porrini of Virtualiter. “This application is a fascinating journey in the golden age of the Renaissance in Florence.”
The EON World Heritage Initiative was established to bring to life the many historical and cultural treasures from around the world. EON Reality seeks to preserve and protect sites and objects from damage and destruction. The Magi Chapel application is just one example of the work this initiative is doing and its concept can be applied to other landmarks around the world.
A closeup of the entourage of young King Kaspar featuring Cosimo the Elder and Piero de Medici
“Virtual Reality has the power to preserve iconic cultural locations around the world and share them with a global community,” said Anna Lejerskar, Director of the EON Learn For Life Program. “Using our leading VR and AR knowledge transfer platform, we’re able to replicate in incredible detail every facet of these landmarks and bring them to life in homes and classrooms around the world.”
You can experience this application by accessing it on EON Experience VR (for both iOS and Android), or by downloading it from Google Play. This app will be available on the Apple App Store in the coming weeks. The Magi Chapel app is for demo purposes only and it is not intended for commercial use.
Virtualiter is an Italian company leader in Virtual Reality (VR) productions for Museums, Luxury Hospitality and Exhibitions, and it has been working in this field for more than ten years now. Virtualiter has developed spectacular Virtual Tours for world-famous museums such as the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery and the Magi Chapel in Florence, iconic luxury locations such as Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence and exhibitions such as the Shanghai Italian Center and Expo Milano 2015. Virtualiter is also Contributor for the American Portal ItaliaLiving.com. For further information, visit www.virtualiter.net.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. 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.