Clermont-Ferrand, France, August 31, 2009 – EON Reality, Inc., the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, and the city of Clermont-Ferrand, together with the Auvergne State, are very pleased to announce the launch of the first Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in France.
IDC France aims at becoming the leading institute for developing simulation-based learning applications for the industrial and educational domains. Although the grand opening ceremony is scheduled in October, the IDC is now fully operating and engineers are already working on the first projects.
IDC France is located in Clermont-Ferrand, right in the center of France, with air, train and motorway connections to all main cities in France. Clermont-Ferrand hosts various competitive clusters, including biotechnologies, information technologies, mechanical industries and medical research, which will all be heavy users of the IDC resources.
“This Interactive Digital Center based on a public-private partnership is a unique opportunity to provide our local economic system with a state-of-the-art interactive 3D platform. It will benefit not only our industries but also our educational institutions, at the regional and national levels,” said Pierre-Charles Romond, Vice President of Clermont-Ferrand University.
“Establishing IDC France is a key milestone in EON Reality’s strategy in France. It strengthens our presence in the French market by allowing our clients and partners to experience our interactive 3D solutions in the IDC,” said Pierre-Julien Barraud, Business Development Director Southern Europe of EON Reality. “Our software tools and turn-key solutions provide the ability to create highly realistic and authentic experiences based on interactive 3D visualization technology that will give IDC France a strong competitive advantage for building virtual reality and simulation-based learning applications.”
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and virtual reality software provider. Its powerful, breakthrough technology enables users to experience more by revolutionizing the way companies leverage their digital assets throughout the product lifecycle. Industry leaders, including Suzuki, Siemens, John Deere, Atlas Copco, Toyota, Tetra Pak, Boeing, Bombardier, Intel, Peterbilt, Lexus, Whirlpool, Honeywell, GE Healthcare and Stryker, use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. For further information regarding EON Reality, visit www.EONReality.com.