IRVINE, Calif., August 30, 2012 – EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that Lycee Carnot, a technology-focused high school in Roanne, France, recently acquired a new Virtual Reality space to its campus, thanks to a partnership with EON Reality and the Association APRV of Clermont-Ferrand.

The implementation of this new Virtual Reality space will allow students to visualize their design work through virtual prototyping, a technique used in the process of product development that uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software to validate a design before committing to making a physical prototype. This is done by creating interactive 3D computer generated geometrical shapes (parts), then combining them into an “assembly” for testing of different mechanical motions, fit and function, and/or aesthetic appeal. For students, this promises to be highly beneficial, as there is a strong interest and real value in visualizing virtual prototypes of mechanical assemblies and architectural systems, especially in 3D stereoscopic mode and 1:1 scale.

At Lycee Carnot, virtual prototypes are used in two different ways. If the virtual prototype already exists as a CAD model, then 3D visualization will help students to better understand its structure and how it works. Otherwise, models will first be produced by students and virtual reality will be used to validate its design. Lycee Carnot will use EON Studio authoring software to create interactive 3D applications for the 3D projection system, based on volumetric CAD models developed by Lycee Carnot.

Lycee Carnot’s Virtual Reality space is based on passive technology and uses polarized filters and 3D glasses. The 3D projection screen, which is 2.3 m. wide and 2 m. high, will provide high level immersion for its users.

“CAD software is quite common in today’s technical education and Virtual Reality is following the same path. We are excited about now offering Virtual Reality software and technology to our students since this is the working environment of the future,” said Jean-Marc Champlong, Project Manager, Lycee Technologique Carnot.

About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D solutions provider for businesses and education based on Virtual Reality technology. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer.

Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Lowell Manufacturing, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Toyota and Whirlpool 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. Educational institutions and organizations who have adopted EON’s solutions include: the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (located on the campus of the Florence-Darlington Technical College), Honolulu Community College, Old Dominion University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Discovery World Museum, Oklahoma City Community College, Concord University, Texas State Technical College – Waco, El Paso Community College, University of Alabama, University of Hawaii, University of Kentucky, Fayetteville Technical Community College in North Carolina, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore),  Republic Polytechnic (Singapore) and Ngee Ann Secondary School (Singapore).

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