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Verizon uses Dreamscape Immersive for 5G VR content

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Verizon tapped Dreamscape Immersive Create a virtual reality experience for 5G networks.

The goal of the partnership is to innovate to leverage 5G wireless networks. This is a new generation of cellular technology that, under the right conditions, can be 100 times faster than existing data networks. Content includes entertainment, games, and educational experiences.

They want to innovate in VR applications for enterprise, public sector, education and entertainment, as well as mobile edge computing (MEC). Verizon’s support should be a big boost, especially for VR, as telecommunications companies made $ 128 billion in revenue last year and brought significant profits to the market.

With Verizon Dreamscape Learn Form a 5G Innovation Lab to develop immersive VR learning experiences for different educational levels and environments. Also, as part of the partnership, Verizon Ventures acquired a stake in Dreamscape.

In a statement, Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin said Dreamscape could lead to powerful and complex VR experiences and simulations using 5G and other innovations using low-cost tetherless VR hardware. Said that. Prior to the pandemic, Dreamscape operated five VR entertainment centers, including in Los Angeles. I had a VR experience of How to Train Your Dragon.. cool. Although it requires more sensor technology than a normal home VR experience, the COVID-19 has caused havoc in such a VR location-based entertainment center.

Walter Parkes, CEO of Dreamscape and former head of DreamWorks Motion Pictures, collaborated with Dreamscape and Arizona State University partnership Verizon and Dreamscape Learn to innovate an immersive VR learning experience at different educational levels in an interview with VentureBeat. I said. environment.

“COVID has brought about a major location-based pause and has actually supercharged everything related to a more robust distance learning, training, and collaboration experience,” Parks said. “5G could be the kind of explosive accelerator Dreamscape worked on last year.”

To accelerate this, Dreamscape and Verizon will also form a dedicated innovation lab for incubating 5G and MEC-enabled VR learning applications.

Above: Dreamscape’s VR fantasy.

Image Credit: Dreamscape Immersive

Outside the classroom, Verizon and Dreamscape will work together to develop and sell avatar-driven synthetic training and simulation experiences for government and professional professional learning applications. This experience combines Verizon’s 5G capabilities with Dreamscape’s ADEPT (Avatar-Driven Education and Practical Training) platform, which leverages Dreamscape’s unique tracking and rendering technology to provide vibrant and realistic VR scenarios.

Dreamscape’s VR platform combines Hollywood storytelling with proprietary full-body tracking technology for unprecedented levels of immersiveness, precision and interaction in the industry. By integrating motion capture with body mapping and advanced kinematics, the Dreamscape experience enables large groups to interact with ultra-low latency.

Combined with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband fast, ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and 5G Edge platforms available in some cities, the partnership aims to unleash the power of low-lag, immersive applications. .. Connections, remote networking, and virtual collaboration.

“This is a business promoter,” says Parks. “We started as a location-based entertainment company. Our tech platform was born in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s a group of up to 6 or 8 people with realistic, unbound avatars. It features real-time full-body tracking. You can become an avatar in a virtual environment. “

Above: Alien Zoo

Image Credit: Dreamscape Immersive

He added: “I thought it was social and could really ignite mainstream entertainment and games. We all come from a content creation background. And this particular VR platform Considered a new toolbox. “

Based in Los Angeles, Dreamscape Immersive is already endorsed by some of the entertainment and media giants such as WarnerMedia, Viacom, AMC, Steven Spielberg and Hans Zimmer. It was launched in 2017 by a combination of a group of Swiss engineers with medical roots called Artanim and entertainment leaders who came together under the joint mission of leveraging VR and Hollywood storytelling. ..

“Dreamscape Learn is the first project in the“ Alien Zoo ”called Immersive Biology, which aims to provide students and learners around the world with a very rich and vibrant educational experience. Alien Zoo was a movie project with Steven Spielberg. It was shelved and finally converted into a VR project.

Other Dreamscape leaders include Bruce Vaughn, former Chief Creative Officer of Disney Imagineering. Kevin Wall, a producer and entrepreneur of a global music event. And world-famous live event producer, Along Roski. Swiss computer scientists Caecilia Charbonnier and Sylvain Schage, and entrepreneur Ronald Menzel are also members of the team.

According to Parks, Dreamscape will continue to research and start labs to create more experiences that can be delivered via 5G and edge computing.

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Verizon uses Dreamscape Immersive for 5G VR content

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