|Munich & San Francisco, 17 September 2013: Metaio, world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions, today announces the development of the first-ever hands-free, marker-less augmented automotive manual using Google Glass. Metaio will additionally update and optimize its core technology and leading augmented reality platform to accommodate the major wearable device providers like Epson, Google and Vuzix, all of which will be presented October 10-11 in Munich at Metaio’s annual technology conference, InsideAR:www.metaio.com/insideAR.
The hands-free interactive car manual prototype developed by Metaio will be the first time that augmented reality on wearable computing will be shown to be productive and commercially viable.Metaio R&D developed this new prototype as a proof-of-concept of the capabilities of its AR platform on wearable devices. A new type of 3-D tracking and recognition technology engineered by Metaio utilizes CAD models to recognize and overlay 3-D content onto the real world counterpart. Since no markers, GPS or point clouds are required, the stability of the augmented reality experience increases dramatically, while remaining almost immune to variable lighting, glare, position, and other environmental factors that tend to interfere with vision-based experiences.
Update Metaio AR-Platform
Metaio will update its leading augmented reality platform to include the incredible new tracking technology presented in the demo, in addition to adding support for major wearable computing devices, including Epson Moverio, Google Glass and Vuzix M-100. And looking toward a wearable ecosystem, Metaio will upgrade 3-D and 2-D visualization to include programmable shaders and other camera optimizations that will allow for more robust tracking and an overall more realistic user experience.
InsideAR attendees will get the chance to try the demo on Google Glass, along with many other wearable demos that feature hands-free augmented reality. Developers and non-developers alike can learn how they can use the Metaio AR platform to build next-generation wearable apps, with the Metaio SDK, Creator and Cloud services.
“We’re going beyond one-off passive viewing experiences,” says Metaio CTO Peter Meier. “Metaio is taking all the necessary steps to ensure an always on, always augmented future, and we’re beginning that journey in a big way at this year’s InsideAR in Munich.”
To learn more and register for InsideAR, October 10-11 in Munich, please visitwww.metaio.com/insideAR
To learn more about augmented reality software and services by Metaio, please visit www.metaio.com
The worldwide leader in Augmented Reality (AR) research and technology, Metaio develops software products for visually interactive solutions between the real and the virtual world. Based on the Metaio Augmented Reality platform, digital and 3-D content can be integrated seamlessly into the user’s camera view looking upon the real world. Serving over 50.000 developers and powering over 1,000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial cases, over 30 Million consumers use Metaio’s AR software. Learn more at www.metaio.com
Metaio to Unveil First Hands-Free Car Manual on Google Glass, New 3-D Tracking Technology and optimized wearable augmented reality platform at InsideAR 2013September 17, 2013
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See what I did there?
CEO Thomas Alt talks to AWE TV about the updates to Metaio’s Augmented Reality Platform [video]
News from the 2013 Augmented World Expo
- Metaio & Vuzix to showcase AR-Ready Smart Glasses at the 2013 Augmented World Expo [press release]
- Metaio announces 50,000 developers, updates to products and international developer contest [press release]
- Trak Lord talks to AWE TV about the AR engine and the future of the industry [video]
- Brendan Scully talks about enterprise augmented reality to AWE TV [video]
- Check out photos of the Metaio booth in the Major Sponsors Pavilion at AWE [photos]
We threw a party!
For the first time ever, Metaio hosted an InsideAR event in the US, and with over 200 registrations it was a smashing success! Attendees witnessed the latest in augmented reality demos, and were treated to presentations by co-founders Thomas Alt and Peter Meier. And not forgetting that it was a beautiful summer evening in Santa Clara, everyone got a chance to enjoy the night with refreshments, colleagues and friends.
We collected some great photos from the event for everyone to enjoy- check them out on our Facebook page! [photos]
If you missed it, here are the slides from Thomas & Peter’s presentation [slides]
In lieu of a “pick of the week”, here’s a video of the Metaio team jumping in the pool after everyone left.
The pool was just sitting there- begging us to celebrate. Click the photo for the link to the video :)
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In case you missed it, Metaio released some big news last week at the 2013 Augmented World Expo.
San Francisco & Munich – 3 June 2013: Metaio, the world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions today announces its 50,000 developer benchmark, in time for updates to the Metaio SDK and Metaio Creator and the beginning of the first-ever Metaio International Developer Contests.
Since releasing the Metaio SDK less than two years ago to the development community, Metaio is proud to have 50,000 developers working on its platform, with more than 1000 applications across enterprise, industrial, publishing and retail published. To commemorate this remarkable milestone, Metaio will today release a new “AR” standard logo to the community and encourage developers to join in the first-ever Metaio International Developer Contests.
Both the Metaio SDK and Metaio Creator have been updated to support better and more efficient content management, application creation and game development, coinciding perfectly with the Developer Contests, which feature categories for content creation and app & game development. Grand Prize winners will receive professional software licenses and will be flown to Munich to present their winning entries at InsideAR 2013 among thought leaders and luminaries of the AR industry.
“Metaio has been working with Augmented Reality for over 10 years, and in that time we’ve grown an amazing community of developers,” said CEO Thomas Alt. “It’s important that we continue to innovate and offer the most advanced AR software – not just for the devices of today but the wearable computing and mobile devices of tomorrow, powered by the Metaio AREngine.”
Yet another milestone for 2013, Metaio was the first company to release a chipset design intended to accelerate augmented reality on silicon platforms, part of its initiative to see AR on every smartphone by 2014. Metaio plans to continue to work closely with major OEMs and hardware manufactures to optimize its SDK at the silicon level for major platforms and future devices.
Developers and designers can learn more and submit their intent to compete in the first-ever Metaio International Developers Contest at http://dev.metaio.com/contests.
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