Nunatak’s Networking Night III – Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Summary
Over 100 people attended last week’s Nunatak Networking Night at our new office in the heart of Munich. Together with the team from Re’flekt, we showcased the latest trends and applications in augmented and virtual reality. Instead of just talking about the topic, we brought virtual and augmented reality closer by letting our guests experience the different devices for themselves in multiple rooms and demos:
Mixed Reality Room
In the “Mixed reality room” our guests had a chance to try out a variety of augmented and virtual reality devices. Virtual reality applications, for example, could be viewed via the Google Cardboard. The Hyperloop augmented reality wall allowed the exploration of the Hyperloop project via 3D simulation, e.g. peering inside the vacuum or simulating the route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
ProSieben Virtual Reality Experience
Rolf Illenberger, Senior Vice President of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital & Adjacent, presented the virtual reality plans of ProSiebenSat.1 and let our guests try out the ProSieben virtual reality app on Samsung Gear VR devices. The VR app gives behind the scenes insights into different ProSieben formats, such as “The Voice of Germany”.
HTC Vive Virtual Reality Experience
At our Networking Night, guests had the opportunity to experience a concept car in virtual reality with a HTC Vive headset. The app let people walk around the car and view it from different angles – interior as well as the exterior. Stefan Göpel, from Re’flekt, also made a presentation about the Audi VR experience, which is available in Audi showrooms and even lets consumers sit in the car.
Trina Solar & Sound of Porsche Virtual Reality Experience
Via the Samsung Gear, it was also possible to try out virtual reality apps created by Porsche and Trina Solar. The Porsche VR app lets people sit next to a race car driver and experience a drive in a Porsche around the race track. Markus Rach from Trina Solar, one of the largest producers of solar systems, presented an app designed with potential customers in mind: it offers a virtual tour around the Trina Solar production facility in Shanghai.
HTC Vive & Oculus Rift with Leap VR demos
Our guests also had the opportunity to try out a variety of demo versions with the HTC Vive and the newly released Oculus Rift. Virtual reality experiences with the Oculus Rift included standing at the edge of a skyscraper, being in a museum and seeing a live Tyrannosaurus Rex or looking at a mini cartoon world. Together with handheld controllers, the HTC Vive let people experience ancient ruins or see the earth from outer space.