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Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

Institute Develops VR-based Fire Extinguishing Training Simulator

DAEJEON, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday that it has developed a virtual reality (VR) fire extinguishing training simulator that allows firefighters to be trained in real-like fire environments. The VR training simulator was developed to enable fire extinguishing training using real fire extinguishing equipment. [...]

Virtual Reality Tour Announced by Cutting Edge Canadian Energy Tech Company

Virtual Reality Tour Announced by Cutting Edge Canadian Energy Tech Company

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Due to the travel restrictions of the current global pandemic, Eavor Technologies addresses increasing client demand for tours of its facilities through a scalable, innovative, technologically clever solution. Utilizing virtual reality, Eavor can now showcase their demonstration project (Eavor-Lite™) located near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to any potential [...]

LG Uplus Forms AR, VR Alliance with Global Telcos and Qualcomm

LG Uplus Forms AR, VR Alliance with Global Telcos and Qualcomm

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it has formed an alliance with global telecom operators, content developers and U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies Inc. to develop 5G-based augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content to boost the budding industry. The Global XR Content Telco [...]

Telcos Expand VR Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Expand VR Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Local mobile carriers are expanding virtual reality (VR) services to cope with increased demand for online content amid the COVID-19 pandemic, industry sources said Saturday. Leading mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. has started offering recorded VR sessions of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on its Jump VR application [...]

Medical Community Adopts VR Technology for Education of Medical Specialists

Medical Community Adopts VR Technology for Education of Medical Specialists

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean medical community has adopted virtual reality (VR) technology for the education of medical specialists with expertise on thoracic surgery. This move is line with the ever-growing ‘untact’ trend that has taken hold in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. The newly-coined term ‘untact’ refers to non-face-to-face [...]

Dirty Dogs Get Clean: Wet Dog Corp. Out on Steam VR May 4th

Dirty Dogs Get Clean: Wet Dog Corp. Out on Steam VR May 4th

Austin, TX & Sarasota, FL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, Ringling College of Art and Design with Flight School Studio announced that the first student game from their virtual reality educational partnership, Wet Dog Corp., will come to Steam on May 4. Mentored by the award-winning team at Flight School, students from Ringling’s newly-founded Virtual [...]

LG Uplus to Supply 5G VR Content to Hong Kong’s Top Telco

LG Uplus to Supply 5G VR Content to Hong Kong’s Top Telco

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., South Korea’s No. 3 mobile carrier, said Sunday it will supply 5G virtual reality (VR) content to Hong Kong’s largest telecommunication firm. LG Uplus’ VR content will be also available on Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd.’s 5G service starting next month, the company said. This is [...]

Genie Music Launches New Service Combining VR with K-pop

Genie Music Launches New Service Combining VR with K-pop

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Genie Music, the music streaming subsidiary of telecommunications giant KT Corp., launched a new entertainment service that combines the 5G-powered virtual reality technology with K-pop on Tuesday. Announcing the launch of the new service, Virtual Play (VP), Genie Music began Tuesday presales of the first VP product featuring soaring [...]