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IMG Studio Wins Air Force Contract for Video Game Training
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IMG Studio Wins Air Force Contract for Video Game Training

The U.S. military is leveraging video gaming to recruit young people, not just train them once they join military service.  That need for engaging video content presented an opportunity for The IMG Studio. The San Antonio-based company won a U.S. Air Force Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop a flight simulation video game for the Air Force to train and recruit its personnel. Owned by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Heather Chandler, the video and software development company proposed building a physics-based video game that goes beyond the simulated video game training environments often used to train military personnel. The San Antonio-based company specializes in software and video game development that frequently incorporate advanced virtual...
Mind Science Foundation Features Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier March 19
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Mind Science Foundation Features Virtual Reality Pioneer Jaron Lanier March 19

The Mind Science Foundation (MSF) is bringing the Silicon Valley pioneer who coined the phrase "virtual reality" (VR) to San Antonio.  Jaron Lanier will headline MSF's Distinguished Speaker Series March 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pearl Stable. Tickets are available for sale online or at the door. Considered a founding father of the field of virtual reality, Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari and founded VPL Research, Inc. in 1984. Lanier's startup created the first commercial VR products, avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences, prototypes of surgical simulation, and VR applications for medicine, design, and other industries. As one of the first companies ever to sell virtual reality products, VPL also introduced some of the first VR applications, including a p...
The IMG Studio Shapes Visitor Experiences at Convention Center with AR-Enabled Platform
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The IMG Studio Shapes Visitor Experiences at Convention Center with AR-Enabled Platform

The ability to connect people to their environment is unfolding in new, innovative ways as mobile phones become the most commonly used device capable of augmented reality (AR) content. The Pokémon Go craze of 2016 exposed people to location-based mobile games with 3D fictional characters projected as an overlay on their environment using nothing more than the camera on their cellphones. That AR capability has now reached large-scale meetings, particularly ones held at convention centers. The IMG Studio is working with hospitality specialists The RK Group to develop a new application for the Henry. B. González Convention Center. This new technology can “set San Antonio part from other destinations by allowing meeting attendees to set their schedules, network with fellow attendees, and na...
Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training
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Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

Cybersecurity training provider DC Industries is incorporating virtual reality (VR)-based scenarios from Ractive, a Geekdom-based startup, into their training programs. The two San Antonio startups have been collaborating on developing customized cybersecurity VR training over the past two months. DCI will launch its new VR cybersecurity training with the Threat Actor Targeting and Exploitation – Cyber Espionage course scheduled to start Sept. 24 and again Dec. 10. The Cyber Incident Response VR class will begin Jan. 14, 2019. DCI’s full training schedule is online. Based at Port San Antonio, DCI provides targeted training for veterans transitioning into a cybersecurity career and plans to incorporate virtual reality into every technical training course in its curriculum, DCI founder...