2018 was an amazing year for us.
We travelled all around the world, but our biggest achievement came right here in the North East where we were involved in the Great Exhibition of the North.
From VR installations for wind turbines and virtual cranes, to the world’s largest mixed reality window, we had an amazing time being involved in what was truly spectacular event.
We watched the public interact with our DeepFrame at the Great North Museum – it’s not every day your family sees a Raptor running around by the T-Rex – and enjoyed seeing everyone’s face when they created their own Great North hologram. We were taken aback by just how well this was received.
As well as the incredible reactions from the public, we were honoured to meet HRH Prince William and Mark Carney, Head of the Bank of England, plus many more.
We also had the opportunity to present at the various locations around the exhibition.
On top of our involvement with the Great Exhibition of the North, our team worked on exciting projects for Unipress, Mueller and Durham Light Infantry.
Unipress came to us with a training issue – they simply didn’t have enough time to train apprentices and carry out refresher training sessions for current employees thanks to limited equipment.
Any downtime on a crane was a loss in efficiency and output for the business, however they still needed to ensure all employees’ training was current and to a high standard.
To combat this, we came up with a VR training solution, incorporating a physical replica of the control panel used by employees to operate the crane. We’re extremely proud of the service we provide to our clients and it is so rewarding when we receive testimonials from our clients, so we were delighted to receive this amazing feedback from Mueller, a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America.
We also created film and interactive content for Durham Light Infantry (DLI) to attract and engage their visitors, as well as providing historical information of DLI; helping to tell the story of infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1968.
Moving into 2019, we expect to see a real shift in how heritage organisations operate and predict that more investment will be put into immersive technologies to engage with a younger generation.