Barco and Igloo Vision team up to deliver industry-leading immersive collaboration environments

KORTRIJK, Belgium, August 2022 – Barco, the leading manufacturer of innovative visualization solutions, and Igloo Vision, a creator of immersive spaces, today announced a new collaboration as partners to deliver industry-leading shared VR experiences.

Igloo Vision was founded in 2008 with a focus on projection mapping software for live events and experiences. Later its focus shifted to corporate rooms and shared virtual reality. From its bases in the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia, the company has delivered hundreds of immersive workspace installations around the globe for all kinds of applications such as simulation, visualization and collaboration by clients in education, engineering, enterprise and many more.

An Igloo immersive space is built using an Igloo Vision Media Player, which holds the software that can turn any room into an immersive shared VR experience. It takes any digital content and puts it in an immersive space. It is like stepping inside a giant VR headset with an entire group.

To visualize the content, the Igloo team works together with system integrators and visualization hardware providers, such as Barco.

“We had an interesting conversation with the Barco team during the ISE 2022 tradeshow in Barcelona about their shared VR visualization solutions,” says Jake Rowland, Head of Business Development EMEA at Igloo Vision. “We want to make our technology available to anyone around the world. In working together with Barco, we expand our reach and make the shared immersive spaces easier to access and install.” 

“Barco’s expertise with the high-end Canvas and CAVE systems strongly complements Igloo’s vision on shared VR experiences,” confirms Richard Marples, Sales Director Immersive Experiences at Barco. “Both our companies have a strong focus on immersive visualization and improving collaboration everywhere, so this is an ideal partnership!”

Since the official agreement, Barco and Igloo Vision already delivered two state-of-the-art immersive workspaces for a leading sports brand and a well-respected university. More information about these realizations will be shared soon.

 

About Igloo Vision

 

Igloo Vision is the immersive workspace company. Igloo designs, develops and delivers immersive technology and software that takes any digital content and puts it into a shared immersive space.

 

Stepping inside an Igloo immersive space is a bit like stepping inside a giant VR headset. Any digital content, including immersive VR or 360°, can be shown. And, because entire groups of people can get inside, it’s always a shared experience. So it’s great for entertainment and experiences. It’s also perfect for collaborative teamwork, training, and visualisation. 

 

In its 12+ year history, Igloo has worked on several hundred assignments for many of the world’s biggest brands. Headquartered in rural Shropshire, it also has offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Toronto and Rotterdam.

 

Learn more at https://www.igloovision.com/

 

 

About Barco

 

Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

 

Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents. Barco has been listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1985. (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB)

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