MWC Shanghai 2017, GSMA’s sixth annual event, will be held in less than two weeks. During this four-day conference, more than 650 booths will be showcasing their products to 65,000+ attendees. As Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are expected to rise as the “next big thing”, South Korea is also stepping into this field.
Below are South Korea’s AR/VR companies that will be displaying their products at the conference. Make sure to check them out if you are attending!
Based in Daegu, AR Media Works focuses on the content development of AR and VR-based apps in various industries such as education, entertainment, and remote services. Its three divisions – product, research, and development – are each responsible for providing a diverse range of projects led by 3D specialists, scaling the products for commercialization, and customizing/tailoring the apps based on users’ needs.
DUCOgen is joint company between South Korea and Denmark. It mainly provides edutainment (education & entertainment) contents through VR. Its main product, DUCOrang, leveraged DUCOgen’s two competitive edges – VR technology and Korea-Denmark partnership. Specifically, DUCOrang provides O2O (Online to Offline) storytelling feature, combining Northern European education philosophy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. Users can learn subjects such as English, Science, and Math through VR storytelling contents. With the goal of internationalization, DUCOgen has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Denmark, in addition to being granted the right to joint publication of fairy tales written by H.C. Andersen, a renowned Danish author.
Founded in 2011, Ins Edutainment is an edu-tech company that develops and provides mobile education services, under the vision of ‘designing a pleasant learning environment’. Its main product CRECCER is a platform-based smart education solution that combines beacon/AR/VR technologies. Teachers can easily provide lecture contents online through any smart devices (smartphones and tablets), which will be participated by the students. Projects and homework are also done on CRECCER’s platform, through which teacher-student feedback is exchanged. It is worth noting that CRECCER was awarded the first place in International E-learning exhibition in 2015. Ins Edutainment has formed partnerships with Korea’s Samsung Electronics to provide CRECCER’s platforms in various educational institutions such as schools, academies, and museums. It is also in discussion with Japan and China as it prepares to expand its global footprint.
Founded in 2012 by 3D research specialists at Samsung Electronics, MOPIC strives to build a new 3D ecosystem to provide ubiquitous and seamless 3D viewing experience. From 2015, MOPIC shifted its focus to develop glass-free 3D screen cases, Snap3D, which provides 3D screen effects when installed on smartphones or tablets. It has gained significant attention from numerous tech aficionados, including being featured in Unbox Therapy, a tech gadget Youtube Channel with more than 8 million subscribers.
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