by: Eliane Alhadeff
Best AR demos poised to revolutionize video games
Ori Inbar is the founder of Pookatak Games - a video game company; formerly senior vice president at SAP, and eternally passionate about interactive entertainment, he also shares my passion for Augmented Reality Games.
There is one company in particular I would like to further explore, which is probably the most commercially successful company that specializes in augmented reality -- Total Immersion.
Since 2003, Total Immersion has been funded by two leading global venture capital firms: Partech International and I Source Gestion. A recent round of financing, mid 2006, brought in a new investing partner, Elaia Partners, specialized in software and IT services sectors. D’FUSION® is a real time visual software which makes possible to create Augmented Reality Applications with standard PC receiving one or several video inputs, with high performance and high quality images.
For more than 5 years, TOTAL IMMERSION has invested in people and technology to provide them with a powerful AR solution, D’FUSION, in every industry they serve: Theme Parks and Entertainment, Events, Retail, and Mobile Phone Operators.
D’FUSION® is a real time visual software which makes possible to create Augmented Reality Applications with standard PC receiving one or several video inputs, with high performance and high quality images.Total Immersion’s software, D’FUSION®, enables the real-time integration of interactive 3D graphics into live video flows. Operating on standard PC devices and compatible with HD, this technology blurs the line between the virtual and the real world.
D’FUSION® allows for competitive augmented-reality applications in both the entertainment and industrial arenas. The use of augmented reality under mobile constraints is among the latest trends that Total Immersion has been exploring.
Total Immersion’s innovative solutions provide strong added value to car manufacturers such as Renault and BMW, theme parks such as WDI and Futuroscope, broadcasters and other powerful businesses worldwide.
Their video gallery contains several demos, sampled from diverse applications as brand experience, shows, presentations and events enhancement, broadcast, theme parks & entertainment.