TMCNet: Gamifies Virtual Conferences & Tradeshows Through Engaging 3D Avatar-Based Immersive Spaces

[January 11, 2012] Gamifies Virtual Conferences & Tradeshows Through Engaging 3D Avatar-Based Immersive Spaces

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) IRVINE, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/11/12 — Altadyn announced its new platform today: Offered in SaaS mode on the cloud, it has been designed for corporations and event professionals who want to stay away from boring slideshow-driven webcasts, in favor of more engaging and entertaining ways to run virtual events like virtual conferences, virtual training, virtual classrooms, virtual tradeshows and other virtual meetings.

"Compared to our previous platform, is much easier to setup, being instantly available by use of our new wizard. The updated user interface allows event attendees to take advantage of the rich and engaging aspect of a 3D avatar based platform without the learning curve which usually goes with it," declared Darius Lahoutifard, Altadyn's CEO. "Attendees unfamiliar with traditional immersive gaming navigation (with arrow keys or sophisticated mouse rotations) are offered a simplified experience, using only the mouse clicks. To make this even more pleasant, we have drastically reduced the cost. A full day conference with 100 participants with full 3D features as described above, including a strong AMAZON EC2 instance, costs less than $150. Smaller or shorter events start at $99. Monthly subscriptions are also available for unlimited use of a virtual conference room for $490 per month." Altadyn's patent pending technology is based on a disruptive technology that makes high-end 3D immersive spaces for collaboration accessible to users with mainstream computers in enterprise environments. While similar technologies require heavy or proprietary software downloads and installations, runs in current browsers on typical office computers and only requires Java, the largely installed open source component.

Here are some key elements of Altadyn's technology included in a small java applet, which loads seamlessly as the user clicks on a hyperlink: A fully immersive 3D engine with physics capabilities Customized avatars able to walk, sit, talk, raise hands, manipulate objects, point objects or screens with laser pointers, and more Desktop sharing and remote control Synchronized 3D object manipulation: rotation, translation, scaling. Optimal for product design review, product training, product launch, games, and more Integrated Voice/IP Integrated instant messaging — moderated, private or public Integrated in-world audio and video streaming Open architecture enabling users to import 3D objects and 3D spaces from other external 3D formats Open API enabling developments in Java, javascript, HTML5 Main applications covered by the new platform include not only virtual conferences, virtual tradeshows, virtual classrooms, and other corporate gatherings (kick-offs, trainings, on-boarding meetings, etc…) but also eLearning, serious games, collaborative sessions for product design review, product specific trainings, live 3D chats on websites, permanent 3D virtual worlds for communities or 3D spaces on websites for permanent show rooms and exhibition halls.

For a limited time, event professionals are offered a $100 credit for their first event, under the FREE TRIAL program available here: They will also be eligible to win an iPod by attending the initial product launch 3D conference demo on 1/17/2012. Registration is open to all here: About Altadyn Altadyn® is changing the way we meet, learn, teach, collaborate, socialize, market, sell, transact. The company is emerging as the leader in 3D Virtual Events, 3D websites and other live 3D synchronous collaboration such as web conferencing, virtual trade shows, virtual exhibitions, live meetings, virtual classrooms and more. Altadyn's platforms are the only web 3D platforms which are immersive, interactive, and do not require any download or installation and work with any browser on any computer. Altadyn® is already delivering value to major customers including NDU / FCVW (National Defense University), US-Air Force, Saint-Gobain (EURONEXT PARIS: SGO), Old Dominion University, Saint Joseph University, Cubic (NYSE: CBC), Aptima, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL), Crawford & Co and more. Altadyn operates globally with offices in Irvine, California, and Paris, France. For more information, visit or contact: Altadyn Corp. / e-mail: dl (AT) ALTADYN, is a registered trademark of ALTADYN Corp. is a trademark of Altadyn Corp. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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