Virtual Worlds Person Of The Year Award, 2011

I would like to dedicate my Person Of The Year 2011 Award by the Association of Virtual Worlds to:

  • All the Altadyn team members and especially to my partner Guillaume, without whom our technology would not be the one we have today and to Jeff who submitted my nomination for this award,
  • All our customers who are key contributors to our success especially to Tom from Old Dominion University,  John and Kara from APTIMA Inc,  Bernard from Tennaxia, Lionel from Walraven Law Firm and Laurent from Framlink who took the time to comment their vote,
  • Our shareholders without whom our business could not be developed the way it is today,
  • and to all my friends and my family for their continued and life-time support.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Edita Kaye, the founder of the Association of Virtual Worlds, for running the largest, the most popular and the most successful association in our industry.

Thank you!

Darius Lahoutifard

Darius Lahoutifard
CEO
Altadyn Corp.

More on this here.

Very Large Virtual Tradeshows Now Possible With Support Of AMAZON EC2

We are now supporting AMAZON EC2 web services by offering standard pre-configured instances with 3DXplorer, ready for customers’ virtual events. The easy replication of these instances enables Virtual Tradeshows with over 50,000 attendees over a few days to go full immersive 3D.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier and more accessible.

High Performance, Reliable, Flexible, Inexpensive, Accessible, Highly Scalable and Easy-to-set-up, … all the criteria are gathered for using AMAZON EC2’s web services for virtual events. Very large Virtual Trade-shows can now be scaled up at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions, while offering full immersion and interactivity, thanks to the replication of 3DXplorer spaces over the cloud.

Mid-size publishers, conference organizers and trade-show professionals of any size can now develop high-end 3D immersive virtual events solutions, without spending for costly infrastructures. They can use the high-end platform tailored exactly to their needs, with reliable and performing servers in the right geography (East Coast US, West Coast US, Europe, Asia), for just a few days (duration of the event).

AMAZON EC2 servers were used recently during CloudSlam’10™, a global conference on Cloud Computing held on 3DXplorer in March 2010, with thousands of participants from around the globe. Commenting on the conference success, CloudSlam’10™ Chairman – Khazret Sapenov said “Altadyn’s platform helped our conference to introduce new products this year, 3D virtual exhibition and networking lounge, adding more business value for both exhibitors and attendees.”

New Release, 3DXplorer V5.02.00 is Live Today!

Shortly after our previous release of March 1st , we are pleased to announce a new release with exciting new features; 3DXplorer V5.02.00 includes important feature enhancements and additions which drastically improve Virtual Events experience for attendees :

1) There are now three different chat possibilities:

  • Global chat visible to all attendees
  • One to one private chat
  • Group chats, private, visible to a selected number of users, but not to all

2)  Direct interaction with other participants or through a names list:

  • Attendees can see the list of other participants, and start communicating / interacting with them, either by clicking on their avatars, or through the list.
  • Moderators can also interact with participants either graphically or through the list.

3) Improved user interface:

  • New buttons have been added to enable the above features. They are all regrouped in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • The avatar’s control pop-up (the former chat) has been removed. The chat window can be started by pressing on the chat button and it will pop up automatically on other attendees window.
  • Avatars’ animations, when possible (ie: high res avatars) are now accessible under “My Avatar” button.

4) Video broadcast in sync:

  • When linking a video to a screen, It’s now possible to either have it “broadcast in-sync” so that  start /stop of the video , by a moderator or a VIP, will happen simultaneously for all users, or keep the former asynchronous mode, having users watch their video “on demand”.

This release is up and running as of today, March 13th , 2010.

And remember, no installation, no update, no download required…Enjoy it.

CloudSlam™ Selects Altadyn’s 3DXplorer® For Its Cloud Computing Virtual Conference

3DXplorer Cloud-Based Full 3D Immersive Platform For Virtual Events Powers CloudSlam’s Virtual Expo Hall  and the C-Level Networking Lounge.

CloudSlam’10™, a virtual conference produced by Cloudcor Inc™  March 23 – March 25 2010 developed to promote collaborative analysis of the latest trends and challenges in the world of cloud computing; today announced a “Bespoke” Collaborator Agreement with Altadyn for the CloudSlam’10™ initiative.

Cloud Slam ’10™   provides industry leaders and professionals insights into leading edge research, analysis and commentary, as well as providing a platform to network with leading experts in the Cloud Computing & IT industry. The CloudSlam’10™   event agenda will be published this week and can be viewed online by visiting  www.CloudSlam10.com

Altadyn will provide CloudSlam’10™ delegates, with 2 state of the art 3-D walk through environments modeled on;

  1. CloudSlam™ C – Level Lounge™: An exclusive virtual space reserved for V.I.P delegates that have been selected to attend this gathering.
  2. CloudSlam™ Virtual Expo™: – A communal virtual environment, profiling CloudSlam’10™ key solutions partners; each with their own virtual booth

The CloudSlam’10™ “Virtual Expo™” will be open and available to everyone that is part of the CloudSlam™ network to enter & will be open 24 hours a day, with free access during selected times over the 3 day proceedings.

Delegates entering the CloudSlam’10™ Virtual Expo™, will be able to virtually meet – in real-time and interact with, business leaders from organization’s helping to shape the Cloud Computing industry. In this capacity, CloudSlam’10™ will enable event delegates and key collaborators, the opportunity to network and collaborate in a way that has not been seen before.

To learn more about CloudSlam and Attend: www.CloudSlam10.com

To read the full Press Release, click here.

Virtual Trade Shows & Conferences with 3DXplorer

In a new video released a few days ago, you can watch 2 examples of participation in virtual events. A trade show and a conference. The video starts with the conference, with the live presentation, laser beam, a 3D electrical engine brought into the conference room all in a 3D immersive and interactive environment.

The second part of the video shows a high tech trade show with an exhibition hall and some 25 booths which can be visited from outside, when walking in the alleys. They can be visited each by walking inside where the visitor can chat with the company’s representatives, handle products, watch videos, open PDF documents, etc…

Enjoy it:

Google expects 3D Live collaboration becoming mainstream

In today’s Google blog article,  the company’s representatives announced their intention to build a x 100 faster network:

“We’re planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We’ll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.”

But what are the key drivers for this initiative?

According to the same blog article, they expect 3D Live Collaboration becoming as mainstream feature as the video:

“… collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3-D video of a university lecture…”

Also read:

“Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes.”

We at Altadyn, developers of 3DXplorer, the first and the only Browser-based plug-in-less 3D Live Collaboration platform for events, conferences, trades shows, meetings, virtual classrooms, are obviously looking forward to seeing faster networks for improved immersive experiences.

We love this type of initiatives.

Happy Holidays

Those who have recently visited our 3D lobby, accessible from our home page ( through the “Meet-in-3D” button or the first featured space ) have noticed our Christmas tree which will decorate our virtual reception hall during the holidays season for our visitors joy.

Today, some of us got together in the lobby and took a picture, that I am glad sharing with you.

On behalf of the team, I would like to wish excellent holidays to all of our friends, users and partners.

Sincerely

-Darius Lahoutifard / CEO

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