Emagine Entertainment has announced partnerships with Screenvision Media and Strax Networks to create an industry first augmented reality platform connecting a physical theatrical experience to the digital world. The platform will debut in October exclusively at select Michigan Emagine locations.
AR is the integration of digital information technology and methods that allows users to experience real-world objects and environments with 3D generated perceptual information overlaid on top of it in real-time. The AR technology developed by Strax Networks and their platform, StraxAR, will connect guests of Emagine to exclusive engaging digital experiences including promotions, games, videos, trailers, music, special messaging, and private offers from select sponsors via Screenvision Media.
To engage with these experiences, guests of Emagine will download the StraxAR app, available for both iOS and Android devices. This unique technology allows movie theater items, like soda and popcorn tubs, to come alive for this experience. When a guest opens the StraxAR app and points it at various logos on a soda cup or popcorn tub, or other designated elements, a specific AR experience is triggered creating a unique and engaging digital guest interaction.
Under terms of the agreement, Emagine will have an exclusive window for the application of this technology in movie theatres.
"We are very excited to continue to innovate and bring this exclusive AR experience to our guests," said Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment. "Along with Strax and Screenvision Media, we are creating a unique direct channel experience connecting our guests to a wide variety of engaging digital content with unlimited possibilities."
"The application of our technology in this new environment opens up so many doors to creative content development that will be a game changer for this industry," said Eric Singleton, CEO of Strax Networks. "Guests of Emagine are in for a real treat."
"We are thankful for Emagine to bring this partnership together," said John Partilla, CEO of Screenvision Media. "This innovative technology from Strax will allow us to work with our advertising partners to create additional value to their brands as they are discovering new ways to engage their customers with rich experiences that drive business."
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Strax Networks www.straxnetworks.com