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Perfecting Multi-User, Free-Roam Environments: A VR Exploration

Our series delves into the fascinating world of Virtual Reality (VR), particularly focusing on the development and optimization of multi-user, free-roam environments. Featuring the Chief Technology Officer of Zero Latency, the General Manager of VIVE Australia, and a franchise owner of Zero Latency, this installment offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of infrastructure for free-roaming, location-based VR entertainment. Join us as we explore the technological advancements and operational nuances that are shaping the future of immersive VR experiences.

About the Episode:

In this engaging discussion, our panelists delve into various aspects of creating and managing virtual free-roam, location-based VR (LBVR) environments. The conversation spans a wide range of topics, from the technological underpinnings to the operational challenges of running a free-roam LBVR attraction.

Key insights include:

  • Exploring VR Technology and Techniques: An in-depth look at the technology and techniques used to create captivating LBVR environments, offering a glimpse into the complex world of VR infrastructure.
  • Operational Intricacies of LBVR Attractions: Evaluating the day-to-day challenges of operating a free-roam LBVR attraction, including managing equipment, ensuring user safety, and providing a seamless experience.
  • Networking Equipment for Multi-User VR: Discussing the critical role of networking equipment in handling the demands of multiple users in VR, ensuring stable and responsive experiences.
  • Predicting the Future of VR Technology: Imagining the next frontier in VR, with possibilities such as facial tracking, improved interactivity, AI integration, and full body tracking, aiming to enhance the realism and immersion of VR experiences.

This segment offers valuable insights into the practical aspects of creating and managing cutting-edge VR environments. It is a must-listen for VR enthusiasts, industry professionals, and anyone curious about the future of location-based entertainment.

Presenters

Bob Cooney
Virtual Reality Expert, Renowned Author, and Visionary Entrepreneur
Bob Cooney is renowned as a virtual reality expert, an accomplished author, a forward-thinking futurist, and a seasoned entrepreneur. With a track record as an Inc. 500 CEO, Bob has successfully founded and exited nine startups, including steering one to a successful NASDAQ IPO. His extensive experience spans over 25 years, during which he has played a pivotal role in educating a global audience of VR creatives, suppliers, and operators.


Scott Vandonkelaar
Chief Technology Officer at Zero Latency, VR Technology Pioneer
Scott Vandonkelaar stands at the forefront of VR technology innovation as the Chief Technology Officer at Zero Latency. He is the inventor behind the technology that laid the foundation for Zero Latency, and has been instrumental in its evolution from a startup to a globally recognized success story. Scott’s expertise encompasses managing diverse teams in various domains of software and hardware development, both internally and externally, guiding them through complex technological landscapes.


Thomas Dexmeir
HTC VIVE ANZ Country Manager, XR Industry Thought Leader
Thomas Dexmeir serves as the Country Manager for HTC VIVE in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), based in Sydney. His 12-year tenure at HTC is marked by his passion for product marketing and sales leadership, particularly in overseeing the ANZ market and spearheading successful product launches. Thomas, a trusted thought-leader in the XR industry, played a crucial role in the launch of one of the world’s first 5G commercial products in 2019. He is a fervent believer in the transformative synergy of 5G and XR technologies, driving the evolution of immersive experiences in the metaverse.


Winston Cabell
Owner of Zero Latency Vancouver, Location-Based VR Pioneer
Winston Cabell, the owner of Zero Latency Vancouver, brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit and a deep understanding of the location-based VR industry. His leadership at Zero Latency Vancouver showcases his commitment to delivering unparalleled VR experiences, leveraging the latest technological advancements. Winston’s vision and expertise are pivotal in establishing Zero Latency Vancouver as a leading destination for cutting-edge, immersive VR experiences.

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