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Veea Edge platform enables augmented reality for Smart City

Veea Edge platform enables augmented reality for Smart City

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Veea Edge platform enables augmented reality for Smart City

Veea, a pioneer in smart Edge connectivity and computing, has announced that Seongnam, South Korea’s Smart City project, is using Veea Smart Edge Nodes to enhance its latest cultural exhibits with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The Seongnam Cultural Foundation’s Independent Activist Webtoon Project exhibit uses AR to delight, engage and educate visitors as they learn about the lives and spirits of 100 historically important activists.

AR software running on the Veea Platform allows visitors to view and hear webtoon animated characters as they move through the exhibit. Doodleis, an AR application development firm, worked with Veea to bring animated 3D webtoon characters to life on smartphone screens. Exhibit visitors can even take selfies with the characters and view giant 3D elephants and rabbits playing in the exhibit plaza grass.

According to MarketsandMarkets Research, the AR market will grow from US$10 billion in 2019 to over US$70 billion in 2024. Engaging AR applications must be hyper-responsive, but processing performed in cloud data centers located hundreds or thousands of miles away from users adds unacceptable delay. Local ‘Edge cloud’ processing is increasingly critical as AR moves from novelty to necessity across a broad swath of markets, including industrial, education and healthcare.

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