Sam Media unlocks immersive content in a new virtual world

 

Dutch leader in innovative mobile content, Amsterdam-based company Sam Media, is further extending its next-generation product line-up. On October 19th, they will launch their latest product, Holozonia, during a launch party at World Telemedia in Marbella.

5G guarantees faster speed, lower latency, and greater capacity, enabling mobile content innovators to create on-the-go, ultra-high-definition video, virtual reality, and other advanced applications.

Sam Media has always had a strong focus on immersive content and launched several VR and AR services in the past years. Last year they launched XR Academy, an impressive e-learning and entertainment service, and in 2020 they won a Meffy Award for their streaming product Mobio 360. Holozonia will be the first service that offers a wide range of VR and AR content in one place. One single subscription will enable end-users to enjoy premium VR Streaming, AR games, spatial music, 360 fitness, and education in 3D, VR, and AR. All of this is offered in one metaverse and can be accessed from a smartphone’s browser anywhere and anytime. It is compatible with all mobile web browsers.

Accessible to everyone, on any device

Holozonia has been designed to be compatible with all types of virtual reality headsets. Even consumers that don’t own a VR headset are able to engage with all the content effectively. All they need is a smartphone with internet access. No 5G, no problem, because streaming capabilities will automatically adjust to the available bandwidth. It’s the mission of Sam Media to ensure that digital content can be enjoyed everywhere, also in markets where access to traditional payment methods is limited. This is why the company has a strong focus on carrier billing and mobile wallets. Holozonia is compatible with all mobile browsers, PC’s, tablets and VR built-in devices e.g Oculus.

How does Holozonia benefit mobile networks?

Holozonia unlocks the full potential of 5G networks. It offers consumers a way to discover and interact with the most engaging virtual and augmented reality experiences. It keeps subscribers highly engaged and entertained. “The metaverse is not just a new way to play games, it is a more natural way to interact and engage. It’s a new mobile experience and consumers want it.”, says Alexis Bartelds, CEO of Sam Media.

What does Holozonia have to offer? 

Users can explore Holozonia using the joystick on their smart phone’s screen. They can create their avatar, hang out in the Holozonia world and access different AR and VR experiences without the need for a headset. Users can play games, learn, listen to music and watch their favourite VR shows on the  spot. This virtual world is also open to external products and services. A mobile network can open a store in Holozonia, for example if an end user needs more data they can go to the operator’s virtual shop and upgrade their bundle. But that is just an example, because any service can be represented in this virtual world, as long as it offers added value to subscribers.

Find out by watching more about Holozonia which will be lauched at World Telemedia on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/Bdu2E8hcnQI

 

Dutch digital innovator Sam Media used extended reality to develop a better learning experience

As a leader in innovation, Sam Media makes the next generation of digital content accessible to everyone, on any device. On October the 14th, Sam Media will officially launch it’s latest e-learning and entertainment product, XR Academy. The product will be presented during a launch party at World Telemedia in Marbella.

A better learning experience for everyone

XR Academy enables consumers from all age groups to explore a wide range of immersive, high-quality educational content. The product is the result of a diverse team of thinkers, educators, computer scientists, software developers and 3D artists from all over the world, coming together with a shared mission to transform learning experiences with the latest technologies, and to overcome the two main challenges in VR education today: the lack of high-quality content, and the availability of VR headsets.

XR Academy has been designed to be compatible with all types of virtual reality headsets. Even consumers that don’t own a VR headset are able to engage with all the content effectively. All they need is a smartphone with internet access.

What is Extended Reality?

​​Extended reality (XR) is referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables, where the ‘X’ represents a variable for any current or future spatial computing technologies. E.g. It includes representative forms such as augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality and the areas interpolated among them. Its connotation lies in the extension of human experiences, especially relating to the senses of existence (represented by VR) and the acquisition of cognition (represented by AR).

Product features

XR Academy allows consumers to take virtual field trips to a variety of destinations, such as Mount Everest, capital cities around the world, and faraway planets across the universe, all from the comfort and safety of their homes.

  • Immersive VR platform
  • 360° documentaries
  • Captivating VR lessons
  • Engaging Quizzes
  • Supports all languages
  • Constantly growing content library
  • Animation for illustration and engagement purposes
  • Accessible on mobile and the web

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ8M2fyCd_s

Corporate website: www.sam-media.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sam-media.

Dutch digital innovator Sam Media wins Meffy Award with VR streaming service Mobio360

 

Sam Media provides more than 700,000 Mobio360 subscribers in Africa a window to the world.

The winners of the 2020 Meffys awards, voted by members of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), were announced at the virtual MEF Connects Innovators event. Sam Media was nominated by MEF members for its service Mobio360 in the category Richer Mobile Customer Engagement. This category is showcasing mobile products and services that encourage the positive participation and engagement of customers. Meffy Awards, often seen as the Oscars from the Mobile Industry, celebrate innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the Mobile Ecosystem, applauding the companies that have made a difference across the core ecosystems from the MEF.

Mobio360 is a virtual reality streaming content service offering access to hundreds of fully immersive digital experiences, from guided tours of more than fifty world cities, to adrenaline-fueled extreme sports and activities in hundreds of exotic locations. With the ease of accessibility that direct carrier billing brings, Sam Media provides more than 700,000 Mobio360 subscribers in Africa a window to the world. With its engaging content, smart streaming capabilities to adjust bandwidth, and built-in social sharing functionalities, Mobio360 has encouraged and inspired mobile users on the continent during a time when the pandemic kept everyone indoors.

MEF’s Global Board Director Waheed Adam announced the winners of this year’s Meffys Awards during MEF Connects, an event that brings together influential mobile players from all over the world. Sam Media’s Business Development Director for the African region, Anzelle Robertson, accepted the award virtually.

Sam Media team, winners of the Meffy Awards in 2021

Sam Media earns the Malaysia International Business Awards for Telecommunications

The company is using data science to prevent fraud in Direct Carrier Billing.

Sam Media won in the Telecommunications category of the Malaysia International Business Awards 2020, which honours exceptional international businesses based in Malaysia.

The company connects the world to premium digital services. Sam Media develops apps and browser-based digital products, like e-learning software and interactive entertainment portals. Together with monitoring partners like the French company Evina (https://www.evina.com), they are one of the pioneers in the fight against carrier billing fraud.

As a leader in innovation, it is the company’s mission to make digital products accessible to everybody on any device type. They are also growing their reach by using alternative payment solutions like carrier billing, so their suite of products can be enjoyed by all users, even those who don’t have access to traditional payment methods, such as bank accounts or credit cards.

Sam Media boasts in unlocking new markets with alternative payment methods and multi-platform compatibility. Their experienced media buy team knows how to reach millions of consumers, whilst having a strong focus on data science to improve user experience and to track down fraudulent activities.

In 2018, the company started recruiting data scientists to its Malaysian office, focusing on the analysis of consumer behavior in order to improve users’ experience within its digital products. Now, Sam Media’s data science team has picked up on another great challenge in monitoring transacties and marketing activities.

As with any payment method, fraud remains a constant companion and a source of concern.

Wherever transactions and billing are happening on a larger scale, there’s a growing likelihood that fraudsters will attempt to take a piece of the pie. Carrier billing has been no exception.

Recognizing this, the company looked for external solutions to protect its business. However, they noticed that trusting exclusively external anti-fraud solutions only gives a false sense of security. Thus, their Malaysian data science team started to connect all the dots, combining the data of the external anti-fraud solutions with the firm’s own data to better protect users.

In the past years, Sam Media has been developing its own analytical tools to get ahead of what the industry requires. Their tools are being updated and altered continuously based on the requirements in the market, whilst their data science team sets ambitious goals to keep innovating.

Alexis Bartels, CEO of Sam Media, responds to winning this award: As a company, we have a recognition and reward culture, so we are extremely happy with this award. All credit to our data science team. I am very proud of our people.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sam-media.