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