SOURCE: EON Reality, Inc.

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May 17, 2010 18:38 ET

EON Reality and the Boeing Company Sponsor Special Event for Community College Presidents

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -   EON Reality, Inc., the world's leading provider of interactive 3D software and integrated systems, and the Boeing Company, the world's leading aerospace company and largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, sponsored a special event for community college presidents from across the country attending the 90th Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Seattle, Washington on April 20, 2010. 

This event was designed as a unique opportunity for community college Chancellors and Presidents to see and experience first-hand how industry and education use interactive 3D visualization technologies. The tour and presentations were held at Boeing's Everett Assembly Factory, home to the 747, 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner production lines.

For a number of years Boeing has utilized EON's virtual reality technology solutions for creating sales, marketing, and training applications to support their commercial aircrafts. Steve Haro, Boeing's 777 Marketing Director, demonstrated the power of visualization technologies and how they are used within their marketing and sales to brand their products. Mr. Haro illustrated how their industry and others have a great need, and, thus, demand for utilizing such sophisticated applications. These applications for Boeing are being outsourced mostly to countries around the world because the U.S. has a workforce gap ready to fill the demand. 

Representatives of EON Reality, Mats Johansson, President, and Marly Bergerud, Vice President, Education, discussed the need for a strategic shift in education to engage today's learners. They showed examples of ways in which colleges are utilizing visualization technology solutions to meet these needs and illustrated how the use of interactive 3D images and immersive learning environments truly can improve learning. Dr. James M. Walton, President, Centralia College remarked, "This tour opened our minds to new ideas around 3D immersion technology and how it could be incorporated into an instructional space. I can see applications in engineering, medicine, marketing and science."

Dr. Michael McCall, President and CEO of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), presented how KCTCS leadership have successfully implemented a Visualization, Learning and Innovation initiative system-wide and are bridging that U.S. workforce gap with the capacity to create much needed visualization content. He shared examples of how KCTCS is working with industry partners to implement visualization strategies, similar to those used by Boeing. 

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