rooom Announces Acquisition of Two New Companies
Plus New Focus on Corporate and Trade Event Metaverse CreationJena, Germany and McLean, VA, )
VR-ON.com and 3dimensiontech.com
Add Significant Capabilities to rooom eventCloud and nu.land
rooom™ - the leading company in enterprise metaverse solutions complemented by virtual and hybrid 3D event creation - today announced it has acquired the assets and staff of two leading German startups. Both companies possess unique expertise in 3D online software and hardware-based 3D scanning which complement rooom’s mission of providing unmatched metaversal content creation tools and solutions.
The technology, staff and intellectual property of both startups – vr-on.com and 3dimensiontech.com – are now officially part of rooom and will serve to further augment the capabilities of the company’s acclaimed productCloud™ and spaceCloud™ platforms as well as the company’s newly-launched www.nu.land.
nu.land will become the ‘multiverse’ for rooom customers - the overarching architecture and structure that will not only be a metaverse itself, but can hold all the metaverses developed by rooom customers.
VR-on.com was previously lauded for its acclaimed Stage platform for creating real-time 3D conferencing solutions in both Unity® and Unreal® environments. It also supported Visual Components™ and a wide range of CAD platforms, including Autodesk®, Dassault Systemes®, PTC® and Siemens®. With the tools and staff from VR-on, rooom is ideally positioned to enable the most powerful CAD and 3D engine solutions on the planet to become creation mechanisms for online metaverses within rooom. VR-on.com in Munich will also become rooom’s new South Germany office for the region.
3 Dimension Tech was – like rooom – based in Jena, the innovation capital of Germany of Jena. The company possessed a unique expertise in both 3D scanning hardware and imaging and the company has now been merged into rooom’s headquarters. The company’s staff are considered experts in the 3D scanning of locations and environments and will be integral in the development of rooom’s , where digital twins of existing corporate headquarters and events can live alongside unique online creations in a supremely artistic and innovative landscape.
rooom emerged from stealth in September of 2021 with a seed investment of €5M and with an announcement of the company’s new integrated platform for creating, managing and sharing integrated online 3D virtual experiences. The lead investor in rooom’s seed round was bm-t (Beteiligungsmanagement Thueringen GmbH) along with several business angels in Germany. The company also announced at launch that it joined the Khronos Group as a Contributor to participate in the future development of online 3D standards such as WebGL, glTF™ and WebVR™, amongst others.
rooom (The three o's in the company name symbolize the 3 dimensions of space) is Web-based (no downloads required) and runs on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets with equal aplomb. Unlike competing solutions, rooom environments can be used without a VR or AR headset - users access digital content such as 3D models and virtual rooms, stages and more via any browser from any device through the power of WebGL™ from the Khronos Group®. VR and AR headset functionality is also supported for users who possess a Facebook® Oculus® HMD (Oculus support is currently in Beta) or supported AR headsets.
In 2020 and 2021 (despites still being under wraps), a wide range of industry leaders such as Augmented World Expo 2021, Carl Zeiss® AG, Deutsche Telekom®, DHL®, E.ON™, Mars®, PwC® and Vodafone® (amongst others) came to rely on rooom to offer a diverse range of digital experiences, including virtual learning environments as well as hybrid or fully-online 3D events during the pandemic.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity of bringing both of these innovative German companies into the rooom fold,” said Hans Elstner, CEO of rooom. “Our incredibly successful launch at the end of Q3 2021 gave us a huge influx of new clients and customers, who are all relying on rooom for creating virtual experiences throughout the Web and soon in our metaverse. We are very proud to have such talented teams of professionals joining the company and their contributions and tech will prove to be critical for not only sustaining rooom’s growth throughout 2022, but exceeding even our own aggressive sales forecasting.”