Vr company Jaunt dismisses ‘significant part’ of employees and focuses on ar

Oct

16

2018

The company Jaunt, co-founded by the Dutchman Arthur van Hoff, has announced that it will dismiss a significant proportion of its employees. It stops its work in the field of virtual reality and instead focuses on augmented reality.

The company says to Variety that the redundancies affect a significant part of its employees and that the changes are necessary to achieve ‘continued success’. The site writes that the CEO of the company, George Kliavkoff, left a month ago and that Van Hoff has adjusted his LinkedIn profile. It says that he will assist Jaunt until the end of the year in the transition to augmented reality. In his own message Jaunt reports that it will stop a number of services and products in the coming weeks in the area of ​​vr.

The decision to focus on ar would have been prompted by positive reactions to his ‘Jaunt XR Platform’, with which the company can capture the appearance, the movements and the voice of a person from 360 degrees via volumetric capture and convert this data. in an ar asset.

The company , founded in 2013, presented a 360-degree camera in 2015 for capturing VR films, called Neo. A year later, the company opened an office in Amsterdam, while its headquarters remained in Palo Alto. Tweakers published a more extensive article about Jaunt four years ago after a visit to the company.

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