Igloo Vision, the shared immersive workspace company, and Aurora Immersive, a division of Osborne Technologies, have partnered to bring immersive classroom technology within the reach of primary schools, secondary schools and colleges across the UK.
Osborne Technologies launched Aurora Immersive over a decade ago. After completing over 70 successful projects, they have become an established market leader across the education sector; developing and delivering bespoke immersive and sensory environments. Aurora’s immersive spaces can bring the real world into your school allowing teachers to take their students beyond the classroom, giving them experiences that they would not ordinarily encounter.
Based in the UK, with offices in USA, Canada and Australia, and a demo centre opened earlier this year in mainland Europe, Igloo Vision is a global leader in shared immersive workspaces. These immersive spaces have been installed in over 40 educational institutions around the world. Teaching in an Igloo immersive space allows whole classes to experience immersive content that would otherwise be experienced via headsets or devices such as tablets, smartphones, or laptops.
This collaboration provides a complete solution combining Aurora Immersive’s decade of experience in designing, creating and installing bespoke solutions, alongside Igloo Vision’s experience in providing intuitive immersive software and media players.
The two companies are already working on several opportunities together, including two upcoming immersive classroom installations for Riverside College in Widnes and Fitzalan High School in Cardiff.
To signify the new partnership, Igloo Vision and Aurora Immersive are collaborating to provide an immersive classroom at Bett 2022 on stand SH51. The classroom will showcase a range of immersive technologies and applications for the education sector powered by Igloo Vision’s Immersive Media Player, which is a user-friendly and intuitive platform for teachers and students to work with.
“More-and-more educational institutions all over the world are seeing the benefits of shared immersive spaces for education,” said Theo Penty, Head of Educational Business Development EMEA at Igloo Vision. “That goes for schools, colleges, universities, and so on. What excites us about this new partnership is making this kind of innovative technology and immersive learning experiences, more accessible throughout the UK.”
Matthew Livesey, Aurora Immersive Manager at Osborne Technologies, said “We are always looking for ways to provide the best possible solution for our customers, which is why we’re so pleased to partner with Igloo Vision. This partnership will allow us to continue providing schools with unique learning environments, each of which is fully customisable with the added offering of the Igloo software package and media player.”