Managed by the Digital Catapult NETV team, the Immersive Lab offers companies access to bleeding-edge hardware and innovative software across AR, VR and mixed-reality. With technical staff on hand to support, businesses can explore technology, take part in an Introduction to Immersive workshop or hire the Lab to develop or demo their own content.
The Immersive Lab @ PROTO
The Immersive Lab NETV is a physical space, housed at PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, in Gateshead. Created to allow businesses to come and explore the real life application of immersive technology, the Lab offers access to Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, Augmented Reality (AR) devices like the Hololens, photogrammetry equipment and a mixed-reality green screen.
The Immersive Lab provides opportunities for businesses to explore how they can use and apply immersive technology. Companies developing content in-house for immersive hardware can also use the space to develop new content or demo their latest content to clients. Without the costly initial investment needed to purchase specialised kit directly, the Lab makes it possible for more businesses to test out and benefit from immersive technologies.
PROTO- The Emerging Technology Centre
This year sees the opening of PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre in Gateshead. The purpose build centre provides contemporary, fully serviced office space for emerging technology businesses, creating a hub in the North East for bleeding edge technology to thrive.
With dedicated R&D Space, PROTO includes a height-adjustable ceiling rig, fully sound proofed space, its own recording studio and capture facilities for immersive content production.
PROTO is set to become a fantastic addition to the North East tech landscape and is one of the only specialised facilities of its type in Europe. If you’d like to find out more about PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, please visit the website here.