UK Government Picks ARuVR to Supply XR Solutions

The decision marks the first-ever XR firm to become an official supplier of the Crown Commercial Services

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Published: September 20, 2022

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The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Services (CCS) picked ARuVR as its first-ever virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) training solution provider approved for supplier status to help HM Government’s digital outcomes and specialists framework, it announced on Tuesday.

The milestone achievement will allow ARuVR to lead the British public sector and its organisations with its product lineup of extended reality (XR) solutions with a centrally-controlled platform across use cases.

The CCS will leverage ARuVR’s solution for tasks such as immersive content productions, interactive experiences, software development, training programmes, design, user experience (UX), and others.

The former will manage the platform’s framework to allow British public sector workers to streamline its services and offer greater value for money from its procurement processes.

Frank Furnari, Chief Executive and Founder of ARuVR, said in a statement,

“We couldn’t be more happy to be accredited as a CCS official digital partner. Public sector organisations can now benefit from our award-winning XR solutions creating new levels of interaction, efficiency and skills attainment”

According to the London-based firm, ARuVR will showcase its product at the Leading Healthtech and Digital Health Event (HETT) from 27 to 28 September in Britain’s capital city.

The event, taking place at the ExCeL London, will remain free for workers at the National Health Services (NHS), national and local charities, and the public sector.

How Does it Work?

ARuVR’s platform allows workers from novices to experts to access a bespoke Authoring System for cross-compatible deployment of content across VR headsets, mobiles, and tablets.

Using a simple drag-and-drop method, the Authoring System provides in-house employees to create immersive training experiences and presentations on-the-fly, offering greater autonomy and lower learning curves for workers.

Companies can also leverage over one million XR assets along with thousands of 2D assets for all immersive experiences, leaving content creators with a gamified or direct, no-code XR experience.

Britain’s Bid for XR Technologies

The news comes nearly a month after Matt Hancock, former UK Health Secretary, rallied support for British industries to define open-source, interoperable standards for the Metaverse rather than a small group of corporations.

The former Cabinet official’s push for such solutions comes amid the Government’s push for XR solution ecosystems across the industry, namely in blockchain, ethics, upskilling and training, and many others.

Downing Street’s bid to position the UK as a major immersive tech hub comes just after it launched its first-ever AR Careers Fair with technologies from Snap, which aimed to educate young learners receiving training, apprenticeships, and jobs in the XR industry.



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