Fraunhofer IIS, Fraunhofer FOKUS and Fraunhofer HHI bring Virtual LiVe into being
Hosted in the 3IT technology center, the Virtual LiVe project is being funded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of the SME Acute (KMU-akut) program, Research for SMEs. The project aims to digitally supplement or even replace traditional event formats by using immersive new media formats (e.g. 3D audio, 360-degree video, light fields, volumetric video), when physical attendance is not possible.
The complexity of new technologies and the high implementation costs associated with them when building one’s own online platforms make it difficult to keep a portfolio available at the state of the art. Virtual LiVe is therefore seeking to develop a platform that offers adaptable and scalable high-end solutions for the event streaming requirements of a wide variety of sectors in the form of a modular system. Out of this system, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can put together a program tailored to their specific event needs. The objective of the ongoing research and evaluation projects is to provide significant added value to existing offerings with regard to quality and accessibility (in relation to topics such as paywalls, hardware connections, prerequisites and high Internet speed). This is also designed to cover all relevant legal aspects, especially with respect to data sovereignty and EU data protection rules.