30 Oct Konica Minolta invests in Augmented Reality Pioneer Wikitude
Wikitude GmbH, renowned pioneer of augmented reality (AR) technology, announced today that it has secured a 7-digit Euro investment from Konica Minolta Inc, a leading service provider for IT and document processes.
The partnership will not only enable Wikitude access to Konica Minolta’s global customer base and sales channels, but will be the kick-off for joint developments of new technology solutions in fields such as the “digital workspace”.
Both Wikitude’s core positioning in the AR market and its strategic approach will remain unaffected by the partnership.
„When a multinational company like Konica Minolta engages in a partnership dedicated to augmented reality, the possibilities are enormous. While we at Wikitude will provide our award-winning technology, expertise and vision, it will be Konica Minolta’s market presence and business network to mark the next milestone on our mission to augment the enterprise world. “, Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude says.
Wikitude GmbH is the renowned pioneer of augmented reality (AR) technology and the company behind a number of award winning AR solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable display technologies. Its fully in-house developed AR solution is available in the Wikitude AR SDK and Wikitude Studio, and enables thousands of apps, brands, agencies, developers and AR enthusiasts to achieve their project goals. With tens of thousands of developer accounts and published AR apps, Wikitude is the globally leading AR technology platform. The company chairs the international AR technology standardization as part of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Wikitude® is a registered trademark of Wikitude GmbH.