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Following the release of OpenCL™ 3.0 in September 2020, The Khronos Group continues to expand and grow the ecosystem of this open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of diverse accelerators found in supercomputers, cloud servers, personal computers, mobile devices, and embedded platforms.t The OpenCL Working Group is announcing new extensions for two key use cases: boosting neural network inferencing performance, and providing flexible and powerful interoperability with new-generation graphics APIs, including Vulkan.

During this tutorial held at ISMAR 2021, four world-renowned leaders in standards development with a focus on Augmented Reality, presented on open standards for AR interoperability. Proceedings from the session are now available including presentations and video. A website for the ISMAR21 tutorial organized by Christine Perey with the support of Khronos Group, ETSI and NIST on the topic of Interoperability and Standards for AR is now live.

Threedy GmbH is a spin-off from Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. Building on 25 years of research, the visual computing pioneers at Threedy are leading the development of our infrastructure solution ‘instant3Dhub’ to bring industrial 3D data into modern software infrastructures and mixed reality environments. Threedy’s mission is to ease the utilization of industrial 3D data for everyone, everywhere. Therefore, instant3Dhub facilitates accessibility, integration, scalability and interaction quality enabling our customers to develop diverse visual computing applications and gain the most value out of their 3D data.

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Netflix is committed to delivering a great visual experience to its members and is looking forward to working with other industry partners on the graphics standards that will help achieve that goal.

With origins in Royal Philips Electronics, Dimenco has been leading the spatial visualization market since 2010. At Dimenco, we have redefined the future of display technology with one of the world’s biggest developments in 3D – Simulated Reality (SR). Simulated Reality is the perception of a truly believable interactive reality which brings the digital world to life in front of your eyes. Our technology creates a stereoscopic 3D view with depth, scale, and motion parallax like never seen before, giving the impression that you can reach out to interact and touch whatever you are viewing. We unite hardware, software and technology to deliver fast, rich and natural three-dimensional experiences – no wearables required.

With our Built on SR technology, we have developed and produced a range of own-brand innovative products in addition to facilitating OEMs in the leap from ordinary to extraordinary technology production. Dimenco’s open approach to the possibilities of spatial computing will result in totally new ways of interacting with a display, enabling a greater feeling of closeness, presence and reality to your work and play.

Interoperability specifications, such as Khronos open standards, can significantly widen their market recognition and adoption by becoming International Standards. International Standards are recognized throughout the world, and in many countries form the regulatory basis for public procurement of IT goods and services. An International Standard also provides important assurances of stability and longevity.

Khronos was approved as a ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS Submitter In May 2021. The first specification that Khronos will submit for transposition to an International Standard is glTF 2.0. As a step in this process, Khronos has today released a new canonical glTF 2.0.0 specification. If the transposition ballot at JTC 1 succeeds, glTF 2.0.0 will become a JTC 1 International Standard some time in 2022.

In a recent Khronos blog on consumer-accessible LiDAR, Sandy Ressler of NIST wrote, “The capture of 3D objects…will be yet another technique to supplement our existing toolbox of memory recorders.” In an article published the same week, the New York Times agreed, writing “Constructing 3D models with photogrammetry allows journalists to share objects and environments with their audiences in a comprehensive, immersive way that can’t be achieved with photography or videography alone.”

The Times has released a set of guides to the capture, processing, and web delivery of 3D scenes, developed by their R&D department using a variety of tools, many in open source. They also leverage Khronos standards such as glTF with BasisU and Draco compression for publishing interactive 3D models on the Web. The products and technologies of many Khronos partners and members are also used, including Cesium’s 3D Tiles, an OGC standard based on glTF to stream large 3D models. Explore these guides to capturing images for photogrammetry using mobile devices, processing and aligning 3D scenes, and web delivery here.

Khronos looks forward to continuing to enable the evolution of reality capture and delivery, including the use of new generation sensors such as LiDAR to make the process ever more accessible.

Juice Labs is dedicated to solving seamless remote GPU for good. Their GPU driver is as interoperable and functional as a normal GPU, but the software pairs the driver with a real GPU over a network, enabling GPU-powered applications anywhere. Drawing from their experiences in virtual reality at Oculus and GPU playback at Intel, Juice Labs’ team has built a remote GPU pipeline that is both fast and low-latency. This opens the door for myriad possibilities in gaming, VR, continuous integration, testing, development, ML/AI, science and countless other applications.

The annual Auggie Awards have been the most recognized AR & VR industry awards in the world since 2010. OpenXR has been nominated for transforming the way developers deliver true cross-platform AR/VR experiences. Now is your chance to vote for OpenXR in the Best Developer Tool category!

With real-time audiovisual applications that rely on any kind of interactivity, each frame lasts a fleeting moment. A moment you might want to capture, frame and hang on a wall. Fortunately, NAP 0.4.2 includes nap::Snapshot: a new high-resolution screenshot resource that can take stunning frame captures of extreme image quality.

O2VR is a technology company engaged in the research and development of AR, VR, WebGL and graphic image basic software, providing customized solutions for business customers. Our WebGL engine R&D technology is in a leading position in China. We have successfully served more than 100 benchmark customers, including State Grid, Communication University of China, PetroChina, Dong Yi Ri Sheng Home Decoration Group, and Guardian Art Center, and we have obtained the national high-tech enterprise and Zhongguancun high-tech enterprise certificates.

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