Magic Leap gets into “holographic” telepresence with Mimesys buy

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Magic Leap, AR specialist and developer of head mounted displays, has set its sights on the enterprise market, buying Mimesys, developer of a spatial co-presence platform.

Magic Leap believes that an increasingly dispersed workforce is demanding bleeding edge communication, collaboration and co-presence technologies to conduct business.

Remi Rousseau, CEO of Mimesys, said: “Spatial Computing is going to change the way we think and work, leading to more collaborative, physically active, and magical experiences. 

“Concepts of communication imagined in science-fiction in the past 30 years are becoming now technically possible. We had the chance to work with Magic Leap Spatial Technology early on, were impressed by their technology and excited by the possibilities of co-presence on the platform. We are thrilled to be joining the Magic Leap family and to integrate the co-presence technologies into their spatial computing platform.”

Mimesys’ platform enables volumetric telepresence for real-time collaboration and communication using Magic Leap’s spatial computing. Magic Leap says the addition of Mimesys allows it to deliver the most robust, true spatial, volumetric co-presence and communication solution available.

Omar Khan, chief product officer, Magic Leap, said: “As we expand the spatial computing ecosystem integrating a best in class communication and collaboration solution helps us to further fulfil the promise of the next computing platform.

“The spatial co-presence platform the Mimesys team has created is remarkable and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team. We look forward to further expansion of co-presence and collaboration tools on the Magic Leap platform.”