The 360° showroom of tomorrow
Located in a prestigious building on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, the showroom of NICE SMART VALLEY is a new generation space to promote the demonstrator. Using the latest virtual and augmented reality technologies, it allows visitors to immerse themselves in the demonstrator’s operation, discover the latest technologies and display the data platforms at the heart of the smart city. It welcomes individuals, academics and international delegations from all over the world.
The inauguration ceremony of this new technological showcase took place on December the 20th, 2017, in the presence of all NICE SMART VALLEY partners: Bernard Castille, Deputy Director of Enedis and member of the Executive Committee, Edouard Neviaski, Global Energy Management Chief Executive Officer at ENGIE, Jacques-Thierry Monti, Chief executive of EDF in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region and Regional manager of EDF Commerce in Méditerranée, Jean Lemaistre, Deputy CEO at GRDF, Frédéric Wauquiez, Sr DERM Product Manager at GE Grid Software Solutions, Ivan Steyert, Chairman & CEO of Socomec Group, Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis and Deputy President of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region.
Emissive, a collaborative specialist of mixed reality
In order to promote smart grids and raise public awareness of energy issues, the Emissive studio, specialist in virtual reality, has designed alongside with Enedis a unique showroom that combines virtual and augmented reality experiences.
Mixed reality at the service of innovation
Within a 132 m² space, visitors are able to experience total immersion through the HTC Vive virtual reality helmet, collaborate and visualize content in augmented reality with Microsoft’s Hololens headset and interact on large touch screens.
With this project, Emissive demonstrates its ability to perform experiments and 3D content on all existing media, and asserts its expertise and vision in mixed reality. “We believe that these immersive and interactive technologies must complement each other and not be seen as exclusive or isolated. Each tool used for the showroom brings a specific added value to the message to be communicated and the audience naturally moves from one module to another thanks to a rhythmic scenario offering the best possible experience,” says Emmanuel Guerriero, President of Emissive.