Intel Expanding into Immersive Sports Technologies

Published by , November 7, 2016 9:40 am

(E-Week)  Intel has announced its plans to buy a small company called Voke that sells immersive sports video equipment. The move comes months after Intel bought Replay Technologies to expand its presence in such areas as 3D video, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and less than two week after the chip maker announced the creation of the Intel Sports division, which will pursue opportunities in what Intel officials call the “digitization of sports.”
No financial details were released regarding the purchase of 12-year-old Voke.”Virtual reality (VR), or what Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has stated as ‘merged’ reality, is an important building block for delivering a truly immersive sports experience, one that uses computing power to deliver virtual-world experiences more dynamically and naturally than ever before,” James Carwana, general manager of the Intel Sports Group, wrote in a post on the company blog.

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