I spoke with Ken Ehrhart, CEO of Paracosma, at the Industrial VR/AR Forum, March 4th, 2019. VR/AR is important in the energy industry because it can aid in design, training, and collaboration. Please view his press release below.
The January 2019 edition of the magazine features the recognition along with an interview with Paracosma’s Founder and CEO, Ken Ehrhart titled “Paracosma: Creating Better Virtual Realities Through its Advanced AR/VR offerings”. In the interview, Mr. Ehrhart discusses the history of Paracosma, the evolving state of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR), Paracosma’s advantages as a high-value one-stop shop for AR/VR outsourced services and Paracosma’s expansion in Japan among other topics.
“We are honored to be recognized for our achievements and selected among the ten Most Evolutionary AR/VR Solution Providers”, said Mr. Ehrhart. “It is always a pleasure sharing the story of Paracosma’s success and discussing the future of AR and VR.”
“We have seen enterprise applications come to the fore in both AR and VR.” Mr. Ehrhart shares in the interview, “In AR, we are working with several clients to assist in manufacturing, including machine maintenance, assembly, and test. In VR, we are working with several VR training clients. This VR technology has large-scale applicability and potential to dramatically reduce costs and increase efficiency. These efforts have grown out of individual client requirements, but the elements that are common across clients, are making the solutions consistently effective, cost efficient, and faster to implement.”
Mr. Ehrhart enthusiastically describes his favorite part of running Paracosma: “the greatest pleasure is the fact that VR and AR demand a marriage of art, science, and technology. This is not pure engineering or algorithms; it requires artistic and creative teams and focus. In addition, the future scope in VR and AR is as broad as the real world. We are not limited to one sector or vertical but can add value and make contributions in virtually any area. That keeps things diverse and interesting. Finally, everything we do will continue to improve and expand with technical progress and skills development, so we are also focused on the long-term future potential of the industry.”