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Leeds-based pure technology group moves into VR


Leeds-based pure technology group (PTG) has launched a new VR division in a move it hopes will increase turnover by 30% next year.

The new VR proposition encompasses multiple Augmented, Assisted, Mixed and Virtual Reality technologies, comprising Toshiba dynaEdge – for which the company is one of only three authorised partners in the UK – hyperVSN and the firm’s own pureVR HR Induction.

Toshiba dynaEdge is an Assistive Reality wearable device, which acts as an intuitive remote assistance tool and aids collaboration between in-house and remote workers.

PTG’s Group technology solutions manager, Simeon Banks, said: “We recently installed the dynaEdge solution for a national engineering and services firm – it blends on-the-job training with classroom learning and can transform the way the business develops apprentices.”

Another new solution, hyperVSN, is described as the world’s first integrated 3D holographic display system, combining holographic projection units with a smart content management platform and is designed to revolutionise the retail, design and exhibition markets with futuristic hologram features.

PTG’s Group COO, Cliff Fox, said: “We believe that VR has a huge potential to enhance all organisations.

“It’s far bigger than just a gaming concept. This disruptive tech has the power to remould and improve the world of work as we know it – offering a revolutionary advantage for the education, training, maintenance, field service and retail sectors particularly.”

PTG, which hit revenue of £28m last year, also acquired Keytech Managed Solutions Ltd and reached a staff headcount of 100.

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