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Transmira & Kognition Team to Develop Intelligent Architecture, Smart City Solutions

Transmira, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based start-up that is pioneering experiential reality (XR) technology, has entered into a partnership with Kognition, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based builder of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for commercial property, to develop digital transformation solutions for augmented smart cities and intelligent architecture.

“With our Omniscape technology and XR platform, we bring location to life using AR and VR technology, AI-driven holograms, data visualization, interactive content, as well as unique monetization capabilities,” Transmira founder and CEO Robert Rice said. “This creates new revenue streams, engages consumers and completely changes the way we interact with each other, as well as with our work, play and social spaces. This is a tremendously important initiative that is set to change the face of cities all around the world, with game-changing potential for a variety of industries and use cases, as we build our planet in a more intelligent and sustainable manner.”

Transmira and Kognition will collaborate as part of a consortium of XR companies to develop and implement state-of-the-art technology and best practices to create the next generation of smart cities and intelligent architecture, including stadiums and arenas, office buildings, retail centers, university campuses, hotels, airports and more.

“The exciting part of integrating Kognition’s AI with Transmira’s XR technology is the opportunity for truly end-to-end digital transformation of a venue, as well as how users interact with and engage with the space,” Matias Klein, co-founder and CEO of Kognition, said. “This holistic approach is the future of smart spaces and truly amplifies the power of our smart building AI, resulting in enhanced customer experiences, streamlined operations, cost-effective security controls and most importantly, safer spaces for people.”

The consortium will leverage new and existing technologies, bringing together augmented reality, virtual reality digital twins, integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices, blockchain technology, 5G, edge-computing and hybrid cloud, AI and machine learning.

End-to-end solutions for large-scale buildings, sports stadiums and entertainment venues are available immediately, with expanded features and worldwide offerings that will be available from summer 2021.

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