Luminous Group was originally founded at Digital Surveys some 30 years ago, and in recent years have radically changed focus to work in the area of 3D mapping, along with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) for a range of industries, rebranding to reflect this new direction. The company has now been accredited as a Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner.
Microsoft created the Mixed Reality Partner Program to ensure customers have a broad range f partners to work with, while being assured that these partners have the capability to support products involved with HoloLens and other MR technologies.
Ben Bennett, managing director and founder of Luminous Group said: “Mixed reality has enormous growth potential in a wide range of commercial environments. We’re really excited to be at the forefront of it and working in partnership with Microsoft gives us the edge in helping realise that potential. The Microsoft partnership program is the greatest validation that we’re pushing our business in the right direction and in partnership with Microsoft we can start to push even more boundaries of possibility.”
Luminous Group have previously been involved with a number of VR, AR and MR projects, including working with PepsiCo to produce MR solutions to enhance workflows. Recently, Luminous have also worked on the RIVO platform, which uses the HoloLens combined with Luminous Group’s 3D mapping technology to create accurate location information in real time, by tagging 3D objects in real-world locations.
Leila Martine, Product Director of Commercial Mixed Reality at Microsoft said, “We are delighted to have Luminous accredited as a Mixed Reality Partner. We are impressed with the Group’s vision for its RIVO platform, which we believe has ground-breaking and disruptive potential by providing mixed reality asset mapping tools across a variety of industries.”