The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has selected ARuVR as its first-ever virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) training solutions provider approved for vendor status to help the Digital Outcomes Framework and British government, he announced on Tuesday.
This milestone will allow ARuVR to lead the UK public sector and its organizations with its product range of extended reality (XR) solutions with a centrally controlled platform for all use cases.
CCS will leverage ARuVR’s solution for tasks such as immersive content production, interactive experiences, software development, training programs, design, user experience (UX) and others.
The former will manage the platform’s framework to enable UK public sector workers to streamline its services and deliver better value for money from its procurement processes.
Frank Furnari, Managing Director and Founder of ARuVRsaid in a statement,
“We couldn’t be happier to be accredited as an official digital partner of CCS. Public sector organizations can now benefit from our award-winning XR solutions, creating new levels of interaction, efficiency and skill acquisition”
According to the London-based company, ARuVR will showcase its product at the Leading Healthtech and Digital Health Event (HETT) from September 27-28 in the UK capital.
The event, which takes place at ExCeL London, will remain free for National Health Services (NHS), national and local charities and public sector workers.
How it works?
ARuVR’s platform allows workers, whether novice or expert, to access a tailor-made authoring system for the deployment of compatible content between VR headsets, mobiles and tablets.
Our partners at @HTC host a #online seminar next to #ARuVR customer, @UCL,, about the way which #academic establishments use #VR at #transform the way they #learn by increasing interactivity and retention of information.
— ARuVR (formerly VRtuoso) (@ARuVRGlobal) September 2, 2022
Using a simple drag-and-drop method, the authoring system enables internal employees to create immersive training experiences and presentations on the fly, providing greater autonomy and lower learning curves for the workers.
Businesses can also leverage over one million XR assets as well as thousands of 2D assets for all immersive experiences, leaving content creators with a gamified or direct XR experience without code.
The UK bid for XR Technologies
The news comes almost a month later. Matt Hancock, former UK Health Secretaryrallied support for UK industries to define open source and interoperable standards for the Metaverse rather than a small group of companies.
The former Cabinet official’s push for such solutions is part of the government’s push for XR solution ecosystems in the industry, including in blockchain, ethics, upskilling and training, and many others.
Downing Street’s bid to position the UK as a major immersive tech hub comes hot on the heels of launching its first-ever AR career fair with Snap’s technologies, which aimed to educate young learners receiving training, apprenticeships and jobs in the XR industry.