Immersive 360-degree photography to enhance online travel company?s multi-media database of cruise and tour vacation package
ByeByeNOW.com, Inc. and RemoteReality (www.remotereality.com) today announced they have entered into an exclusive strategic alliance to develop and market leading edge interactive, immersive imaging solutions for the travel and tourism industry. Using RemoteReality?s patented immersive digital imaging technology, ByeByeNOW.com will create interactive, visual experiences, content and virtual tours using 360-degree immersive photography of cruise ships, hotels, resorts and destinations. These visual selling aids will be provided to more than 18,000 travel agencies worldwide that are affiliated with ByeByeNOW.com.
“This partnership further enables ByeByeNOW.com to offer the travel industry exceptional Web-based tools to help sell leisure travel products. Right from their desktops, travel agents will be able to show customers what their future vacation destination and accommodations will look like. Simultaneously, the technology helps consumers make informed decisions by presenting vacation options in a way that is personal and entertaining,” said Guy Pepper, President and CEO of ByeByeNOW.com.
Under terms of the agreement, RemoteReality will provide to ByeByeNOW.com exclusive rights in the travel and tourism industry to the new OneShot360? Immersive Picture System, its patented technology that is revolutionizing immersive digital imaging. Unlike other products, OneShot360 combines software and a digital camera accessory that enables users to capture 360-degree, panoramic images in a single shot and then easily post them on the Web. This provides users with the fastest, most cost-effective and easiest to use images requiring no image stitching, complicated programming, plug-ins or separate downloading software.
“The explosive growth of the Internet as a medium for information, entertainment and commerce is driving the need and desire for richer, “stickier” content. Faster processing, lower memory costs and increasing bandwidth are creating the foundation upon which a new era in visual communications is emerging. ByeByeNow is on the leading edge of creating unique, powerful visual experiences for their customers in the travel and tourism industry,” said Jeb Hurley, President and CEO of RemoteReality. “We are very pleased to be working with ByeByeNow to help them revolutionize the travel industry.”
By combining high-tech multimedia interactivity with the human touch of a live travel agent, ByeByeNOW.com continues to lead the charge to change the travel industry to meet the needs of the New Economy. The company aggressively seeks out deals with technology companies like RemoteReality to develop products that are fast, easy to use and cost effective.
The deal with RemoteReality is the second major strategic alliance the company has formed in less than two months, the other one being a partnership with WORLDSPAN, a leading global reservation system supplier with 18,000 travel agency subscribers in 60 countries.
RemoteReality (formerly CycloVision Technologies), an innovator in immersive digital imaging, was established in 1997 to enable businesses to create revolutionary interactive visual experiences for their customers through 360-degree immersive imaging. RemoteReality?s technology produces the fastest, easiest to use and most cost effective means of putting rich immersive media on the Internet. Today, RemoteReality offers the most comprehensive set of immersive digital imaging solutions for the Internet and commercial markets of anyone in the digital imaging industry. More information on Westborough, Mass.-based RemoteReality can be found at www.remotereality.com.
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