Chief executive officer of Box, Aaron Levie has posted an announcement on his blog today, regarding the newest acquisition of the company he works for. Aaron Levie has stated that beginning with today Box offers 3D viewing, after the company has purchased Verold, manufacturers of 3D technology.
“With Verold’s technology, we’re extending our world-class content previewing and collaboration platform to interactive 3D content, opening all new-use cases across manufacturing, engineering, consumer products, and media and entertainment,”
said the comment Aaron Levie has made regarding the merger.
The WebGL based technology developed by Verold allows enterprises to integrate 3D animation into their web pages by using an embed code. Such a technology is possible thanks to the OpenGL ES 2.0 and HTML 5, the latter playing the role of displaying the 3D content on the websites. The features that Verlod`s technology offers are regarded by analysts as another piece added to Box`s puzzle to a complete success.
Construction and retail are among the industries which will most likely benefit from the merger between Box and Verold. According to chief executive officer of Box, Aaron Levie, displaying 3D animations on such web pages would lead to alluring consequences.
Levie added in his blog post that the platform which Box provides already will certainly be bettered by this new acquisition. Verold`s 3D viewing technology is regarded by officials at Box as a great opportunity for the company to enlarge the variety of services they offer and to enhance the quality of their work. New approaches for previewing and collaborating on various missions have been revealed by the Verold 3D technology, according to Aaron Levie.
Most of the tech analysts have suggested that Box purchasing Verold is very likely to be connected to Box For Industries, which is a project that Box has been working since the autumn of 2014, when it first announced this initiative, as part of their BoxWorks conference. Box is planning to develop in the industry field, and Verold may just have the perfect tools they needed in order to do that.
Healthcare and financial services are some of the areas where Box will now be able to evolve, a fact that is a major change to the company`s previous targets. Working with Verold technology would allow the Box platform to offer 3D viewing tools, which means a great deal of new opportunities.
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