HumanEyes Technologies, the company behind the VUZE 360-degree camera has announced the appointment today of Jim Malcolm as the general manager of North America.
The former President and CMO of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation and current President of the leading trade association The Imaging Alliance, Malcolm will be bringing over 25 years of experience within the imaging and virtual reality (VR) markets. He’ll be tasked with bringing the VUZE to market for both consumers and prosumers alike.
“As we gear up for the commercial availability of VUZE, Jim Malcolm is the perfect choice to lead our North American team’s efforts to finally democratize the VR industry, bringing a truly immersive 3D 360° camera option to consumers, prosumers and professionals,” said Shahar Bin-Nun, CEO of HumanEyes Technologies. “His proven track record and passion for bridging the gap between traditional photography and VR technology is invaluable and in line with our mission to expand the reach of VR to the masses.”
The company started taking pre-orders for the VUZE back in May, with a price of $799 USD. The VUZE camera utilises eight full HD cameras within an easy-to-use ‘set and shoot’ form-factor generating 4K resolution 360-degree video. Its accompanying software – VUZE Studio – makes it easy for VR novices to process and edit content in near real-time and at a touch of just one button.
“The VUZE camera is a game changer for the VR, AR and MR industries. Its price and ease-of-use means fully-immersive, real VR cinema is finally available to the masses, making it an ideal solution for consumers, prosumers and professional audiences alike,” said Malcolm. “I am excited to bring this unique company to market and privileged to work with the HumanEyes team who have pioneered 3D imaging technology for more than 15 years.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of VUZE, reporting back with any further announcements.
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