Aeon Virtual hits UAE Property Market

VR technology allows developers, buyers to view buildings before they are built

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Aeon Virtual hits UAE Property Market Aeon Virtual have created a virtual reality program that allows property developers and buyers to view a building, both inside and out, before it is even built.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 11, 2010

Aeon Virtual has brought its virtual property viewing technology to the UAE.

The technology allows potential investors, developers and property buyers to explore properties in a virtual environment, to view both inside and outside of properties and see what they will look like long before they are built.

The system has been designed to be extremely accurate to provide a realistic simulation of the property, so that viewers can walk around freely and discover their new apartment, villa, or commercial property in real time - while the site gets built.

"What is new about our technology is that it is very interactive. You can move around, take in the view from the bedroom, change the floors and countertops, colour the walls, turn on the TV and fireplace, and dim the lights," said Stephen Roy, co-founder of Aeon Virtual. "You can even change the time of day to see what your property looks like during sunrise and sunset. The quality of our real-time VR is very high; the chandeliers are reflected in the polished marble floors, the fabric of the sofa is clearly visible and you can see coffee beans inside the coffee machine."  

The real-time VR is also designed to be experienced on a touch-screen or iPad, to allow viewings to be conducted from any location. 

Aeon is currently in talks with several developers in the UAE to implement the technology. The company is also looking at expanding into Qatar. 

"We are currently in talks with several real estate developers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, who have shown considerable interest in our VR technology and are keen on integrating it into their demonstrations," Roy said. 

The company recently began their first MENA project for a large-scale resort based in Mauritania, which is being developed by UAE-investment group Tanmiyat. The project is planned to launch by the end of November in time for the African country's 50th Independence Day.

See a demonstration of their virtual reality technology here.

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