“The goal of the Jersey Eagle Lab is to provide a wide range of support services - giving start-up businesses and scale-up communities a crucial boost."
Virtex Studios have been collaborating with Barclay Eagle Labs since their launch in 2017, providing consultancy and working with them to facilitate virtual and augmented reality focused events.
A local initiative based at the Jersey Library in St Helier, Barclay have joined Digital Jersey and The States of Jersey to create Barclays Eagle Lab Maker space; a collaborative workspace that provides facilities, equipment and business support for island-based start-ups.
In addition to providing staff training, in both using this technology and utilising the headsets to facilitate training in other areas, Virtex Studios have also advised as to which products provide the very latest cutting-edge experiences. The Labs now have eight Oculus Go headsets on-site, as well as a HTC 5 headset.
Our Head of Technology Tim McGuinness hosts regular talks at the Labs, covering topics such as the world of VR eSports gaming, the future potential of VR and AR technology, and the benefits of VR in the educational and medical sectors.
“It has been really interesting engaging with the public about the sectors we work in at Virtex Studios, and having the opportunity to listen to their thoughts and ideas. A number of those who have attended these talks have gone on to purchase their own headsets!”