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Meta Caps Off Successful AWE 2017 with Best-in-Show Auggie Award

Following a standout introduction of its new augmented reality (AR) operating environment Meta WorkspaceTM, Meta was voted AWE Auggie Award 2017 winner for Best-in-Show – Augmented Reality at the 8th annual Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2017. Taking place June 1 at the Santa Clara Convention Center under the banner “Superpowers to Change the World,” this year’s AWE Auggie Awards ceremony celebrated companies and products deploying a full spectrum of AR & VR technologies designed to drive economic growth and shape the future of computing.

Meta won the crowd over during a second-day keynote address when founder and CEO Meron Gribetz pulled an image directly from his phone and placed it in the new Meta AR Workspace, demonstrating a never seen before type of drag-and-drop capability. Video of Gribetz’s complete talk can be viewed here.

“This year’s crop of contestants was fierce, with every company submitting ingenious ideas and experiences worthy of recognition in this evolving industry,” said Ori Inbar, co-founder and executive producer of AWE. “Meta’s innovative technology and engaging demonstrations of how AR can truly change the future of computing rose to the top of the AR products presented at AWE 2017, earning the people’s choice Best-in-Show award.”

In December 2016 Meta began shipping to select individual and enterprise developers its Meta 2 Development Kit, which delivers a totally immersive experience unlike any other AR product to date. Meta 2 enables people to use their hands to interact with holograms so they can touch, grab, create, and share digital content. The technology holds promise in application to numerous markets, including product and building design, education, workplace productivity, manufacturing, and…

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