ImmersiVision Interactive Technologies Inc. is a Whistler, British Columbia, Canada based company, founded in early 2004, whose primarily revenue source was the production of immersive virtual reality. The product is similar to Google Streetview. The Immersive media is a mixture of both indoor and outdoor content. In early 2008 it licensed its technology to VTour Interactive and shortly after ceased active production. VTour is currently active in the production of immersive virtual reality under that licensee agreement and has since expanded upon the technology originally developed by ImmersiVision.
ImmersiVision's virtual destinations:
VTour destinations - under ImmersiVision production license:
|Alpine Meadows||California||United States|
|Alta Ski Resort||Utah||United States|
|Brighton Ski Resort||Utah||United States|
|The Canyons||Utah||United States|
|Deer Valley||Utah||United States|
|Heavenly Mountain Resort||California||United States|
|Incline Village||Nevada||United States|
|Mammoth Mountain Ski Area||California||United States|
|Northstar at Tahoe||California||United States|
|Park City Mountain Resort||Utah||United States|
|Salt Lake City||Utah||United States|
|Snowbird Ski Resort||Utah||United States|
|Squaw Valley Ski Resort||California||United States|
|Sugar Bowl Ski Resort||California||United States|
The ImmersiVision technology was launched in June 2004 with an online demonstration of an immersive walking tour of Whistler Village. This initial public launch was the first of several StreetView type technologies. A couple years later other similar technologies started appearing such as MotionVR and SuperTour (which later became Everyscape). Google Streetview made its debut in 2007 bringing the concept into the realm of popular culture.
By the end of 2008 technological development of the immersive virtual reality player was handed over to First Tracks Publishing and the player was renamed VTour. The technology continues to evolve under a licensee agreement and the patronage of 'VTour Interactive'.
- Top 10 New Business Ventures of 2007 in British Columbia. Awarded by New Ventures BC, a not for profit group.
- Most Innovative VR Player of 2007. Awarded by IVRPA (International Virtual Reality Photographers Association)