ARM Announced As Networking Sponsor for VRTGO 2015

The ground-breaking VRTGO event (virtual reality expo and conference) today announced that World Class technology company, ARM, will be the networking sponsor for this year’s event. In addition, ARM will be attending and exhibiting at the show.

VRTGO expo and conference will be held at the stunning Baltic Art Centre on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on the 12 th November. It will be attended by leading VR experts from across the globe to speak and share their vision on the future of VR technology in games and business.  The event offers an insight into the future of VR and a great networking opportunity for those in the VR space.

ARM, the company supplying the processor IP behind more than 95 percent of the world’s smartphones, will be demonstrating its latest graphics technology powering the Samsung Galaxy S6-based Gear VR headset at this year’s VRTGO event. The company will show a VR version of its Ice Cave demo with a number of high-end effects achieved by the use of ARM® Mali™ graphics technology and will have engineers on-site to answer any developer questions.

“We are looking forward to attending VRTGO for the first time where we will be showing the cutting edge capabilities of our Mali graphics technology through demos including our Ice Cave VR demo,” said Nizar Romdhane, director of developer ecosystem, business line group, ARM. “The virtual reality version of the Ice Cave demo for Samsung Gear VR highlights a number of highly optimized rendering effects Mali graphics enables, such as reflection, refraction, soft shadows, procedural skybox, and bloom that allow the user to enjoy an amazing VR experience.”

Event director Carri Cunliffe said, “It is great to have a technology company supporting the VRTGO event and we are excited to try their cutting edge demos and technology for ourselves. Their demo shows the amazing capabilities of mobile VR and gives developers a chance to ask the ARM guys questions on how to improve the performance and visual quality of their VR games and content on ARM technology.  It is also great that some of their partners are also exhibiting including Samsung, Unity and nDreams.”