UNT’s New College Introduces Cutting-Edge Learning Environment

The University of North Texas New College at Frisco is hosting an event next week called “Infopresence Unleashed,” featuring Oblong Industries and Mezzanine. Mezzanine is Oblong’s groundbreaking immersive collaboration solution. The New College recently installed Mezzanine in order to create a classroom environment that’s less traditional and more collaborative, creative and business-oriented. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 4-7 pm. The event will give attendees the opportunity to experience this cutting-edge technology firsthand, as well as learn about how Fortune 500 companies are using the technology to transform how their teams collaborate with Infopresence.

The New College is UNT’s new off-site instructional facility that brings a modern approach to learning. Classes at the New College function similar to a collaborative work environment.  Interaction is key, and ideas, knowledge and creativity flow and are joined together by technology.

Students have the opportunity to engage with faculty and industry experts in innovative ways in order to get hands-on experience as well as career insights that will help shape them into future industry leaders. Also beneficial is the New College’s location in Frisco, a corporate hot-spot, which provides students with many opportunities to engage with industry professionals.

Mezzanine is Oblong’s flagship product is rooted in over two decades of research at the MIT Media lab. The product is multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, and multi-location in order to enhance the effectiveness of modern distributed organizations. It takes Infopresence to a whole new level with gesture-based technology. Designed by CEO John Underkoffler, who brought this kind of tech concept to the big screen in “Minority Report” and the “Iron Man” series.

Mezzanine systems are the next generation of business collaboration solutions. Oblong is currently supplying them to Fortune 500 enterprise customers, re-seller partners and others such as IBMNASA, AccentureDentsu Aegis Network, Boeing, and PwC. The system’s recent installment in UNT’s New College will be instrumental in training the next generation of North Texas business leaders, by putting them on the ground floor of the newest and most innovative technology.

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