NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wecast Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: WCST) ("Wecast" or the "Company" or "WCST"), announced today that the Company is currently completing final testing of a B2B virtual reality ("VR"), augmented reality ("AR") and artificial intelligence ("AI") –enabled commerce technology solution ("V Market") that will be launched in Q2 2017. Consumer electronics and IT components will be the first product categories launched utilizing Wecast's SaaS (Software as a Service) B2B V Market solutions.
From a high-level perspective, VR is an immersive, three-dimensional, computer-generated environment that a user interacts with while wearing a special headset. AR and 360 degree viewing are less immersive, but can be accessed via the consumers' own mobile devices. It overlays information or computer-generated content on the real world, as seen through the device's camera. Both allow customers to move through a store, showroom or warehouse just as they normally would, while simultaneously encountering products in a whole new sensory channel. AR and VR gives customers access to in-depth information on fit, manufacturing, uses and cross-sell opportunities.
The key, is that both AR and VR can create extensions to multiple commerce components: the storefront, the available inventory, the brand, content related to the brand, the accessibility of a product and overall procurement.
It is Wecast's intention to expand its V Market solution, not only to additional product categories in 2017, but also towards B2C retail usage. As final testing is being completed for B2B purposes, Wecast has uploaded to the Wecast Network corporate website two videos demonstrating general V Market capabilities and feel:
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Wecast Network Inc (NASDAQ: WCST), is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. With a firm focus on 4 strategy pillars which include: Brand, Content, Commerce and Licensing, the Company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China to evolve into a global, vertical, ubiquitous and transactional B2B2C, mobile-driven, consumer and supply chain management platform. By aiming to establish the world's premier multimedia, social networking and smart e-commerce-enabled network with the largest global effective connected user base, Wecast, through this expanded, cloud-based, ecosystem of connected screens combined with strong partnerships with leading global providers, will be capable of delivering a vast array of WCST/YOD–branded products and services to enterprise customers and end-use consumers anytime and anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices.
Wecast has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Miramax, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers. In addition, the Company has governmental partnerships and licenses as well as numerous JV partnerships and strategic cooperation agreements with an array of distribution and content partners in the global new media space. Wecast is headquartered in both New York, NY and Beijing, China.
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