Mimesys joins Magic Leap

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Magic Leap has acquired spatial co-presence platform developer Mimsys for an undisclosed sum.

The Mimesys platform, which enables real-time collaboration and communication using Magic Leap’s spatial computing technology, provides a solution to the issue of modern workforces becoming more dispersed.

“Spatial computing is going to change the way we think and work, leading to more collaborative, physically active, and magical experiences,” explained Remi Rousseau, chief executive officer of Mimesys.

“Concepts of communication imagined in science fiction in the past 30 years are becoming now technically possible. We had the chance to work with Magic Leap Spatial Technology early on, were impressed by their technology and excited by the possibilities of co-presence on the platform.

Rousseau added: “We are thrilled to be joining the Magic Leap family and to integrate the co-presence technologies into their spatial computing platform.”

Omar Khan, chief product officer at Magic Leap, said: “As we expand the spatial computing ecosystem integrating a best in class communication and collaboration solution helps us to further fulfill the promise of the next computing platform.”

“The spatial co-presence platform the Mimesys team has created is remarkable and we are thrilled to have them as part of our team. We look forward to further expansion of co-presence and collaboration tools on the Magic Leap platform.”

The acquisition of Mimesys marks a busy May for Magic Leap, which received a $280 million investment from Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo earlier this month.

Docomo has become the exclusive telecommunications partner of Magic Leap in Japan, in the same vein as AT&T’s partnership with the spatial computing specialist in the US.

Image credit: Mimsys