Nextech AR Signs Poly Deal
Nextech AR Solutions (Nextech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (NEO: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a leading provider of augmented reality (AR) and virtual experience technologies (VXT) and services for 3D ads, eCommerce, education, conferences and events has signed a renewal agreement with Poly (NYSE: PLT), with an initial value of $470,000 for a six month term and the potential for additional revenue after the six months.
Evan Gappelberg, CEO of Nextech comments, "With these larger contracts renewing and our new focus on annual or multi-year enterprise sales, we are on the path to our stated goal of $50-60million in revenue for 2021. Having a diversified portfolio of product offerings in AR, virtual experience platforms, AR eCommerce, and 3D advertising, positions our business to benefit from the rapidly rising global demand for the technology that we are selling." He continues, "2021 has started off very strong for us and I expect we will be landing our first multi-year seven figure deals soon."
Headquartered in San Jose and Santa Cruz, California, Poly has more than 6,500 employees working in 75 offices located in 35 different countries. The company has more than 1,500 patents in force worldwide. Poly has $2billion in annual revenue and 90% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Poly products and services.
Nextech AR Q4 Key Highlights
Nextech is one of the leaders in the rapidly growing Augmented Reality market estimated to grow from USD $10.7B in 2019 and projected to reach USD $72.7B by 2024 according to Markets & Markets Research; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 46.6% from 2019 to 2024.
The company is pursuing four verticals:
Virtual Experience Platform (VXP): An advanced Augmented Reality and Video Learning Experience Platform for Events, is a SaaS video platform that integrates Interactive Video, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in one secure platform to allow enterprises the ability to create the world's most engaging virtual event management and learning experiences. Automated closed captions and translations to over 64 languages. According to Grandview Research the global virtual events market in 2020 is $90B and expected to reach more than $400B by 2027, growing at a 23% CAGR. With Nextech's VXP having augmented reality, AI, end-to-end encryption, and built-in language translation for 64 languages, the company is well positioned to rapidly take market share as the growth accelerates globally.
ARitize™ For eCommerce: The company launched its SaaS platform for webAR in eCommerce early in 2019. Nextech has a ? 'full funnel' end-to-end eCommerce solution for the AR industry including its Aritize360 app for 3D product capture, 3D/AR ads, its ARitize white label app, its 'Try it On' technology for online apparel, 3D and 360-degree product views, and 'one click buy'.
ARitize™ 3D/AR Advertising Platform: Launched in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry's first end-to-end solution whereby the company will leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D/AR ads. In 2019, according to IDC (News - Alert), global advertising spend will be about $725 billion.
ARitize™ Hollywood Studios: The studio is in development producing immersive content using 360 video, and augmented reality as the primary display platform.
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