Augmented reality from SLT
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) launched its Christmas-themed activation
event at the Majestic City recently.
A giant LED screen at the entrance shares all movements in front of
it - like a security camera. But walk closer to the screen and you'll be
greeted by a comic, animated snowman that will amuse you. Through the
use of augmented reality technology, the snowman appears on the corridor
seen in the screen, exactly as if it were actually present.
The project has been a hit with shoppers and movie-goers at Majestic
City, especially children. But it's not just the toddlers smiling. Teens
and adults as well have been lining up to take a selfie with the
snowman, and SLT's Facebook page has been buzzing with people
enthusiastically commenting on the snowman and sharing the various
moments they had captured with it, an SLT official said.
The event marks the first large-scale augmented reality project in
Sri Lanka. Working with TNL, the telecom company brought some extra fun
to Majestic City at the beginning of December with a large touch-table
at the heart of the mall, for the public to try their hand at a variety
of touch-based games powered by SLT's wi-fi connection - one of the many
products the total internet solutions provider offers, including wired
and wireless broadband technology.