Owen Sound, Ont., Nov. 9, 2020 – Ontario-based KP9 Interactive is beyond excited to announce its official Cloud Platform partnership with global tech leader, IBM.

KP9 brings its newly released WorldCAST engine to the partnership – a hardware, browser, and operating system agnostic, state-of-the-art WebAR activated SaaS content platform that allows users to create, publish, and share immersive print-based, product visualization, and geo based content using augmented reality in three unique online studios; PrintCAST, ShowCAST, and GeoCAST.

The WorldCAST engine is the world’s premiere #ARforall platform that places the power of augmented reality into the hands of digital content creators, agencies, marketers, and the general public so they can reach today’s digital consumer with a limitless library of incredible 3D animation displays, images, video, buttons, and audio – all with absolutely no app download or coding experience needed. Further, WorldCAST features a powerful free version, so people can create interactive content on-the-fly without having to invest critically important resources to jump into the booming world of AR.

“Our cloud partnership with IBM will allow us to leverage the power of their AI for our systems,” says KP9 CEO, Wil McReynolds. “It will give new and existing WorldCAST users the confidence they can scale their experiences across the world for everyone to access at the same speed for rich augmented reality content consumption. This also gets our platform in front of other prolific businesses that deal with IBM – opportunities we just wouldn’t have otherwise. I am very pleased to have our WorldCAST engine running on IBM cloud services.”

WorldCAST was built specifically to address the need for a globally accessible AR creation platform that would democratize augmented reality technology for all.

As part of the partnership, IBM will “leverage IBM Marketing to generate visibility and interest in KP9 with IBM customers and our 25,000+ sales people,” says Randy Milthorpe, IBM Cloud Platform Channel Sales Manager, Canada and the Caribbean. KP9 is now positioned “at the forefront of a strongly growing marketing capability, which has greater relevance in the ‘shop at home’ and the need for differentiated marketing world that is upon us with Covid.”

By placing the power of augmented reality in the hands of the people, we believe we’ve effectively changed the landscape of AR technology forever. To us, WorldCAST is the natural evolution of the 8th mass media, and with the help of IBM, we’re optimistic the time for global audiences to jump into the world of AR creation and consumption is now.

KP9 Interactive is a computer vision software development company founded in 2011 that specializes in the pursuit of democratized AR tech. They’re the makers of WorldCAST, a webAR design engine and content creation platform that allows anyone to create and publish interactive augmented reality content to the web in real time.

With operations in over 170 countries, IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting company. Their Cloud service offers the most open and secure public cloud for business with a next-generation hybrid cloud platform, advanced data and AI capabilities, and deep enterprise expertise across 20 industries.

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