RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  VenueGen, provider of the leading 3-D virtual platform for meetings, training, and events, has announced the launch of the new THUNDER platform, specifically designed for 3-D meetings for freelancers, businesses, bloggers, cause-related organizations and companies that need to connect with their audience or employees. VenueGen has announced a low cost/no cost plan available to qualifying organizations. To explain this highly competitive pricing model, VenueGen CEO David Gardner stated: "Organizations shouldn't have to pay high rents for brick-and-mortar or 3D virtual digital space in these economic times. Customers have told us they pay $10,000 to $250,000+ for 3D virtual events. With THUNDER, organizations can reach their constituents in a more cost-effective manner ranging from $90 to $990 per month. We have decided it was high time for organizations to go beyond flat 2D webinars and audio calls, and really truly interact in an immersive 3D environment. This is like getting live video anywhere in the world without the hardware and bandwidth, all you need is a browser and laptop. Real-world events are too costly and don't have enough reach, while webcasting is not personal or engaging. Finally, there is a modality that is both cost-effective with unlimited reach and can also create a sense of presence and personal shared experience between attendees."

Thunder takes just minutes to setup and is a 3-D meeting platform where any organization can instantly have their own conference room for their exclusive use, allowing them to conduct 3-D virtual meetings, including photorealistic avatars, sensurround voice over IP, streaming video, and shared content. Participants join a meeting, look each other in the eye, walk around the room in 3-D, hear where attendees' voices are coming from, and can share content and video exactly as if they were all in a physical room together. Organizations could never achieve that with Web, audio, video conferencing or webinars.

Scenarios where Thunder will have a dramatic business impact:

  • Industry blogs - followers can now connect with editors and writers in person (in 3-D), and have conversations with dozens of people in the room. This is something that can't accomplished with audio, web, video conferencing, or other virtual platforms.
  • Cause-related organizations - organizations rallying support for any cause -- kids, cancer, relief funds, more. Bring people into a 3-D room, get them galvanized around the cause, and get them to participate, promote the cause, and donate.
  • Industry trade associations - local trade associations can now reach a broader constituency by running national 3-D meetings. National organizations can go beyond their old fashioned webinars, or audio calls. These organizations have content, expertise, and a point of view. Now it can be shared nationally and internationally, creating new revenue streams and member benefits for the organizations. 
  • Companies with causes to promote - a company could raise awareness, promote a cause, and engage and galvanize their workforce. The new Millennial and GenX workforce expect new social platform tools at their workplace, and companies that supply them will find employee satisfaction is much higher.

The web before this point has been about one-way presentation, lack of engagement, and poor conferencing communications. VenueGen Thunder changes everything. Now, companies, industry associations, philanthropies, cause-related organizations, and more will lever the Thunder platform to talk to their constituents, members, and prospective customers or donors. 

According to David Gardner, CEO VenueGen, "We have consistently heard from customers and industry groups, that our platform is businesslike, immersive, and takes just a few minutes to be productive -- no learning curve. We are excited to work with the world's leading organizations and innovators who can now reach a global audience of prospective customers, business partners, donors, investors, and employees. Now, every industry association, philanthropist, and cause-related organizations would be able to truly 'connect' with their members. This is a phenomenal new way to interact -- it's clearly the future -- here now."

VenueGen Thunder runs in a browser, and requires no enterprise installation, so users of the Thunder platform will be able to conduct virtual meetings immediately. Unlike web and video conferencing tools that focus on screen sharing or shared content, VenueGen creates an immersive, shared experience that is much more engaging, personal and productive. 

For organizations, unlimited 3D meetings start as low as $90 per month, and there is a special offer for cause-related organizations. There are hundreds of applications for VenueGen. Interested organizations can contact sales@venuegen.com. For more information on VenueGen, or to sign up for a free trial, please visit https://www.venuegen.com/?q=thunder/thunder

About VenueGen
VenueGen is a browser-based 3D immersive Internet meeting platform where business colleagues meet, collaborate, share and present information in board rooms, training rooms, and meeting halls. Users simply select a meeting room, upload their content, and instantly enter a virtual room with directional voice where they can hear colleagues around the room! Engaged, active and immersed attendees communicate, make decisions, learn faster, and are more productive than with online alternatives. No more boring conference calls, no more travel, and no more expensive, complex video conference systems. VenueGen is "Business Ready". VenueGen is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. To view a VenueGen demo or create a free account, please visit http://www.venuegen.com

Contact Info:
Xenia von Wedel, Terpin Communications for VenueGen, xenia@terpin.com, (415) 595-2030. Company contact Jeff Crown, jcrown@venuegen.com, (617)-448-8077

Contact Information:

Contact Info:
Xenia von Wedel
Terpin Communications for VenueGen

(617)-448-8077