TORONTO, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or the "Company”) (TSXV:ART), the global leader in the development, production and distribution of high-quality hologram content through its patented Holographic Telepresence technology, continues to make headway supporting the rollout of 5G, as the Company once again worked with China Unicom to help showcase the capabilities of their 5G network. 

Last week, in partnership with NetDragon Websoft, ARHT beamed in live interactive holograms to the Shanghai 5G Innovation Development Summit and China Unicom Global Industry Chain Partner Conference in Shanghai. The event was held to launch China Unicom's 5G public network trial in select cities across China, as well as showcase a number of different applications to the over 3,000 attendees. 

“Our China business, and Asia as a whole, is gaining significant momentum with events showcasing our technology to the tech industries biggest companies and clients happening almost every week lately,” stated ARHT CEO Larry O’Reilly, “This is the second major event with China Unicom in less than a month and follows similar events in Wuhan, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur in recent weeks.”

Applications at the showcase included 5G cloud gaming, smart home and smart city solutions, remote healthcare and ARHT's Holographic Telepresence. ARHT's technology is a complete solution to capture, transmit and display high-quality 4K holograms of people that are completely interactive and make it feel like the holographic person is present in the room with you. 

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With the launch of 5G, China Unicom joins a select number of mobile carriers globally that are currently testing the technology over their public networks, making China one of the few countries in the world to offer 5G to the public. 

During the event, China Unicom also announced that it was entering into two strategic alliances. The first, a 5G Application Innovation Alliance that will see a number of companies with applications for 5G join forces.  As well as a 5G International Cooperation Alliance with the intention of exploring international 5G roaming alongside Spain’s Telefonica, Japan’s NTT, France’s Orange and the UK’s BT Group. 

ARHT expects to leverage these channels through its presence at events like this to further showcase the capabilities of Holographic Telepresence over 5G.

“With 5G implementation gaining steam in China, we are looking to work with China Unicom to offer ARHT's holographic telepresence all over China, allowing speakers, educators, and executives to be beamed to events anywhere in the country, with lifelike presence and low latency,” stated Lincoln Cheung, General Manager of ARHT Asia.

Many industry experts expect the rollout of 5G to keep ramping up over the course of this year. This will increase the opportunity to integrate ARHT's technology into even more markets around the world, and will soon make 5G and communication via holograms the norm.

About ARHT Media

ARHT Media’s patented holographic telepresence technology is a complete end-to-end solution that creates a sense of presence for audiences – as though the holographic presenter was actually live in the room. With no noticeable latency, ARHT Media creates two-way live communication with a 3D holographic presenter anywhere in the world possible.  We can also playback pre-recorded content and 3D animations on our displays to deliver rich holographic experiences.

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ARHT Media trades under the symbol “ART” on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.

ARHT Media Press Contact
Salman Amin
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