Yesterday at the Metaversed First Friday event we demonstrated the capabilities of the SilverStream Network, and the vHUD in particular, to a group of 70+ avatars! SLCN was also broadcasting live, as well as an Australian news organization, to who know how many more… It was a smashing event, and kudos to Nick for pulling it off again! I must have given out 20 SilverStream Starter Packs and twice that many vHUDs.
At the event we made several important announcements that I would like to talk about here. First, I would like to talk about two new relationships that we have begun to develop with other companies wishing to be involved with the vHUD. We are very happy to announce that we are working closely with SLCN as a major content provider for the SilverStream Network. They are rolling out three new specialty live channels, all of which we will be showing on the vHUD. You can find this new content under the Public tab for now, but the newest version of the vHUD will feature a SLCN section of it’s own. We will also be developing a new series of stationary eINDV screens for SLCN, that will be distributed throughout Second Life. I am very excited to work with the team over at SLCN, they have an amazing level of high quality production.
I am also very happy to announce that we have been in talks with SLEXCHANGE, and will be rolling out a targeted product suggestion program with the newest version of the vHUD. I believe that this is just the beginning, as we have discussed a few bigger plans … but I am going to have to let your imagination run with that one for a bit. 🙂
With everything moving so quickly on the content and services front, we are ready to implement a more rapid deployment plan for the SilverStream. In order to encourage landowners throughout Second Life to setup a SilverStream Server, will will now be giving away the following products as a incentive to whomever sets up the first SilverStream Sever in a region we are not currently enabled.
- 3 eINDV Screens, fully functional, an can be completely controlled through SilverStreamNetwork.com
- The multimedia WhiteBoard from our Collaboration Suite
- A copy of the vHUD prototype, the most powerful application of the SilverStream Network
All interested parties should visit our sim i3D for your SilverStream Starter Pack.
We are very happy with the latest progress, and how well received the vHUD has been. Thanks to Fiend Ludwig, and the great article that he posted about us. We will continue to look for content and service partnerships to enhance the vHUD project, and benefit all of it’s users. We currently expect to have the next version of the vHUD ready for wide spread release at the end of this month, but you never know how things will be on the bleeding edge …