Alex Hern Brings Immersive XR to San Diego

Alex Hern


Immersive XR technology lets users merge their physical world with a virtual one (and vice versa, of course) resulting in an environment unique to the twenty first century. This merging of realities and the technology that power such innovations is constantly evolving and becoming more relevant to wider spectrum of users. Sure, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have already rocked the entertainment business and are poised to disrupt even further.

“When you have immersive technologies like XR you feel like a [3D] machine or equipment is actually in front of you and do everything as if you were in front of the real piece of equipment on the manufacturing floor,” explains Anthony Duca, Chief Product Officer at Tsunami XR. The realness of new XR technology is ensuring the technology finds a place in many new applications.

Maybe an operational definition of XR is pertinent to describe the various applications it is being used for. Extended Reality, or XR covers all realities and is sort of a catch-all phrase. The phrase encompasses: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, 360-degree video, and any future realities that we may stumble upon in the future. Perhaps that is the draw to XR, it’s elastic nature that allows for growth. But that is neither here nor there. What is tangible, are the various products and services being developed and delivered to new XR markets. The applications for the technology are only multiplying as the technology progresses, but this is where we are at in 2018.


Probably the most suitable place to start off, the XR hardware market is exceeding expectations. Big picture; Magic Leap received $1.4 billion from Google and other investor’s and is evaluated roughly worth $4.5 billion dollars; Facebook bought Oculus for a whooping $2 billion dollars; technological heavy hitter’s like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung all have made sizeable commitments to the early stages of XR hardware. So, what do these transnational corporations know that has them clamoring for a stake in XR hardware? Hardware is strategic high ground when it comes to platform shifts, and these behemoths have lived through it before. Some projections predict that XR might have an installed base in the lower hundreds of millions in ten years. And we are not just talking the cheap-o cardboard VR either.



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XR Enterprise Market

Again, we see some of the major players in technology offering XR players to the enterprise market. But often times overhead cost for XR can be prohibitive. Enter some of the best and brightest VR as a service and solution providers. Companies like Tsunami XR are laying the foundation for XR applications of tomorrow in the fields of medical, maintenance, education, architecture/construction, defense/aerospace and beyond.


Alex Hern Comment’s on Tsunami XR’s Prospects

Discussing the future of XR, Tsunami XR CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Hern, was recently asked what trends excite him. Alex Hern answered, “AI and machine learning, as well as cloud-based computing for graphics-intense application. How these things can be applied to XR, including endpoint devices in areas like augmented reality.” Hern has a knack for seeing technological advance before they solidify being a rock-star when it comes to start-up incubation. Hern gave some insights into the strategic decision making, saying, “Leave every sales pursuit with executive decision makers. Partner with trusted solution providers. Align with key customer requirements.”



Alex Hern

What is Tsunami XR All About?

When it all boils down to it, Tsunami XR is in the business of developing new communications software that evolves the way in which companies collaborate, exchange ideas, train, execute tasks and grow. Based out of sunny Southern California, Tsunami was founded in 2014 and is sure to be at the forefront of XR in the workplace.





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  1. WOW!!!!great information.learn lot of things that was unknown.i always feel attraction to new technology and their is lots of information.thanks for sharing.

  2. This is very informative, well described, and professionally done. It’s easy to understand all the points being made about Alex Hern and San Diego. I like how it goes into great detail because this is something that everyone should know about. I enjoyed it a lot and will share what I learned with all of my friends.

  3. I’m really excited about “extended reality”, virtual reality, and all the things that are encompassed by these two terms, AI, 360 views, augmented reality, etc. There are so many things to learn about our world that would be experienced to the fullest with these technologies, without actually freezing to death (antarctica, greenland & iceland!) or burning up (sahara desert!).

  4. VR’s are becoming the new wave of this tech world. Before you know it everyone is going to walk around with a VR earpiece that can be used in the common world, helping with your daily activities (SAO Lookup). You wouldn’t need a laptop for taking notes in class but use a virtual pad to type, just imagine.

  5. I can’t wait for XR to hit the mainstream. I have been paying attention to these technologies for a long time and I know that they will chnage the face of the tech world. Things are already speeding up. I think there will be a day when XR will be the go-to for gaming, business, shopping and other areas of life.

  6. I am really excited about the potential VR brings to education. VR applications in the fields like architecture and civil engineering. These tools will allow students to broaden with the ability to fail in the virtual world without facing the consequences of expense associated with loss both in money and human injury.

  7. I can’t wait for XR to hit the mainstream. VR’s are becoming the new wave of this tech world.I’m really excited about “extended reality”, virtual reality, and all the things that are encompassed by these two terms, AI, 360 views, augmented reality, etc. There are so many possibilities that the future has in store for us.

  8. I’m so excited for extended reality/ XR devices they can be used for so many different things like helping people to practice in fields they hope to work in or, discover different places around the world, and so many other things. I myself have a VR headset and it is so cool all the different experiences or games you can play with it.

  9. I remember when VR was first introduced. Mostly in the gaming market it was just a way to get into a fantasy world… Now, VR is getting incorporated into our real world to make AR! Seems like a recipe for some pretty cool stuff in the upcoming years as far as I’m concerned lol.

  10. XR is going to change the way feel feel a movie or a bring the reality right in to our eyes and we feel like we are living in it.looks like tsunami xR is going to change the normal usage of VR boxes by applying it in education sector to educate students by giving them a practical and realistic experience about what they learned..

  11. VR to me is kind of scary. Can this device be used to control someones mind? You make it seem cool, so I hope that it is. I want things to be safe. I have never tried any kind of VR equipment. Some I guess like this kind of technology, but I am good with my laptop and cell phone.

  12. The future is technology, and VR XR and AI are at the edge of transforming our world which will also affect the human race positively. Alex Hein is not only a techie but he is also a good businessman. I believe the reason why this big companies are eager to invest in these tech start-up especial the ones that has to do with Artificial intelligent, extended and virtual reality is because the direction to the next big technology shift is unknown and every big technology companies want to make sure they do not miss. Alex Hern taking VR to San Diego is absolutely a good move.

  13. There is no doubt that virtual reality technology is already beginning to impact in many industries where the user experience is key to increasing or winning new markets. On the other hand, Alex Hern correctly points out in his vision of the AI ​​in the incorporation of these technologies. There is no doubt that this will happen.

  14. I am planning on buying the latest Playstation when it comes out. a VR gadget should really be an acquisition to consider. I don’t like to use the controllers anymore because I want to feel in the game. Is this VR a good choice?

  15. This is really informative and it gives us a vision on what’s to come for the future. This is very exciting technology that could have many applications in various fields, such as gaming and military. I await for this technology to become mainstream so that everyone can experience this exciting technology together.

  16. Vr and AI have come a long way and it looks like they are going to be going even further along than I could ever imagine super excited to see what the next step and VR and AI technology is

  17. Seems like really great, promising technology. One of the major problems in our current economy is the skills mismatch. And employers don’t seem willing to take any responsibility for training new hires. Either you have the skillset already, or you don’t get hired. Technology like Xtended Reality could dramatically reduce the cost and time necessary for training and might allow employers to profitably hire people that don’t already have the skillset.

  18. This is a well-written, informative article on VR. It’ll be interesting to see how it continues to develop over the next several years.


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