"Viva l'Italia...L'Italia sulla Luna", cantava Francesco De Gregori. Oggi l'Italia primeggia anche nei mondi virtuali: Moondus, un mondo virtuale tutto italiano, è stato selezionato come esempio di eccellenza per il premio Red Herring 100 Europe.
Berlin, March 23, 2009 – Red Herring today announced that Virtual Italian Parks, creator of the Moondus® reality platform (www.moondus.com), was named as finalist for Red Herring 100 Europe, an award given to the top 100 private technological companies based in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region each year.
“This year’s impressive list of submissions from companies demonstrates Europe’s growing role as a major center of innovation in the global technology sector,” said Red Herring Publisher, Alex Vieux. “The exceptional accomplishments of European technology startups and entrepreneurs are a testament to the rapid advancements being made in building the European innovation ecosystem.”
Red Herring’s lists of top private companies are an important part of the publication’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google, eBay, and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.
Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated several hundred private companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.
"We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Europe 2009 Award. This is a great reward for our team's effort and a true recognition that the Moondus® virtual reality platform is a powerful tool for satisfying customer needs." said Bruno Cerboni, founder and CEO of Virtual Italian Parks Srl. "Our goal is to release innovative solutions that surpass expectations, from solidifying security to making collaboration simple".
Red Herring will honor the Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist companies at its Red Herring Europe 2009 Conference. Scheduled for March 31- April 2, at the Berlin Radisson Hotel. This intimate, 2 1/2 day event will explore how European firms are leading the charge in many technology sectors, gaining a competitive advantage, and driving entrepreneurial success in ways that create business opportunities for challengers and incumbents alike.
About Virtual Italian Parks
Virtual Italian Parks is focused on developing solutions for the business sector, based on Web 3D, Immersive Internet and Virtual Reality. All services use our flagship product, the Moondus® Virtual Reality Platform by Virtual Italian Parks. Moondus® is an open, high quality, 3D platform with all of the standard functionality of established virtual worlds – reproduction of real environments, simulations, textual and vocal chat – integrating them with the web and existing media, with the addition of collaborative sharing of documents.
We are targeting companies, corporations and government to provide powerful solutions for a variety of application fields: e-learning, serious games, e-government, virtual reality, corporate, simulations, military applications and e-health. We have developed and packaged two modular and powerful products: Moondus TLC (Training, Learning & Collaboration) and Moondus Security.
Information about Virtual Italian Parks and Moondus® is available at www.moondus.com
About Red Herring
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.
More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.