Revenue for Augmented Reality Rapidly Accelerating Pushing Q3 Estimates to $5million
Vancouver, B.C –August 31st, 2020 – NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, AR-enhanced video conferencing and virtual events is pleased to announce that it’s recently launched augmented reality solution for video ‘ScreenAR’ has generated over $100,000 in sales in its first month and is gaining great momentum. ‘ScreenAR’ has been seamlessly integrated into the InfernoAR platform and uses the company's ARitize technology. With the integration of its augmented reality solutions into its video conferencing events platform InfernoAR, NexTech has created a unique suite of product offerings that helps companies drive their digital transformation. With the rapid rollout and adoption of ‘ScreenAR’ the company has dramatically expanded it’s AR revenue generating power and is now becoming the de facto video conferencing industry standard.
The recently announced contract with Ryerson university for AR labs valued at $250,000 plus the recent surge in orders for ScreenAR bringing in over $100,000 and growing positions at the company at the enviable intersection of the digital transformation of everything, setting the stage for exponential growth in AR revenue going forward. To meet this rapidly growing market demand the company is dramatically expanding it’s AR division of expert 3D modelers, highly experienced Unity developers as well as talented UI/UX designers. In Addition, the company has appointed Dawsyn Borland as Head of it’s new AR Labs to prepare for the highly anticipated rollout of AR glasses as well as to continue to develop and innovate AR for eCommerce, ScreenAR, AR Labs, WebAR, 3D/AR Advertising, all of which are key parts of the company's ongoing drive to develop it’s ecosystem of revenue generating AR solutions.
Evan Gappelberg, Chief Executive Officer, NexTech AR noted “Due to the insatiable demand of InfernoAR, the surging demand for our AR products and continued growth in our AR ecommerce we are on target to have a record breaking Q3. With our growing sales force, pipeline of deals and quotes I’m estimating that we hit $5million in revenue for Q3, which almost equals our entire year's revenue in 2019 of $6million. Due to our diverse product offerings we are seeing adoption of our products and services across a wide spectrum of customers; including Universities, Faith based organizations, Fortune 1000 corporate giants and virtual conferences. He continues “With our innovative AR technology solutions we firmly believe that Nextech has a competitive edge in the market and that ‘ScreenAR’ will only accelerate the massive adoption already underway of our InfernoAR software. Our customers believe that video combined with the immersive nature of AR puts us head and shoulders above the other video conferencing platforms out there, and are choosing our platform because of it”.
Paul Duffy, President of NexTech states, “Demand continues to soar for our unique offer of Virtual events with Augmented Reality through InfernoAR. Our clients find that they are able to literally augment their existing 2D presentations with 3D photorealistic immersive storytelling, leading to every manner of event utilizing our augmented reality through ScreenAR, 360 AR Portals and other forms of interactive AR experiences.
Duffy continues, “as an example we now deliver global product launches that reach thousands of retail distributors and tens-of-thousands of customers through InfernoAR, bringing holographic products direct to the user from the comfort and safety of their home. This is transforming how brands are able to interact with their customers and supply chains during the reality of COVID”
Recent Company Highlights in 2020:
August 27th, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University has chosen NexTech’s InfernoAR platform for a virtual series beginning September 2020.
August 25th, 2020 Q2 2020 highlights:
- Revenue grows 290% to $3.5 million
- Gross Profit grows 484% to $2.1 million with a 61% margin
- Working Capital of $5.6 million
- Total Bookings $3.7 million
- August 11th, 2020: Company announced that it has begun a major expansion of it’s AR ecommerce business. In the past 60 days the company has signed new distributor deals with major brands such as; Dyson, Philips Norelco, MR. Coffee, VitaMix, MetroVac, Breviel, and Cusinart. These new distribution deals position the company to take full advantage of the new SFH (shop from home) paradigm shift in e-commerce as well as leverage its full augmented reality technology stack into these brands, which includes its WebAR, ARitize360 app and it’s 3D/AR advertising network. The company expects these new products to have a significant impact on future revenues.
- July 30th, 2020: Ryerson University, a globally recognized leader in Higher Education with over 46,000 students have partnered to launch RALE, the Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience platform, based on NexTech’s InfernoAR. The technology license agreement has an initial value of $250,000 with the potential for more revenue tied to additional AR services.
- July 17, 2020: The company launched a new immersive video conferencing software called ScreenAR.
- July 13, 2020: The company is launching a new video conferencing software into its InfernoAR platform (September 2020). The new video conferencing features will integrate collaborative classroom learning, one to one networking and traditional video conferencing directly into the platform letting users seamlessly launch and manage both collaborative experiences and large audience events directly from InfernoAR.
- July 8, 2020: The company is pleased to announce that it has filed to uplist its stock to the Nasdaq Capital Market.
- July 2, 2020: Hired Arnaud Amet as Director of Sales for Europe. Mr. Amet situated in Paris, France comes from regional and global sales and marketing roles in Microsoft (MSFT) where he worked for over a decade ending in 2015. He also has significant experience with his own startup in sales and marketing of AR/VR to large brands partnering with Facebook (FB), Huawei and Microsoft.
- June 18, 2020: Company announces that it has signed a partner supplier agreement with BDA, LLC. BDA Sports will be using the InfernoAR virtual event platform for their signature annual Think Tank 2020 program for teams in NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL.
- June 10, 2020: Company signed a partner agreement and contract to provide its InfernoAR Virtual Events platform services to Skybridge World Dubai clients. Skybridge is a leading events, exhibition and marketing solutions provider to global corporations whose clients include: Emirates Glass, IBM, Lilly, Henkel, Amgen and many others. NexTech and Skybridge have already solidified their partnership and signed up their first customer, Bohringer Ingelheim.
- June 4, 2020: The company launched its new ARitize360 app now live and available for a FREE download on both iOS and Android. The app's 3D scan technology will add to the revenue-generating power of its AR eCommerce solution and its recently launched 3D/AR advertising platform.
- June 1, 2020: CEO Evan Gappelberg purchased 100,000 shares. It was reported that on 5/5/2020 he purchased 929,885 common shares of NexTech common stock, this is his fourth buy for the year 2020.
- May 22, 2020: The company announced very positive results for its recently launched 3D/AR Ad Network which went live on February 4th 2020. Using the company’s 3D/AR ads resulted in a 300% increase in sales conversions, a 32% increase in click-through-rate (CTR) and a 23% lower cost per click than traditional 2D ads.
- May 14, 2020: Q1 Revenue grows 177% to $2.5 million, Gross Profit grows 267% to $1.3 million, Working Capital of $3.5 million.
- May 12, 2020: InfernoAR platform integration with all major video platforms including its previously announced integration with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and new integrations with Cisco Webex, BlueJeans, Google Hangouts, Google Meet, and GoToMeetings. These critical integrations continue to extend the capabilities of the platform, broaden the utility of the platform and help end-users become even more productive while using the platform.
About NexTech AR
NexTech is one of the leaders in the rapidly growing Augmented Reality market estimated to grow from USD $10.7B in 2019 and projected to reach USD $72.7B by 2024 according to Markets & Markets Research; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 46.6% from 2019 to 2024.
The company is pursuing four verticals:
InfernoAR: An advanced Augmented Reality and Video Learning Experience Platform for Events, is a SaaS video platform that integrates Interactive Video, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in one secure platform to allow enterprises the ability to create the world’s most engaging virtual event management and learning experiences. Automated closed captions and translations to over 64 languages. According to Grandview Research the global virtual events market in 2020 is $90B and expected to reach more than $400B by 2027, growing at a 23% CAGR. With NexTech’s InfernoAR platform having augmented reality, AI, end-to-end encryption and built in language translation for 64 languages, the company is well positioned to rapidly take market share as the growth accelerates globally.
ARitize™ For eCommerce: The company launched its SaaS platform for webAR in eCommerce early in 2019. NexTech has a ‘full funnel’ end-to-end eCommerce solution for the AR industry including its Aritize360 app for 3D product capture, 3D/AR ads, its Aritize white label app it’s ‘Try it On’ technology for online apparel, 3D and 360-degree product views, and ‘one click buy’.
ARitize™ 3D/AR Advertising Platform: Launched in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry's first end-to-end solution whereby the company will leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D/AR ads. In 2019, according to IDC, global advertising spend will be about $725 billion.
ARitize™ Hollywood Studios: The studio is in development producing immersive content using 360 video, and augmented reality as the primary display platform.
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