Augmented and Virtual Reality in Operations

September 30, 2018

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) are not new, but recent advances in computational power, storage, graphics processing, and high-resolution displays have helped overcome some of the constraints that have stood in the way of the widespread use of these immersive technologies. Global spending on AR/VR is now expected.

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91.7 KVRX-FM stands alone in the "Live Music Capital of the World"​ as the consummate source for indie and underrepresented music. Its student-produced programming is a true alternative station and consequently boasts a wide array of listeners near and far. KVRX maintains a substantial "new music bin"​ including hip-hop, blues, jazz, folk, country, techno and metal genres. Listeners enjoy at least five different genres and two Texas bands each hour. Most recently, The 'Austin Chronicle'​ recognized KVRX’s programming as the Best in Austin and its weekly "Local Live"​ program as the third Best Music Program.

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91.7 KVRX-FM stands alone in the "Live Music Capital of the World"​ as the consummate source for indie and underrepresented music. Its student-produced programming is a true alternative station and consequently boasts a wide array of listeners near and far. KVRX maintains a substantial "new music bin"​ including hip-hop, blues, jazz, folk, country, techno and metal genres. Listeners enjoy at least five different genres and two Texas bands each hour. Most recently, The 'Austin Chronicle'​ recognized KVRX’s programming as the Best in Austin and its weekly "Local Live"​ program as the third Best Music Program.

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