September 21, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Virtual Reality Ride for business marketing.

MANHATTAN, KS – JNT Company, an interactive web and marketing company in Manhattan, unveiled its new virtual reality motion ride Wednesday.

“Wow, is all I can really say. I was blown away with how real it was. I feel right now like I feel when I get off of a real rollercoaster,” said Jamie Coones, Manhattan resident.

“It was really fun. It’s like a real roller coaster where you go down hills, turns, up hills,” said fifth grader Tripp Shmidt.

Schmidt and a dozen other guests were the first people in the Little Apple to experience the JNT VR in Motion roller coaster ride. 

CEO Jeff Hake came up with the idea as an innovative tool for business marketing strategies.

“With virtual reality, you do get a fully immersive experience. So (it works with) any type of marketing experience that includes product placement. If it’s a thrill ride or if it’s something really subtle like a flyover of a plane, people will actually remember that versus having to see or read something 17 to 30 times,” said Hake.

Hake teamed up with various partners all over the nation to build the ride. “Computer engineers, 3-D graphics people and engineers that helped us with the simulator as well as a trailer manufacturing company,” said Hake.

According to Hake, the dream of the JNT VR in Motion was only possible through the financial support of local sponsors: Briggs Auto, Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan Eye Care, New Element and Festival of Lights.

Originally Posted on KSFY. 

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