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The Ayam Brand Racing To Space Videos & Contest!

Ayam Brand just launched their Racing To Space campaign to celebrate their 125th anniversary! Even though Ayam Brand is a Malaysian household name in canned foods, this campaign focuses on food sustainability, eco-consciousness and commitment to local communities.

In this campaign, they sent, not one, but FOUR high-altitude balloons all the way to the stratosphere! They also announced details of the Racing To Space contest. Check out the details below!


Racing To Space With Ayam Brand

In their Racing To Space contest, four high altitude balloons with specially-designed rigs were released. Each balloon had Ayam Brand food items attached, namely Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Canned Tuna, Baked Beans and Coconut Milk.

The objective of the race was to discover which of their classic food products would be the first to reach the highest altitude, while recording stunning aerial views of the region on the way up! Here is a virtual reality video they made of the footage :

The Ayam Brand team worked on this project for about a year, spending about RM 50,000 (~US$ 12,000) on the special rig that was designed to ensure the camera can withstand the freezing temperatures, and ultra-low pressure, up in the stratosphere.

With consultation of the Malaysian Meteorological Department, they launched the balloons in Kahang, Johor… eventually reaching a height of 29,000 m / 95,000 feet. Check out the amazing footage they obtained!

Here is a closer look at the high-altitude balloon, and the special rig they created.

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The Ayam Brand Racing To Space Contest

You can join in the Racing To Space campaign by participating in their Racing To Space contest. They’re offering 1,000 Ayam Brand heritage gift sets, and 5 VR gogglesa total value of RM 53,000!

All you have to do is watch the two short videos above, and answer questions about them, and write a short slogan (as tie breaker).

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ASUS Beyond VR Ready Program Announced

5th May 2016ASUS today announced ASUS Beyond VR Ready, a distinctive mark of compatibility and confidence for consumers keen to gear up for the virtual-reality (VR) gaming revolution. ASUS has worked closely with leading industry partners, to ensure a wide range of ASUS motherboards, graphics cards and systems work seamlessly with the new generation of fully-immersive VR headsets and accessories.

The testing and configuration program involved ASUS and partner engineers cooperating on the optimization of firmware and drivers for superior VR compatibility and performance — and the creation of the ASUS Beyond VR Ready logo indicates products tested to deliver a reliable and immersive VR experience.

The Beyond VR Ready badge will be applied to ASUS products already tested for compatibility with the Oculus Rift virtual-reality (VR) headset and will include other VR headsets like the HTC Vive once they arrive to market. The ASUS VR Ready website is live today, at www.asus.com/microsite/beyond-vr-ready and will be continually updated with the introduction of new products.


ASUS Beyond VR Ready

[adrotate banner=”4″]While it is easy for consumers to discover the minimum specifications necessary for building or buying a PC that could be capable of running the latest VR headsets and programs, confirming component compatibility and interoperability is a difficult job. ASUS Beyond VR starts with tested components or systems and the assurance that when everything is connected, powered on and the game or application is launched that a seamless, deep immersion into virtual reality is the consistent result.

With the Beyond VR Ready initiative, ASUS is publishing a list of components tested for compatibility with Oculus Rift and expanding to include VR products like the HTC Vive in the near future. The VR Ready model list will be updated regularly to account for the introduction of new ASUS products and VR gear and accessories from leading industry partners.

Consumers interested in building or buying a VR-compatible PC should visit the Beyond VR Ready website. A selection of recommended components for casual to the ultimate VR experien ce is included. Beyond VR Ready website also includes a list of ASUS PCs that are ready-made for an immersive VR experience.

Starting now, VR-capable ASUS products will carry a Beyond VR Ready logo — an at-a-glance recommendation that the product is suitable for VR based systems.


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