Object Theory Releases Prism – a Collaboration Experience for Microsoft HoloLens
Experience the future of collaborative computing with avatar-based holographic telepresence, created by Object Theory for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.
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Object Theory, a member of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program and the leader in creating shared experiences for Microsoft HoloLens, announced today the launch of Prism, a free collaboration experience for HoloLens on the Windows Store. This application allows participants to discuss truly three-dimensional objects and environments from anywhere in the world through shared experiences.
Prism is a demonstration of the Object Theory Mixed Reality Collaboration Service, which helps organizations design and build holographic shared experiences by allowing collaboration in real time from remote locations, enabled by life-size 3D avatars and spatial audio chat. The application allows participation for up to four participants per session and includes two demo experiences – designing a modern house and planning a mountain hike on Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest peak.
“Prism provides HoloLens users around the world with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with holographic objects and environments in their real world,” said Michael Hoffman, Founding Partner, Object Theory. “We’ve been working on our Mixed Reality Collaboration Service for two years, and after deploying it successfully for several client projects, we felt it was the right time to release a free application on the Windows Store that demonstrates to HoloLens users the power of collaborative computing.”
Mixed Reality Collaboration Service
The Mixed Reality Collaboration Service includes support for customized avatars, display of 3D models at table top and true scale sizes, audio chat with spatial sound, and annotations. This helps organizations improve communication with efficient viewing and discussion of 3D models, regardless of the participants’ location.
This technology by Object Theory is currently being used in custom application development projects today by enterprise customers. Object Theory offers several license options for its Mixed Reality Collaboration Service, including the creation of custom, collaboration-enabled applications and source code licensing for enterprise customers. The company also offers a commercial version of the Prism application that allows organizations to import their own 3D models and collaborate in private sessions.
The Future of Collaborative Computing
Object Theory believes that mixed reality experiences powered by Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality will empower the next generation of collaborative computing beyond what today’s video conferencing and screen sharing solutions are able to provide. They see use cases in a wide variety of industries and use cases including manufacturing, construction, engineering, aerospace, product design, assisted sales, retail space planning, oil and gas, logistics, healthcare, education and scenario training, among others.
“At its core, Prism is about showcasing the power of collaborative computing with Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality,” said Raven Zachary, Founding Partner, Object Theory. “Our public release of this application is just the beginning of showcasing next-generation collaboration scenarios, something we expect to be a major focus for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality applications in the years to come.”
Prism by Object Theory includes of number of key features:
* Avatar-based holographic telepresence
* Spatial audio chat
* Shared experience supporting up to four networked users at a time
* Demo experiences – designing a house and planning a mountain hike
* Display of 3D models at tabletop and true-scale sizes
* Annotations in 3D space
Prism by Object Theory, a free HoloLens collaboration experience, is available on the Windows Store starting today. More information is available at ObjectTheory.com/prism. HoloLens users can search for the word “Prism” on the Windows Store to download. This demo application is powered by the Object Theory Mixed Reality Collaboration Service.
About Object Theory
Object Theory works with organizations to design and build custom experiences for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality. The company is a member of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program. Object Theory provides end-to-end services for enterprise clients from envisioning through delivery, with a focus on strategy, user experience, and development. The company was founded on the shared belief that mixed reality will have a transformative impact of the way we work, live, and play. Object Theory was established in July 2015, and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA. For more information, visit ObjectTheory.com.
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