- Nextech AR Solutions Corp. recently launched the live holoportation feature in its AiR Show app
- During the launch, Nextech CEO, Evan Gappelberg, provided a live demonstration of the holoportation technology, through which viewers could beam his hologram into their homes
- Nextech purchased the AiR Show app from TRICK 3D, and since then, it has rolled out improvements that now make it ideal for use in multiple industries
In a statement released back in February as Nextech AR Solutions (CSE: NTAR) (OTCQB: NEXCF) launched AiR Show version 2.0 – an app that turns people into holograms that users can then interact with or listen to – Nextech’s Director of Interactive Experience, Elliott Rothman, noted that the company had several improvements in the pipeline (https://ibn.fm/E1Qvg). Thus, with the launch of the LIVE holoportation technology on the mobile app on March 26, Nextech made good on its promise to keep revamping the platform. The launch featured a live demonstration that enabled viewers to beam the hologram of Nextech CEO Evan Gappelberg into their homes.
Speaking in an interview with Steve Darling from Proactive (https://ibn.fm/I4xCi) that aired shortly after the launch, Evan went into great detail to explain what the app will achieve through the new holoportation technology. He described holoportation as the transportation of a product or person from a particular location, for example, a home or warehouse, virtually, all around the world.
Evan also noted that the live holoportation demonstration did not require any sophisticated technology to bring it to fruition and could, in fact, be done from anywhere. “In this case, it was my home,” he explained, “which shows you how little equipment you need. You didn’t need to be in a studio. There were no crazy cameras. It was literally my iPhone 12 Pro, mounted on a tripod, with some lights and a green screen.” Evan also stated that future improvements would eliminate the need for green screens by using artificial intelligence to chroma key out the green screen.
Notably, Nextech added AiR Show to its growing list of AR brands in the last quarter of 2020 following an acquisition closed on October 1, 2020. At the time, AiR Show, which was previously owned by TRICK 3D, was primarily used in the music industry. It enabled users to purchase tickets to watch performances from music artists and other people in the comfort of their homes (https://ibn.fm/CwQkh). But Nextech has since expanded this focus to encompass other industries, including automotive, medical, dating, fashion shows (apparel), education and art (for instance, during auctions).
“You can beam in a professor from any top school all over the globe,” Evan continued. “This technology could be used to holoport teachers from cities to rural areas, where they normally wouldn’t be able to get access to that kind of education. So, it could be a gamechanger for some countries as far as education.”
Nextech views AiR Show as an opportunity to gain more AR revenue and increase its earnings potential in its fast-growing AR business. The purchase of AiR Show late last year was the company’s seventh acquisition and grew its portfolio of AR applications to three. It was part of a strategy to bring together various AR offerings to create the world’s first complete AR ecosystem. With the roll-out of improvements, such as the holoportation technology, Nextech is inching closer to realizing this strategy by availing a product suitable for use in different industries.
The company is also looking into using NFT technology in combination with its AR and AirShow app.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.NextechAR.com.
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