New mobile AR/VR solution tuned for construction collaboration

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Visual Vocal Mobile Authoring creates ‘immersive messages’ for site communication and industrial training

Mobile Authoring from Visual Vocal is a new tool that allows construction teams to create and share immersive AR/VR content using a smart phone.

The software can capture real-world environments using a range of realty capture technologies – such as a Google VR180 camera or the free Google Cardboard camera app for iOS and Android – and Visual Vocal’s proprietary annotation tools, to simplify the AR/VR creation process.

Users can then create an immersive message, called a “Vv”, which can be shared with team members or stakeholders via mobile phone and/or VR viewer. A Vv can also be entered into any jobsite tracking tool such as Unearth and others using a globally unique 7-digit code called a Vv ID.

“With the addition of push-button mobile authoring, Visual Vocal has turned your phone into a tool which gives its user new AR/VR superpowers for jobsite communication and industrial training,” said John SanGiovanni, CEO of Visual Vocal. “Now all you need is an inexpensive VR180 camera and any iOS or Android device. With Vv’s rapid markup and annotation system, you can easily author and share immersive messages or training content, right from your smartphone. It’s a revolution in the speed and efficiency of 3D communication.”

The technology can also bring local and distributed teams together for design review. It supports a remote AR/VR linking technology that can connect up to 20 users into a shared virtual environment, hosted right from any iOS or Android device.

“Vv” content can also be sent as a new type of asynchronous VR message, including self-contained interactive tours or critical project milestones for key team members to access on their own time. Vv messages can be left for all team members to see – whether in the real-time meeting or replaying the Vv at a later time.

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“AR/VR will significantly change how field teams collaborate,” continued SanGiovanni. “Mobile Authoring makes it more efficient to create and share contextual information for complex systems and mechanical components, making on-site training and virtual communication easier, faster, and more accessible than ever.”

 

 

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