Epson have been working with a number of other firms to deliver content for its line of Moverio augmented reality (AR) smartglasses. The company is now working with Crestec to bring the PORECT AR software to the Moverio line in order to provide group AR experiences.
By linking together a tablet, portable wi-fi router and Moverio smartglasses, it will be possible for AR content to be simultaneously displayed on participants glasses by utilising the PORECT AR software.
Epson and Crestec say this technology is a perfect fit for tour guides, or to enhance fan experiences, or to display additional information at a trade show or demonstration. The PORECT AR platform can be used by businesses to offer a new way to display content. Companies will be able to use the software to create their own AR tour experiences without needing custom software tools.
“At Crestec, our goal is to provide exceptional group AR experiences and we knew that our platform is only as good as the hands-free wearable device that is distributing the content,” said Michael Fleder, director of creative engineering, Crestec. “We chose the Epson Moverio smart glasses, not only because it is currently the most widely available smart glasses in the U.S., but because of its top-of-the-line Si-OLED displays.”
“In the past, many end-users have expressed interest in wanting to build their own AR tour experiences without the cost for custom software development,” said Michael Leyva, product manager, augmented reality solutions, Epson. “Through our collaboration with Crestec, together we’re empowering companies to do just that, by providing the availability of an easy-to-use, scalable Group AR tour creation and publishing solution through PORECT.”
The technology will be on display at the InforComm 2018 conference, with attendees able to see a first-hand demonstration by visiting the Epson booth, #C2220 on 8th-9th June. Further information on the PORECT platform can be found on the Crestec website.
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