Altadyn Corp, yesterday announced the Enterprise Edition of 3DXplorer, enabling customers to use their own IT infrastructure for behind the firewall collaborative 3D workplaces.
The Dual SaaS/Enterprise model enables an efficient customer adoption and implementation model. Customers, including those in government & defense, can start with immediately available SaaS plans, and progress smoothly to an in house solution for more controlled performance and higher security, while keeping the deployment extremely easy thanks to the browser-based and plug-in-less characteristics of 3DXplorer.
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Altadyn leads the next generation of collaborative solutions by enabling a new type of user experience (Immersive 3D), leveraging its cutting edge web3D platform for live collaboration, accessible to all. It’s a disruptive technology which enables full 3D immersive spaces with simple browsers on any computer, with no download or installation required. Altadyn customers include NDU/FCVW (National Defense University), Saint-Gobain (NYSE Euronext: SGO), Cubic (NYSE: CBC) , Aptima, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) and more. Altadyn operates globally with offices in Paris, France and Irvine, California. For more information, visit http://www.3DXplorer.com or contact: Altadyn Corp.
APLINK – thinks its gotta be more real to engage children – it is nothing more than a video with AI – somone should push the envelope on real time hologram technology – itsReal
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Catherine Caldwell-Harris, a psychology professor at Boston University, says humans have always sought more realistic images of loved ones far away. “It used to be artist sketches, then photos, then video,” she says, “and this may just be the next step to facilitate our memories.” While she applauds the research that will be required to develop the application, she’s unsure about kids’ reactions. “How would a young child understand an artificial-intelligence program that is a simulacrum of their parent?” she asks.
Blogs have been asking similar questions, calling the idea “creepy” and wondering what the impact would be on a military kid whose parent is killed in action but continues to “live on” in cyberspace. Shilling says if the military discovers the idea is too challenging or won’t benefit the troops and their families, the project won’t go forward. “Part of the research is to look at its safety and efficacy,” he says. “We’d never put anything out until we are certain that it is good for the family.”
Spouses left on the home front also might have mixed feelings. “Would the AI spouse be a nice stimulant to my own memories?” Caldwell-Harris wonders. “Or would I even get more angry at the Army and think, ‘They’re just trying to fob off this fancy technology on me so they can send my husband out on his next tour’?” It’s obvious that the real breakthrough will come when the military can deploy parental holograms and let Mom and Dad stay at home.
via When Daddy Is Off at War: A Hologram Home? – Telepresence Options.
Airlines could be hit hard as workers ditch face-to-face meetings in favour of cheaper virtual link-ups.
The worldwide economic downturn will boost videoconferencing tech, according to analyst house Gartner that predicts virtual meetings will replace more than two million airline seats per year by 2012.
via Virtual meetings to ground two million airline seats – Retail & Leisure – Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com.
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For the large majority of Internet users, virtual worlds like Second Life remain a confusing landscape of empty buildings, failed marketing and furry strangers. But Joe Paradiso believes that virtual worlds could be more than an over-hyped gimmick. They just need a dose of reality.
Paradiso, a professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, is working to create what he calls X-Reality or Cross Reality, a system designed to bring virtual and real worlds into a practical sort of alignment. With funding from Second Life parent company, Linden Lab, Paradiso aims to use sensors, displays and software to bring real-world data into virtual worlds and to integrate access to virtual worlds with real-world situations.
Later in November, Paradiso's team of seven Ph.D. students plans to switch on 45 PDA-sized devices mounted on the walls of the Media Lab's building. Each is equipped with an iPhone-like touch screen, a version of Second Life's software, wireless connections, cameras and a variety of audio, motion and infrared sensors.
According to Paradiso's plan, anyone in the building wearing a small electronic badge can walk up to one of the small screens and peer into a landscape in Second Life and communicate with users. Second Life users will likewise use the screens to look into the real world through floating windows in the virtual world, watching passersby or even remotely sitting in on meetings.
via A Realer Virtual World – Forbes.com
Awesome article on Virtual Worlds and 3D online Worlds – they report that their are now 173.6m registered users of virtual places. The increasing awareness of environmental issues will also generate greater opportunities to collaborate online in an immersive environment – itsReal
Exert “As the users of these worlds mature, they will come to expect to interact with friends, brands, employers and coworkers in immersive 3D environments. And, even before they are old enough to purchase real goods through virtual worlds, they will have spent an enormous amount of real money on virtual goods.
The conference was not all about kid-focused worlds, however. Collaboration was a word heard over and over from panelists, speakers and in hallway conversations. With the rising costs of business travel and a desire for corporations to reduce their impact on the environment, the promise of collaboration within virtual worlds will entice more users. With a Digital Nomad workforce, successful companies will need to find new ways to motivate and coordinate their employees”
Virtual Hype Will Lead to Immersive Internet – Direct2Dell.
How telepresence technology will connect global executives and reduce business travel.
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Virtual Worlds Platforms like the soon to open Twinity will be far more affordable, immersive and immediate.
However, if you want to and can afford a complete video solution with Microsoft Surface type technology check out…
…the offer at http://teliris.com/ – contact Mack Treece President Teliris for a demo.
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