WorldViz, a provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions since 2002, unveiled more details about its VR communication solution, Vizible, formerly called "Project Skofield."
Vizible will primarily target sales professionals and will be available for a starting subscription price of $250 per month per user, and will launch in October 2017. Those interested in trying Vizible can either sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org to demo it at SIGGRAPH 2017, or apply at www.worldviz.com/vizible to become a beta tester.
Vizible brings VR to sales teams looking for new, cost-effective and more immersive methods for communicating complex ideas to prospects and clients.
It operates much like a GoToMeeting for VR and takes advantage of VR's unique ability to make someone feel "present" in a virtual location, drastically diminishing the need for sales teams to travel to a physical location to present a product idea or a physical mockup. This is incredibly important for businesses engaged in the creation of highly complex and costly products, such as aerospace, automotive, construction, engineering, architecture, and more.
"Modern communication technologies such as telephony, video conference calls, and PowerPoint sharing simply don't enable decision makers to experience complex products first hand before they purchase them," saidAndrew Beall, WorldViz CEO and co-founder. "To circumvent this limitation, companies are spending a staggering $1.25 trillion globally on business travel, and even then, salespeople must still resort to 2D designs or costly physical mock-ups that help them sell. We believe Vizible is the answer to that challenge."
Little to no technical expertise is necessary to create and experience VR content using Vizible.
Using Presentation Designer software, Vizible allows sales professionals to quickly put together a VR presentation by dragging and dropping elements into the WYSIWYG editor. The Presentation Designer also allows the presenter to bring the presentation to life by adding animations, triggers, and user interaction.
In addition to 3D content, traditional 2D content such as PDF training manuals or PowerPoint slides can be inserted to support the overall meeting.
Once a presentation is created, the presenter can then invite clients or prospects to join a session immediately or at a later date via email or text. Attendees from around the world can then view, experience, and interact with the VR presentation simultaneously with other invited users.
A set of presentation and annotation tools gives all the users interesting ways to dynamically interact with the live VR content. Users can literally hand someone on another continent a piece of merchandize, teleport a group of customers through full-scale models, and build 3D sketches on the fly for hashing out new ideas.
Of course, Vizible provides telephony for voice communication, and our multi-region server centers provide a robust and low-latency experience for all.
Lastly, built-in analytics allow organizers to record voice and user behaviors for later reference.
While Vizible is primarily a solution for sales people, it can also be used for remote collaboration, design review with distributed teams, and product training.
Initially, Vizible will support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets and controllers, as well as the current 3D displays, CAVE projection systems, and input devices that WorldViz offers. Other headsets, trackers and input devices will be added over time, depending on demand.
Pricing and Availability
Vizible will be available on a subscription basis as a cloud-based (SaaS) solution. The starting subscription price is $250 per user per month, which includes phone and online support.
Beta Testing Program
As WorldViz progresses towards the October launch date, it is expanding its beta testing program to any company interested in testing the system. Companies interested in becoming a beta tester can sign up at www.worldviz.com/vizible.
Those interested in getting a first look at Vizible can visit WorldViz at SIGGRAPH (booth 242) and/or schedule an appointment (email@example.com).
Based in Santa Barbara, California, WorldViz is an industry-leading provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions for the enterprise and public sectors. Its patented VR products and solutions are deployed across more than 1500 Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and government agencies.
Backed by Intel Capital, WorldViz's core products include Vizible, a communication solution for sales professionals, Vizard, the premier development platform for professional VR application design, and VizMove, the world's only enterprise-class VR software and hardware solution. WorldViz also offers a high-precision "warehouse-scale" motion tracking system called PPT, and professional consulting and content creation services.
WorldViz products and services help businesses solve real-world challenges in areas such as sales, product design, education, training, marketing, consumer research and many others. For more information, visit www.worldviz.com.