The podium was briefly unveiled to packed audiences at Infocomm 2010. DVE demonstrated live HD holographic telepresence images of people transmitted live from Irvine California and combined with 3-D animation.
What is Augmented Reality?
DVE has patented an effect known as "Augmented Reality" when used for videoconferencing / telepresence. To compare, "virtual reality" pushes people into an unrealistic virtual world while DVE's "augmented reality" brings ultra-realistic images from a virtual world into the real world. Conferenced people appear in the room and not on common TV screens used by Cisco / Tandberg and Polycom.
DVE Telepresence Podium technology has already been deployed at major events and as a training system for the federal government. According to Jeff Machtig, co-founder of DVE, "the podium packs a powerful visual experience, as evidenced by Infocomm attendees' reactions. The Immersive Podium sets a new bar for the realism of telepresence and it is a needed solution for one to many applications." The Podium is targeted at numerous verticals for collaboration including distant learning, training, corporate communications, and special events.
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc. is the world's leader in real telepresence meetings.
Legacy telepresence and videoconferencing mount cameras above displays so people appear to look down while conversing. DVE's product line truly simulates being there in person with embedded cameras hidden behind images for true eye contact.
Digital Video Enterprises, Inc.
Richard Lamb, Public Relations