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Campfire Unveils Holographic App for Seamless Enterprise XR

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Campfire, the pioneer of immersive collaboration technology, has recently introduced its groundbreaking holographic collaboration system designed for enterprise extended reality (XR) environments. The innovative solution comprises a versatile multi-platform app compatible with PC, Mac, and iPad, as well as a specialized XR headset for PC.

With Campfire’s cutting-edge solution, hybrid teams can now seamlessly collaborate using 3D models and scans, while enjoying the simplicity and convenience of modern 2D collaboration tools. The company claims that their system allows users to experience high-fidelity holograms during face-to-face communication in meetings, thereby enhancing the immersive collaboration experience.

The multi-platform experience can be accessed through a simple link, enabling users to join a 3D scene that incorporates over 40 types of 3D models and scans. Collaborators can interact with the content in meetings or offline, utilizing tools to explore and annotate the shared materials. The flexibility of Campfire’s solution eliminates the need for physical travel, shipping, and the potential delays associated with inefficient communication when using traditional 2D methods.

Jay Wright, CEO and co-founder of Campfire, explained the motivation behind their innovation, stating, “Enterprise XR has been a fragmented mess of point solutions that fail to scale for lack of usability and utility. We designed Campfire to solve a basic human challenge that XR technology uniquely solves – the difficulty of communicating 3D information. We’ve made it easier than ever, and are proud to bring it to market.”

Campfire’s announcement follows two years of collaboration with customers in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, retail, and apparel, who were seeking to enhance productivity and sustainability in their digital transformation initiatives. Through its Early Access Program, the company received feedback from numerous applicants, incorporating their insights to ensure that the solution caters to a wide range of workflows.

One satisfied customer, Ryan Wheeler, Senior Fellow Advanced Visualizations at Collins Aerospace, expressed enthusiasm for Campfire’s technology, stating, “We’ve been looking at AR and VR for 15 years because the potential productivity gains and cost savings are so great. We engaged with Campfire because it’s hands down the easiest-to-use solution I’ve seen and the best visual experience in a headset. Campfire opens the door to a much broader set of use cases that we couldn’t previously address.”

Campfire now offers the following products to support their holographic collaboration system:

    Campfire App:

  • Simplifies collaboration by bringing the ease of modern 2D tools into the realm of 3D.
  • Enables organization of over 40 types of 3D models into scenes, shareable through links.
  • Facilitates collaboration by providing tools for explaining and comprehending complex concepts.
  • Compatible with PC (Windows 10+), Mac, and iPad.
  • Freemium model available, with enterprise plans starting at USD $1,500 per user per year.

    Campfire Headset:

  • Delivers high-fidelity augmented reality (AR) experiences for face-to-face communication in meetings.
  • Boasts a field-of-view area that is more than four times larger than other leading AR headsets, according to Campfire.
  • Utilizes an iPhone as a controller with the Campfire Pack.
  • Requires the company’s ‘Campfire Console’ or ‘Studio Console’ devices to facilitate reliable shared holograms in offices, meeting rooms, and collaboration spaces.
  • Certified for plug-and-play compatibility with Dell Precision Workstations using Thunderbolt-3 technology.

    Campsite Starter Kit:

  • Offers the quickest way to begin experiencing holographic collaboration, with users able to set up and start using the system in under an hour.
  • Includes two Campfire Headsets/Packs/Consoles (Pioneer Edition), five enterprise user licenses, and one Studio Console.
  • Available in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union.
  • Priced at USD $15,000 per year.

Campfire’s holographic collaboration system represents a significant step toward revolutionizing team collaboration in the XR space. With its user-friendly approach, high-fidelity holograms, and compatibility with various devices, Campfire aims to enhance productivity, streamline workflows, and reduce costs across industries. As enterprises continue to explore immersive technologies, Campfire’s innovative solution paves the way for a new era of collaboration in the digital age.

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