Mixed reality on 5G: Verizon, Arvizio test 5G at NYC Alley

Originally posted on RCRWireless.com on June 18, 2018

Verizon’s pre-commercial 5G technology runs mixed reality on 5G successfully

Imagine walking through a building that you are designing long before the structure has been built. You’re able to see what your design looks like, down to the doorknobs, and how it feels to walk in the space.

Touring alongside you are other members of the design team discussing aspects of design in real time with you. You see a representation of each of them — where they are standing and what they are looking at in real time. In reality, you and your colleagues may not even be in the same country, let alone the same room.

This kind of experience is what startup Arvizio specializes in. The company devised a mixed reality (MR) platform that uses Microsoft HoloLens headsets to help customers to visualize and collaborate in design in a multiuser format. Founded in October 2016 by experts in spatial data analysis, lidar spatial data processing and plant control systems, the Ottawa, Ontario-based Arvizio pours computer-aided design and lidar information into its MR system and delivers the images as a 3D virtual environment to multiple users in real time.

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