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REMOTE PRESENCE TECHNOLOGY

Remote presence is a new communication technology that has the potential to replace much of this travel. In this article, we’ll define remote presence, show a few examples of how with more information on how to get started using remote presence technology.

WHAT IS REMOTE PRESENCE?

You may have been interested in Remote presence is quite simple the immersive experience of a real place, including real-time remote interaction with the people there.

WHY IS REMOTE PRESENCE IMPORTANT?

Remote presence offers a new and more efficient alternative to travel. Travel is an expense, time, consuming, bad for work/life balance, and a major contributor to global warming. Every dollar spent on gas is a dollar less for the growth of your business. Every hour on a plane is an hour not used more productively.

Remote presence holds the promise of making money from this travel unnecessary. Relatedly, in some cases, getting to a  location might not even be possible. Sometimes, overseas clients want to purchase a property from afar sometimes the expertise you need at one site is already committed to another. Remote presence can solve these problems as well.

REAL EXAMPLE OF REMOTE

PRESENCE APPLICATIONS:

Early users of remote presence technology include real estate, construction, insurance, retail, and property management companies.

  • Construction Inspections:

Construction firms, like DPR Construction in Austin, TX, are using remote presence to allow senior personnel to visit sites more frequently, deploying their expertise more efficiently. The use of the new technology helps reduce revisions and cost overruns, increasing efficiency and moving projects along faster.

  • Chain Retail Management:

A major national clothes retailer is using remote presence to reduce the management travel associated with the 20 store renovations they perform every month. Project managers are virtually visiting the job sites far more frequently than they ever could in person, becoming more effective and traveling less at the same time.

  • Site-Specific Training:

Some locations are too distant or dangerous to use for training, but personnel can still be best prepared by learning about the site in advance. Railroads, utilities, and heavy industries can use remote presence to conduct virtual on-site training, improving efficiency and safety.

WHAT REMOTE PRESENCE IS NOT?

Some characteristics, but lack one or more of the key elements above. Standard video conferencing enables real-time remote interaction, but does a very poor job of capturing a real place, and fails entirely at providing an immersive experience.

Spatial capture, using tools like Matterport or Holobuilder, is great for the static capture of a real place, which can be used to create an immersive experience — but these tools do not provide any sort of interaction, whether remote or otherwise. VR collaboration tools such as Glue, meeting room.io, Spatial, and dream.os provides an immersive experience with real-time remote interaction, but they work entirely with synthetic content and cannot show a real place. Each of these technologies has valid use cases. Remote presence is distinct from all of them.

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