September 9, 2021 – Snobal, a technology company developing virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) solutions for enterprise and education, has announced the launch of its new remote enterprise VR collaboration and presentation authoring app, ‘Snobal Sphere’, enabling people to meet, discuss, present and play in VR, regardless of their physical location.
Murray James, Snobal co-founder, and Chief Executive Officer said: “Over the last 18 months we have seen a huge shift in where and how people work and study. The shift to a distributed workforce, along with the growth of hybrid and remote working, means business leaders are focused on what digital tools they can best use to foster more effective workplace collaboration. Using Snobal Sphere, organisations can enable their employees and customers to meet in VR, import and discuss presentations, videos, and 3D files.”
Building on Snobal’s eight years of experience in developing cloud VR/AR solutions, the company sees its new VR collaboration and communication app as providing an enterprise-friendly immersive collaboration solution not just for businesses but also for educational organisations who are looking to future-proof their offering.
“Online education is assuming greater importance than before and for educational organisations, students’ needs and expectations have changed,” continued James. “Students are wanting more engaging, personalised learning experiences as part of the blended learning experience and there is an impetus by education to find more effective ways to deliver their learning so that they can stay ahead. We know VR and AR is and will increasingly be a part of educational organisations digital toolkits.”
Snobal also states that it is placing a strong emphasis on security, highlighting that government, education and enterprise clients will look for assurances with regards to key enterprise features such as: control over data and where it resides; control over users; control over privacy, headset and hardware used; and ease of updates. The company noted that the Snobal Sphere platform is built for workforce collaboration and is able to give businesses and educational clients greater peace of mind when it comes to security.
Using Snobal Sphere, people located in different geographical locations can remotely meet, discuss and present in VR. Users can set up an account, create an avatar and share a meeting code with other meeting participants, enabling multiple people to meet in the same virtual space. Meeting participants will be able to choose from a selection of virtual rooms in which to meet that fit their meeting aims. The platform also has functionality that allows meeting participants to import files such as videos, images, and 3D models into the virtual environment.
The Snobal Sphere remote VR collaboration and presentation authoring app is now available globally from the Snobal website and will also soon be available from the Pico App Store. For more information on Snobal, click here.
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