“Microsoft” launches “Mesh”, a collaboration platform with augmented reality technology, where users can meet “avatars” or three-dimensional images in the same room.
“Microsoft” announced Tuesday the launch of “mesh”, a collaboration platform with augmented reality technology, where users can meet in the form of “avatars” or three-dimensional images in the same room, which is an additional step towards an immaterial future for work and other human activities.
“The main advantage of mixed reality has always been the ability to be present despite spatial and temporal barriers. I can be in a factory even if I am not present,” said Alex Kipman, in charge of this platform at Microsoft, Tuesday, during a hypothetical marketing event. … so that we have the same physical feeling as that of the other. ”
The new platform will allow the development of specially designed applications for use via augmented reality headsets or virtual reality, but also via regular screens, smartphones and computers.
Using augmented reality glasses, users can, for example, see 3D objects and pictures of people in the form of an avatar in their living room.
Thanks to the sensors that the devices are equipped with, they will be able to talk to each other as they do during a video call, as well as see the movements of other participants.
The platform operates through the “Azure” cloud computing service for the “Microsoft” group.
This platform is part of the American group’s efforts to establish itself in the market for mixed reality tools and remote work, a sector that has become very competitive.
In the past two days, Microsoft and Google introduced new features and improvements to their remote work tools.
Like Facebook, the two groups seek to facilitate intra-company cooperation between field workers and office workers, as well as with external organizations.
“People think 2020 is the year when work moves to home,” said Microsoft Vice President Frank Shaw. But in reality, this is the year the business moved to cloud computing.