Almo Professional A/V is taking virtual business and events to a new level through an exclusive partnership with ARHT Media. Almo will offer ARHT’s HoloPresence technology, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms, as well as ARHT’s premium online presentation platform known as the Virtual Global Stage (VGS).
In a video to demo the platform, Almo Pro A/V EVP, Sam Taylor beamed on to the Virtual Global Stage to talk rAve’s own Gary Kayye about the availability and benefits of ARHT Media’s technology — available through Almo. Watch it below:
HoloPresence enables presenters to appear remotely in front of an audience to speak and interact with people in real-time using ARHT’s proprietary HoloPresence Displays that have been specially created to deliver lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence when in the room with you. The technology allows for both live and pre-recorded holograms and offers a range of possible applications from being used to beam in speakers, for meetings, conferences and events as well as for lectures, tradeshows, advertising, marketing campaigns and more.
The Virtual Global Stage leverages the proprietary transmission software that powers ARHT’s HoloPresence platform to beam multiple presenters in real-time into a virtual environment online to appear in lifesize proportions with the capacity to interact with each other virtually. The technology helps amplify online presentations, with a much more engaging experience and the ability for presenters to utilize key aspects of natural communication like body language.
The two products can be used together to create hybrid events that take place both online and offline at the same time helping companies reach the largest possible audience and delivering a truly unique and highly engaging experience like never before.
Both are now available through Almo Professional A/V and are ideal for panel discussions, fireside chats, training events, town halls, product launches, concerts and much more – both online and in person.
According to Sam Taylor, “COVID-19 has taught us that even though we all miss that in-person interaction, it is no longer the only way to do business – and it has, in fact, given our industry the opportunity to tap into new technologies that increase the quality of the virtual experience and augment live events while improving productivity throughout the day.” He continued, “We have partnered with ARHT Media to bring this technology to our partners, specifically those focused on rental and staging as we know that ‘live events’ is currently one of the hardest-hit segments in the market. The technology is ready for prime-time and is poised to truly enhance the way we interact, both now and into the future.”
Taylor noted that while there are many benefits to beaming in using HoloPresence, one of the biggest advantages is the cost-effectiveness. “Approximately 90 percent of the ARHT Media system consists of off-the-shelf products. While, ARHT Media provides a preconfigured server, proprietary software and the proprietary holographic projection screen that makes the magic happen. Almo also works with partners to build out the space where the technology is being used.”
“We are thrilled to launch our US Reseller business with the market leader Almo Pro A/V,” said ARHT CEO Larry O’Reilly, “Almo’s focus on building a significant services business over the past few years is a key factor to position the company for success with our products and services. Almo’s extensive reach into every major market in America, with technical teams trained by ARHT, will scale our business dramatically in a very short period of time.”