Visix to Debut Choros AR Space-Booking Platform


Visix has completed the development of its Choros AR space booking platform, and the finished product will debut next week.

The McKinsey State of Organizations 2023 report states that about 90% of organizations have embraced hybrid work models to let employees work outside the office at least some of the time. This has led to new workplace habits and demands. Facility managers are on the front lines of this hybrid work revolution and have had to adapt the way they organize and manage facilities, all while battling supply chain issues.

Visix has recently brought several products to market to aid facility managers with space booking, communications and alert capabilities. The company is fully stocked on all hardware components and also offers software-only solutions.

Visix is now shipping its Choros AR space booking platform, an “industry first” that blends WebAR and cloud technologies to support contactless bookings from smartphones without hardware, cabling or apps.

Visix says Choros allows users to book spaces on the go using their devices. Users scan a QR code mounted near a shared space to check room availability, view the schedule and book if it is open. Choros will find alternative rooms available to book on the spot when spaces appear as reserved. Visix says the technology supplants room signs with these capabilities, using native WebAR support built into iOS and Android smartphones to overlay booking options in the user’s camera view for immersive booking experiences.

Visix says Choros is a 100% cloud-based platform. Eliminating hardware and cabling saves considerable costs and installation workloads associated with room sign deployments. As Choros requires no app, users do not have to worry about app downloads and maintenance while also enjoying the freedom of a BYOD solution when booking meeting rooms, desks and other shared spaces. Systems integrators and end users benefit from receiving all the functionality of a room sign without the need to buy hardware or provide power and network connectivity to shared spaces.

Visix claims IT departments also win, with no burden of coercing app downloads or website login requirements on staff. Booking processes are accelerated and barriers to adoption are reduced. Calendar integration, user groups and spaces are managed in a cloud-based platform with options for meeting rooms, workspaces and other shared assets. Space managers can note the technology and amenities for each space, and users can view a 3D representation in their camera view. Furthermore, Choros integrates with Office 365 to display bookings and availability, and eliminate double bookings.

Choros is here: