There are some innovative uses for virtual reality, but too often the technology comes across as more of a novelty, with gaming and fantasy being the primary focus of use. Dubuque, Iowa strategic systems innovator Design Mill, Inc. and Chicago’s Ideas Into Apps have joined forces to integrate virtual reality with corporate real estate through a technology called Precision Reality. Using laser scanning and 3D modeling, DMI and II2a can recreate a company’s assets, such as real estate, an assembly plant or an office building, in the digital world. Workers or investors in Chicago could take a tour of a property in Lima, Peru via their laptop, or using a VR headset. Surveying and equipment manufacturers around the globe have turned to laser scanners for their work, allowing DMI and II2a to line up partnerships with them to scan properties in almost any area. “If we’re working with a Fortunate 500 company, that has a large portfolio of properties,” said Dave Proctor, Chief Operating Officer for DMI. “We’re a software company, we don’t necessarily want to be a scanning company. That’s where our partners come in, allowing us to scan dozens of properties simultaneously.”
Last week, David Proctor (COO), Nathan Greiner (President/Founder), CJ Kuehl (Vice President), and Alex Schuster (Software Developer), attended the HxGN LIVE event in Las Vegas, Nevada. HxGN LIVE offers new and exciting ways to experience what's unfolding in the world of design, measurement and visualization technologies. The four-day event included previews of new solutions, interactive demonstrations, and unlimited networking opportunities. Our team was especially excited by the release of BLK360 by Leica and by the announcement of the release of DIM’s co-developed product with Leica, Cyclone MODEL VR!
With 4700 attendees, 351 speakers, 212 exhibitors and an expo hall of 100,000 sqft. AWE USA 2017 was their biggest event yet! This year’s conference and expo showcased speakers, startups and organizations who are using AR & VR to drive economic growth, encourage empathy and collaboration, democratize healthcare and education, and promote sustainability in the world. Alex, David, and Nathan, represented the DMI team, as they networked, learned, and shared new technologies. The DMI team’s favorite parts were in the Intel booth- watch the attached video to see more of their experience!