MADRID, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, together with the technology company Matsuko, have implemented a proof of concept of holographic presence, as reported by the Spanish operator.
Specifically, they have carried out a pilot to make holographic calls as easy and simple as making a simple phone call, interconnecting their deployments so that their clients can join a common holographic communication session.
The companies are also developing a platform that will combine the real and virtual worlds over a mobile connection, using a smartphone camera to generate 2D video that is then rendered into 3D holograms in the cloud to be broadcast to viewers in a AR / VR / MR environment "with a clarity and sharpness never before possible," according to the operator.
The test platform uses the attributes of 5G connectivity (high speed, high bandwidth and low latency) to overcome some of the challenges of creating realistic 3D images that have existed until now.
Holograms are created using a smartphone's selfie camera to capture and transmit a real-time three-dimensional holographic image of a person before processing it through an advanced 3D rendering engine.
It then delivers a "virtual" immersive experience and displays it in a virtual environment or overlays it on a real environment, using virtual reality/augmented reality goggles.
After the successful completion of the first phase of the collaboration, the parties will continue to improve the underlying technology, focusing on quality of service.
Companies are currently evaluating the potential of streaming, creating the possibility of entire events or presentations being held virtually.