SPIN Guide Provides VR Ecosystem with Mission Control Center for Guided VR Experiences, User Analytics, and Synchronized Web Playback
SEATTLE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 13, 2019 — Pixvana, a virtual reality solutions provider, today announced the release of SPIN Guide, a set of groundbreaking tools that enable companies to deliver a fully-guided, in-headset VR experience to their target audience. The new cloud-based technology features a mission control center, complete suite of presentation management tools and provides real-time analytics to track audience engagement and content comprehension.
Using SPIN Guide, those administering VR experiences can control exactly what their entire audience is seeing in-headset, from one centralized screen, while having full visibility into how the group is reacting and interacting with the subject matter. The technology enables companies to deliver fully guided VR experiences to their audience with the ability to talk to them throughout the journey; play, pause, and seek the video; adjust volume; and more, across every single headset at the same time - ensuring a group of viewers all receive the same high-quality, hands-free experience.
SPIN Guide also provides key insights, including where the audience is looking (via heat maps), how they navigate the content, and how well they understand the content they consume. Additionally, administrators can monitor VR headset battery levels, observe content downloads, drop-off rates, and make immersive VR content playable on the web – saving organizations from the expense and distribution of headsets.
“At Pixvana, we are dedicated to bringing new and powerful VR-native technology to market to help fuel the growth of the entire ecosystem,” said Beverly Vessella, VP of Product for Pixvana. “SPIN Guide is a trailblazing VR functionality that makes it effortless to lead entire groups of viewers on life changing adventures - guiding them, watching them respond, learning from them, and improving their experience along the way. This is a game changer for everything from corporate trainings to sales enablement and marketing presentations."
The Internet of Things (IoT) group at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, will be using SPIN Guide at their annual sales kickoff meeting and for ongoing enablement. VMware’s IoT group will utilize the power of VR to educate and train their global sales team on their IoT solutions - and its many use cases- with the ultimate goal of driving awareness and increasing revenue.
“VR has proven to be a powerful sales training tool for creating lasting impressions and increasing product recall and retention,” said Mimi Spier, Vice President of IoT at VMware. “Pixvana’s new SPIN Guide provides us with a whole new level of control, guidance, and insight into how effectively we are training our sales team. Now, we can better understand how our training material are being received and retained, plus we can use real-time analytics to optimize the experience on the fly."
Non-profit organizations, such as Oceans360.org, an organization dedicated to training and educating people on ocean conservation, will also be using SPIN Guide to augment their awareness effort.
"Pixvana is making a huge contribution for conservation education by creating the tools to do the work,” said Steve Mandel, Executive Director of Oceans360.org. “I’ve always wanted to have the ability to present to classrooms full of students and share our passion on a much larger scale - and now for the first time, we can cast videos simultaneously to multiple headsets and control what our viewers are seeing. We’re planning on first using this technology in high schools biology classes to inspire the next generation of ocean conservationists, and that’s just the beginning.”
SPIN Guide will be made available as part of Pixvana’s native-VR platform, SPIN Studio. Pixvana develops custom VR solutions for businesses across training, healthcare, sales and marketing, events and nonprofits.
To learn more about Pixvana’s SPIN Guide and the rest of SPIN Studio’s features, please visit: http://bit.ly/2UqIRRj
Pixvana, a virtual reality solutions provider, helps enterprises develop cutting-edge approaches to solve business challenges in innovative ways. Customers chose Pixvana for its powerhouse combination of breakthrough VR technology and award-winning creative team. Pixvana addresses a range of corporate VR applications - from training and tours, to marketing and healthcare - and can manage all aspects of project development, from strategy to execution. The company is venture-backed by Vulcan Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Microsoft, Cisco, Raine and Hearst Ventures. Pixvana’s founders have proven startup success in media technology, and hail from senior product and engineering leadership roles at Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, and Lucasfilm. For more information visit www.pixvana.com.