Like any good friend, we like keeping you in the loop with the VR industry. This month we've got news snippets from Google, HTC and... Wal-Mart?
Maybe you haven't made the jump yet, maybe you're settling for the respectable usability of the PSVR, or maybe you just haven't scrounged up the funds to get into VR. After all, you must have heard the stories of how you'll need an ultra-powerful machines fitted to the highest specs and running on the brain of a T-1000. The costs can be intimidating when you're taking your first baby steps into VR and all you have to go on is the bravado of internet commenterati. But what do you really need to run a full VR experience? How beefy of a machine is actually required?
Beyond Reality is a relatively new contender in the virtual reality real estate space. Because of this, we have to square off with a number of larger companies that already have a significant foothold in the industry. Click here to read how we stack up against one of our biggest competitors.
On January 28, 2017, the Canadian Real Estate Association hosted a panel on virtual reality to discuss its present and future impact on the real estate industry as part of their "Young Professional Networks stream". Accompanied by a representative from Matterport, a 360 degree imaging service, and a number of real estate experts, the panel took to answering some of the audience's most burning questions.
While VR is still taking a hold of the real estate industry, this February saw great news from some of the VR industry's titans of innovation, signalling what may be an impending upswing for the industry.
It's understood by most in the industry that the biggest VR technology players are Facebook, HTC, Sony and Samsung. But that may be changing soon. The Chinese government has repeatedly expressed the desire to become a world leader in AI and VR, and its vast number of state-funded research programs may just enable that future. We take a look at some of the reasons why China may be the next world leader in the VR industry.
In this second part of this "What's been happening down at the ol' Beyond Reality" series, we showcase some sample renders from our newest project in development: a trendy inner city condo in Calgary's hip Mission district.
In this week's inside peek, we reveal a special preview of our new mailout campaign and publicly accessible mobile VR demo.
Virtual reality's greatest strength is in helping users get a glimpse of the unbuilt or non-existent. As a VR real estate company, Beyond Reality understands that the best way for people to truly comprehend something is to have them take a look themselves.
Likewise for Australia-based Lithodomos VR, which creates heavily researched and painstakingly accurate archaeological reconstructions of the ancient world, 3D-rendered and fully viewable via a VR headset. A recent $900,000 seed funding round means that Lithodomos VR is on it's way to helping the VR industry gain major traction.
New companies, new headsets, new (potential) price cuts and more in this January's VR news roundup.
During the year of 2016, VR for property made some great strides. Though it is not yet a ‘must-have’ for property developers when launching a new project (even if I think it is). Towards the end of last year and the start of this year, property developers are starting to take notice with many more starting to take the plunge and get in on the VR game.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the pinnacle event for reveals of new technology, professional networking and startup exhibiting. The main building was flush with a showcase of automation technology and software, including new smart safety features from Nvidia (which powers Tesla's driverless technology), driverless concept cars from VW, the notorious Faraday Future FF91 reveal. But to us at Beyond Reality, there's really only one thing we're interested in, one vessel of future technology that will always having us wanting more: VR. Here are some little tidbits of VR being used at CES.
It's now 2017, and once again we're gearing up to attend CES to get a glimpse at the next step for the industry. We could be seeing wireless VR tech, a lower-priced v2.0 of the Oculus and Vive, new input controls for VR headsets and more. We'll be providing updates on social media during the show (which runs from January 5-9), so make sure to follow us on Twitter to see what VR wonders will be in store for this year's show!
Over the next five years, there will be serious leaps of improvement within the VR space. Every month we're catching glimpses of an incredible future with VR at the helm of gaming, medicine, science and business, and December was no different. Here's your news roundup for December 2016.
In essence, every salesperson is a teacher because every sale starts with a lesson.
Sales only happen if a customer fully understands what's being offered, how it will fit into their lives, and why they shouldn't wait too long to commit to a purchase. For a customer to truly understand an offering, the offering must be taught as effectively as possible.
Find out how Beyond Reality's VR offerings can teach your clients about your products in unprecedented ways and help you close more sales, faster.
Cofounder Trevor Gibbons will be heading a VR real estate panel at the Banff Western Connection conference, a pinnacle show for realtors across Western Canada.
There's a ton of virtual reality options out there that will help supercharge your business. Which one is right for you?
Why is there so much pixelation in virtual reality? What is that flyscreen mesh across the screen? Cofounder Eli dives into some of the reasons VR quality might not always match up to still renders.
What drove Cofounder Eli McGeever to Beyond Reality? Eli shares his motivations as a property guru his thoughts on the future of the real estate industry.
We had a great time at BUILDEX Calgary! A big shoutout to everyone who stopped by our booth, and if you couldn't make it, we hope to see you at the next big real estate tradeshow!