FORUM8 VIRTUAL PLATFORM SYSTEM
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Share VR spaces with other users. Great for large-scale events.
This basic function allows users to share 2D and 3DVR virtual spaces with other users. The immersive VR using Head Mounted Display as well as the 3D display without glasses is possible.
Not only you can use this function as a communication tool for remote work, which is in increasing demand, but also you can enjoy large-scale online events such as exhibitions, conferences, and parties where many users gather, without worrying about physical distance to others even under pandemic situation.
Cooperate with Shade3D to create more beautiful virtual space
This basic function allows the cooperation with the FORUM8's comprehensive 3DCG software "Shade3D" which is used for various purposes of modeling such as architectural perspective, interior design, product design, etc. Using Shade3D modeling data created with the flexibility of 3DCG software and the accurate modeling function like CAD software, you can express people and objects in the virtual space with more realistic textures.
Fulfilling functions for smooth Web conference
This basic function provides you tools to facilitate remote communication. It helps interactive communication depending on scenes such as one on one text chat and group chat, direct call and group video call functions, screen sharing, and bulletin board.
Amazing Reality. Supreme Satisfaction
With this basic function, you can switch 2D view to glass-less 3DVR view or to immersive 3D display using Head Mounted Display.
It can reproduce a variety of actual places and facilities such as university campuses and sightseeing spots in 3D model and give users realistic experience in the 360 degree environment. The possibilities are infinite. You can create everything regardless of size, such as exhibitions, factory tours, and roller coasters in amusement park.
Collects behavioral history as big data
This is a basic function to analyze users' behaviors in virtual space. For example, at a virtual exhibition, you can see users' demands such as which user got interests in which exhibits from log analysis data. By combining the log function with the other basic functions, you can track detailed user behaviors including the line of sight which cannot be tracked in the real world easily and collect users' interests as big data.
Manage visitors and acquire user information
The user authentication that requires ID and password registration in advance enables to acquire personal information and to automatically check attendance and room entry for secure offices, campuses and seminars. One-time passwords can be used for the entry check by issuing serial codes for paid tickets of events and concerts. The authentication system and the log function can visualize flows of users in the virtual space. It definitely helps you to expand your business opportunities.
Visualize "invisible things" from mental health to heart rate
●Mental health function
"Visualize invisible mental health on avatars"
●Monitoring of body temperature and heart rate, heat stroke prevention linked to temperature
"Monitor health conditions such as body temperature and heart rate in combination with wearable devices"
*Data linkage may not be possible depending on the wearable device.
Cooperate with Groupware functions supporting efficient work
This function provides the linkage with various services including the FORUM8's groupware service and helps the smooth remote communication. Available services are the schedule function, task management, bulletin board, document management, skill sheet, as well as the salary and personnel data management linked with the cloud type ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, and the BCP emergency contact application for safety confirmation in an emergency.
EC Payment Function
Add the convenience of real store to virtual store
●Merchandise store at events
●Try and purchase glasses, hats, and clothes right away
●Get tickets of attractions such as horror house on the spot
●Buy books introduced in seminars
Questionnaire / Voting
Multi-functional questionnaire / voting function
●Register questionnaire freely
●Select or rate a question on a 5-point scale
●Real-time voting and result display
Since this is an application that runs on a web browser, it can constantly provide new contents and flexibly correspond to limited-time events. The app can be used on any devices supporting web browsers.
In addition, the newest physical base rendering technology is used for the CG rendering to support the high-precision modeling. VR can be cooperated with AR/MR as part of XR.
Virtual Voting System on F8VPS
- Social communication tool for viewing and rating exhibits and competitions within virtual space.
The system includes features to host projects such as competition easily, allowing users to create and manage events, set and aggregate voting and reviews, and decide the ranking.
Virtual Voting on F8VPS was used in the nomination screening of the international student competition, "CPWC The 9th Cloud Programming World Cup" and "VDWC The 11th Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud" in October 2021.
▲Nomination screening and voting page for CPWC (upper) and VDWC (lower) created using the system of Virtual Voting on F8VPS.
Users can view the overview and project information page of each work and vote for works with score and comments.
(Virtual site is created in cooperation with Sakaiminato City and Civic Center)
- Virtual Showroom
By setting different types of attributes to each room such as office, conference room, break room, and lobby, the app switches to each specified mode when the avatar moves between the rooms. For example, if you enter the conference room, the video conference between people in the room starts automatically.
Also, the break time starts when you move to the break room, and it is recognized as the working time when you are back in the office.
- Virtual Office
- Experiences Sharing in 3D/VR, More Visual Control
Menu function for intuitive operations
Press and hold the avatar's shoulder to display the action menu
Tap the shoulder twice to start the direct call
Call/Video call, chat, user information
When avatars move toward each other, calling starts automatically between them.
Shared board, screen sharing, white board
The menu slides from the right side of the screen
Customizable menu configuration
Linkage with other systems (by using URL link)
Switches between the conference mode, break mode, and out-of-office mode by moving the rooms
- Healthcare Using Smart Watch
Mental health function: Visualizes your health condition on avatar
Monitors body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate
Heat stroke countermeasure function linked to temperature
* The data cooperation function may not be available on some wearable devices.
- Main Features
- Map Data (2D/3D)
Each floor has one department, and you can move between departments by moving floors. Map data can be edited freely including object setting. By adding attributes to each room such as office, conference room, break room, and lobby, the app switches to each specified mode when the avatar moves between the rooms.
For example, if you enter the conference room, the video conference between people in the room starts automatically. When you are leaving your desk, the camera automatically identify it and your avatar moves to the break room, and when you come back to office, your avatar also moves to the desk.
- My Page
Visualization of health and mental condition with icons
Attendance management using login/logout time
- Communication Function
Chat: Direct/Group/Department chat
Call/Video call: Direct/Group/Department
Screen sharing: White board
Remote control (only from PC)
- Virtual Campus
Tokyo Institute of Technology has introduced the FORUM8 Virtual Platform System (F8VPS) as the "Virtual Campus" with the purpose of information disclosure and public relations. The campus, buildings, laboratories, conference rooms, and event halls are reproduced in the 3D space, and viewers can watch the school introduction videos, check the introductions and related materials of each lab, and use the conference system as well as walk through the virtual space. It is used for the research showcase for overseas people, joint workshop, and other events.
Details (Up&Coming Vol.133 User Introduction)
- VR NILIM (VR Kokusoken)
FORUM8 delivered "VR NILIM System" where the entire site of the institute's Asahi office is reproduced in VR by using FORUM8 Virtual Platform System (F8VPS) for the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It allows viewers to freely explore each section of the institute site and check the introductions of each experimental facility and videos of study results. The system can be widely used not only for R&D to promote the infrastructure DX through public-private partnerships but also as a planning and public relations platform to publicize the activities of the NILIM, including the virtual NILIM tour.
Up&Coming Vol.135 User Introduction
Planning Division, Planning and Research Administration Department, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
NILIM Takes Responsibility of Developing Related Technologies for Infrastructure DX Promoted by MLIT
Part of Utilization of BIM, CIM, and VR, Introduced “Large-scale 4KVR Stereoscopic Driving Simulator” and “VR NILIM” Taking Opportunity of Coronavirus Crisis
- Automobile Showroom
- Virtual Exhibition
- Virtual Factory