Virtuplex is an ultra-large-scale VR space in Prague. Clients are able to evaluate and experience their virtual scenes and objects on a space of 25x25 m.
Virtuplex has built up the hardware on their own, but communication with all users and hardware is controlled by LIGHTSHAPE’s collaboration software HCC.
Users are able to interact with the virtual scenery either by using controllers or using a gesture sensor.
Part of the system is a monitoring computer, which manages the user units and can take control of all basic functions, like loading and unloading of various models, assigning of users, and much more. Interactions can either be executed by the control computer, or by the respective users in VR. The interactions include functions like various different cut surfaces, transformation, documentation and more. With this, a whole team of users in one physical room can communicate in VR and examine virtual models and scenes.
By using LIGHTSHAPE’s Software Development Kit, Virtuplex is able to provide custom VR applications for their clients, which can be executed in their VR space.
Furthermore, more VR headsets and Holodecks can connect from all over the world. All users are located within the same virtual space and discuss their respective problems on the 3D model in question at hand. This way, complicated situations can be expressed and evaluated, completely independent from physical restrictions. The XR system is especially easy to use, even for users without previous experience with the system. An easy start for the VR setups, as well as guidance into a session, is essential to people under pressure from time constrains and who might have no prior technological knowledge to participate in sessions and decide on solutions.