Shotoku to Introduce SmartPedVR at NAB 2018
Shotoku USA will introduce the SmartPedVR, the VR/AR-enabled version of its SmartPed that blends built-in VR tracking capabilities with robotic pedestal technology allowing it to be used in VR/AR environments.
Shotoku said the SmartPedVR, already deployed in Europe and Central American facilities, is based on the SmartPed fully robotic XY pedestal that addresses the demands of on-air environments.
The addition of VR tracking provides 3D position information including orientation, and is provided in remote or local operations with seamless switching between modes and with no need to re-reference.
“Our deep understanding of the unique demands of VR/AR production have earned us a leadership position in the VR/AR movement and allowed us to develop and offer a range of products with high-performance tracking systems,” said James Eddershaw, managing director, Shotoku UK.
“All Shotoku robotic systems are VR/AR capable, but NAB will see the first official demonstrations of SmartPedVR at an American industry event, which is so appropriate considering the success that SmartPed has enjoyed across Central and North America.”
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