24 January 2023 – Proto Inc., a provider of life-size holographic communications solutions, recently announced its expansion into Australia with its continent’s first permanent unit. According to Proto, a robotics company TeleIn The company’s holoportation technology has begun to be used.
Proto provides a patented hologram communication platform that connects people around the world. The company’s solutions are active in telecom, retail, education, marketing, sports, entertainment, arts and more. Proto’s 7′ tall ‘Proto Epic’ and tabletop sized ‘Proto M’ solutions are already in use globally by major brands including KIA, which used the company’s technology to allow guests to interact with holographic versions of tennis player Nick at last year’s Australian Open. Kyrgios and Dylan Alcott.
Commenting on Proto’s recent expansion into Australia, TeleIn Managing Director Benjamin Farkas said, “I am delighted to bring Proto’s cutting-edge holoportation technology to Australia. It is an exciting expansion of our existing telepresence technology lineup and complements organizations looking for a ‘total solution’ for new ways of communicating.”
Farkas added, “I see tremendous potential in many industries, including education, corporate and healthcare. This technology can connect students with teachers from across the education spectrum, allowing schools to provide in-demand expertise for specific subjects, especially during our current teacher skills shortage. These applications are beneficial for regional and remote schools where access to academic talent is limited.” “I’m really excited about the potential impact Proto’s holoportation technology will have in Australia and how we can enhance communication and collaboration,” Farkas added.
Proto said pilot program discussions were already underway in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, where the technology would be tested and evaluated and feedback sought for further refinement.
“Australians know very well how geography affects you,” said David Nussbaum, inventor and CEO of Proto Hologram. “So who better than an 18-hour flight to get us where we need to be and to the future we want to be? I look forward to seeing what Benjamin, with his track record in advancing robotics, will do with our holoportation technology.”
Proto noted that its partners include: Christie’s, Verizon, Walmart, Netflix, Burberry, Virgin Media 02, Spotfiy, PwC, AT&T, IWC, BT, CBS Sports and the NBA. Celebrities using Proto include Howie Mandel, Logan Paul, Paris Hilton, P. Including Diddy, Ellen DeGeneres, Usain Bolt, Lewis Hamilton, Manny Pacquiao, Eileen Gu and Lee Jung-jae. Across Asia, Proto is used by Mediacorp’s Star Awards in Singapore and has offices in Jakarta, Taipei and Seoul.
For more information about Proto and its holoportation technology, please visit the company Website.
Image credit: Proto
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