Advanced Polling in Immersive Terf

Posted on March 29, 2016

Immersive Terf® includes a polling feature that lets you ask everyone in a room a question.  The simplest way to do that is to select the menu option in the meeting menu: Tally a Question.  This will let you ask a simple Yes or No question.  We just received a question asking us if we can do more complicated polls.  “For example, could we ask a question where the answers are 3,4,5,6 and 7”.  The answer is yes and here is how.

Immersive Terf® Global Router Framework

Posted on March 23, 2016

The internet continues to shrink the world.  Above is the latest MIT Internet Penetration World Map.  It’s easy for us to focus on where users are most plentiful but when users need to connect for Education, Training, Meetings and more in Immersive Terf ®, from anywhere around the planet, you have to focus on the entire map.

Is Terf® Social Media/Computing?

Posted on April 20, 2015

We get asked often to talk about how Terf® or immersive (3D) collaboration relates to social media or social computing.  Here are 5 of the many ways Terf® fits into the social media or social computing space.

Making Immersive Locations…”Useful”

Posted on February 18, 2015

As creators of an immersive engine, we have the great pleasure of working with many gifted artists – the ones who create offices, classes, meeting spaces, town halls, workshop rooms….the anywhere you need to be enable the business or innovation or education to occur.   We salute these gifted, creative artists who can wield Maya or 3Ds Max, even SketchUp in a mighty ways.  Some of these artists are our staff, some are our partners, and some are our customer’s staffs or consultants.

It is with deep respect that we say….. as talented as you are with your art, kindly take a little advice from we engine creators.  We have 100s of 1000s of users so we see a lot and we create too. Terf®is for enterprise, organizations, governments, universities, by this we mean our users come in to get work done or learn, etc.  Beauty does not trump utility for our customers.   They deserve and want both but the latter, utility, is the most critical.

Immersive Collaboration and VR – Why Now?

Posted on June 5, 2014

From about 2005-2009 collaborating, teaming, advisory and counseling services, teaching, and learning were worked in virtual worlds and VR very seriously.  Sometimes this work met with great success but most suffered from the “just a little too early” in the supply and demand of it all.

Fast forward to today and use of immersive collaboration or VR for business or in educational endeavors is not just moving out of the old “Trough of Disillusionment,” its pole vaulting out.   Given how much the factors that challenged the early pioneers in this area have changed, it is not surprising to see this growth in immersive collaboration or VR-based meetings and teaching now.

Immersive Collaboration for Urban and Rural Planning

Posted on May 27, 2014

Think about it, letting everyone in your town virtually walk a model of the 3 playground or park redesign options.  No sitting in a crowded room, listening to a elder droning on about how their neighbor’s dog pooped on the lawn at a meeting set at a time we can’t attend, in a room too small to support us, with the board members picking and choosing who gets to speak up…  We are the tax payers, the home owners the workers, the dinner cookers, the tuition payers, the parents, the business owners…  These meetings do not work for us, we can’t fit, can’t attend….  So, the outcomes do not represent us well.  This is not good engagement with the town, city, state that we financially create…

Mobility and the Client

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I put Terf™ on my new Surface Pro from Microsoft today.  The team here didn’t do anything for me, I just loaded the client and it worked.  Period.  That was easy. And, its not the top of the line Surface either, its the middle of the road.  And it zooms, I can do everything in here from create locations to embedded video to 3D… and of course used touch, since Terf™ is touch enabled too.

 

Team/Meeting Spaces – Re-imagined and…. Rolling!

Posted on May 20, 2014

 

So… if I told you there was a simple way to increased engagement and enabled far better communication for every single team or meeting that was really cost effective, you’d be interested, right?

As global business continues to push your employees, partners and customers across the globe from each other and margins seem to shrink, using immersive locations is becoming an extremely practical way to create team or meeting space that is actually needed as well as saves money.

When a pain becomes every day

Posted on March 25, 2014

A long time ago in a company far far away I had a call from someone who was very nice.  He told me the software I’d written for his department wouldn’t run on his computer.  I made plans to see him after lunch.  I got up walked the mile over to his area just as he was getting back.  He started up his computer.  I was absolutely amazed at the dance he did.  He started pressing keys, hitting escape, pressing more keys.  Error messages were popping up all over.  He was done in about 2 minutes and said, “ok let’s start the program”.

The Connection is not Virtual

Posted on February 8, 2013

Over the years I’ve worked with a lot of people in virtual spaces. I count myself lucky to have a job that allows me to spend so much time on software that is as fun as Immersive Terf™. We like to say that we are all business but what exactly does that mean? Virtual spaces need to provide enough value to warrant the investment in time and money. We do a lot to lower your costs. We make our licenses very affordable. We make the software very easy to use and learn. We also make customizing your space for your own needs easy to do.

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