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-- Are you seeking an easy add-on of photo books and 1-sheets?-- How do you simplify your workflow providing clients with fliers and mailings from your images?-- What is a print media editor platform and how can it help you make money?On Thursday, July 11, 2024 on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET), my guests are:✓ Urbanimmersive Inc. Director of U.S. Operations and Imaging Services Craig Pittelli✓ Urbanimmersive Inc. Executive Vice-President François-Hugues LibergeOur TopicWGAN-TV | Easy Add Ons: Photo Books, Brochures, Flyers and Mailings via Urbanimmersive's UiPrint ServiceTopics Include1. What is Urbanimmersive's UiPrint Service?2. Show examples of finished printed pieces: photo book, brochures, flyers, mailers3. What is the Urbanimmersive UiPrint Media Editor?4. Show how to use the Urbanimmersive UiPrint Media Editor to create: photo book, brochure, flyer, mailer5. Backstory on the Urbanimmersive's HomeVisit (state-of-the-art printing facilities in Chantilly, VA)6. How to include Floor Plans7. How to include stock photos8. How print products are sold and priced9. How sales tax is handled10. How real estate photographers are paid for print products ordered by real estate agents11. How real estate agents can use the Urbanimmersive portal for UiPrint to order print products12. How to leverage print products to differentiate your photography business

Friday Jun 28, 2024

-- What AR/VR/XR was announced at Augmented World Expo® (AWE) that you need to know about?-- What's the latest on Apple Vision Pro meets real estate photographers?-- Enjoy hearing what's cool in spatial computing?Stay tuned!On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Wednesday, 26 June 2024, my guest is:✓ Hopscotch Interactive CEO and Chief Media Officer Emily Olman talking about:WGAN-TV - 10 Takeaways for Real Estate Photographers from AWE USA 2024 and its Vision WorkshopSince Emily is a Matterport Service Provider, owns an Apple Vision Pro and is a Co-Chair of the AWE Vision Workshop at AWE USA 2024, she can provide a unique perspective for the WGAN Community.Emily has been a guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 many times, including:✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport + Apple Vision Pro: Imagining the Possibilities

Wednesday May 22, 2024

-- How can live data be added to Matterport digital twins for facilities management?-- How can IoT from various open standards be centralized and synchronized from various open standards?-- Why is a Matterport digital twin better than a traditional 2D dashboard of physical space for building automation control?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 16 May 2024, our topic is:SIM-ON by SIMLAB +NETxAutomation: A Next Level of Interoperability with Building Management System (BMS)Guests-- NETxAutomation Software GMBH Sales & Business Development Suvankar Das-- SIMLAB Product Owner/Project Manager (SIM-ON) Michał SzopaTopics✓ Enriching Matterport model with live data✓ New, intuitive Digital Twin interface with 2D dashboard option✓ Centralized synchronization of multiple vendors✓ Hardware interoperability for automation scenes: FIBARO, SmartThings, KNX IoTech, NETxAutomation✓ Integration with NETxAutomation Building Management System (BMS)✓ IoT connectivity via NETx Server✓ Building automation standards interoperability: KNX, OPC, BACnet, Modbus, SNMP✓ IoT multi-vendor connection possibilities for Matterport users by NETx Cloud Portal✓ Application of digital twin model with NETx in various types of buildings e.g commercial, hospitality, industrial etc.✓ Making life easy for the technical staff in buildings thanks to the hybrid visualisation model of digital twin and 2D graphics offered by Simlab and NETx✓ How to increase the acceptability of such solution among decision-makers – expos, demo centers, training etc.Backstory of SIMLAB and NETxAutomation PartnershipMerging SIMLAB software packages with NETxAutomation solutions brings the next-generation Building Management System (BMS). Leveraging NETx Cloud Portal interface, SIM-ON platform connects multi-protocol ecosystems with immersive Digital Twins.Using cutting-edge Matterport technology, SIM-ON transforms a traditional 2D dashboard into an interactive 3D model of physical space, creating a new experience of building automation control and facility management.NETxAutomation and SIMLAB have joined forces to integrate software packages and bring you the next-generation Building Management System (BMS).SIM-ON platform provides NETxAutomation system with innovative Matterport Digital Twin technology. NETx software gained spatial coverage based on a top-notch reality capture standard delivered by global leader Matterport.SIM-ON works on top of these realistic, navigable 360 spaces, transforming traditional 2D dashboards into interactive digital twins. Supporting all vendors integrated by NETx, creates a new experience of building automation control.Navigable, immersive 3D interface expands BMS essential function with alert notifications and facility management features, such as maintenance scheduling, communication tools, documentation storage, and more.All NETx system vendors controlled within one digital twin platform✓ Intuitive and user-friendly 3D interface✓ Secure and easy access to device data✓ Visual presentation of device activity and settings✓ Sensors alert notificationsAll Information Stored in One Data Container✓ Real mapping of devices in space✓ Collect all data about devices, equipment, and furnishing in one place✓ Adding photos, videos, and documents✓ Multiple categories for intuitive managementAll tasks and Issues Resolved With One Tool✓ Schedule and manage facility maintenance items✓ Real-time facility inspection in full 3D✓ Build your customized timeline activity graphs✓ Link to your favorite news and widgets✓ Report issues with task manager

Saturday May 11, 2024

-- How do you turn an iGUIDE 3D virtual tour into a lead magnet for real estate agents?-- How can you help real estate agents get iGUIDE 3D virtual tour real-time leads via SMS or email?-- How can you give an automatic response to the lead with more info about the real estate listing?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 9 May 2024 our topic is:WGAN-TV | How to Turn an iGUIDE 3D Virtual Tour into a Real-Time 24/7 Lead Capture Machine for Real Estate Agents via SMS or EmailMy guests are:-- Planitar Inc. (iGUIDE) Product Marketing Manager Chris White @Chris_iGuide-- Planitar Inc. (iGUIDE ) Senior Marketing Manager Charlene Hancock @Charlene_iGUIDEiGUIDE Lead Magnet is an interactive pop-up element that appears in the iGUIDE Viewer as potential buyers explore real estate listings. The feature allows buyers to request more details by providing their contact information in exchange for receiving access to additional visuals via an email or SMS from the listing agent. The agent now can engage with the qualified lead as they choose.Chris and Charlene will demo and discuss the free iGUIDE Lead Magnet feature, including:1. Demo: Homebuyer experience2. Features for Homebuyer3. Benefits for Homebuyer4. Demo: Real Estate Agent experience5. Features for Real Estate Agent6. Benefits for Real Estate Agent7. Demo: Real Estate Photographer experience (back-end)8. Features for Real Estate Photographer9. Benefits for Real Estate PhotographerAbout Planitar:Founded in 2013 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Planitar Inc. is the maker of iGUIDE, a proprietary camera and software platform for capturing and delivering immersive 3D virtual tours and extensive property data. iGUIDE is the most efficient system to map interior spaces and features accurate floor plans, measurements and reliable property square footage. By integrating floor plans and visual data, iGUIDE provides an intuitive and practical way to navigate and explore built environments digitally. For more, visit: goiguide.com
iGUIDE Website: www.GoiGUIDE.com | Schedule a Video Chat with an iGUIDE SpecialistiGUIDE Lead Magnet: Landing PageiGUIDE Lead Magnet: Media ReleaseiGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Buy NowWGAN-TV Podcast shows: iGUIDEWGAN Forum posts tagged: iGUIDE

Sunday May 05, 2024

[Part 1: https://wgan.info/MetrarealOnWGAN]
Would you like to see a back-end demo of Metareal Stage V2.0, including:– how to create a before and after slider within the tour?– how to add drone 360 panoramas?– how to create a virtual tour of a space that has not yet been built?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 2 May 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan. (@gareth)WGAN-TV Part 2 | Deep-Dive Demo of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell us about the back-end of Metareal Stage V2.0.What questions should I ask Gareth during the show?Best,DanP.S. ....In Part 1 of WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024 ...[i]Are you seeking a 3D Digital Twin platform that:1. saves you thousands of dollars annually?2. requires up to three times less time on site?3. always includes floor plans?4. includes aerial (drone) 360 panorama support?5. can be shot with any 360 camera (or DSLR with a fish-eye lens)6. has Revit, CAD and BIM integrations for AEC7. enables easy before and after comparisons (Variants)?8. includes deep building insights documentation?9. makes sure your content is yours?10. includes an option for DIY 3D Digital Twin 360 panorama linking to save you $$$?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan.WGAN-TV Topic: Features and Benefits of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell the features and benefits of Metareal Stage 3D Digital Twin platform. Gareth will also include a demo of the front-end: what the user sees.

Saturday Apr 27, 2024

Are you seeking a 3D Digital Twin platform that:1. saves you thousands of dollars annually?2. requires up to three times less time on site?3. always includes floor plans?4. includes aerial (drone) 360 panorama support?5. can be shot with any 360 camera (or DSLR with a fish-eye lens)6. has Revit, CAD and BIM integrations for AEC7. enables easy before and after comparisons (Variants)?8. includes deep building insights documentation?9. your content is yours?10. includes an option for DIY 3D Digital Twin 360 panorama linking to save you $$$?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 25 April 2024, my guest Metareal Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Gareth Morgan.WGAN-TV Topic: Features and Benefits of Metareal Stage V2.0 for Creating 3D Digital TwinsGareth will show and tell the features and benefits of Metareal Stage 3D Digital Twin platform. Gareth will also include a demo of the front-end: what the user sees.

Monday Apr 08, 2024

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-- How do you add live video and text chat within a Matterport digital twin?– What kind of real-time insights are possible from a Matterport virtual tour?Stay tuned!On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET on Thursday, 4 April 2024, our topic is:✓ WGAN-TV | How to Use Matterport + ZUANT3D for Live Video and Chat Function and Live ReceptionistMy guests are:1. ZUANT Chief Executive Officer Peter Gillet (@petergillett) (www.ZUANT3D.com | www.ZUANT.com)2. ZUANT Marketing Specialist Sam Wolford (@samwoolford) (www.ZUANT3D.com | www.ZUANT.com)Topics Include1. What is ZUANT3D Radar?2. What are ZUANT3D Live Video or Text Chat Sessions?3. What is a dual-hosted ZUANT3D Live Video Session?4. What is ZUANT3D Engagement Tracking (Dashboard)?5. How Zuant3D integrates with various CRM platforms?6. How does someone request a Live Video or Text Session within a Materport tour powered by ZUANT3D?7. Where are the chat conversations stored to follow up on? [Cloud]?8. How would other clients and industries benefit from having a ZUANT3D Live Receptionist in their tours?9. Can you explain the ZUANT3D Call Centre Network (20)?10. How does a ZUANT3D Live Video or Text Chat Session add value to a Matterport Scan?---Free ZUANT3D Offer✓ Up to 5 Experiences (Matterport tours powered by ZUANT3D)✓ Visitor Activity Tracking✓ Lead Generation✓ Email Notification---Here is an example of Sales Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com ...=> Example of Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com---Zuant Contact InfoWebsites: www.ZUANT.com and www.ZUANT3D.comLanding Page: www.ZUANT3D.comBook a Demo: Contact UsEmail: sales@zuant.com | info@zuant.comPhone: 866-616-4958WGAN Forum: @petergillett @samwoolford

Saturday Mar 23, 2024

-- Is there an easier, faster and more affordable virtual staging solution?-- When you shoot empty homes would you like to wow your real estate agent clients?-- Would you like to see a demo of virtual staging in less than 10 seconds?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, March 21, 2024, my guest will be Virtual Staging AI Co-Founder and CEO Michael Bonacina.Our show topic:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to Virtual Staging of Real Estate Photos powered by Virtual Staging AI (VSI)Michael will show us how to:✓ virtually stage - in 10 seconds - using AI powered by Virtual Staging AI✓ virtually declutter a space - in 10 seconds - using AI powered by Virtual Staging AI✓ use different virtual staging furniture optionsAmong the questions that I will ask Michael about the "world's first virtual staging algorithm powered by artificial intelligence" are:✓ Why should a photographer offer virtual staging?✓ Why a photographer that is presently outsourcing virtual staging should try Virtual Staging AI?✓ What are the benefits of virtual staging from a real estate agent's perspective?✓ What are suggested pricing strategies for real estate photographers to charge real estate agents?✓ Why should virtual staging be included in a real estate photographer's bundles?✓ Should virtual staging - and virtual decluttering - be offered as an Add On (or no charge)?✓ How does virtual staging differentiate a real estate photographer?✓ What does "Decluttering Included" mean?✓ What does "Unlimited Revisions" mean?✓ How did Virtual Staging AI get started?✓ How many clients does Virtual Staging AI have?✓ How to get the best virtual staging results with Virtual Staging AI?✓ Talk about: "World's first virtual staging algorithm powered by artificial intelligence."✓ Talk about: "Developed at Harvard Innovation Labs."Special Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Receive the free use of Virtual Staging AI (VSI) Standard Plan for 12 months✓ WGAN Standard Member? Receive VSI Benefit (To receive the password, please Private Message @DanSmigrod)✓ Virtual Staging AI Standard Plan includes:-- 25 photos per month-- Unlimited renders-- All room types and styles-- Decluttering included-- No watermark-- 10 seconds turnaround-- Image storage foreverAccording to the Virtual Staging AI Website✓ Increased Buyer Interest - Virtual staging has a positive impact on 83% of buyers.✓ Get Higher Offers - Homes with virtual staging sell on average for 25% more.✓ Sell Faster - Staging homes sell 73% faster than their non-staged counterparts.✓ Stand Out From the Competition - Convince more homeowners by using the latest technology

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Special Offer for We Get Around Network Forum Readers (and WGAN-TV Live at 5 Viewers)-- Free REALSEE Galois 3D LiDAR Camera Kit when you pre-pay $5,499 for 200 3D Virtual Tours Hosted for 6 Months-- Offer includes: Download All 16K Panoramas from 200 Tours-- Additional Hosting as Low as $7.50 per 3D Virtual Tour for 3 MonthsThe REALSEE Galois 3D LiDAR Camera Kit Includes-- REALSEE Galois 3D LiDAR Camera-- Charging Kit (includes your country specific charging plug)-- Tripod-- Backpack-- Battery-- Quick Release ClampOffer valid now until midnight (EST) Tuesday, April 19, 2024 for We Get Around Network Forum readers. Offer includes 1,200 credits that may be used for hosting 200 tours for 6 months or 400 tours for 3 months (Each credit is good for 1 month REALSEE hosting.) Unused credits valid for up to 24 months. For details, please see: home.REALSEE.ai/activity/WGAN
-- are you seeking a LiDAR Camera that pairs with a non-subscription 3D virtual tour hosting Platform?-- do you want to receive 2D floor plans for free (using a DIY tool)?-- do you want to be able to download 16K high-resolution panoramas?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (at 5 pm UK / noon ET) on Thursday, 29 February 2024, our topic is:WGAN-TV | Intro to REALSEE Galois LiDAR Camera/Scanner and REALSEE 3D Digital Twin Hosting ServiceOur subject matter expert is Nick Powell, Owner of Nick Powell Photography based in Worthing, England, United Kingdom. (Nearly two hours South of London.)In addition to real estate photography, Nick offers bespoke 360º virtual tours and Google Street View.Nick has been taking the REALSEE Galois LiDAR Camera/Scanner for a spin and creating helpful videos for real estate photographers/3D digital creators to understand the REALSEE LiDAR camera and platform. [please see videos above]I will ask Nick for his insights regarding:1. REALSEE Galois 3D LiDAR Camera2. REALSEE PlatformREALSEE Features-- No Monthly Subscription (Top Up Anytime)-- Unlimited Free Floor Plans (via DIY Tool)-- Unlimited Free Interactive Floor Plans-- AI Camera Removal; Add 360 Video-- Download All 16K Panoramas from 200 Tours-- Free: Capture, Upload, Edit, Preview, Storage-- Ricoh Media Tags: Add Video to TV Sets-- Publish to Google Street View

Friday Feb 23, 2024

WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024 | Pitch the Press EventMosaic Co-Founder Jeffrey Martin at Geo Week 2024 Shows Mobile Mapping CameraTranscript- How's it going? My name's Jeffrey Martin. I'm the Co-Founder and CEO of Mosaic.We are a mobile-mapping camera company.Our general thesis is that as computing improves and various algorithms improve, it becomes less and less important to use high-end LiDAR, which is extremely expensive, cumbersome, and hard to use. Companies such as Trimble, Hexagon, and others are stuck in an innovator's dilemma.And we are coming after you because we don't need these extremely expensive lasers anymore.You can achieve even better results in a fraction of the time of data collection using photogrammetry. And in many cases, you can get even more detailed 3D model using photogrammetry. So while we do use LiDAR as well, we take a camera-first point of view.So both with the devices that go on the cars as well as the device on my back, we have extremely high-resolution cameras with very high image quality with a very high level of synchronization and a very good calibration of the optical properties of the cameras that allow users to derive measurements and create 3D models, point clouds, and textured meshes with ease.

Friday Feb 23, 2024

In this episode of WGAN-TV, recorded on location at Geo Week 2024 in Denver, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod talks with Cupix Vice President of Product Marketing Chuck Pfeffer. Chuck talks about the Cupix 3D technology platforms, CupixWorks and CupixVista, exploring their applications in construction management, project monitoring, and beyond.Key Points DiscussedCupixWorks: A cloud-based collaborative platform designed primarily for construction management. It enables users to capture, visualize, and track progress in 3D using off-the-shelf 360-degree cameras. This platform supports frequent data capture, integrates various data types (including laser scans and drone data), and facilitates clash detection and issue management through BIM coordination.CupixVista: A forthcoming pay-per-scan solution that simplifies the process of converting 360-degree camera footage into 3D point clouds and textured meshes. This tool is geared towards DIY scanning for a variety of applications, from surveying to facility management, offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional laser scanning methods.Technology and Cameras: Discussion on the use of advanced photogrammetry, SLAM algorithms, and AI to create detailed point clouds and textured meshes from 360 video. Cupix primarily utilizes cameras like the Ricoh THETA X and Insta360 models, emphasizing their affordability and accessibility for users.Market Applications: Insights into the "sweet spots" for Cupix's technology, including construction project management, facility renovations, and documentation for insurance purposes. The versatility of Cupix's platforms opens up opportunities for real estate photographers, service providers, and AEC professionals to enhance their workflows and decision-making processes.Future Directions: Chuck shares his vision for the future of data collection and analysis, emphasizing the ease and accuracy of Cupix's solutions. The conversation also touches on the potential expansion into crime scene documentation and insurance claim support, showcasing the wide-ranging applications of 3D technology.ConclusionChuck Pfeffer's insights offer a glimpse into the innovative world of 3D technology and its transformative impact on construction management, documentation, and a host of other industries. With Cupix's user-friendly platforms, professionals across various fields can harness the power of 3D data to streamline their operations, enhance accuracy, and drive decision-making.Thank You to Our GuestA special thank you to Chuck Pfeffer for joining us at Geo Week 2024 and sharing the exciting developments at Cupix. Stay tuned for more insights and innovations from the forefront of 3D technology.For more episodes and exclusive content, visit the We Get Around Network Forum and watch the WGAN-TV Podcast.
(Show notes written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by Dan Smigrod)

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to explore the groundbreaking partnership among Matterport ARCADUS and RSET. Javan delves into how their collaboration is revolutionizing training for first responders, including police, fire, medical services, and potentially military applications.Key HighlightsARCADUS and RSET Partnership: Clark discusses how RSET complements ARCADUS by integrating Matterport scans into a game-like training environment for first responders. This innovative approach allows for detailed, scenario-based training exercises.Use Cases: The partnership is currently focusing on a fire campaign, assisting fire investigators in reconstructing incident scenes for training purposes. The technology enables the combination of multiple 3D models, including drone and Matterport scans, for comprehensive training scenarios.Benefits for Matterport Service Providers: Clark addresses the ease of use and security as primary advantages for local emergency services using this technology. He also highlights the strategic alliance with Matterport, emphasizing features like unlimited access to MatterPaks and secure data storage on AWS GovCloud.Government Contract Procurement: Through the collaboration with Carahsoft, ARCADUS facilitates the procurement process for government agencies, bypassing the need for extensive bidding processes. Clark’s background in law enforcement and his partnership with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud offer a streamlined solution for agencies to adopt this technology.Key Questions Answered1. How does the partnership improve training for first responders?2. What are the technological advancements introduced by ARCADUS and RSET?3. What are the specific benefits for Matterport service providers in this ecosystem?4. How does the collaboration with Carahsoft and AWS GovCloud benefit government agencies?ConclusionThis episode provides an in-depth look at how the synergy between ARCADUS, RSET, and Matterport is setting a new standard in training for first responders. With Javan Clark's insights, viewers gain a comprehensive understanding of the technology's potential to save lives through enhanced training scenarios.Call to ActionFor Matterport Service Providers and government agencies interested in leveraging these advancements for first responder training, visit:www.ARCADUS.iowww.rset.comwww.Matterport-comWGAN Forum topics tagged: ARCADUS
(Description above written by ChatGPT-4. lightly edited by Dan Smigrod)

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In this WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod interviews ARCADUS Co-Founder Javan Clark to find out how ARCADUS is transforming the procurement process for Matterport Service Providers targeting the public sector and large enterprises, offering a streamlined path through the often complex and secure demands of government and big business contracts.Highlights1. ARCADUS's Mission: Javan Clark introduces ARCADUS, emphasizing its unique role in facilitating the purchase of Government cloud for Matterport through partnerships with Matterport and Carahsoft. This collaboration aims to simplify the procurement process and ensure data security on AWS GovCloud, offering a reliable solution for sensitive government and corporate data.2. Solving Procurement Challenges: Clark discusses the intricacies of government procurement, highlighting how ARCADUS enables bypassing the lengthy bidding processes through its partnership with Carahsoft, offering a smoother path for providers.3. Data Security and Ownership: The conversation turns to the paramount importance of data security, where Clark explains how ARCADUS ensures client data is securely housed on AWS GovCloud, allowing clients to maintain ownership of their data, a crucial factor for entities with high-security needs like NASA and the US Department of State.4. Addressing Service Provider Pain Points: The dialogue covers common challenges faced by Matterport Service Providers when engaging large companies and government entities, including security concerns and the benefits of having ARCADUS and Matterport’s solutions engineers facilitate these discussions.5. Broad Market Opportunities: Clark shares insights into the diverse market opportunities within the public sector, from law enforcement to insurance, stressing the importance of identifying and empowering internal champions for Matterport solutions.6. Streamlining the Upload and Contracting Processes: This episode of the WGAN-TV on Location podcast explores how ARCADUS simplifies the upload process to the Matterport for Government cloud and accelerates the contracting process, turning what could be multi-year negotiations into matters of days.7. Navigating Contracting and Compliance Challenges: Clark outlines how ARCADUS assists with overcoming common barriers such as meeting minimum insurance requirements and navigating the complex demands of government and large corporate contracts.8. Expanding Market Horizons for Service Providers: The discussion concludes with Clark encouraging Matterport Service Providers to consider pursuing government and large enterprise clients, highlighting how ARCADUS’s services can facilitate access to these markets.
(Above Written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by @DanSmigrod)

Monday Feb 19, 2024

-- What's it like to drive a car with a high-end 360º camera on the roof of your car?-- How is 360º footage so helpful immediately after a natural disaster?On WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week 2024 in Denver, I took a spin with the Mosaic X Mobile Mapping 360º Camera and Mosaic Mobile Mapping Solutions Architect Dylan Faraone to find out.See video above.===ChatGPT-4 Summary of this video:In this segment from WGAN-TV on Location at Geo Week in Denver, Dan Smigrod, Founder of the We Get Around Network Forum, introduces viewers to an innovative piece of technology in the field of digital data collection.Joined by Dylan Faraone from Mosaic 51, they delve into the capabilities and functionalities of the Mosaic X camera, a device designed to capture Google Street View-like imagery for private use. This industrial-grade camera boasts six lenses, enabling it to record and stitch together high-resolution, equirectangular panoramas.Dylan explains how the Mosaic X operates in various settings, allowing for sparse or dense data capture, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from utility assessments to roadway condition evaluations. The camera’s design prioritizes ease of use, with plug-and-play functionality accessible through a WebUI on almost any device.This flexibility is highlighted through a discussion on its practical applications, such as detailed assessments following Hurricane Ian, where the camera played a crucial role in damage assessment, building resilience understanding, and informing future building codes.The conversation also touches upon the potential integration of the Mosaic X into the workflows of 3D/360 digital twin creators within the We Get Around Network Forum community. The technology presents an opportunity for these creators to expand their services into large-scale data collection projects, such as those required by construction and civil engineering firms.This segment underscores the Mosaic X camera's significance as a tool for capturing detailed, high-quality data for a multitude of uses, from disaster response to infrastructure development, showcasing its value in both immediate and long-term applications.

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

WGAN-TV | Maximizing Profit with iGUIDE Instant: The Newest Real Estate Photographer's Solution==================================================================iGUIDE | iGUIDE Instant | iGUIDE PLANIX Camera System | iGUIDE on WGAN-TV Podcast Episodes==================================================================-- Are you a real estate photographer seeking an easy way to create a professional 3D virtual tour and interactive floor plan within minutes and for less than $8?Stay tuned!On Thursday, 1 February 2024 on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET), my guests are:1. Planitar Inc. (iGUIDE) VP of Marketing Skylar Lawrence-LeBel (@skylarlebel) and2. Planitar Inc. (iGUIDE) Product Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide)Our topic is:✓ Maximizing Profit with iGUIDE Instant: The Newest Real Estate Photographer's SolutionSkylar and Chris will show and tell you about iGUIDE Instant:=======================================================Example of an iGUIDE Instant 3D virtual tour with interactive floor PlanHere is the iGUIDE Instant landing page.=======================================================1. Simplicity at its best: Use the iGUIDE PLANIX camera system2. Speed like never before: It’s called “Instant” for a reason. You’ll get your 3D tour with interactive floor plans in 20 minutes or less.3. Cost-effective: The best part? You don’t have to break the bank. iGUIDE Instant delivers affordability without compromising quality. USD $7.99 per project!We will also discuss the iGUIDE PLANIX camera system that is used to create iGUIDE Instant 3D virtual tours and floor plans.Among the questions that I will ask are:1. How to create iGUIDE Instant 3D virtual tours and interactive floor plans?2. How long does it take to create iGUIDE Instant 3D virtual tours and interactive floor plans?3. How is it possible to charge USD $7.99 for an iGUIDE Instant 3D virtual tours and interactive floor plans?4. Tell us about the iGUIDE Instant interactive floor plan features.-- Room dimensions?-- Add photos and/or video?-- MLS compliant?-- Real estate agent branding?-- Analytics?5. What other floor plan options are available?6. Tell us about the iGUIDE proprietary AI technology7. Tell us about how long it takes to scan a 3,500 SQFT house8. What if my client needs floor plans to include with their listing?9. What is included in the iGUIDE Instant in addition to 3D virtual tour and interactive floor plans?10. Where in the world is iGUIDE Instant available?11. What about accuracy of the iGUIDE Instant interactive floor plans?12. I understand that iGUIDE Instant is limited to properties less than 5,000 SQFT and projects with no more than 75 scans. What if the property is bigger or I need more scans?

Sunday Oct 29, 2023

-- Are you wondering how to create a 3D digital twin faster?-- And how to include 360 video in a 3D tour?-- Are you wondering how to create 2D floor plans faster?-- Or seeking a 3D tour platform without monthly fees?Stay tuned ...Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 26 October 2023 for:How to Scan with Urbanimmersive Ultra-Fast 3D Digital Twins App and 3D Video Fusion + Floor PlansGuests✓ Urbanimmersive Inc. President and CEO Ghislain Lemire and✓ Urbanimmersive Inc. Executive Vice-President François-Hugues LibergeDemo and Discussion1. watch a demo how to scan with Urbanimmersive Ultra-Fast 3D Digital Twins Scanning App (iOS) | (Android)2. see examples of 3D digital twins and 2D floor plans created with the Urbanimmersive App3. Overview of Urbanimmersive platform that includes: no monthly feesWhat questions should I ask Ghislain and François during WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanUrbanimmersive WebsiteAccording to UrbanimmersiveScan a 3D tour and detailed 2D floor plan in less than 5 minutes. Furthermore, Urbanimmersive's platform enables you to utilize an upgraded version of the UiCapture iOS and Android App, designed to employ video recording scanning processes. With this enhanced version, scanning an area of 2,000 sqft will take less than 5 minutes, providing you with a comprehensive, detailed, and printable 2D floor plan. Ideal for clients seeking a floor plan exclusively, the process also generates a video-quality image resolution immersive 3D tour, offering a high-margin added value.About Urbanimmersive (Info from Urbanimmersive)Urbanimmersive is a comprehensive business management solution for photographers to create 3D virtual tours and property websites.Save money with the new pricing options for property websites and the 1¢/SQFT 3D tours pricing flexibilities.Connected to Urbanimmersive Marketplaces for increased visibility and access to potential new clients.Print Services for new revenue opportunities: Explore opportunities with printed turnkey services.The Urbanimmersive platform caters to photography businesses of all sizes, ranging from individual photographers to enterprises such as HomeVisit, managing over 250 photographers. It accommodates the needs of part-time agents, as well as large agents and brokers with complex payment processes.3D Tour + Floor Plan at Just 1¢/sqftIn addition to fully integrating property website creation into your business's ordering, invoicing, and delivery workflow, the Urbanimmersive platform offers the capability to process 3D tours at an exceptionally low cost of only $0.01 per square foot, ensuring that you only pay for the scan you require.For example, processing a 3D tour and floor plan for a 2,000 sqft house costs just $20. This new 3D pricing structure offers increased flexibility for selling in both small and large environments, while ensuring a higher profit margin. With no strings attached and zero monthly fee, our 1¢/sqft pricing stands as the premier market offering for acquiring both a 3D tour and a floor plan.New Single Property Website Pricing OptionsStarting at just $5 for an Urbanimmersive Pocket Website and $8 for a Urbanimmersive standard property websites, you have the ability to choose from options, ensuring you get the best value for your money.No Contracts or Monthly Fees | Unlimited Team MembersONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE: A monthly subscription model often includes limitations or features you don't necessarily need. Since our establishment, Urbanimmersive has always favored the Pay-Per-Use approach. With Urbanimmersive, you pay solely for the features you use, which is especially suitable for the fluctuating demands of seasonal businesses like real estate photography. We only earn when you're actively engaged in shooting, which motivates us to provide the finest real estate photography platform available

Saturday Jul 15, 2023

▶ Did you know that up to 16 people can meet inside a Matterport tour for free courtesy of SuperViz?▶ Did you know you can customize collaboration and communication within Matterport tours and 3D models at scale using the SuperViz SDK?Stay-tuned!On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 13 July 2023, my guest is SuperViz Director of Business Development Marcelo Franco.WGAN-TV | MeetInMatter.com - Live Guided Tour Inside a Matterport Tour for Free powered by SuperVizMarcelo will show and tell us about:MeetInMatter.com - a free service of SuperViz that enables up to 16 people to meet inside Matterport tours simultaneously for free.MeetInMatter.com Features Include▶ Free use of MeetInMatter.com▶ up to 16 simultaneous visitors can meet inside a Matterport tour (including host)▶ immersive virtual meetings to streamline collaboration and communications▶ MeetInMatter.com was created with the SuperViz SDK▶ Rapid Deployment and Scalability: MeetInMatter.com is an example of what can be done with the SuperViz SDK in just two days!▶ More about the SuperViz SDK on the SuperViz website

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Are you looking to improve the look and feel of your client’s Matterport tours? A quick way to add an overlay with custom logos (client logo and your logo), fonts and colors?Watch a deep-dive demo on Thursday, June 1, 2023 on:✓ WGAN-TV | Openhaus Themes: Pre-Built Matterport Overlay Templates for all Your Clients' Tours!My guest will be:✓ Openhaus Co-Founder Christian Adams | @christianadamsOpenhaus demo will include:1. Front-end Matterport tours with an overlay of Openhaus Themes (show all features)2. Back-end demo showing Openhaus Themes Store and Openhaus Themes Store Portal3. Matterport tours with overlay of Openhaus Themes (in the wild) such as a House Beautiful exampleTopics for discussion include:1. adding robust lead generation2. analytics and sharing analytics3. deep-link sharing4. pricing, guarantee and 7-day free trialUse Cases Include:1. Retail and Showrooms2. Tradeshows3. eCommerce4. Media5. Entertainment6. Interior Design | Design Loves Detail Example7. Real Estate | The Old House on Main Example8. Matterport ProsOpenhaus Offer for All✓ Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)Best,DanOpenhaus Links1. Openhaus website2. Openhaus for Matterport Pros website3. Openhaus Theme Store4. Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)5. Talk to Openhaus Sales website6. Openhaus Vimeo Channel (Carson)7. Openhaus on LinkedIn8. Openhaus Co-Founder Carson Clement9. Openhaus Co-Founder Tosch Trumen10. Openhaus Tour Example11. Openhaus iOS App12. Openhaus on Twitter13. Openhaus YouTube Channel14. Openhaus on Facebook15. Openhaus on Pinterest

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

Do you want to create sales, marketing and explainer videos to help tell your story, but are camera-shy?Synthesia is the world’s largest AI video creation platform with 100+ photo-realistic AI digital twin avatars.Using Synthesia, you can quickly create videos. It’s done in a web-based app that is accessible in your browser. No software to download. No plugin needed.Synthesia enables you to make awesome video content without the need for any physical recording process. That means, no cameras. No actors. No studios. None of all the things that generally make video production a lot more difficult. With Synthesia, anyone can make video content.Synthesia converts your text to video within minutes.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 13 April 2023, my guest will be Synthesia Photo-Realistic AI Digital Twin Avatar Alex.✓ WGAN-TV | 15 Tips for Using Synthesia to Help You Make Money, Save Money and Save TimeI will ask Alex to show and tell us about:✓ 100+ avatars (like her) including different ethnicities, ages and styles✓ 85+ fully customizable video templates✓ 120+ languages and accents✓ easy-to-use tools suitable for beginners (and robust enough for expert video editors)✓ free media libraryWe will also chat about mashing up ChatGPT and Synthesia.

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023


Thursday Dec 08, 2022

1. Are you thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, but not sure how you can justify the cost?2. Did you buy a Matterport Pro3 Camera and wondering about use cases other than residential real estate?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 December 2022 will be greater San Francisco bay area-based Hopscotch Interactive CEO and Chief Media Officer Emily Olman who will help answer these questions (above):► WGAN-TV 10 Use-Cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to Help Matterport Service Providers Make More MoneyEmily and I will assume that you are a Matterport Service Provider with a Matterport Pro2 Camera (and maybe you previously considered buying a Leica BLK360 (1st generation) to pair with the Matterport Capture app. (The BLK360 2nd generation is not compatible with Matterport (as of Monday, 7 November 2022 and that may not change).To help understand the use-cases (other than residential real estate) to make more money, I will ask Emily questions by Pro3 feature (that are not possible with the Matterport Pro2 Camera).For example, use-cases that are now possible because you can:1. scan outdoors2. scan large open spaces3. scan faster4. scan with greater distance between scan points5. scan with a higher Level Of Detail (LOD) of the spatial data6. none (or fewer) misalignment errors7. order Matterport Add Ons: MatterPak | E57 File | BIM File8. use third-party solutions (with a better result)9. use Matterport Partners solutions (with a better result)10. replaceable batteryWhat questions should I ask Emily Olman on WGAN-TV Live at 5?WGAN Forum Related Discussions► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | Southern 3D Tours► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | RKO Photography► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Pro3 vs. Pro2/BLK360► WGAN Cheat Sheet: Cost Worksheet for Matterport Pro3 Camera► THE List: MSPs with a Matterport Pro3 Camera or a Leica BLK360 Scanner► WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Pro3► WGAN-TV Podcast Play List: Pro3

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

If you have hundreds or thousands of Matterport spaces, it's likely that you need an advanced Content Management System (CMS):▶ WGAN-TV Matterport + SIMLAB inHouse:CMS Includes Interactive Google Map, Analytics, AI ChatBot with 3D Avatar (and Much More!)Thanks to my guests:1. SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Koźlak, PhD Eng. (@SIMLAB)2. SIMLAB Product Owner Marta Stanek
SIMLAB inHouse Features Demo Includes▶ Interactive Google Map with Matterport Digital Twins - and with other API integrations▶ Advanced Matterport Model Search – by tag, property type, location and map▶ Connection Between Matterport Models - innovative screenshot tagging system (jump between models)▶ 3D Interactive Avatar - Add an AI bot supported by IBM Watson Assistant to enhance user interactions with Avatar▶ Advanced Analytics - 30+ analytic charts, heatmap with Matterport space; user analytics▶ Complex CMS System - easily manage hundreds of Matterport digital twins▶ Single Property Websites - with detailed property descriptions▶ Flexible iFrame - use portal elements; be more efficient▶ Assign an Agent/Facility Manager for Each Property - synchronize calendars and facility events
Best,DanSIMLAB Links▶ SIMLAB website▶ SIMLAB inHouse micro-site▶ SIMLAB STAGES micro-site▶ SIMLAB SIM-ON micro-site▶ SIMLAB YouTube Channel▶ SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Kozlak▶ WGAN Forum: @SIMLAB@Jedrzej

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

1. What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?2. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?3. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 6 October 2022:✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera: First Impressions and Matterport Pro3 versus Leica BLK360My guests are:1. Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography President Roger Owens (@rko1)2. Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography Vice President Kay OwensRKO Photography has team members in these locations (and travels):1. Birmingham, AL2. Tulsa, OK3. New Orleans, LA4. Memphis, TN5. North Carolina (coming soon)6. South Carolina (coming soon)7. [travels to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas]RKO Photography has eight team members and expects to reach 10-12 by the end of 2022.As long-time Matterport Pros - with eight (8) Matterport Pro2 3D Cameras, two (2) Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner, two (2) Trimble x7s; multiple 360 1-click cameras (Ricoh Theta Z1s, Insta360s; and now seven (7) Matterport Pro3 Cameras, Roger and Kay can speak at length about their Matterport Pro3 Camera first impressions versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and versus Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner."Currently Matterport probably makes up 50 to 60% of our business, but we are developing a sales force and are actually beginning to pick up large customers directly," writes Roger. "We do not and will not compete with the people who are giving us work, but though hard work and developing our personnel and our system, it is all coming together. It is all about relationships. We are also developing branding through social media."RKO Photography specializes in large commercial spaces; including a project that was nearly 500,000 SQ FT that it completed using Leica BLK360 scanners.
See examples of Matterport Pro3 Camera shot digital twins in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

1. What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?2. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?3. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?On Thursday, 29 September 2022, my guest will be Southern 3D Tours Matterport 3D Imaging Specialist Larry Gamel .By this Thursday, Larry expects to have done his third Matterport scan using the Matterport Pro3 Camera: including one house that he scanned with the Pro3 and Pro2; and two new construction homes that he is expects to scan on Tuesday, 27 September 2022.Added on Thursday, 29 September 2022:Larry writes, "I did the two new construction jobs and they went well. I've also done a job for [redacted] that was 4800 SQFT with around 10,000 SQFT of exterior. It took a little over 2 hours. I also did a short term rental and had to use the pro 2. That's when the differences really stood out."In the last five years, Larry has done:1. around 800 Matterport digital twins with a Matterport Pro2 Camera2. Matterport digital twins of many large spacing; including nearly 120,000 SQ FT3. Matterport digital twins scanned with a Leica BLK360 Scanner (paired with Matterport Capture app)4. Matterport digital twins for 3rd party companies5. Matterport scans for his real estate practice (In addition to being a MSP, Larry is a REALTOR)
See Matterport Digital Twins shot with the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the We Get Around Network Forum:

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

1. What is the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?2. What are the 8 reasons real estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 September 2022 when my guest will be Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge :WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkI will ask François to elaborate on these eight (8) reasons rReal estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network:1. Focus on what you love2. Join a national group while keeping your own identify3. Get preferred pricing on Urbanimmersive services4. Create recurring revenue streams5. Get help with your marketing6. Protect your clients7. Receive potential orders from national accounts8. Help you with taking care of your customer service
To get up-to-speed on Urbanimmersive services, watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired live on Thursday, 9 June 2022:

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