A number of industries and businesses have seen the benefits of virtual reality (VR) technology. One of those industries has been event planning and hospitality, with AllSeated aiming to lead the way with its VR app for venues and event planners.
The company are launching a new version of its AllSeatedVR app, which is designed to let venues and event planners examine and design every detail of an event as well as share 360-degree walkthroughs.
According to AllSeated, the app is the first application of its kind for the global event planning market. The app uses VR technology along with laser-scanned floorplans to allow event planners to bring an event to life. Small details such as furniture choices, table linens and placeware will all be able to be specified within the app.
The app is planned to be compatible with a range of VR headsets, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.
“Tools like AllSeatedVR, with immersive virtual viewing of our property and the ability to make changes in real-time, is beyond anything we could have expected and gives us a competitive edge,” said Mike Warren, Director of Catering The Plaza New York. “Technology for our industry is a game changer if it adds to our top line, improves operational efficiency, saves time and money, and provides something really special for our clients. That’s definitely what AllSeatedVR brings to the table.”
The app will include tools such as seating charts, the ability to track RSVPs, menu choices, timeline creation, vendor tasks lists and more. Users can don a VR headset to access the event layout and design, and invite in other interested and relevant parties to collaborate and share information.
“Virtual reality has been around for a long time, but the introduction of amazingly capable wireless headsets at the $200-400 price range – one tenth of the previous generation – makes them finally ripe for mass market adoption.” said Yaron Lipshitz, AllSeated CEO. “With 20 years of gaming experience, our development team easily determined how VR could revolutionize the event industry, in areas such as sales and marketing, vendor selection, event planning, collaboration, and ultimately search and discovery.”
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