Shotoku USA will demonstrate SmartPedVR for the first time at NAB

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Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, will offer NAB attendees a first look at SmartPedVR, the VR/AR-enabled version of its SmartPed that blends Shotoku’s built-in VR tracking capabilities with its robotic pedestal allowing it to be used in VR/AR environments.


“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,” says 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.”


SmartPedVR, already deployed in Europe and Central American facilities, is based on the Company’s SmartPed fully robotic XY pedestal that addresses the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments. The addition of VR tracking provides fully 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.

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