Groups can share an Augmented Reality experience together

for truly next-level content delivery!

From group tours to far-away events,

the possibilities are as endless as the imagination.

Tourism

Events

Enterprise PR

Support tool for tour guides

  • Sightseeing
  • Guests can take a trip back in time by viewing vintage photos at historical sites

Enhanced experiences for fans

  • Direct your own film
  • Viewing and filming videos from the perspective of real directors will bring your experience to the next level

The perfect PR tool

  • Enlighten your factory tour
  • Show slow motion videos on the factory floor to demonstrate how high-speed machines work

What is “Group AR”?


With Group AR, content is streamed simultaneously to multiple smart glasses.

The PORECT system will give you the “Group AR” experience anywhere! All you need are smart glasses, a tablet, and a portable Wi-Fi router to connect them all.

Easy to use - anyone can do it!

  1. Distribute the smart glasses to participants and ask them to put the smart glasses on.
  2. Use the tablet to start content playback to support the explanation provided by the group’s guide.
  3. The content is streamed simultaneously to all Wi-Fi connected smart glasses, allowing the group to enjoy an Augmented Reality experience.

What do I need?


Here’s what you need to start your “Group AR” experience with PORECT.

1. Smart glasses (one pair per participant)

PORECT supports the following smart glasses.

There is no specific limit to the number of smart glasses devices that can be used with the PORECT system, but we recommended a maximum of 15 devices.

2. Tablet and Wi-Fi router

The tablet is used to control content playback on the smart glasses, and the Wi-Fi router is used to connect the tablet and smart glasses.

PORECT supports the following tablet operating systems.

  • Android 5.0
  • Android 5.1.1
  • Android 6.0
  • Android 7.0

Your Wi-Fi network and security settings will need to be partially customized so it is recommended to prepare a router exclusively for PORECT.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

3. Content

PORECT can play videos (MP4) and pictures (JPG). Want to use Microsoft® PowerPoint® to create a more engaging presentation of your videos and pictures? Learn more by referring to the included Content Creation Guide.

Microsoft and PowerPoint are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

360°camera

PORECT can play videos and pictures taken with a 360° camera. Normal images (video and picture) can only display the same vision on all smart glasses but for contents captured with a 360°camera, the smart glasses show the vision seen from each participants perspective.

As of January 2018, the following 360°cameras are compatible with PORECT.

  • RICOH THETA
  • RICOH THETA S

Product Line


The PORECT system consists of a tablet and one pair of smart glasses for each participant, and requires a license that accommodates the number of smart glasses that are connected to the system. Four types of licenses are available, depending on the number of devices you want to connect.

The four types of licenses are as follows:

  • PORECT 3 License Pack
  • PORECT 5 License Pack
  • PORECT 10 License Pack
  • PORECT 15 License Pack

Licenses are provided in a license pack, which includes the following.

  • PORECT app for tablets including 1 license
  • PORECT app for smart glasses including 1 license per one pair of smart glasses in the pack
  • Documentation
  • (Operation Manual, Content Creation Guide, sample data)

Contact us


For further information or a quote, please contact us via the following e-mail address:

We will reply to your inquiry within two working days.

Please have a look at the following frequently asked questions first. You may find the answer to your question here.

1. Questions before ordering

What can PORECT do?

PORECT can play image files (.jpg) and video files (.mp4) that are displayed on multiple smart glasses simultaneously. It is a great companion to traditional tour guides and presentations.

How is content registered with the system?

Simply copy the desired content to the specified folder on the tablet and smart glasses. You can refer to the included documentation to learn how to enhance your pictures and videos to give them more impact.

Can I use my current tablet and Wi-Fi router?

A ready-to-use service (installing applications and customizing each setting) is also available, in case you prefer to receive your device fully ready for use. Please contact customer support before purchasing.

If they meet the requirements, tablets can also be used.

  • OS: Android 5.0, 5.1.1, 6.0, or 7.0
  • Memory: 2 GB or more
  • Screen resolution: 1,280×800 or higher

While there are no specific feature requirements for the portable Wi-Fi router, some of the router’s network and security settings must be changed, therefore we recommend providing a router that will be used exclusively with the PORECT system.

Is the RICOH THETA the only 360° camera supported?

The RICOH THETA was used for the operation verification of PORECT, but other 360° cameras can also be used if the contents resolution is 1,920×960 and it is in equirectangular format.

Can I request a quote before placing an order?

You can request a quote by sending an email to customer support.

2. Questions about ordering

Where can I buy a PORECT system?

Please contact customer support.

How long will it take until it is delivered?

Basically, the installer file will be provided within five working days but if you want it to be delivered on a specific date, please contact customer support beforehand.

3. Questions after ordering

When I use the tablet to start playback, nothing is displayed on the smart glasses.

Make sure the tablet and smart glasses are connected to the same Wi-Fi network by confirming the SSID (network name) in the device’s Wi-Fi settings.

Are software updates provided?

Free software updates are not provided. We plan to make new versions available to licensees of previous versions for a nominal fee.

I purchased additional smart glasses, can I purchase additional PORECT licenses?

Please contact customer support. We will advise you according to the openings in your license pack and your equipment configuration.