SoVeC Co., Ltd.
SoVeC’s next-generation AR app “XR CHANNEL” starts AR content at “Shinjuku Machi Fes 2022 Shinjuku Nazotoki Walk & XR Mystery Solving” -The XR mystery solving that was popular last year will be held again this year with even more power! ~
SoVeC Co., Ltd. is the first (* 1) Visual Positioning Service (VPS) (* 2) technology in Japan to display AR in everyday space. Walk & XR Mystery Solving” (sponsored by Shinjuku Machi Festival Executive Committee, Shinjuku Tourism Promotion Association) will start AR content from October 15, 2022.
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Jointly developed by SoVeC Co., Ltd. and KDDI Co., Ltd., “XR CHANNEL” is a combination of VPS and AR technology that can recognize 3D information such as city buildings with the camera function of smartphones and smart glasses. , In addition to digital signage and navigation, it is possible to display content with a sense of realism such as advertising, entertainment, art, and education. You can enjoy a new experience.
“XR CHANNEL” has provided various AR content (* 3) so far, but this time we will start new AR content as “Shinjuku Machi Fes 2022 Shinjuku Nazotoki Walk & XR Mystery Solving”.
This event is a puzzle-solving event where you can solve puzzles while traveling around five areas near Shinjuku Station. There is an “XR mystery solving” that you can proceed while watching various contents that appear in the cityscape. In “XR Mystery Solving”, you can enjoy a new experience of solving the mystery of the game kit while watching the content that emerges in AR by holding your smartphone over the “XR CHANNEL”.
In addition, the mystery solving that was popular last year will be reprinted as a reprint. Two types of “Shinjuku Nazotoki Walk & XR Mystery Solving 1-Reprint-” and “Shinjuku Nazotoki Walk & XR Mystery Solving 2” will be held at the same time, and through walking around the city while solving mysteries, you will be able to experience the charm of Shinjuku with various expressions. You can feel it. [Image
Overview of “XR Mystery Solving”
By holding your smartphone through the smartphone app “XR CHANNEL” (free), you can enjoy a new experience of solving the mystery of the game kit while watching the content that emerges in AR on the streets of Shinjuku.
-How to use “XR CHANNEL”-
You can experience it by downloading “XR CHANNEL” to your smartphone. ・Android (TM): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sovec ・iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1525712662
■ Recommended environment
・iPhone: iOS 14.0 or later, models released after November 2017 (iPhone X or later, iPhone SE is 2nd generation or later)
・Android: Android 10.0 or later, ARCore compatible model (required) * Please check here (https://developers.google.com/ar/devices) for ARCore compatible models.
* We recommend using a device with a memory of 3 GB or more. * Data download is required for each content. We recommend doing it in a Wi-Fi environment.
*The “XR CHANNEL” app may not work properly when the surroundings are dark, such as at night.
* We do not guarantee the operation of terminals that are not equipped with GPS or terminals that are connected only with a Wi-Fi line. *For future updates, the supported environment and supported devices may change. *Some devices may not work even if they have a supported OS version or higher. * Please play in a stable communication environment to obtain accurate location information.
SoVeC Co., Ltd. strives to optimize and maximize the effectiveness of corporate marketing activities, which are becoming increasingly sophisticated on a daily basis, under the mission of “evolving communication through the power of technology.”
(*1) As of October 13, 2022, according to our research.
(*2) VPS (Visual Positioning Service) is positioned as an advanced version of the conventional GPS (Global Positioning System), and combines a 3D map (3D mesh), which is a digital twin of the real world, with smartphones, This technology identifies highly accurate location information, including direction and orientation, by comparing images captured by the cameras installed in smart glasses. (*3) “XR CHANNEL” press release (PR TIMES publication list)
https://prtimes.jp/main/action.php?run=html&page=searchkey&search_word=XR%20CHANNEL%20SoVeC *Android (TM) is a trademark or registered trademark of Google Inc. *iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
The iPhone trademark is used under license from Aiphone Co., Ltd. *Company names and product names are generally trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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