3D Technologies R&D has launched 3D floor plan application development kit

April 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce that 3D Technologies R&D has launched a service for software developers to visualize and interact with 3D floor plans. For example users can create Wayfinding, Smart House and Architecture visualization solutions. Using 3D Wayfinder for Developers will save development time and gives users out of the box floor plan. The solution runs on touch-screen kiosks, mobile devices and websites, which makes it well scalable.

3D floor plan example

 

There are many areas where indoor wayfinding solution is useful and even unavoidable, such as shopping centres, transportation stations, sports facilities, hospitals, university campuses, etc. All of these facilities have different kinds of integration needs. This service enables developers to focus on these needs and not to waste time on additional development.

3D Wayfinder takes advantage of the possibilities offered by HTML5 and WebGL, that work on all modern web browsers. Taavi Juursalu, the company’s CTO says: „Our JavaScript API enables developers to intersect and send map specific events, so customizing the map is as easy as the Google Maps API. “

The platform is currently in beta version and therefore free of charge. The company’s Sales and Marketing Manager Kermo Mägi adds: „3D Wayfinder for Developers is one of a kind tool in the World today that helps to widen Digital Signage and indoor wayfinding possibilities. Our service enables any developer to start creating applications without the need for specific skills in 3D field“.

3D Technologies R&D is also offering a full wayfinding solution with 3D floor plans and customer specific software development service. Today, 3DWayfinder helps to find the way in many shopping malls and transportation hubs across the World.

 

More information about 3D Wayfinder for Developers

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Welcome to ISE 2014.

January 17, 2014

We are pleased to invite You to join us at Integrated Systems Europe 2014 trade show.

ISE may be the world’s most attended trade shows for the professional AV and electronic system’s industry. 3D Technologies R&D will be attending with one of our hardware partner Astro Baltics.

What is the trade show about?

There are a lot of new exciting technology solutions and we want You to have the opportunity to see all of them. In 2013 ISE attracted over 44,000 attendees, where 894 exhibitors occupied more than 33,000 square meters of total net floor space. There were more than 1,000 new products launched and because of that it is one of the most waited and important events in the industry.

When and where?

4-6 of February in Amsterdam. Information about location, opening hours & admission prices You can find by clicking here.

How to register? 

All the information about the registration You can find from here.

You can find us at booth8-F312.

Hope to see You there.

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Presenting 3D Wayfinder to Hospitality Sector

October 23, 2013

Today we are presenting 3D Wayfinder at Hospitality Technology Day in Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel.

It’s a first time event specialized on introducing the possibilities of Digital Signage in hospitality sector.

Where is people there’s always a question of orientating – 3DWayfinder for hotels and spa’s

HTD (2)      HTD (1)

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3D Wayfinder at Rock IT Con

August 27, 2013

3D Technologies R&D presented it’s 3D Wayfinder software at Rock IT Con 2013 fair from 24-25 of August. It was a first time event specialized on bringing together IT companies from Russia and Estonia. Our software got a lot of attraction by many companies and also by visitors from the street. We had a good opportunity to present some of our projects on our partners ML Novator’s kiosk.

3D Wayfinder @ Rock IT
3D Wayfinder @ Rock IT

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Improving Administration Panel

April 9, 2013

After finishing WebGL version of 3DWayfinder software we are planning to create one very useful tool for administrating the content. This is Map Generator, which enables users to create and change 3D maps by themselves. Hopefully this tool will be ready to use from third quarter of 2013.

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3D Wayfinder at Comex Oman 2013

March 19, 2013

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We are happy to announce that Estonia will be attending COMEX to host an exposition of the latest breakthroughs in e-services.

With a population of about half of Oman’s, Estonia has gained an international reputation as an e-society.

At COMEX 2013, Estonia will be presenting their both innovative solutions for the public sector, as  well as solutions especially tailored for SMEs. The latter include products and services from the financial and logistics sector as well as cloud-based ERP solutions. The Estonian delegation includes Estonian ICT Cluster, Nortal, Net Group, 3D Technologies as well as the Estonian Information  System’s Authority.

About COMEX

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Print vs. Digital

May 15, 2012

Estonian shopping centre Viru Keskus recently renewed its building directory, moving from print to digital. The printed version had 2D building plans with a list of shops on the side. Navigating and finding the right destination was time consuming and required an architect-like approach to understand the building plan. Tenants changing, grow and downsize all the time. As the shopping centre has 6 floors with 7 exits, this made it necessary to print around 10 A0 directories, to reflect each change at considerable cost.

Finding the Solution
The objective was to save on printing costs with a modern innovative solution. The shopping centre chose 3DWayfinder, a solution developed by 3D Technologies R&D that features an administration panel for managing content. Updates can be applied through the web instantly. It also has the ability to offer tenants different kinds of advertisements. The 3D maps are based on precise CAD drawings, giving an accurate overview of the property. All of these features affected the final choice.

3d Tech retail kiosk

3D Wayfinding
In total, the Estonian shopping centre occupies 85,000m² of space and attracts approximately 11 million visitors annually. Nine kiosks were delivered by ML Novator, making it the company’s largest project to date.
There were obstacles during and after the installation. 3D Tech had problems with screensaver activation. Viru Keskus had its own screensaver coded, while ML Novator monitors with SiteKiosk, which has its own screensaver. The presence of two simultaneous screensavers made the application reload every 45 seconds, forcing users to either wait 30 seconds or walk away. Eventually 3D Tech had to forbid the screensaver function in SiteKiosk.
The second problem came as a result of the application running on a web browser. As we know, every browser has a zooming option. Well, every time the user tried to zoom in it just enlarged the whole window and confused the user. In this case, 3D Tech had to forbid the browser’s zooming option. No one saw these problems in advance and thanks to quick and professional response from both parties the problems are solved. After fixing these issues, 3D Tech noticed an increase in the usage of its application. During last Christmas, the usage rose to 4 percent of visitors.

Version 2.0
3D Tech recently released a new version with many improvements and new features. In the original version, it was only possible to advertise with banners. With the new version, it’s now possible to do it in three ways. Banners are still the very first eye catchers, but when the user gets closer they notice 3D pop-ups in the 3D plan. They are dynamic – if the plan is turned, they turn also, never being lost from sight. The pop-up can be clicked for additional information on the right side, inside the menu. The third option is to advertise inside the contextual menu.
The system is very simple, if I start searching for a shop or product, the relevant destinations are returned with the ones with ads will being highlighted and placed highest. It’s now possible to get statistics about usage and count destination clicks, which ad was most popular and what visitor were unable to find. This is all really valuable information. With all of these improvements, 3D Tech intends to increase customer usage up to 10 percent.

Vision
We believe that 3D way-finding solutions have a bright future. Eyecatching 3D maps and innovative ads will encourage visitors to interact. Tenants will have more possibilities to get customers into their shop. Advertising sales have the potential to make a return on investment within one year, depending on the size of the mall and the booking rate. To further reduce costs and continue to enhance the shopping experience, we plan to launch a 3D Wayfinder mobile application in June 2012.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Original article: Kiosk Europe online

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