WGAN Forum Podcast

WGAN-TV Forum Podcast covers Matterport and related 3D/360 digital twin/virtual tour platforms, cameras, and third-party tools and solutions for real estate photographers and other content creators. Every Thursday at 5 pm ET, WGAN-TV Podcast (video) airs live (www.WGAN-TV.com) and by the following Wednesday, the the WGAN-TV Podcast and WGAN Forum Podcast are available free on Apple, Samsung, Google, Spotify, Amazon Music and other audio and video podcast apps. We Get Around Network (www.WeGetAroundNetwork.com) Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod interviews industry thought-leaders and content creators to provide insights and training. (175+ one hour, live interview podcasts since August 2016). Unlike the WGAN-TV Podcast (video), the WGAN Forum Podcast (audio only) includes text-to-speech media releases from Matterport and related companies. The We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) knowledge base includes 94,000 Matterport and related posts among 16,000 topics, as of February 2023. The WGAN Forum is read monthly by nearly 20,000 unique visitors and has 8,500 registered members in 145 countries. Join the WGAN community and get connected to what matters to help you succeed faster. It is free to join the WGAN Forum (www.JoinWGAN.com) and instantly receive 50+ WGAN Membership benefits. Info for potential WGAN-TV Podcast guests: www.WGAN.INFO/guest | DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com

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-- Are you thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera?-- Have you bought a Matterport Pro3 Camera and seek training to help you succeed faster?Stay-tuned!Today, Thursday, September 28, 2023 on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET), our topic is:WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera Training: Getting Started with Matterport Scanning (Capture)Our Subject Matter Expert is Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks @ScanYourSpaceMatterport Pro3 Camera Training Includes1. Matterport Pro3 Gear | Minimum2. Matterport Pro3 Gear | Nicely Loaded3. Gear Set-up4. Scanning5. Where to Stand While Scanning (Capture)6. Trimming7. Common Error Messages8. Uploading9. Other things you can do on iPad
Dan Smigrod

Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Matterport Announces the Next Generation of AI-Powered Real Estate Insights, Now in Beta
Matterport launches beta program for automated room measurements, layouts, and reporting to drastically reduce manual efforts - empowering customers with actionable property insights
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) introduces the next generation of intelligent digital twins with powerful new capabilities fueled by the company’s rapid advancements in AI and data science. Now in beta, customers can access automated measurements, layouts, editing, and reporting capabilities generated from their digital twins. Automation marks a significant breakthrough, saving customers time by eliminating the need for manual measurements and reporting by automatically processing the millions of 3D data points captured with a Matterport digital twin.
Accurate room-by-room measurements are one of the most common and time-consuming requests from buyers to understand whether a property suits their needs. Now, customers can automatically generate 2D and 3D layouts that identify and label the details of a property including walls, the type of room, length and width, and total square footage. These details allow a buyer to quickly assess a property, while enabling property marketers to accelerate home listings and sales with instant at-a-glance property overviews and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data. New customization capabilities allow property managers to edit layouts to optimize the functionality of a space or surface details that guide the development, renovation or remodeling of interior and exterior spaces.
“I’m excited to see the progression of our digital twins helping customers put AI and automation to practical use for their properties,” said RJ PIttman, Chairman and CEO of Matterport. “Instant access to room dimensions, total square footage by room, floor, and the entire space, builds upon one of our most popular features - Measurement Mode. With our new intelligent digital twins, our customers get hundreds of useful measurements, room names, print-ready layouts and more - automatically. With these new ‘power tools’ we’re driving customer productivity through the roof!”
Matterport’s new AI-powered capabilities are made possible through the company's technical leadership in spatial data, computer vision, and deep learning. Cortex, the company’s AI-engine, brings it all together to create thousands of digital twins every day, trained with Matterport’s massive spatial data library. At more than 33 billion square feet of spaces in the real world digitized, Cortex will continue to learn, grow, and define the future of the digital twin for years to come.
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com):

Sunday Sep 24, 2023

-- Are you thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera?-- How did a Matterport Service Provider end-up buying six Matterport Pro3 Cameras?-- And, why plans for replacing 4 Matterport Pro2 Cameras with Matterport Pro3 Cameras?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 21 September 2023, my guest is: Spaces & Places and G-Force Owner Marcel Gyswyt. [@MarcelG]✓ WGAN-TV | Marcel Gyswyt: My Journey as a Matterport Pro3 Service ProviderI will ask Marcel about his journey for his two Matterport Service Provider businesses that use six Matterport Pro3 Cameras -- and plans to replace four (4) more Matterport Pro2 Cameras with Matterport Pro3 Cameras. I will also ask Marcel when Matterport first showed up on his radar and how his businesses grew.If you are thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, understanding Marcel's journey may be helpful to you.About Spaces & PlacesGolden Valley, Minneapolis-based Spaces & Places is a Matterport Service Provider with team members across America.About G-ForcesiGolden Valley, Minneapolis-based G-Forcesi specializes in commercial and multi-location businesses including national banks, auto parts stores, restaurants and other retailers. G-Forcesi has done thousands of Matterport scans.G-Forcesi is an on-demand field service resource that focuses on labor intensive initiatives that are critical but not core to its clients business. G-Forcesi provides installation, survey and fulfillment services for large scale retailers, banks or restaurants.According to its website, G-Forcesi provides "site intelligence to get things done" with "rapid, reliable deployment, anywhere you do business."Use Cases Include1. Program Fulfillment – Rapidly and accurately deploy graphics, fixtures and signage installation2. Remodels and Retrofits - A) Use precise dimensions to create design options, develop estimates and build your plan; B) Apply to any project from a full rebuild to individual updates (floors, paint, lighting, windows, etc.)3. Space and Safety Planning - A) Customize your signage, design and lighting by examining the space from every angle; B) Update your security plans and share with first responders4. Quality Control - A) Evaluate recent changes via a complete virtual walk-through of every location; and B) Share tours with your clients or leaders to quickly gain alignment5. Insurance and Financial Analysis - A) Document spaces for insurance record-keeping and claims; B) Audit locations for cost segregation and financial planning needs6. Site Showcase - Create a virtual open house of any location and share via the web or social media, available 24 x 7 x 365 from any deviceWhat does all that mean and how does that translate to buying three Matterport Pro3 Cameras?

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Urbanimmersive Unveils Ultra-Fast 3D Digital Twins & 2D Floor Plan Scanning AppThe New App allows for the scanning of a 2,000 sq ft Property in under 5 Minutes using a 360 Camera, delivering a Comprehensive 3D Tour alongside with a detailed 2D Floor PlanSaint-Hubert (Quebec), September 20th, 2023 - Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive”, the “Company” or “UI”) (TSX VENTURE: UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF), a leading provider of 3D digital twin solutions in real estate marketing, is pleased to announce the launch of a new version of its iOS and Android UiCapture App. This new version offers ultra-fast property scanning capabilities for producing 3D digital twins with detailed 2D floor plans. This pivotal development promises to set a new benchmark in real estate photography marketing efficiency and effectiveness supporting 3D digital twins and floor plan adoption.Real estate photography is a high-volume business where every minute counts for both the photographers who want to complete as many photoshoots as possible before sunset and for the agents that need to minimize client disturbance time onsite. In this fast-paced environment, the newly enhanced UiCapture App emerges as a beacon of innovation, markedly reducing the time associated with capturing visual content required for the creation of 3D digital twins and floor plans, a scanning process that previously took 20 to 30 minutes for a 2,000 sq ft property with the previous version of its UiCapture app.By leveraging a state-of-the-art 360-degree camera video recording technique, the new UiCapture App delivers not only ultra-fast scanning and ease of use but also guarantees a meticulously detailed 2D floor plan as part of an immersive 3D digital twin tour.Given that the time photographers spend onsite constitutes the most significant cost component of 3D digital twins and floor plan creation, the ultra-fast scanning new version catapults Urbanimmersive to a leading position in market competitiveness, enabling the Company to offer competitive pricing for digital twins and 2D floor plan creations while sustaining its margins for both its Services and SaaS business segments.This enhancement not only benefits agents working directly with Urbanimmersive's photography service brands but also aids independent photographers in leveraging the innovation to broaden their 3D digital twin and floor plan services to their clients through our SaaS platform.Moreover, the introduction of the new ultra-fast UiCapture App establishes Urbanimmersive as a serious player in the rapidly expanding 2D floor plan creation sector within the real estate marketing as well as in the home inspection industry, where technological competition is primarily driven by the speed of home scanning and the precision of 2D floor plan measurements. While many competing apps offer quick scanning capabilities, they predominantly produce only 2D floor plans. Achieving consistent quality in immersive 3D tours generally necessitates a separate, additional process and cost. Contrarily, the UiCapture App presents a comprehensive solution, eradicating the necessity for a distinct process to generate 3D tours.Ghislain Lemire, CEO of Urbanimmersive commented: "Looking ahead, Urbanimmersive foresees that this launch will not only revolutionize the realm of real estate 3D digital twins marketing but also foster a broader acceptance and utilization of 3D digital twin technology as the premier solution for 3D tours and floor plans. Moreover, the 360-degree video recording approach utilized by the new version unlocks new visual content possibilities within the 3D tour viewer itself, setting the stage for Urbanimmersive to leverage this in an upcoming product, scheduled for a near-future release.As Urbanimmersive continues to pioneer developments in this sphere, clients can look forward to even more advanced features and functionalities that streamline processes and elevate property presentations to unprecedented heights."
Urbanimmersive media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here:

Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

Matterport and Procore Technologies Deepen Digital Twin Integration To Streamline Design and Construction ProcessesIntegration brings Procore RFI’s, Observations and Coordination Issues directly into Matterport digital twins, allowing Procore users to collaborate with visual site context, facilitating prompt issue resolutionSUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced its latest collaboration with Procore Technologies Inc. (NYSE), a leading global provider of construction management software, expanding Matterport’s platform ecosystem support for design and construction management software services. Building on the companies’ original integration, Procore users can now use features such as RFI’s, Observations, and Coordination Issues directly within Matterport’s photorealistic 3D digital twins, creating a visual system-of-record for site conditions that anyone on a project can track.Traditionally, design and construction stakeholders have relied on 2D documentation or complex CAD imagery to coordinate project tasks remotely, using project management tools like Procore to ease the burden of organizing various materials. However as a project or issue becomes more complex, simple documentation can become limiting, resulting in project inaccuracies or misunderstandings between stakeholders that lead to rework or costly delays.With this latest enhancement, team members can now transition seamlessly between their Procore project management workspace and the Matterport digital twin of a site, centralizing record-keeping, and enabling better progress tracking, quality control, and more efficient closeout processes.“Since Matterport took its first steps into the industry, it became evident that our solutions share a common mission: to improve the lives of everyone in construction,” said Kris Lengieza, vice president of global partnerships and alliances at Procore. “As the construction industry continues to adopt digital-first tools, Matterport’s integration into the Procore Platform provides the visual site context teams need to help resolve issues quickly and keep projects on time.”
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here:

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Apply: www.LCPmedia.com/TourBuilderX
Are you a USA-based real estate photographer that shoots 3D or 360 virtual tours and would like to fill gaps in your shooting schedule?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 7 September 2023 with my guest LCP Media Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Wojciech Kalembasa discussing:✓ WGAN-TV | USA Real Estate Photographers (DSLR, 360 Camera) Wanted for Large-Scale LCP Media ProjectsIn addition to DSLR-shot 360s, LCP Media 360 tour creation supports these 360 cameras:1. Ricoh Theta Z12. Ricoh Theta X3. Ricoh Theta V4. Insta360 ONE RS 1"5. Insta360 X3You may have seen LCP Media Photographer Wanted posts in the We Get Around Network Forum, including:✓ Real Estate Photographers Needed Nationwide! (Ongoing Large Projects)✓ Photographers with Ricoh Theta Z1s needed nationwide (Ongoing projects)I will ask Wojciech to tell us about these large-scale LCP Media projects for real estate photographers [DSLR-shot 360s and/or 360 cameras (please see list above)].

Sunday Sep 03, 2023

Do you own a 360 camera for shooting virtual tours?Are curious about using your 360 camera for shooting re-framed video?Are you wondering what does re-framed video mean?Stay tuned ...On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 31 August 2023, 360 VIDEO 101 Course Creator/360 VIDEO Mentor Ben Claremont will share his:✓ WGAN-TV | Top 10 Tips for Shooting and Editing 360 VideosBen will also share 360 video workflows and best practices.Plus, I will ask Ben about his new course, 360 VIDEO 101.If you have a 360 camera for virtual tours - or planning to buy one - find out how to shoot and edit 360 video.How to Use a Ricoh THETA Z1, Ricoh THETA X, Insta360 X3 or Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch to Create Reframed 360 VideosIf you have a Ricoh THETA Z1, Ricoh THETA X, Insta360 X3 or Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch (or other 360 camera) and are wondering how to create reframed 360 videos, buy 360 VIDEO 101 course from 360 Mentor Ben Claremont (also creator of Virtual Tour Pro course.================================================================================Save 15 Percent with Coupon Code: WGAN using this WGAN Affiliate Link: WGAN.INFO/360VIDEO101================================================================================Ben gave me early access to the course ...Ben Claremont’s 360 VIDEO 101 course helped me understand how to shoot and reframe 360 video. For example, until watching Ben explain video resolution and frame rate – and how and when to manually set ISO and shutter speed for the best dynamic range – I did not have the confidence to shoot 360 video and simply used various 360 cameras for creating virtual tours. Like Ben’s Virtual Tour Pro course, 360 VIDEO 101 is clear, concise and efficient with my time and with a touch of Ben’s trademark humor.Ben's 5-Step Frame for Creating 360 Videos Includes✓ Gear & Fundamentals - Master the basics and equip yourself with the right 360 camera and accessories. Learn the difference between reframed and VR 360 videos✓ Camera Mastery - Unlock the full power of your 360 camera by learning key settings such as resolution, frame rates, exposure, white balance, and tips for shooting in varied lighting conditions.✓ Filming Techniques - Perfect your shooting skills with my top tips on camera mounting, sound recording, shooting underwater, creating hyperlapses & more.✓ Creative Ideas - Unleash your creativity with techniques for cinematic 360 videos, tiny planets, amazing effects, and the best visual storytelling techniques.✓ Editing Essentials - Transition from shooting to post-production seamlessly, with the fastest & best editing workflows for amazing results.About Ben Claremont (From the 360 VIDEO 101 Website)Hey, I'm Ben! My love for the 360 medium started in the early days of 360 cameras back in 2015, and it's been an obsession ever since!Once upon a time, I was just like you—a filmmaker who was keen to push the boundaries and make video content that was DIFFERENT to everything else out there. Through thousands of hours of practice and failing... (then eventually succeeding), I mastered the art of 360 video creation!This expertise has taken me around the globe, making content for big brands, building a six-figure business, but most importantly i can say i'm a FULL-TIME content creator Now, I'm excited to share all of my knowledge with you through the 360 Video 101 course. Together, we'll unlock your potential and take your videos to the next level. Questions about Ben Claremont's 360 VIDEO 101 course?===================================================================Save 15 Percent with Coupon Code: WGAN using this WGAN Affiliate Link: WGAN.INFO/360VIDEO101===================================================================✓ Buy Ricoh THETA Z1 via Amazon✓ Buy Ricoh THETA X via Amazon✓ Buy Insta360 X3 via Amazon✓ Buy Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch via Amazon(Also want to create Matterport tours with a 360 camera? These 360 cameras are compatible with Matterport.)

Monday Aug 28, 2023

Planitar Inc. and Verisk Join Forces to Revolutionize Insurance Adjusters' Workflow with iGUIDE Instant SketchWATERLOO, Ontario and JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monday, August 28, 2023 -- Planitar Inc., the creators of iGUIDE, and Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) announced today a strategic integration aimed at accelerating the insurance industry's claims process.Leveraging the market-leading technology of both providers, the collaboration introduces a groundbreaking solution, iGUIDE Instant Sketch.* This integration of iGUIDE and Verisk’s Xactimate platform is designed to enable insurance adjusters to process claims with unprecedented accuracy, speed and increased efficiency.Planitar is a proptech company providing a secure solution for comprehensive pre- and post-loss property documentation. Verisk is a leading global data analytics and technology provider to the insurance industry.iGUIDE Instant Sketch is designed to significantly improve the accuracy and speed of creating a comprehensive property loss documentation package. The product fully automates the floor plan sketch creation, an essential first step in the claims and restoration process. By combining optical imaging, laser (Lidar) measurements and deep learning AI technology, the iGUIDE Instant Sketch product provides the insurance industry with an essential tool to document an interior loss more quickly, consistently and comprehensively.Planitar’s iGUIDE technology can automatically create room(s) or entire floor plan drawings and translate those directly to a Sketch™ within the Xactimate software platform in minutes.Saving Time with AccuracyThis solution can help eliminate hours spent manually measuring, photographing and annotating property damage, helping to streamline the initial claim estimating process. AI-generated floorplans improve the accuracy and consistency of claim sketches used to create replacement material estimates.As an added benefit, insurance and restoration professionals can use iGUIDE Real-Time Tagging, and the iGUIDE 3D virtual walk-through to organize and augment the evidence report package they give to carriers."We are excited to announce our collaboration with Verisk to introduce iGUIDE Instant Sketch to the insurance industry. Together, we're taking a significant step towards transforming the insurance claims process. By combining our comprehensive property documentation solution with Verisk's data analytics expertise, we’re offering insurance adjusters a seamless and high-speed workflow that reduces time spent on data collection and sketching by 90 percent or more,” explains Alexander Likholyot, the CEO of Planitar Inc.An insurance adjuster can now estimate or share a claim in Xactimate with an automated Sketch™ workflow before they even leave the property."Our collaboration with Planitar brings an unparalleled opportunity for insurance adjusters to leverage technology from our ecosystem partners together with the power of the Xactimate claims processing platform. Together, we’re working to simplify the claims Sketch™ process, improve the quality of loss documentation and enhance adjusters’ productivity,” explained Aaron Brunko, president, Property Estimating Solutions, Verisk. “We are proud to be at the forefront of this transformation and of our commitment to an open ecosystem designed to drive efficiency and deliver solutions that make a real difference for our customers."Lubricating the moving parts of a claims process while benefiting both adjusters and policyholders alike, iGUIDE Instant Sketch (BETA) is available to insurance and claims professionals. Interested parties can visit goiguide.com/insurance-restoration to learn more.*Please note that iGUIDE Instant Sketch is currently in BETA. The machine-generated sketch quality relies on the input data the camera operator provides. Although iGUIDE and Verisk aim for typical file delivery in Xactimate within minutes, this timeframe may vary depending on load factors, such as after a catastrophic loss event.About Planitar (iGUIDE)Founded in 2013 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Planitar Inc. is the maker of iGUIDE, a proprietary camera and software platform for capturing and delivering immersive 3D virtual tours and extensive property data. iGUIDE is the most efficient system to map interior spaces and features accurate floor plans, measurements and reliable property square footage. By integrating floor plans and visual data, iGUIDE provides an intuitive and practical way to navigate and explore built environments digitally. For more, visit: goiguide.comAbout VeriskVerisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) is a leading strategic data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry. It empowers clients to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global risks, including climate change, extreme events, ESG and political issues. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk helps build global resilience for individuals, communities and businesses. With teams across more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit: Verisk.com---Source: Planitar and Verisk via Business NewsWire

Monday Aug 28, 2023

How Matterport Can Succeed Faster with a $25 Million Fund for SDK PartnersCommentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network and WGAN-TVWGAN.info/DanSmigrodSome of the hidden gems about Matterport are Matterport SDK Partners that offer public solutions to anyone using Matterport.Matterport often becomes a solution – rather than a tool – when paired with a 3rd party platform.Unfortunately, my impression is that many of the Matterport SDK Partners lack sufficient funding either for further development and/or marketing of their Matterport-related solution.Matterport could dramatically help itself – and the entire Matterport ecosystem – succeed faster if it created a Matterport VC fund of $25 million. That’s about five percent of its cash-flush balance sheet of nearly $500 million.Matterport should offer existing Matterport SDK Partners:1. Convertible notes of $1 million to $5 million2. Cash grants of $250,000 to $500,0003. Pre-paid service orders of $100,000 to $250,000Startups are super-efficient using cash and can move faster than a large, public company.Additionally, this $25 million initiative would show that Matterport appreciates its Matterport SDK Partners.Since many use-cases for Matterport are only possible when mashing up a Matterport Partner Platform, Matterport should also use these Matterport marketing resources to help amplify its Matterport SDK Partners:1. Matterport Blog2. Matterport Webinar3. Matterport Sales Teams4. Trade Shows (Pay travel for Matterport Partner to demo in the Matterport booth)5. Media ReleasesMy impression is that Matterport is not using its marketing resources to promote its Matterport SDK Partners. I wonder if Matterport either no longer sees the value that these partners offer or if Matterport intends to build-out its platform to include features pioneered by its partners.Many Matterport SDK Partners are turning to the We Get Around Network - not affiliated with Matterport - for help via:1. WGAN-TV Live at 52. WGAN-TV Podcast (search for WGAN-TV in your favorite podcast app)3. WGAN Forum Podcast4. We Get Around Network MarketPlace5. We Get Around Network Forum6. We Get Around Network Founder Dan Smigrod (for strategic introductions)7. WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)8. WGAN List: Matterport PartnersMy impression is that - at one time – Matterport viewed Matterport SDK Partners as a direct revenue source – licensing the Matterport SDK and charging for API usage – and when it likely became apparent that it was costing Matterport more money to sign-up Matterport SDK Partners than the revenue generated, it downgraded signing up new Matterport SDK Partners.Matterport let go marketing executives devoted to the Matterport SDK Partners initiative. Plus, Matterport recently announced plans to shrink its workforce by 30 percent by the end of 2023. Constant turnover makes it harder for Matterport SDK Partners to get marketing support.It's been a while since Matterport has announced a new Matterport SDK Partner that offers a publicly available Matterport solution.There was a time that Matterport leadership talked-up the potential for SDK licensing revenue in conference calls for analysts and investors.Matterport’s early focus on SDK licensing revenue – was and is – short-sighted. The much bigger revenue opportunities for Matterport are: subscriptions, capture and add ons. Matterport SDK Partners help drive this revenue.A $25 million VC fund by Matterport – specifically for Matterport SDK Partners – would go a long way to lift all boats and fill a venture capital gap that could have unintended consequences for cash-flush Matterport.“Venture capital funding globally almost halved in the first six months of 2023, data from research firm PitchBook showed, highlighting a lack of enthusiasm on the part of investors as well as less demand amid sharply higher interest rates,” according to a July 6, 2023 news story by Reuters. “The 48% decline in investment … and the 19% drop-off in deal numbers comes despite huge interest in artificial intelligence startups sparked by the success of OpenAI's ChatGPT.”Without an infusion of Matterport cash in its SDK Partners, I could imagine that we will see three things:1. SDK Partners that abandon Matterport2. SDK Partners that begin offering their solution to Matterport competitors3. Matterport competitors offering funding to Matterport SDK PartnersYou can share your thoughts on this topic in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) or email me: DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com

Saturday Aug 26, 2023

Are you a Matterport Service Provider (MSP) that has done virtual tours of schools, museums, theaters or other public or commercial spaces?Are you wondering how you could go back to these clients with an Add On to repurpose their existing Matterport tours?Are you wondering how the Matterport MatterPak can be leveraged to make more money?Stay tuned ...RSET is a software application that turns Matterport 3D scans of real-world environments into highly immersive, physics-based reality simulations, where high risk events can be safely replicated, customized, and shared to save lives and reduce injuries in the line of duty.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 24 August 2023, my guests will be:1. RSET Founder and CEO Bill Gregory (@RSET)2. RSET Chief Technology Officer Michael Schmidt3. RSET Advisor and Chief Strategy Officer Larry Danna4. RSET Lead Unity Developer Michael ProbstOur topic:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to RSET Service Provider (RSP) Network for Matterport Service Providers (MSP)"As a member of the RSET Service Provider (RSP) Network, you'll have access to incremental revenue for your scanning business as you add value to the Matterport digital twins you're already producing," says the RSET RSP landing page. "RSP Members will be connected with businesses needing RSET Scenario creation assistance and will also have the opportunity to sell RSET Licenses to your existing customers for commission. Boost your ROI with RSET today."Topics for Discussion about the RSET Service Provider Program Include (www.RSET.com/rsp)1. Make additional money from your Matterport and other 3D scans.2. You will receive a seat of RSET Pro.3. You can resell seats of RSET Lite, RSET Go, and RSET Pro.4. You will receive a 10% commission on seats sold.5. Additionally, you can create custom scenarios to resell to your clients.6. Create training scenarios for Police, Fire, Military.7. Create asset management scenarios.8. Create visualizations for court cases.9. Create construction documentation and upsell additional scanning opportunities, letting your clients overlay scans of the same structure at various times of construction. See framing and plumbing as-built behind the drywall.10. Enable your clients to interact with their spaces in fun and entertaining ways to enhance their client interaction and marketing opportunities via their digital twin (e.g. Laser tag, entertainment venues, putt-putt, etc).Additional topics (or questions) that I should ask the RSET team during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?Here are four (4) ways to use Matterport + RSET:1. CONSUMER - Do more with your real estate or BIM scans. Plan layouts, change furniture, play games, and more. Your scan, your rules.2. FIRE / EMS - Train for high risk scenarios without the expense. Suppression, command sim, triage, and more in the critical buildings in your city.3. LAW - Digitally recreate incidents in the next generation of trial graphics. Virtually bring the jury to the scene and walk them around.4. DEFENSE - Use existing synthetic environments or create new ones to maximize sets and reps for a variety of infantry-related training scenarios.To watch a previous episode of WGAN-TV Live at 5 featuring RSET, please visit:WGAN.INFO/RSETonWGAN

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Are you a contractor, architect or engineer seeking faster and better workflows for house remodeling, house additions and the related permit approvals?Are you a real estate photographer that uses - or considering using -- iGUIDE and want to add to your prospect list: Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professions?Stay tuned!My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 17 August 2023 is Planitiar (iGUIDE) Product Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGUIDE):✓ iGUIDE PLANIX LiDAR Camera Capture for AEC; DWG Floor Plans with Level of Detail (LOD) 200I will ask Chris to show and tell us about iGUIDE for AEC.As shared in the short iGUIDE marketing video for AEC professionals (above):✓ iGUIDE eliminates hours of manual measurements and drawing in your construction projects✓ 1,000's of measurements with each iGUIDE scan✓ 3D measurements within an iGUIDE 3D tour✓ Accurate iGUIDE DWG floor plans (Specs) in 48 Hours (instead of 5-10 Days) [Level of Detail (LOD) 200]✓ Real-Time collaboration and remote bidding✓ "X-Ray View" for clients [Pre-Drywall and Finished iGUIDE 3D tours)✓ Saves AEC professionals money and timeAccording to the iGUIDE micro-site for AEC ...In the construction industry, professionals often struggle with inaccurate measurements, time-consuming processes and inefficient project planning and collaboration.iGUIDE addresses these challenges by providing accurate measurements, detailed floor plans, and immersive virtual tours that are developed and delivered quickly, revolutionizing the way construction projects are executed.Discover how you can boost productivity and cut costs with iGUIDE.

Friday Aug 11, 2023

Are you a real estate photographer and real estate agent thinking about adding Matterport?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 10 August 2023, my guest is Howard Witz. Howard is a Matterport Service Provider and associate real estate broker:✓ Brooklyn-based-3D VUZ Owner and Chief Photographer Howard Witz✓ Brooklyn-based-Compass Real Estate (The Belisario Team)Howard will tell us about his Matterport Service Provider journey, plus I will ask Howard what he would do differently if he was adding Matterport today:WGAN-TV | Howard Witz: My Journey as a Matterport Service Provider (and Real Estate Agent)Some of the questions that I will ask Howard:1. Tell us about 3D VUZ today: 3D VUZ | Howard@3DVUZ.com2. Tell us about your real estate biz: Compass Real Estate (The Belisario Team)3. Deeper dive into Matterport and related services4. About the journey as a MSP. How did you learn about Matterport? When? How did you get started?5. If you were starting today with Matterport, what would you do differently?6. Matterport related tips for developing business (new business and client retention)Howard Witz✓ 3D VUZ Owner and Chief Photographer✓ 36 years in Business, is a NYS Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker✓ Compass | Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker✓ Born and raised in Brooklyn✓ Graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School in 1981✓ Attended Wagner College in Staten Island, majoring in Business✓ Many real estate agent/broker awards✓ VERY HIGH “Listing to Sold” ratio✓ SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)✓ married for 32 years to Realtor (Lynn Hirshman-Witz)✓ 3 sons (Landon) and twins (Adam & Austin)
Howard Witz Contact Info (Servicing All of NYC, Long Island & New Jersey)✓ 3D VUZ | Howard@3DVUZ.com✓ Howard Witz on Compass (The Belisario Team) landing page✓ Mobile: 917-846-5300✓ Howard@3dvuz.com | howard.Witz@compass.com✓ Howard Witz on LinkedIn✓ Howard Witz on Facebook✓ Howard Witz on Instagram✓ 3D VUZ Contact Us page (scroll down)

Tuesday Aug 08, 2023

Matterport Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results1. Q2 total revenue of $39.6 million, up 39% year-over-year, at high end of guidance range2. Q2 subscription revenue reached record $20.9 million, at high end of guidance range3. Q2 GAAP loss per share of $0.19 and Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.07, at high end of guidance range4. Company raises 2023 Non-GAAP loss per share guidance5. Accelerates operational cash flow profitability target to 2024Sunnyvale, California, Tuesday, August 8, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.“The second quarter execution was pivotal for the company this year. We delivered record subscription and services revenue while doubling-down on our efficiency initiatives to deliver step function productivity gains in the second half of 2023. Total revenue for the quarter grew to nearly $40 million, fueled by strong enterprise adoption and steady improvements with our small and medium-sized businesses,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Our strategic partnerships continue to drive pipeline, connect us to large industry ecosystems, open new technology distribution channels, and critically enhance our platform's functionality for customers. Our unmatched digital twin platform equips customers with crucial tools for managing and marketing their properties and facilities. By harnessing our extensive spatial data library, we expect our new AI solutions will generate breakthrough customer value and bolster our subscription revenue per account,” Pittman added.“Our continued growth in total and subscription revenue as well as commitment to streamlining operations have propelled us to another quarter of exceptional bottom-line outperformance, delivering Non-GAAP loss per share toward the top end of guidance,” said JD Fay, Chief Financial Officer of Matterport. “Looking forward, our recent restructuring aims to fast-track our path to operational cash flow profitability to 2024, a full year ahead of our previous plan. These difficult and decisive steps reflect our dedication to constructing a sustainable business emphasizing long-term growth and profitability.”Second Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights1. Total subscribers increased to 827,000, up 34% year-over-year2. Spaces under management increased to 10.5 million, up 31% year-over-year3. Total revenue of $39.6 million, up 39% year-over-year4. Subscription revenue of $20.9 million, up 13% year-over-year5. Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) exiting the second quarter was $83.5 million6. Services revenue of $10.7 million, up 113% year-over-year7. Net loss of $0.19 per share8. Non-GAAP net loss of $0.07 per share, a 42% improvement year-over-year9. Cash used in operating activities was $12.4 million, and improvement of 62% year-over-year
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Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Idealista To Leverage Matterport Digital Twin Platform For Southern Europe’s Largest Real Estate Marketplace
The leading online real estate platform for Spain, Portugal and Italy extends multi-year agreement with Matterport to provide photo-realistic, 3D digital twins for market listings and co-develop innovative real estate solutions with Matterport SDK
SUNNYVALE, California, August 2, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced the continuation of its longstanding relationship with Idealista, Southern Europe’s largest online real estate marketplace, through a multi-year enterprise agreement with Matterport.
Idealista supports real estate agents and private individuals across Spain, Portugal and Italy by providing an online real estate classifieds platform to advertise property portfolios in some of the most densely populated regions in the world. As an online real estate marketplace, Idealista matches supply and demand of buyers and sellers to expedite property purchasing processes through a network of more than 50,000 real estate agencies for over 3 million property listings.
In residential real estate, 3D virtual tours have been proven to increase buyer interest in properties, helping homes sell faster. In a survey conducted by OnePoll in 2022, 33% of home buyers in the past two years bought their property sight unseen, while 62% of home buyers considered virtual tools an essential resource for future purchases .
To meet this increasing consumer demand for digital real estate solutions, Idealista will not only use Matterport’s digital twins to continue providing 3D virtual tour capabilities of its listings, but also to co-develop new digital twin experiences for its customers using Matterport’s software development kit, which enables customers to build custom apps, capabilities and add ons that reimagine what a space can do to deliver even more value to users.
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Thursday Jul 27, 2023

[Video version (Parts 1 and 2) here: WGAN-TV Podcast]
Greater San Francisco Bay area-Hopscotch Interactive CEO & Chief Media Officer Emily Olman (@Hopscotch) scanned an $8 Million Listing (under construction) with a Matterport Pro3 Camera on Saturday (22 July 2023) in Atlanta while I interviewed Emily on video doing this.This WGAN-TV on Location show is for you if:1. You are a real estate photographer thinking about adding a Matterport Pro3 Camera to your tool kit2. You have a Matterport Pro3 Camera and want to learn best practices from a long-time Matterport Pro3. You want to know why the Developer wants a Matterport tour before the construction is completed.4. You want to see an $8 million 13,000 SQ FT listing - with three kitchens - on two acres in Atlanta.Here is the MLS Listing for: 1890 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327(Emily's Matterport tour and DSLR shot images will be added to the listing by 15 August 2023.0)[During the show, Emily chats with the home's co-owner and co-developer Luke Denny.]Some of the Questions Emily AnswersUnfinished Mansion▶ Why create a Matterport tour (and photos) of the $8 million listing BEFORE it is complete?▶ Why is this helpful to the developer, investors, real estate agent, homebuyer? Other?▶ How do you approach creating digital assets of a space?▶ If the renovations were done in CAD by the architect, how might these files be used?▶ If the renovations were done not done in CAD and are only available on paper, how might you use this?▶ Why do you shoot DSLR images before you shoot Matterport?In General▶ What can go wrong?▶ How did your bring your Matterport Pro3 Camera (and related gear) on your flight to Atlanta?▶ Other use-cases for the Matterport As-Built of this house?Tripod Related▶ When do you use an aluminum tripod and when do you use carbon fiber?▶ Which tripod are you using (and why)?▶ Matterport Pro3 Camera height? Bathrooms? Versus Zillow 3D Home?iPad Related▶ Which iPad (and why)?▶ Which iPad case (and why)?▶ Do you use an Apple Pencil (and why) with your iPad?Scanning▶ How far between Matterport scans?'▶ Do you wait for the scan to finish on your iPad before moving the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Stairs: how do you position the tripod legs?▶ Stairs: what is your tip for helping make sure the tripod does not tip over on the stairs?▶ Stairs: how many stairs do you move between scans (and why)?▶ Stairs: what else can you tell us about scanning stairs▶ Inside: do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Outside: how do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Why open doors before you can see the door in the scan?▶ How long does it take for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to rotate?▶ Why are you checking the connection between the Matterport Pro3 Camera and tripod during your shoot?▶ Where do you do your first Matterport scan?▶ How do you level the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Differences between Matterport Pro3 Camera scanning versus the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ How (and why) to clean the Matterport Pro3 Camera lens?▶ Lens fog? How to transition from cold/inside environment to hot/humid outdoors?▶ How long does it take to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Speed of using a Matterport Pro3 Camera versus using a Matterport Pro2 Camera?▶ Aside from the Pro3 rotating faster, why can it be much faster to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ What kind of problems/trouble can you have with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Lights▶ This space has lights (and lots of daylight). If not, what would you have done for lighting?Emily did stills with a Tilt-Shift lens. I included a short segment of her doing this in this show too.

Monday Jul 24, 2023

Matterport Expands Environmental Commitments To Reduce Carbon Footprint Through Hardware Recycling Program with Blue Star ServicesPartnership with Blue Star Services will provide free recycling Matterport hardware and accessories that are beyond repair, a critical step in reducing electronic waste as result of its productsSUNNYVALE, California, Monday, July 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced a hardware recycling partnership with BlueStar Services Group, a full service asset management, reclamation, recycling, and IT asset disposition services company, providing Matterport customers in North America a sustainable way to recycle Matterport hardware and accessories that are beyond repair, from the Pro series cameras to Axis.According to the United Nations, less than 20% of electronic waste is recycled (1). As a zero-landfill company, Blue Star is committed to reducing waste in landfills by recycling what other companies no longer accept, reusing any item or device that is still functioning and recycling the rest.With Blue Star, Matterport customers in North America can now reduce the impact of their electronic waste by recycling unrepairable Matterport products for free, supporting Matterport’s goals of operating more sustainably throughout the lifecycle of its products.“Matterport’s 3D cameras are a core part of our digital twin offering, and we’re determined to confront their carbon cost so that we can stay ahead of the curve in a climate-conscious world,” said Qadira Harris, Senior Director, Global Responsibility, Matterport. “We’re committed to tackling the Scope 3 emissions associated with not only the production and distribution of our products, but also managing end-of-life support, and our partnership with Blue Star Services is a critical step to achieving this.”Reducing the carbon footprint of its customers is core to Matterport’s business philosophy. By turning millions of buildings and other physical spaces into high precision, immersive, 3D digital twins, Matterport empowers people across the world to work in smarter ways that can reduce strain on the planet, enabling architects, builders, facility managers and more to efficiently manage, monitor, or market their spaces without the need to step on a plane or get in a car.
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Saturday Jul 22, 2023

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Monday Jul 17, 2023

Commentary and analysis by
Dan Smigrod
Founder and Managing Editor
We Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV Podcast
Here are nine thoughts on the Matterport layoffs announced on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 – around 170 employees … 30 percent of the company – by the end of 2023.
Matterport Service Providers – Matterport Service Providers (MSPs) are unlikely to notice a difference, including Matterport Support requests.
Matterport Partners – Matterport Partners are unlikely to notice a difference (except fewer Matterport Partners recruited as a result of fewer Matterport Partner business development sales people.) Unfortunately, Matterport is likely focused on “How do we generate revenue from Matterport Partners?” rather than “How do we create value for the Matterport ecosystem to raise all boats?”
Matterport Employees – Remaining Matterport employees are likely wondering why management took so long to reduce or eliminate redundancies created by the acquisition of VHT Studios [though VHT Studios employees are likely those that stay (since they have subject matter expertise in residential real estate]; and by international expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with separate fiefdoms. (My heart goes out to those let go. If you are one of those affected, keep in mind that when one door closes, other doors open and as a Matterport former employee, you will likely end up with a position that takes advantage of your expertise and you will likely be paid more.) Letting go 30 percent of its workforce may make Matterport recruiting challenging going forward.
Matterport Competitors – Matterport competitors for residential real estate will continue to make inroads where “good enough” is good enough. For clarification, as I have previously discussed, Matterport’s sweet spot is spatial data at scale for enterprise. For many real estate agents, spatial data may not matter: they just want a 360 virtual tour to make that point with potential listing clients. Three-Sixty virtual tours can often be shot faster than a Matterport digital twin and thus cost less from a MSP. In the AEC space, Matterport also faces competition: either capture that can be done 20 times faster such as “walking” a construction site weekly with a 360 camera (using photogrammetry or videogrammetry to construct a 3D model); or the Level of Detail (LOD) needed exceeds what the Matterport Pro3 Camera or Leica BLK360 scanner are capable of providing.
Matterport Technology – About Matterport technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) meets spatial data continues to be THE story for Matterport. Matterport AI recent “coming soon” announcements – such as Matterport Genesis announced on June 14, 2023 and Property Intelligence (anything with counting assets) announced on April 7, 2023 and Intelligent Digital Twins – are so significant, they are reasons why enterprises considering digital twin options should seriously consider Matterport (for what is coming, rather than what is).
Matterport Investors – For Matterport investors, while Matterport’s stock received an initial “sucker rally” bump when it announced the layoffs on Tuesday, July 11, 2023,  I have concern about the Matterport executive team selling stock, as indicated by recent SEC filings. More than 50 percent of Matterport stockholders are individual investors according to Simply Wall Street in a post today (Monday, July 17, 2023).
Matterport Headwind – I have always thought – and written about – Matterport trying to do too much at one time. It’s super-hard to innovate when you are expanding in multiple verticals, multiple countries, multiple SDK/Reseller Partners, multiple languages and adding government sales channels.  Each initiative requires tech sources. Setting priorities can be challenging. In 2019, Jotform Founder and CEO Aytekin Tank succinctly summarized this as, “When a company tries to do too much too soon, they spread themselves too thin, muddling their purpose and overextending resources. They end up with a handful of okay products or features instead of one done really well.” Matterport competitors are often focused on one vertical such as residential real estate or construction of commercial spaces. As a result, Matterport competitors are often innovating at a much faster pace. Just two examples are: 1) Matterport floor plan view that should be the Matterport schematic floor plan; and 2) a mini-map view should show where the viewer is within the model. (These should be core features of Matterport: not relying on third-party platforms to offer these solutions.)
Matterport Competes with Its Customers – Matterport competes with its customers - such as Matterport Service Providers with its Capture Services On Demand business and VHT Studios and with its Matterport Partner distributors (by selling direct and via Amazon). It’s unlikely the layoffs will affect Matterport continuing to compete with its customers. (Matterport is also likely using its customers’ models to train its AI, which may give some potential clients angst.)
Matterport Capture Gaps – While Matterport added capture solutions at the high-end (Matterport Pro3 Camera) and low-end (Matterport AXIS smartphone rotator), Matterport is missing capture solutions, including: 1) capture while walking a space at a fast pace (high and low end capture) and 2) autonomous drone capture of indoor spaces. When Matterport announced the layoffs, it also announced its priority of reaching profitability in 2024 which is likely to compete with hardware R&D. Today (Monday, July 17, 2023), Matterport has just five job openings: none involving R&D or hardware. 
For additional commentary on Matterport layoffs, see the following videos posted to the We Get Around Network Forum:
Matterport Layoffs do they MTTR? Commentary from Hopscotch Interactive CEO and Chief Media Officer Emily Olman
 BIG Changes Affecting Real Estate Photography, July 2023 Commentary by Real Estate Photography Books and Courses Author Nathan Cool
Disclosure: I own 100+ shares of Matterport stock (MTTR).
What are your thoughts? 
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Saturday Jul 15, 2023

▶ Did you know that up to 16 people can meet inside a Matterport tour for free courtesy of SuperViz?▶ Did you know you can customize collaboration and communication within Matterport tours and 3D models at scale using the SuperViz SDK?Stay-tuned!On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 13 July 2023, my guest is SuperViz Director of Business Development Marcelo Franco.WGAN-TV | MeetInMatter.com - Live Guided Tour Inside a Matterport Tour for Free powered by SuperVizMarcelo will show and tell us about:MeetInMatter.com - a free service of SuperViz that enables up to 16 people to meet inside Matterport tours simultaneously for free.MeetInMatter.com Features Include▶ Free use of MeetInMatter.com▶ up to 16 simultaneous visitors can meet inside a Matterport tour (including host)▶ immersive virtual meetings to streamline collaboration and communications▶ MeetInMatter.com was created with the SuperViz SDK▶ Rapid Deployment and Scalability: MeetInMatter.com is an example of what can be done with the SuperViz SDK in just two days!▶ More about the SuperViz SDK on the SuperViz website

Tuesday Jul 11, 2023

In a Matterport blog post today (Tuesday, July 11, 2023), Matterport CEO RJ Pittman announced Matterport layoffs.
===="reduction of approximately 170 roles, or 30% of its workforce", according to the Matterport 8-K filed with the SEC today.====
Also today, We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod announced that Matterport employees that have been let go are welcome to post to the WGAN Forum - at no charge - that they are seeking their next full-time employment opportunity, where they are located and include a link to their LinkedIn profile. 
The following is the verbatim text of the Matterport blog posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 by Matterport Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors RJ Pittman. 
Accelerating Toward a Data-Driven Future 
Navigating the challenges of disruptive innovation
by RJ Pittman. July 11, 2023
Today we’re making some significant changes at Matterport to help us achieve our strategic priorities faster and more efficiently. As part of our ongoing effort to optimize our global workforce and improve operating efficiency, we are reorganizing to streamline business operations. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to eliminate certain roles across the company, and start the process to evaluate possible redundancies in EMEA. 
We are saying goodbye to world-class professionals who will go on to do incredible things in their careers, and we will support them in the best way we can. I send my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and every Matterpeep that has helped shape the very special, industry-leading company we are today.
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Monday Jul 10, 2023

Matterport and Equinox Technologies To Distribute Digital Twin Solutions To Middle East & Africa Amidst Trillion Dollar Urbanization EffortsRegional leader in cloud and geospatial services will provide Matterport’s digital twin solutions for facility management, progress monitoring and property marketing in the rapidly expanding regionsSUNNYVALE, California, Monday, July 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced that it is partnering with Equinox Technologies, a distributor of global technologies and Managed Security Services to offer Matterport’s digital twin platform to Government, Enterprise and SMB customers out of its offices in the United Arab Emirates, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.Equinox has more than 20 years of experience delivering projects & services globally in the cybersecurity, cloud computing, software engineering, geospatial, IT operations, and information security domains. With an active partner network of more than 60 leading IT organizations providing compliance and advisory services for the largest technology and cloud providers in the world, Equinox has built a reputation as a trusted Value-Added Distributor and Managed Security Services Provider to the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.According to a report by CBRE, the value of real estate projects planned or underway in the Gulf Cooperation Council in 2023 stands at $1.36 trillion1. With a qualified and highly driven in-house team of development and design engineers with specialties in LIDAR (laser imaging, detection, and ranging), CAD, BIM and cloud services, Equinox will support Matterport’s expansions in the rapidly growing regions, recommending Matterport’s digital twin platform for facility management, progress monitoring, and property marketing solutions in support of its client’s digital transformation efforts.
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Monday Jun 26, 2023

What are the possibilities when you mash-up Matterport and Apple Vision Pro?How will the mash-up Matterport + Apple Vision Pro be different than the 5-year-old Matterport + Samsung VR integration (see video above, which never got traction)?Find out on Thursday, 22 June 2023 on:✔ WGAN-TV | Matterport + Apple Vision Pro: Imagining the 3D/AR/VR/XR/AI PossibilitiesMy guests will be Matterport early adopters and 3D/AR/VR/XR/AI Thought-Leaders:✔ Hopscotch Interactive CEO & Chief Media Officer Emily Olman | @Hopscotch✔ Tosolini Productions Founder and Creative Technologist Paolo Tosolini @TosoliniWGAN-TV Discussion Topics Include✔ Apple Vision Pro - features: AR, VR, AI, LiDAR, fitted head mount✔ Apple Vision Pro - navigation: eyes, hands (gestures and Digital Crown) and voice✔ Apple Vision Pro - chip to eliminate nausea✔ Apple Vision Pro - taking spatial photos and videos✔ Verticals, such as: real estate; construction (AEC) and facilities managementQuestions that I should ask Emily and Paolo on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?The much anticipated Apple Vision Pro was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 5, 2023. Apple says it will begin shipping the $3,499 Apple Vision Pro in early 2024.What to know more about the Apple Vision Pro? See the Apple Vision Pro video (above).

Sunday Jun 18, 2023

Are you a Matterport Service Provider that owns - or is considering buying - a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Are you struggling to understand -- in non-geek speak -- things like?-- What is the Level of Accuracy (LOA) of a Matterport Pro3 Camera?-- What are the benefits of a Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?-- What are the limitations of the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?Stay tuned ...To answer these questions (and more) about the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals, my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 June 2023 are:1. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based 3DLS.XYZ Managing Partner Richard "RJ" Johnson2. Tustin, CA-based Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) President and CEO John Russo3. Atlanta, GA-based RC Monkeys Director Silviu StoianWGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera for AEC: Expert Insights on Level of Accuracy, Benefits and LimitationsQuestions for My Guests -- to Answer in Super-Simple Non-Geek Speak -- Include=======================================================================================I will assume that the WGAN-TV audience members are Matterport Service Providers (MSPs) that are NOT engineers. MSPs may be talking with architects, engineers and construction professionals and this topic is like a foreign language that needs translation in super-simple English.=======================================================================================1. What is the Level of Accuracy (LOA) of a Matterport Pro3 Camera?2. What are the benefits of a Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?3. What are the limitations of the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?4. What is Level of Detail (LOD)?5. What is Level of Development (LOD)?6. What is Level of Accuracy (LOA)?7. Why do these three terms matter?8. How do these three terms relate to each other?9. How can LOA influence the possible LOD?10. How do these three terms get used in the AEC space?11. How do these three terms apply to the Matterport Pro3 Camera?12. What is a noisy data set (and why does this matter)?13. What are Intensity Values (and why does this matter)?14. What are Classification and Segmentations Tools in context to the Matterport E57 File?15. Why do Matterport E57 Files have compounding errors in registration (and why does this matter)?16. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera perform in context to LOD and LOA in the AEC space?17. Additional discussion of accuracy of Matterport Pro3 Camera scan data?18. Why does this matter in the AEC space?19. Matterport Pro3 Camera created E57 File (versus other scanning solutions to create E57 Files)20. Are there any AEC use-cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera?21. Can the Matterport Pro3 Camera be used for "As-Builts"?22. Can the Matterport Pro3 Camera be used for weekly construction documentation?23. Discussion of accuracy of scan data (and why this matters in AEC space)24. What does LOD 200 mean in references to the international BIM Forum?25. What does Matterport say about LOA and LOD in context to the Matterport Pro3 Camera?26. What about a Matterport MatterPak created from a Matterport Pro3 Camera scanned space?27. What is different about the Matterport MatterPak compared to the Matterport E57 File?

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

Commentary and analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV PodcastHi All,Imagine OpenAI's GPT-4 meets Matterport digital twin.Magical! Stunning! Amazing! Unbelievable! Extraordinary!There are not enough adjectives in the English language to adequately describe the significance of the announcement today (14 June 2023) of Matterport Genesis AI meets Matterport digital twins.While Matterport’s sweet spot has always been spatial data at scale for enterprise, Matterport generative AI - magic - has the potential to make competitors irrelevant.As Matterport illustrates in its Matterport Genesis video, imagine typing in a Matterport digital twin of a house (or commercial office space) and hitting, "Generate" ...1. Can you defurnish my house?2. Use a mix of my existing furniture and some new furniture.3. What if my house had a rustic look?4. Optimize for natural lighting and not blocking the windows.5. Actually, let’s see what it looks like using Mid-Century Modern furniture.6. How many people could I fit on this floor with an open floor plan?7. Add more collaboration space.While Matterport Genesis generative AI shows how a 3D digital twin (spatial data) easily makes a 360 tour irrelevant for anything beyond a simple walkthrough experience, Matterport competitors that offer true 3D digital twins - without generative AI - may be irrelevant as 3D digital twin customers recognize what is possible with Matterport Genesis AI.Quoting from the Matterport media release, here are five (5) use cases:
Commentary by Dan Smigrod continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

Matterport Announces Genesis: A Generative AI Initiative to Transform How Buildings are Designed, Built, and ManagedCombining generative AI and property insights, Matterport’s digital twin platform aims to reshape the real estate landscape, optimizing interior design, space utilization, energy efficiency, safety, and accessibility while transforming property marketing strategies.SUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced Genesis, a new initiative that aims to deliver generative AI across its digital twin platform for customers looking to bolster the efficiency and profitability of their property portfolios worldwide.Genesis combines Matterport’s stable of deep learning and computer vision innovations including Cortex AI and Property Intelligence, with generative AI to deliver a new generation of digital twins. They will be dynamic in nature: interiors easily removed, redesigned, and presented in dimensionally accurate 3D.New design concepts, operational layouts, and other space utilization requirements will be quickly evaluated and customized for buildings of any size, residential or commercial. The project builds upon Matterport’s decade-long expertise in artificial intelligence and its market-leading 3D spatial data library of more than 30 billion square feet of digitized physical space, to help customers market, manage, and reimagine every type of property across the built world– automatically.“Matterport has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of the built world for more than a decade, fueled by our early advances in artificial intelligence,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Matterport. “Genesis is the continuation of that strategy to help Matterport and its partners create transformational digital experiences for properties and improve operations in buildings worldwide.”
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Saturday Jun 10, 2023

If you use Matterport for Facilities Management, Safety Inspections, Compliance or Collaboration, then Matterport + NSPECT will help you:1. record safety inspections2. communicate actions3. document complianceOn WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, June 8, 2023, get a deep-dive demo and discussion:WGAN-TV | Intro to Matterport + NSPECT to Record Inspections, Communicate Actions and Document ComplianceMy guests are:1. NSPECT Vice President of Marketing Stuart Gilly2. NSPECT Founder Brandon ForemanNSPECT allows experts to virtually NSPECT buildings, products and brands using a simple set of tools that can be mastered in less than an hour, including:1. PDF reports with full summary and status2. Flag spaces that need attention3. Add comments, photos, video, documents, pointer4. Track process with photos linked within the Matterport tour5. Track status and key metrics6. Custom filters7. Asset management8. Share internally and/or externallyBook a one-on-one demo at: www.NSPECT.netQuestions that I should ask Stuart and Brandon on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanNSPECT Links1. NSPECT Website2. NSPECT Vice President of Marketing Stuart Gilly3. NSPECT Founder Brandon Foreman4. NSPECT YouTube Channel

Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Matterport Partners With CompuSoluciones To Drive Digital Twin Adoption in Latin AmericaWith a network of more than 2,000 resellers, CompuSoluciones will provide Matterport’s digital twin solutions to two of the largest property markets in the region, Mexico and ColombiaSUNNYVALE, Calif., June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced that it is significantly expanding its presence in Latin America, partnering with CompuSoluciones, one of the largest value-added distributors (VAD) of technology in the region, as a key distributor of Matterport’s digital twin technologies in Mexico and Colombia.
For nearly 40 years, CompuSoluciones has partnered with the world’s leading international technology brands, including some of the largest solution providers servicing architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), facilities management, and manufacturing. Through its network of more than 2,000 resellers, CompuSoluciones provides the world’s premier information technologies (IT) and consulting services spanning cloud, SaaS and other services to a vast array of industries out of its headquarters in Mexico.
Latin America is one of the largest property markets in the world. According to the NAIOP, Mexico's industrial market alone encompasses more than 900 million square feet of building space across all product types, including manufacturing, with total industrial space in construction reaching a historic level of 43 million square feet in 20221.
Through this agreement, CompuSoluciones’ sales teams will offer Matterport’s industry-leading digital twin platform, as well as the Pro3 and Pro2 cameras, to enterprises and SMBs in Mexico and Colombia. Providing solutions across space planning, progress monitoring, quality management and facilities management, CompuSoluciones’ vast reseller network will now be able to offer Matterport’s immersive, photo-realistic digital twins to their customers to help them operate more efficiently from wherever they are in the world.
CompuSoluciones’ customers will also have access to Matterport’s vast suite of more than 200 partner integrations, including those with Autodesk Construction Cloud®, supporting CompuSoluciones’ customer retention and the overall customer experience, while fueling growth for Matterport’s business in the regions.
Continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com):

Saturday Jun 03, 2023

Are you looking to improve the look and feel of your client’s Matterport tours? A quick way to add an overlay with custom logos (client logo and your logo), fonts and colors?Watch a deep-dive demo on Thursday, June 1, 2023 on:✓ WGAN-TV | Openhaus Themes: Pre-Built Matterport Overlay Templates for all Your Clients' Tours!My guest will be:✓ Openhaus Co-Founder Christian Adams | @christianadamsOpenhaus demo will include:1. Front-end Matterport tours with an overlay of Openhaus Themes (show all features)2. Back-end demo showing Openhaus Themes Store and Openhaus Themes Store Portal3. Matterport tours with overlay of Openhaus Themes (in the wild) such as a House Beautiful exampleTopics for discussion include:1. adding robust lead generation2. analytics and sharing analytics3. deep-link sharing4. pricing, guarantee and 7-day free trialUse Cases Include:1. Retail and Showrooms2. Tradeshows3. eCommerce4. Media5. Entertainment6. Interior Design | Design Loves Detail Example7. Real Estate | The Old House on Main Example8. Matterport ProsOpenhaus Offer for All✓ Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)Best,DanOpenhaus Links1. Openhaus website2. Openhaus for Matterport Pros website3. Openhaus Theme Store4. Start Openhaus 7-day Free Trial (no credit card required)5. Talk to Openhaus Sales website6. Openhaus Vimeo Channel (Carson)7. Openhaus on LinkedIn8. Openhaus Co-Founder Carson Clement9. Openhaus Co-Founder Tosch Trumen10. Openhaus Tour Example11. Openhaus iOS App12. Openhaus on Twitter13. Openhaus YouTube Channel14. Openhaus on Facebook15. Openhaus on Pinterest

Thursday May 18, 2023

Previous WGAN-TV Podcast featuring ZUANT3D: https://www.wgan.info/ZUANTonWGAN
On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 18 May 2023, the topic is:WGAN-TV | Case Study: Plug Power Lead Generation powered by ZUANT3D + MatterportMy guests for this WGAN-TV show are:1. Plug Power Global Events Manager Tracy Oakland2. ZUANT Chief Executive Officer Peter GillettWhile we touched on how Plug Power uses Matterport + ZUANT3D for lead generation and insights in this previous WGAN-TV show - Lead Generation and Real-Time Insights for Matterport via ZUANT - we will do a deep-dive case study in our upcoming show.Demo and Discussion Topics Include1. The Problem Plug Power faced and how ZUANT3D solved this2. Demo and walkthrough of the Plug Power ZUANT3D experience3. Walkthrough of the ZUANT3D dashboard demonstrating stats and analytics4. Future Plug Power "times" ZUANT3D projects5. New ZUANT3D feature - Live Video and ChatQuestions that I should ask about this ZUANT3D + Matterport Case Study with Plug Power?---Free Zuant Offer✓ Up to 5 Experiences (Matterport tours)✓ Visitor Activity Tracking✓ Lead Generation✓ Email Notification---Here is an example of Sales Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com ...=> Example of Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.comBest,DanZuant Contact InfoWebsite: www.ZUANT.comLanding Page: www.ZUANT3D.comBook a Demo: Contact UsEmail: sales@zuant.com | info@zuant.comPhone: 866-616-4958WGAN Forum: @petergillettAbout ZUANTLead Capture is at the very heart of what we do. Streamline lead retrieval and data capture at events, showrooms, trade shows or in the field. Anywhere in the world. Follow-up instantly with a Content Showroom at your fingertips. Integrate seamlessly. Manage data securely. Analyse easily. All within the Zuant system.From lead capture at events, engagement in Retail and now 3D, Zuant is the must-have automated data capture solution to streamline the start of any customer journey.Zuant Cloud continues that journey by providing reports and analysis and connects to your CRM and Marketing Automation systems.Let’s turbocharge your quality lead capture and follow-up now!ZUANT is a self-funded, independent company with all of our tech development based out of two offices in the UK’s Silicon Valley. From here, we orchestrate our global operations and are building great partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands.What began with boxes and boxes of lead capture forms, processed weeks after an event when the leads had gone cold, has blossomed into a digital platform in pursuit of ease and speed. And the name Zuant? It’s derived from the medieval Anglo-French word suant – meaning fast and light.About Plug Power Inc.Plug Power is building the hydrogen economy as the leading provider of comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) turnkey solutions. The Company’s innovative technology powers electric motors with hydrogen fuel cells amid an ongoing paradigm shift in the power, energy, and transportation industries to address climate change and energy security, while providing efficiency gains and meeting sustainability goals.Plug created the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology. As a result, the Company has deployed over 60,000 fuel cell systems for e-mobility, more than anyone else in the world, and has become the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen, having built and operated a hydrogen highway across North America. Plug delivers a significant value proposition to end-customers, including meaningful environmental benefits, efficiency gains, fast fueling, and lower operational costs.Plug’s vertically integrated GenKey solution ties together all critical elements to power, fuel, and provide service to customers such as Amazon, BMW, The Southern Company, Carrefour, and Walmart. The Company is now leveraging its know-how, modular product architecture and foundational customers to rapidly expand into other key markets including zero-emission on-road vehicles, robotics, and data centers. More Info: www.PlugPower.com

Tuesday May 16, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
This is an excerpt (pages 21-28) from the Matterport 10K: Part 7 | Matterport Risk Factors (Continued)
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum

Monday May 15, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
Part 6. This is an excerpt (pages 21-28) from the Matterport 10K: Matterport Risk Factors
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Thursday May 11, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
Part 5. This is an excerpt (pages 17-20) from the Matterport 10K: Matterport Employees and Human Capital Resources, Privacy and Data Security
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Wednesday May 10, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
Part 4. This is an excerpt (pages 15-17) from the Matterport 10K: Matterport Subscribers, Go-to-Market Strategy, Competition and Intellectual Property
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Tuesday May 09, 2023

Matterport Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results1. Q1 total revenue of $38.0 million, up 33% year-over-year and above high end of guidance range2. Q1 subscription revenue reached record $19.8 million, above high end of guidance range3. Q1 GAAP loss per share of $0.18 and Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.07, $0.03 better than the midpoint of guidance range4. Strong balance sheet with $456 million in cash and investments and no debt5. Company raises 2023 guidance driven by strong customer adoption and continued focus on operating efficiency=============================================Matterport First Quarter 2023 Financial Results - Deck=============================================SUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, May 9, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.“We are off to a great start in 2023, with first quarter revenue of $38 million; $2 million above the high end of our guidance range, along with strong outperformance on the bottom line with a Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.07, as we accelerate our path to profitability,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “We set new records across our key metrics with Spaces Under Management reaching 9.9 million by the end of the quarter, more than double the number of spaces we managed at the start of 2021, and we just crossed the 10 million spaces milestone last month,” Pittman added.
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum (www.WeGetAroundNetworkForum.com).

Tuesday May 09, 2023

Matterport to Announce Subscription Prices Changes on Tuesday, May 16, 2023According to We Get Around Network (WGAN) sources, Matterport will:1. announce Matterport subscription price changes on Tuesday, May 16 2023 in an email and blog post2. also announce additional Matterport subscription price plans3. brief its channel partners on its subscription price changes on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 11 am ETAlso according to WGAN sources, the Matterport briefing of its resellers had originally been scheduled for 11 am ET today (Tuesday, 9 May 2023: same day as the Matterport first quarter 2023 financial results.WGAN sources did not comment on if price changes will affect Matterport classic pricing customers, as first reported in the We Get Around Network email newsletter and then in this WGAN Forum discussion:=> Matterport to Add Recurring Hosting Charge for Archive Models?Since Matterport did not brief its resellers today - as originally planned - I could imagine that Matterport will not announce any pricing changes during the Matterport first quarter 2023 financial results at 4:30 pm ET today (Tuesday, 9 May 2023).WGAN-TV Live at 5 will hold a live Town Hall on New Matterport Pricing in 2023 - via Zoom - at 5 pm ET on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 for Matterport Service Providers to share and discuss how the new Matterport pricing affects them.To join in the WGAN-TV Live at 5 Town Hall: New Matterport Pricing in 2023 – via Zoom – this We Get Around Network short link will be working, starting at 4:45 pm ET Wednesday, May 17, 2023: WGAN.INFO/TownHall(Matterport executives are invited to explain its new Matterport pricing in 2023 – including what and why – and to answer questions from Matterport Service Providers.)I recommend reserving any comments until if/when Matterport makes new 2023 pricing public.
Join the discussion in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WeGetAroundNetworkForum.com).

Monday May 08, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
This is an excerpt (pages 12-15) from the Matterport 10K: Part 3 | Matterport Platform Ecosystem, Competitive Strengths and Growth Strategies
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Thursday May 04, 2023

www.WGAN.INFO/Linkswww.WGAN.INFO/AudioExamplewww.WGAN.INFO/VideoExamplewww.WGAN.INFO/Speechelowww.WGAN.INFO/Podbeanwww.www.WGAN.INFO/LingoBlaster--- Are you wondering how to easily create a text-to-speech podcast without original content?- Are you wondering how to easily turn that audio podcast into a YouTube video?- Are you wondering how to easily translate that YouTube video into 10 languages and easily add the captions?

Thursday May 04, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
This is an excerpt (pages 10-12) from the Matterport 10K: Part 2 | Matterport Spatial Data Platform and Technologies
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at: https://WGAN.INFO/10K
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Tuesday May 02, 2023

Matterport, Inc. filed Form 10-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, April 27, 2023. 
This is an excerpt (pages 8-9) from the Matterport 10K:
Part 1 | Matterport Business, Industry and Market Opportunity | Pages 8-9
The entire Matterport 10K Form is available at:
For more about Matterport and related 3D/360 platforms, cameras and 3rd party services, please visit:
We Get Around Network (WGAN) Forum
We Get Around Network and the WGAN Forum Podcast are not related to Matterport, Inc.

Monday May 01, 2023

Commentary and Analysis by:Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network and WGAN-TV PodcastMatterport will likely brief Matterport Channel Partners on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 on new Matterport pricing in 2023 – that includes a hosting charge for Matterport archived spaces, according to sources.If true, a charge for cloud hosting for archived Matterport spaces could potentially generate millions of dollars in new annual recurring revenue for Matterport (and reduce Matterport’s expense for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage.Tuesday, May 9, 2023 is also the day Matterport announces first quarter 2023 fiscal results during a live webcast with financial analysts.Given that Matterport stock (NASDAQ: MTTR) is down 92 percent from its all time high ($27.86 per share) and closed Friday, April 28, 2023 at $2.33: $0.02 above its all time low of $2.31 per share, I imagine that Matterport will also announce this potential multi-million dollar annual recurring revenue stream during this live webcast ( that anyone can listen to. The dial-in number at 4:30 pm ET will be 412-902-4209, conference ID: 10176795 ).Matterport did a scheduled Matterport Cloud maintenance on Saturday, April 15, 2023 that included the Matterport Shopping Cart; Matterport Purchases and Matterport Model Processing. This may be further evidence of potential hosting charges for Matterport spaces.I am just speculating here that Matterport could conceivably generate $108 million in new annual recurring revenue if it charged $1 per month per space in hosting 9 million Matterport spaces.I imagine that potential new cloud hosting charges for archived models do not apply to Matterport Classic Pricing that already includes cloud hosting charges.Matterport does not break-out subscription revenue by Classic Pricing, New Pricing and Enterprise Pricing. And, I imagine that cloud hosting charges would not apply to Enterprise contracts until if/when renegotiated).Matterport has 9.2 million spaces under management as of December 31, 2022,” according to the 2023 Matterport 10-K Form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 27 April 2023.I imagine new charges for hosting would be effective 30 days after the Matterport customers’ current monthly billing; or effective with the annual billing renewal.Suggestion: upgrade to a Matterport annual contract prior to Tuesday, 9 May 2023. This may delay the potential new hosting charge – or other potential pricing changes – for 12 months.I could imagine that Matterport will also announce that it will start enforcing gaming Matterport Classic Pricing and Matterport New Pricing as I described in the WGAN Forum four years ago (See: How to game the new Matterport Pricing) which enable Matterport Classic pricing customers to “transfer spaces from “New” to “Classic” plans for free: something that Matterport announced it would stop effective 31 January 2021, according to a Matterport eBlast of 31 January 2021, but may not have.
Commentary and Analysis continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Saturday Apr 29, 2023

In this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show today (27 April 2023 | recording above), Alex shows how the REMARK.re traffic aware instant booking platform may help you:▶ book more real estate photo shoots per day, week and month▶ get paid for your travel time (more $$$ that mileage during rush hour)▶ provide real estate agents incentives for booking appointments that optimize your time/location▶ be more efficient (so that you can focus on shooting rather than coordinating)▶ get paid faster▶ deliver all your digital assets more efficiently▶ be greenAlex does show and tell for the front-end (what the real estate agent sees) and the back-end (what you see).Plus, Alex talks about what's coming soon, including a scheduling chatbot powered by ChatGPT based on all the content that you have entered into the REMARK.re platform.It's free to get started with REMARK.re ...How do you easily, quickly and efficiently enable your clients book your services instantly?Find out on Thursday, 27 April 2023 on WGAN-TV Live at 5:▶ WGAN-TV | Introduction to REMARK.re Traffic-Aware Instant Booking Service for Real Estate PhotographersMy guest will be Remark Founder and CEO Alex Gustafson (@_AG).Topics Include▶ Boosting Revenue with Remark▶ Traffic-Aware Scheduling Efficiency▶ Streamlined Calendar Integration▶ Capture More Clients: Same-Day Bookings▶ Adaptable Service Times & Pricing▶ Maximize Earnings: Travel Fee Strategy▶ Founder's Story: Overcoming StrugglesAbout www.REMARK.re▶ Existing scheduling tools aren't for people who drive. Remark.re changes this by padding yourappointments with real future drive time estimates.▶ Our patent pending traffic aware booking tool is made for real estate photographers by real estate photographers. Customers only see availability if you have time to make the drive to and from their location.

Thursday Apr 27, 2023

A deep-dive demo of Urbanimmersive's UiMeet3D Tours + ChatGPT for Lead Generation Solution on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Tuesday, 25 April 2023:WGAN-TV | Urbanimmersive's UiMeet3D Tours + ChatGPT = Lead Generation SolutionMy guests are:1. Urbanimmersive Inc. President and CEO Ghislain Lemire, and2. Urbanimmersive Inc. Executive Vice-President François-Hugues Liberge | @fhlibergeBackstoryUrbanimmersive announced the integration of Urbanimmersive's UiMeet3D 3D Tours + ChatGPT for lead generation on Thursday (30 March 2023):WGAN Forum (30 March 2023) Urbanimmersive Integrates ChatGPT with UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot to Transform 3D Tours into Powerful Lead Generation SolutionsI asked ChatGPT Plus to:ChatGPT Plus summarized this Urbanimmersive media release:1. Urbanimmersive, a leading provider of 3D tour solutions, has integrated ChatGPT, a state-of-the-art AI technology, with its UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot to transform 3D tours into powerful lead generation solutions.2. UiMeet3D is Urbanimmersive's proprietary technology that enables viewers to engage in immersive, real-time interactions with other 3D avatars within 3D virtual tours.3. UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot is an optional virtual host that emulates another person avatar with the specific job of generating leads by greeting each visitor entering a 3D tour, performing simple tasks, and chat prompts.4. ChatGPT will now enable UiMeet3D Greeting Bot to answer questions related to the environments limited to curated information selected by the clients.5. Urbanimmersive's 3D tours come equipped with a wealth of information, including property descriptions, neighborhood details, and 2D floor plans, which the UiMeet3D Greeting Bot can utilize to provide viewers with answers to a wide range of questions.6. Urbanimmersive has been working on creating a custom dataset that combines relevant information about their 3D tours with user behavior data to fine-tune ChatGPT integration, enabling the AI to better understand user preferences and interests within the context of the 3D tour.7. By leveraging ChatGPT in conjunction with this Urbanimmersive's proprietary sophisticated user behavior analysis, the UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot aims to provide a highly personalized and intuitive interactive experience for viewers exploring its 3D environments.8. The AI-powered UiMeet3D Greeting Bot will be offered with a different set of tools, limits, and functions and is expected to boost the All-In-One Marketing Monthly Membership offered by the Company's franchises.9. The integration of ChatGPT with UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot opens up a myriad of possibilities for other applications, such as guided tours for local businesses, historical sites, and architectural landmarks.10. The AI-powered UiMeet3D Greeting Bot will first be rolled out to a limited group of selected clients, allowing the Company to monitor its behavior and measure conversion metrics.

Saturday Apr 22, 2023

https://WGAN.INFO/Urbanimmersive | Urbanimmersive Franchise Network now offers its franchisees:1. Unlimited 3D Tours (with Dollhouse)2. Unlimited Enriched Floor Plans3. Unlimited Feature Rich Property WebsitesDo you want to learn more about the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network benefits (like these)?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 20 April 2023:✓ WGAN-TV | Urbanimmersive Franchise Network: How to and Why Own a FranchiseMy guests are:1. Urbanimmersive Inc. President and CEO Ghislain Lemire, and2. Urbanimmersive Inc. Executive Vice-President François-Hugues Liberge | @fhlibergeBackstoryUrbanimmersive Franchise Network "recently made some exciting updates to our franchise model," writes Urbanimmersive Inc. President and CEO Ghislain Lemire in an email to me Thursday (16 March 2023) afternoon."One of the main highlights is our unlimited 3D tours and floor plans offer for residential properties. This feature provides a significant competitive advantage for our franchisees, as it enables them to deliver exceptional value to their clients while generating a sustainable revenue stream. For commercial, we offer franchisees with a 0,01 cent per SQ FT post-production cost with no hosting fee," writes Ghislain."We believe that this unlimited approach to real estate photography services will resonate with [the We Get Around Network] Forum's audience," writes Ghislain.

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

Do you want to create sales, marketing and explainer videos to help tell your story, but are camera-shy?
Synthesia is the world’s largest AI video creation platform with 100+ photo-realistic AI digital twin avatars.
Using Synthesia, you can quickly create videos. It’s done in a web-based app that is accessible in your browser. No software to download. No plugin needed.
Synthesia enables you to make awesome video content without the need for any physical recording process. That means, no cameras. No actors. No studios. None of all the things that generally make video production a lot more difficult. With Synthesia, anyone can make video content.
Synthesia converts your text to video within minutes.
On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 13 April 2023, my guest will be Synthesia Photo-Realistic AI Digital Twin Avatar Alex.
✓ WGAN-TV | 15 Tips for Using Synthesia to Help You Make Money, Save Money and Save Time
I will ask Alex to show and tell us about:
✓ 100+ avatars (like her) including different ethnicities, ages and styles✓ 85+ fully customizable video templates✓ 120+ languages and accents✓ easy-to-use tools suitable for beginners (and robust enough for expert video editors)✓ free media library
We will also chat about mashing up ChatGPT and Synthesia.

Wednesday Apr 12, 2023

Cupix Adds CupixWorks to Bentley’s Powered by eye twin Program
The one-stop digital construction solution enables every stage in the built-world lifecycle
San Jose, California. Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Cupix, a global spatial digital twin platform that provides visualization and analytics for owners and builders across the entire built-world lifecycle, announced today the addition of its leading product, CupixWorks, to Bentley Systems’ powered by eye twin program.
CupixWorks is a state-of-the-art 3D digital twin platform that enables decision-making and collaboration through all stages of a building’s life cycle. Project Managers, General Contractors, Architects, and Owners can remotely view, track, and manage on-site progress via 3D spatial contexts and life-like 3D navigation.
By leveraging the Bentley eye twin Platform, CupixWorks can synchronize and visualize 3D, 360° capture data — along with bim models plus customized data — and use geo referencing to place the capture in the site’s physical location.
“We are excited to add CupixWorks to Bentley’s powered by eye twin program,” said Simon Bae, CEO at Cupix. “The eye twin Platform’s visualization and synchronization capabilities help CupixWorks to deliver life-like 3D navigation that feels like you’re on site. This improves collaboration for stakeholders—wherever they are—based on what’s actually happening at the site.”
“We are very pleased to have Cupix add their CupixWorks solution to the powered by eye twin program,” said Adam Klatzkin, Vice President, eye twin Platform, at Bentley Systems. “In doing so, the company joins a growing ecosystem of developers building powerful digital twin solutions on the eye twin Platform. CupixWorks is a great example of how 3D reality capture data and BIM can be synchronized for virtual site navigation and progress tracking of complex construction projects.”
Cupix media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here:

Monday Apr 10, 2023

► Redfin Media Release: https://wgan.info/Redfin1
► Synthesia AI Avatars: https://wgan.info/Synthesia
► We Get Around Network Forum https://www.WGANForum.com
The demand for vacation homes has decreased by a staggering 52% from pre-pandemic levels, according to a recent report by Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Mortgage-rate locks for second homes hit their lowest point since 2016 in February, with March not far behind.During the pandemic, second-home demand skyrocketed, with mortgage-rate locks peaking at 89% above pre-pandemic levels in August 2020. This boom was fueled by affluent Americans seeking vacation properties due to low mortgage rates, remote work opportunities, and travel restrictions.However, six factors have contributed to the sharp decline in second-home demand:1. The high cost of vacation homes, with the average second home valued at $465,000 compared to $375,000 for primary homes. Additionally, the federal government increased loan fees for second homes in April 2022.2. Second homes being a luxury rather than a necessity, leading buyers to pull back from the market.3. The gradual return to office work, reducing the appeal of second homes.4. The decreasing attractiveness of buying vacation homes for rental purposes, due to a saturated short-term rental market and cooling long-term rental market.5. Shrinking bank accounts as stock markets decline, reducing available funds for down payments and monthly payments.6. Many potential second-home buyers having already made their purchases during the 2020 and 2021 pandemic homebuying boom.Redfin Deputy Chief Economist Taylor Marr explains that the current challenging financial climate, including high housing payments, inflation, and uncertainty in financial markets, has made it difficult for most Americans to consider purchasing a vacation home.Despite the downturn, affluent cash buyers are still seeking vacation properties in popular destinations. Phoenix Redfin agent Van Welborn notes that these buyers are motivated by the potential to purchase vacation homes below asking price, although interest in short-term rental properties has waned due to market saturation.---Source: Redfin | Monday, 10 April 2023 | Summarized by ChatGPT Plus

Friday Apr 07, 2023

In a bid to transform the traditionally complex and costly site review processes in the construction sector, Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) has announced an integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud. The collaboration aims to streamline the "Request for Information" (RFI) process in Autodesk Build by utilizing Matterport's digital twin technology. Construction projects often face challenges due to project inaccuracies or misunderstandings between stakeholders, leading to costly delays and rework. The typical RFI process, which involves construction and design teams labeling issues directly onto documents or images, can be time-consuming and often results in inaccuracies. In fact, according to research, inaccurate or incomplete documentation is responsible for an estimated 48% of rework in the US construction industry.
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum here:

Friday Mar 31, 2023

-- What are some of the possible uses of a Matterport digital twin of a baseball stadium?-- If you 'pitch' a baseball park, what are some of the ways that you might charge?-- What are some of the hardest things about scanning a baseball stadium?Find out the answers to these questions - and many more - on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, March 30, 2023 when my guest will be Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks for the topic:✓ WGAN-TV | "What I Learned from Using a Matterport Pro3 Camera to Scan a Baseball Stadium"Here are some of the questions that I anticipate asking Tom during the show:1. What are possible use cases for scanning a baseball stadium?2. How would you charge a client to do this work (hourly, day rate, flat rate)?3. Aside from the Matterport Pro3 Camera, what supporting equipment did you have?4. What were some of the expected challenges you encountered?5. What were some of the unexpected challenges you encountered?6. Did you have any alignment issues, if so how did you overcome them?7. What was the easiest part of this job?8. What was the hardest part of this job?9. What was the feedback from the client about the work you turned in?

Thursday Mar 30, 2023

Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Thursday, March 30, 2023 - Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive”, the “Company” or “UI”) (TSX VENTURE: UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF), a leading provider of 3D tour solutions, today announced having integrated ChatGPT, a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology, with their winning product UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot available in all its 3D tours subscription.
UiMeet3D is Urbanimmersive's proprietary technology that enables viewers to engage in immersive, real-time interactions with other 3D avatars (other visitors) within 3D virtual tours.
Each 3D avatar, represented by the viewer's webcam video streaming, creates a captivating experience that transcends traditional 3D tour limitations, fostering dynamic communication and visual interactions among viewers.
UiMeet3D Avatar Greeting Bot on its part is an optional virtual host emulating another person avatar with the specific job of generating leads by greeting each visitor entering a 3D tour, performing simple tasks and chat prompts. Since its introduction in 2021, UiMeet3D and its Greeting Bot has proven to be an effective lead generation tool.
The integration of ChatGPT will now enable UiMeet3D Greeting Bot answering questions related to the environments limited to curated information selected by the clients.
Urbanimmersive's 3D tours come equipped with a wealth of information, including property descriptions, neighborhood details, and 2D floor plans. With the client's content permission, the UiMeet3D Greeting Bot can utilize this information to provide viewers with answers to a wide range of questions, such as the number of rooms, square footage, nearby schools and public transportation options, and agent services and experience.
Urbanimmersive media release continues in the WGAN Forum (www.WGANForum):

Saturday Mar 25, 2023

How can Matterport Service Providers (easily) do 1-on-1 networking by phone?
On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 23 March 2023, my guest will be OWWLL Founder Jason Hill to show and tell us how:
WGAN-TV | How Virtual Tour Photographers can do 1:1 Networking by Phone Using the Owwll App
Owwll is a social networking platform that connects people instantly through private 1-on-1 audio calls. Whether it's a personal or business, build rich relationships by calling who you want, charging what you want, connecting when you want.
Join the fastest growing online community of professionals today and build strong connections!
How Owwll Works
1. Download the OWWLL App (iOS | Android) | (Referral Code: WGAN) is a mobile app. (Owwll gives you access to new networks and valuable contacts otherwise unreachable without a referral.)
2. Build Connections - Search through vetted professionals to connect with the people you are looking for! For example, search profiles: Atlanta REALTORS
3. Connect - Get in touch instantly in real-time on a private 1-on-1 audio call.
Chat with me on -- WGAN Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod -- OWWLL during my weekly office hours: 5-6 pm ET Fridays!

Monday Mar 20, 2023

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 16 March 2023, my guests will be:1. SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Koźlak, PhD Eng.2. SIMLAB SIM-ON Product Owner Michał SzopaMarek and Michał will demo and discuss how to use the SIMLAB SIM-ON Facility Management (FM) platform with a task manager as a communication tool among:1. householders2. employees3. service providersWGAN-TV | Matterport + SIMLAB SIM-ON for Facilities Management, Maintenance and DesignDemo and Discussion Includes1. Tickets Task Manager for owners, stakeholders and service providers2. Mapping tickets in Matterport 3D space3. Photo and Video sharing for issue reporting4. Linking to assets and events timeline5. Virtual staging6. 3D model browser7. Layout manager8. Models Sets and Decoration9. Location and position tool10. E-commerce integration11. Product description tags and linking to online storesSIMLAB SIM-ON also includes a virtual staging and design module with an e-commerce integration.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Matterport Expands Platform Integrations with Autodesk Construction Cloud to Transform Complex and Costly Site Review Processes For Construction SectorMatterport digital twins provide precise, photorealistic 3D views of job sites to reduce errors and speed the RFI process in Autodesk Construction CloudSUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced a new integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud– a portfolio of software and services that combines advanced technology, a builders network and predictive insights for construction teams –making it easier for project teams using Matterport and Autodesk Build ® to collaborate within critical project management workflows. This new integration allows project stakeholders to enhance the “Request for Information” (RFI) process in Autodesk Build, moving from traditional methods of communication to immersive digital twin technology, powered by Matterport.Construction projects involve hundreds of stakeholders, many of whom rely on documents and images to coordinate the construction lifecycle from design to to operations. While project management tools can ease the burden of organizing various materials, the current process of relying on complex 2D and 3D files often results in project inaccuracies or misunderstandings between stakeholders, leading to rework or costly delays.To address information gaps on a project, construction professionals submit an RFI. The typical RFI process involves queries by construction and design teams. Teams label issues directly onto the documents or images, with each project stakeholder responsible for updating the documentation with new information to clarify incomplete data or references.This process can be tedious and time-consuming, as documentation typically spans multiple formats that constantly evolve as stakeholders weigh in, making it difficult for teams to track the latest information. According to a Navigant Construction Forum survey, the average construction project will result in more than 800 RFIs, averaging more than 50 RFI’s submitted per week. Each request consumes an average of eight hours of administrative labor to receive, log, review and respond to the RFI1. Inaccurate or incomplete documentation is responsible for an estimated 48% of the rework that occurs in the construction industry in the United States, according to the research paper, Construction Disconnected, conducted by Thomas et al., 2018(2).
(Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Mar 10, 2023

Do you want to add collaboration and communication within Matterport tours and 3D Models at scale?For the first half of WGAN-TV Live at 5, the show is for decision makers and product managers interested in how to add value to Matterport and other 3D models. The WGAN-TV audience members are particularly interested in what features can easily be integrated and add huge value to their digital twins without having to build these features from scratch.For the second half of WGAN-TV Live at 5, the show is for CTOs and programmers that have been asked to evaluate how much tech resources will be needed to add these features to their Matterport tours and other 3D models. Techs want to know what is included in the SuperViz SDK and related resources.Stay-tuned!On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 9 March 2023, my guests are:1. SuperViz Co-Founder and CEO Russ Rive and2. SuperViz Vice President of Engineering Tommy LindestrømWGAN-TV | Leverage the SuperViz SDK for Matterport and 3D Models to Super-Charge CollaborationRuss and Tommy will do a deep-dive in to the SuperViz SDK, including:1. SuperViz features that can be added to Matterport tours and 3D Models2. SuperViz SDK demoSuperViz SDK in Brief1. The SuperViz SDK turns any 3D or digital twin web application into an immersive experience for guided tours, interactive presentations and real-time collaboration.2. Ready-to-go plugins for Matterport and three.js make it easy to integrate with just a few lines of code. The SuperViz SDK transforms single-user experiences into multi-user, including full video conferencing functionality, support for avatars, shared mouse positions and a powerful sync engine.3. SuperViz helps bring people together with a sense of presence whether they work with 3D models, reality capture, digital twins, 360º imagery or any other spatial content.According to SuperVizThe SuperViz SDK release opens access for anyone with a web viewer in their platform to add immersive collaborative experiences to Matterport or other digital twin 3D Models web applications.Easily transform single-user experiences into multi-user, including:1. Immersive Meetings: Full-function video conferencing layer for up to 16 participants, including chat, grid view and screen share. (face-to-face synchronous collaboration, full video conferencing functionality, Guided Tours)2. Broadcast: Broadcast mode for up to 230 people. With this mode you can allow audience participants to follow live meetings with chat access.3. Avatars: Flexible avatar support for glb and GLTF models. Add your own models for meeting participants. (interactive among users)4. Real-Time Data Properties: Add an extra layer of collaboration by synchronizing your app properties in real-time between meeting participants using a powerful sync engine including: 3D models, 2D content, States, Selections, Objects and anything else needed (shared mouse positions)5. Dashboard: Developer dashboard with detailed usage statistics and management.6. 3D Viewer Plugins: Automatic Multiplayer enabled integration with avatars, pointers and controls directly inside your favorite 3D viewer.The SuperViz Matterport and Three.js plugins make it quick and easy to integrate.“The biggest request we got from our own web app customers was for us to make the concept work as an embedded feature inside other platforms,” shares Russ Rive, SuperViz CEO and Co-Founder.“It turns out the idea of immersive collaboration in 3D space is a very distributed problem, and so we developed the SuperViz SDK as a way to solve that need," says Rive.“With options like SuperViz, the whole visualization engine is loaded natively inside of everyone’s location. So each person is loading and rendering their own version of the browser of the 3D space, leading to perfect quality. It’s a huge jump in the quality of the experience and the quality of the visual,” says Rive.Designed to save development time and resources, it's easy to begin building with the Superviz SDK.Utilizing real-time synchronization means customers can access more efficient collaboration workflows while staying on your platform, eliminating slow-downs and poor performance:1. Screen share from a video conference sends only one point of view. There’s no sense of the other person being with you.2. Inferior image quality is frequent with screen sharing. Resolution is low and you get pixelation, especially if anyone has a choppy internet connection.3. The need to screen share is an extra step that leads to customers juggling multiple tools. Syncing in real time provides a streamlined solution in a single platform.“What’s really exciting about this is that it’s more than just adding collaboration. It sounds sci-fi, but you’re building a virtual teleportation machine. Your web app becomes a space, a location, a place where people go and hang out, where they discuss projects as if they were there together,” Rive says.The SuperViz SDK pricing structure provides maximum freedom and flexibility during product build-out and testing. The free SuperViz Starter Plan includes 1,000 monthly participant minutes.

Thursday Mar 02, 2023

If you are a Matterport Service Provider that owns a Matterport Pro3 Camera - or is planning to buy one - and you are interested in scanning for Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals, this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show will help you understand if/when you can use the Matterport Pro3 Camera for:1. Outdoor Elevations2. As-Builts3. E57 Files4. Matterport MatterPaks5. Accuracy of Measurement6. Large commercial spaces7. Land for saleMy subject matter expert guest on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show 5 pm ET Thursday, 2 March 2023 is Robotic Imaging Chief Operations Officer Will Buzan:✓ WGAN-TV | MSPs: Understanding Level of Detail (LOD) Meets Matterport Pro3 CameraPotential AEC clients may ask you about Level of Detail (LOD) when doing scans. And, these terms have precise meaning.Will will help us understand Level of Detail, including showing examples.1. Matterport point cloud vs. Leica RTC360 point cloud2. LOD meaning and interpretation for AEC - demo various level of detail3. no legal verbiage or disclaimer for MSPs4. What MSPs should be super-careful about?5. When/how MSPs might partner with Robotic Imaging6. What jobs in the AEC space can MSPs do with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Two related WGAN-TV shows (videos below):1. WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Pro3 vs. Pro2/BLK3602. WGAN-TV Transcript: | Matterport + Leica BLK360: 20 Questions (and Answers)What questions should I ask Will about LOD and Matterport Pro3 Camera on this WGAN-TV show?Best,DanAbout Robotic Imagining (from the Robotic Imaging website)What is Robotic Imaging?Our team consists of reality capture technicians throughout the world digitizing the future of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. Robotic Imaging digitizes the world with high definition laser scanners and reality models online. Architects, Engineers, Construction, Developers and project stakeholders work with our data to accelerate real estate development and portfolio scalability.How does Robotic Imaging work?Request and scan and we will deploy Robotic Imaging on your site. LiDAR, Drones, BIM and VR are foundational for our applications.How much does Robotic Imaging cost?The more accurate to reality, the more time and cost. Our high definition laser scanning can collect LiDAR and colorized RGB values at a variety of densities specific to your project. Reach out for a quote: capture@roboimg.comWhere and When is Robotic Imaging available?When your property is accessible, scanning can occur 24/7, on weekends, outside hours of operation and/or under specific certifications or procedures.How did Robotic Imaging start?Founded in Philadelphia by Real Estate Developers and Programmers. Reach out and connect with us: info@roboimg.comRobotic Imaging Links1. Robotic Imaging Website2. Mike Chawaga LinkedIn Profile3. Robotic Imaging Facebook Page4. Robotic Imaging YouTube Channel5. Robotic Imaging on Twitter: @RoboticImaging6. Robotic Imaging on Instagram: roboticimaging7. Contact Mike Chawaga: capture@roboimg.com

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Tuesday, 28 February 2023:WGAN-TV: Tom Sparks (Sparks Media Group): "I Paid $299 for a Matterport Digital Pro Package for a Real Estate Listing: What Every Matterport Service Provider Should Know"To help you decide if Matterport Digital Pro is a threat to Matterport Service Providers (or an opportunity or no impact at all), I reached out to Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks offering for We Get Around Network to pay a Matterport Digital Pro package ($299) in exchange for Tom documenting the experience for the WGAN Forum community (and publishing the digital assets in the WGAN Forum).I could imagine understanding the Matterport Digital Pro experience -- from an actual shoot -- would provide insight regarding if Matterport Digital Pro services powered by VHT Studios (a division of Matterport) is a threat or opportunity.BackstoryEight months after Matterport announced it acquired VHT Studios (7 July 2022), Matterport launched its Matterport Digital Pro "all-in-one" solution for real estate agents powered by VHT Studios.Matterport Digital Pro offers the following package for $299 (with optional add ons):1. Matterport Tour2. 25+ Photos3. Schematic Floor Plan (B&W)4. Teaser VideoI could imagine that $299 is less than what the majority of Matterport Service Providers charge for (what might sound like) a similar package.When Matterport made this announcement on Wednesday, 15 February 2023, two different WGAN Forum discussions were started about, is Matterport Digital Pro a competitor to Matterport Service Providers? Specifically:1. Matterport Digital Pro - your direct competition2. Video: Matterport launches all in one solution, should you be worried?Tom is uniquely qualified since he has documented shooting the same house with five Matterport capture solutions:1. Matterport Pro3 Camera2. Matterport Pro2 Camera3. Matterport AXIS Kit [Motorized Mount (smartphone rotator)]4. Ricoh THETA Z15. Insta360 One RS 1"How about the same house done with Matterport Digital Pro Package to be able to compare apples-to-apples, I asked Tom.Among the questions that I will ask Tom on WGAN-TV Live at 5 are:1. What was the Matterport Digital Pro ordering experience like?2. How long from ordering until the photographer showed up and how long to deliver the assets?3. What was the Matterport Digital Pro scanning experience like (including which camera)?4. What's the deliverable process like?5. Your thoughts about how Matterport Digital Pro compares with a MSP (like you) shooting with a Pro2 or Pro3?6. How does the job delivered by Matterport Digital Pro Package compare to your services?7. Will you outsource large Matterport scans to Matterport Digital Pro since they say same price regardless of SQFT?7. Other thoughts?

Monday Feb 27, 2023

Matterport Missing Two Mobile Mapping Scanning Solutions in the AEC SpaceCommentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV PodcastWhile the Matterport Pro3 Camera scans faster than a Matterport Pro2 Camera and Leica BLK360 scanner, Matterport still needs to add two mobile mapping solutions in the AEC Space.For example, at Geo Week 2023 in Denver earlier this month, at least two mobile mapping scanning solutions were displayed in the the Geo Week expo space that Matterport is missing:1. Cupix Mobile Mapping Solution - Cupix uses an Insta360 ONE X2 360 camera - to create a video where the camera captures every two seconds paired with videogrammetry to create a 3D model.2. NavVis VLX 2nd Generation Mobile Solution - The NavVis VLX 2nd generation captures both LiDAR scan data and 360 photography to create a 3D model.The single largest expense in scanning is labor. I could imagine that these two mobile mapping solutions (above) can capture a space 20 times faster (than moving a tripod from point-to-point (even with a dolly).Scanning 20 times faster enables:1. Daily, weekly or monthly construction documentation2. Super-large spaces such as a shopping center (including the parking lot)3. More AEC scanning opportunitiesBecause Matterport is building out its platform for many verticals, in multiple countries and in multiple languages, my impression is that it innovates slower than other scanning solutions.In the AEC space, Matterport is competing with companies that are solely focused on the AEC space and, thus, can innovate faster when focused on only one vertical.If you are a Matterport Service Provider thinking that you like getting paid at the pace that you presently scan, I could imagine that competing solutions -- that take one-twentieth of the time to scan -- will make you irrelevant.To "catch up" in the AEC space, Matterport needs to either:1. Develop a low and high-end mobile mapping scanning solution2. Acquire companies that already offer mobile mapping scanning solutions3. Be acquired by a company that can "roll-up" competitive companies4. License mobile mapping scanning solutions5. Partner with mobile mapping scanning solutions to integrate Matterport as a "publish to" solutionWhat are your thoughts about Matterport and mobile mapping solutions?
Join the WGAN Forum discussion (www.WGANForum.com) here:

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

► Small ($219.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN1 (Master D2011-7 Case) (wheels)► Medium ($194.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN2 (Expert D1913-7 Case) (no wheels)► Large ($264.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN3 (Maestro D2116-7 Case) (wheels, more storage)
Are you searching for a Matterport Pro3 Camera hard case that ...1. ... is much-much-better than the hard case Matterport offers ($199.99) for the Matterport Pro3 Camera?2. ... has protection - from drops and vibration for an Apple iPad?3. ... has has precision cut polyethylene foam for the Pro3, Pro3 Batteries and iPad?4. ... has has precision cut polyethylene foam (that I can modify for my specific needs)?5. ... is a better value?6. ... is a better price?7. ... has an upgrade option to include wheels?8. ... has no Matterport logo on the case?9. ... conveniently holds three (3) Matterport Pro3 Camera batteries?10. ... has a large, secure compartment for Pro3's: charging kit; tripod mount; cables; door stops (and more)?11. ... has had the input of WGAN Founder Dan Smigrod (into the engineering and design)?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 23 February 2023 will be MyCaseBuilder Engineering Manager Hugh Conway for show and tell:WGAN-TV | Three Hard Cases for Matterport Pro3 Camera (and How to Customize Foam) and How to Customize FoamTopics Include1. Why MyCaseBuilder cases are better versus Matterport's case, including a discussion of:► Small ($219.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN1 (Master D2011-7 Case) (wheels)► Medium ($194.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN2 (Expert D1913-7 Case) (no wheels)► Large ($244.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN3 (Maestro D2116-7 Case) (wheels, more storage)2. accommodating various size iPads (with cases) and Android tablets3. two MyCaseBuilder options for a case with wheels for the Matterport Pro3 Camera, iPad and accessories5. Summary: why the MyCaseBuilder hard cases are better; why the MyCaseBuilder foam is better; and why the why the MyCaseBuilder hard cases are a better value.In addition to showing the MyCaseBuilder cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera, Hugh will show how to customize the foam for your specific needs.Questions that I should ask MyCaseBuilder Engineering Manager Hugh Conway during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?Special Offer for We Get Around Network Forum Members► Free! 12-Months WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) with when you use one of these WGAN affiliate links to purchase your hard case:► Small ($219.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN1 (Master D2011-7 Case) (wheels)► Medium ($194.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN2 (Expert D1913-7 Case) (no wheels)► Large ($264.99) | WGAN.INFO/MPPro3WGAN3 (Maestro D2116-7 Case) (wheels, more storage)Email MyCaseBuilder receipt to: DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com► WGAN Forum discussions tagged: MyCaseBuilder | Pro3

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Matterport Announces Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2022 Financial Results
Q4 total revenue rose to a record $41.1 million, above Company guidance
Q4 subscription revenue rose to a record $19.3 million, above Company guidance
Q4 product revenue rose to a record $13.6 million, up 51% sequentially from the prior quarter
Q4 GAAP loss per share of $0.21 and Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.09, at the high end of the Company’s guidance range
2022 annual revenue rose to a record $136.1 million, up 22% from 2021
Balance sheet remains strong with $477 million in cash and investments and no debt
SUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, February. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced record financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022.
“We delivered record revenue again in the fourth quarter, as our subscriber base continued to grow and our spaces under management exceeded 9 million,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Enterprise demand remains robust as customers across many verticals, such as manufacturing, AEC, and travel and hospitality, are increasingly turning to Matterport’s digital twins for remote facilities management, saving companies measurable travel time and money while boosting productivity. As our digital twin platform ecosystem continues to grow, customers investing in our powerful add-ons will gain more insights and value from their facilities, storefronts, real estate, and office spaces.“
“Our record total revenue for the fourth quarter and year, combined with the actions we have taken to control costs, are yielding significant benefits to our bottom line,” said JD Fay, Chief Financial Officer of Matterport. “Subscription revenue reached $19.3 million, a new record, and we demonstrated broad-based adoption of our solution with subscribers exceeding the 700,000 milestone. At the same time, our disciplined approach to managing operating expenses enabled us to deliver a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.09 in the fourth quarter, at the high-end of our guidance range. I believe the momentum we saw in the second half of 2022 is carrying through to 2023 and sets the stage for another record-breaking year.”
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights
Total subscribers increased to 701,000, up 39% year-over-year
Spaces Under Management (SUM) increased to 9.2 million, up 37% year-over-year
Total revenue was $41.1 million, up 52% year-over-year
Subscription revenue was $19.3 million, up 17% year-over-year
Product revenue was $13.6 million, up 107% year-over-year
Services revenue was $8.3 million, up 122% year-over-year
Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) exiting the fourth quarter was $77.2 million
Non-GAAP net loss was $0.09 per share
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Matterport Launches Digital Pro to Reinvent Real Estate Marketing with New All-in-One SolutionNew offering helps real estate agents win listings and sell homes faster by creating an immersive 3D tour, HDR photos, and detailed floor plans for a low, flat rateSUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today announced Digital Pro, an all-in-one marketing solution for real estate agents, available now in the United States.Digital Pro combines the innovation of Matterport’s 3D digital twin technology with integrated marketing and content production services to create the industry’s most affordable, comprehensive marketing package to help real estate professionals win more listings and sell homes faster.With a single appointment, Matterport will produce professional-grade HDR photos, a 2D floor plan, 3D tour, and a preview video for customers, all delivered within 1-2 business days at a low flat rate.According to a recent trends report by the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group, 67% percent of home buyers consider floor plans useful in a listing. (1) Another poll found 89% consider 3D Virtual Tours as important to the buying process.(2)With Digital Pro, real estate professionals can produce all of the media assets needed to market, sell and promote their properties through a single partner. By offering a full suite of visual marketing tools in a simple package, agents can focus more on winning listings and selling homes faster, raising the bar for what buyers and sellers can expect from a home listing.
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Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Matterport to Add Super-Powerful Search/Navigation Features Powered by AI/ML/ARCommentary byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV PodcastMatterport will upgrade Matterport Showcase player to include native wayfinding and search powered by machine learning, according to a rumor at Geo Week in Denver Tuesday (14 February 2023).By the end of 2Q23, I anticipate that Matterport will launch a drop down search bar in Matterport Showcase player that lists items and locations identified in the space by machine learning and then - via an augmented reality wayfinding experience - enable the viewer to "walk" from their existing destination to the dropdown menu selection location.Initially, the items and spaces identified will focus on real estate spaces and by the end of 2023 include spaces that are unique to the AEC (Architects, Engineers and Construction) related spaces.The introduction of these super-powerful search and navigation features will add huge value to Matterport and help Matterport differentiate its platform from 200 other 3D/360 virtual tour platforms/software.For clarification, as of today (15 February 2023), Matterport has not announced the additions of native wayfinding and pull down menu search via a pre-define list of objects or spaces identified by AI powered by a machine learning training set.
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Saturday Feb 11, 2023

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 9 February 2023, my Guest will be Boone, NC-based Premier Images Founder and President Douglas Meyers showing and telling us about:=> WGAN-TV Live at 5 | "How I Shot Two Cruise Ships with a Matterport Pro3 Camera in 9 Days"Discussion Includes1. Show and Tell about shooting two cruise ships with a Matterport Pro3 Camera2. Scanning Workflow3. Post Production Workflow4. How the client plans to use these tours4. Douglas' thoughts about the Matterport Pro3 Camera5. Any challenges scanning cruise ships?6. Interesting things about scanning cruise ships7. What Douglas will do differently scanning the next cruise ship8. Other thoughts about scanning cruise ships?Additionally, I will ask Douglas about his "previous life" in entertainment:1. Bizarro" on the TV show Superboy2. Mr. Silver The Robotic Performer (45 TV shows and 15 Movies)3. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) Cruise Director (February 1980 o July 1985)Questions that I should ask Douglas Meyers during WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanLinksWGAN Forum: @DouglasMeyersWebsite: Premier ImagesLinkedIn: Douglas MeyersYouTube: Premier ImagesFacebook: Premier Images LLCEmail: douglas@premierimages.bizCoverage area: Linville, NC; Blowing Rock, NC; Hickory, NC; West Jefferson, NC; Lenoir, NC; Boone, NC; · Wilkesboro, NC; Banner Elk, NC; and North Wilkesboro, NCAbout Premier Images and Douglas Meyers (Source: LinkedIn)Premier Images is your number one Matterport 3D Virtual Tour service provider and Real Estate HDR photographer. We are the area's first and most experienced Matterport service provider in the area.I am Douglas Meyers and am happy to help you get this new technology for your listing up and on a 3D platform. As a FAA Drone pilot I shoot video and photos from high above the ground.We travel the World helping companies realize their 3D Virtual Tours and photographic needs. These tours are the future of digital information in today's new 3D Virtual World. We are FAA Drone Licensed and fully insured. Services also include: HDR Photography, 360 Photos / videos. We are a Zillow Preferred Photographer and a Google Street View Photographer.I was an International performer for almost 40 years. Mr. Silver was a robotic, magic performer that toured around the World from Conventions, TV shows and even Big films like "Iron Man 3".I became the youngest Cruise Director in the World at 23 yrs in 1983 and learned how the World and Cruise Industry worked. This was my college and I loved every minute of it and now I get to shoot these beautiful ships in 3D.

Thursday Feb 02, 2023

www.WGAN.INFO/SparksMediaGroup (Matterport tour examples)
If you are thinking about getting started creating Matterport digital twins, you have many 3D/360 camera options (list below): (list of officially supported 3D/360 cameras as of 23 January 2023.)1. Matterport Pro3 Camera2. Matterport Pro3 Camera Acceleration Kit3. Matterport Pro2 Camera4. Matterport AXIS Kit [Motorized Mount (smartphone rotator)]5. Ricoh THETA Z1 / Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB6. Ricoh THETA X (likely to be officially supported soon by Matterport)7. Ricoh THETA SC28. Ricoh Theta V9. Insta360 ONE [replaced by Insta360 ONE X2]10. Insta360 ONE X211. Insta360 X3 (likely to be officially supported soon by Matterport)12. Insta360 One R - Dual Lens Twin Edition13. Insta360 One RS 1"14. Leica BLK360 (1st generation) [I predict Matterport will NOT support Leica BLK360 2nd generation]Which 3D/360 camera(s) should you buy (and why)?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 2 February 2023, Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks will be my guest to help answer these questions:=> WGAN-TV | Tom Sparks (Sparks Media Group): When and Why I use a Matterport Pro2 or Pro3 Camera, Matterport AXIS Rotator, Ricoh THETA Z1 or Leica BLK360 (1st Generation) to Create Matterport ToursWhat questions should I ask Tom Sparks on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show about 3D/360 cameras?Best,DanP.S. Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks was previously my guest on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.

Sunday Jan 22, 2023

It's now easy, fast and affordable to get real-time sales leads and real-time insights with Matterport tours powered by ZUANT.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 19 January 2023, my guests will be:1. ZUANT Chief Executive Officer Peter Gillett and2. ZUANT Chief Technology Officer Dave HicksonPeter and Dave will demo and discuss on the show:✓ WGAN-TV | Real-Time Sales Lead Generation & Real-Time Insights for Matterport Tours powered by ZUANTDemo and Discussion Topics Include✓ Intro to ZUANT3D - getting the full value from the Matterport tour experience✓ Monitor visitor activity -- Zuant 3D supports detailed visitor tracking. A full matrix of visitor interactions can be downloaded, or pushed through to your CRM of choice. High-quality sales leads can be delivered direct to your inbox.✓ Pain Points (solved)✓ CRM/Marketing Automation Integration
✓ Live Guided Chat (within Matterport tours)✓ Virtual Trade Shows - Zuant3D can have a reception desk just like a real live show, so new visitors can be welcomed in to browse on their own or have a guided tour with someone from the sales team to get in to the detail.---Free Zuant Offer✓ Up to 20 Experiences (Matterport tours)✓ Visitor Activity Tracking✓ Lead Generation✓ Email Notification---Here is an example of Sales Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com ...=> Example of Lead Generation Form in a Matterport Tour powered by ZUANT3D.com---Questions that I should ask Peter and Dave on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Happy New Year,DanZuant Contact InfoWebsite: www.ZUANT.comLanding Page: www.ZUANT3D.comBook a Demo: Contact UsEmail: sales@zuant.com | info@zuant.comPhone: 866-616-4958WGAN Forum: @petergillett

Saturday Jan 14, 2023

Virtual Tour Pro Course Creator and Virtual Tour Mentor Ben Claremont will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) on Thursday, 12 January 2023 for:✓ WGAN-TV | Best 360 Virtual Tour Cameras for Real Estate Photographers in 2023Topics for the Show1. Best 360 cameras for: 360 Photos and 360 Videos2. Best 360 cameras for: Virtual Tours (entry level)3. Best 360 cameras for: Virtual Tours (highest quality: next level up)4. Best 360 cameras for: Google Street View5. Best 360 cameras for Matterport6. 360 cameras versus Matterport Pro2/Pro3 Cameras for Matterport (for Virtual Tours)Two Special Offers1. Save 15 percent on Virtual Tour Pro course or Virtual Tour Pro Premium course when you use this WGAN affiliate link and the coupon code: WGANVTP2: Receive Free! 12 Months WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) when you do the above AND email your receipt to: DanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.com (no credit card required for WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) free offer.[Virtual Tour Course Premium includes Photo and Video Business Bootcamp course].(If you are just getting started with virtual tours, I recommend Virtual Tour Pro course and Virtual Tour Pro Premium course to help you succeed faster.(I wish Ben's courses were available when I get started with virtual tours.)

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

✓ Do you want to add (easy) extra monthly revenue?✓ Wondering how do you add listing videos to your visual marketing services without learning how to edit video?✓ How do you shoot real estate listing video clips without investing a ton of time (or buying additional gear)?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 5 January 2023:✓ How Matterport Service Providers can Add Extra Monthly Revenue with Real Estate Video ServicesMy guest, MVLmedia Director of Sales and New Accounts Andrew Lampman, will show and tell us how, including:1. how to shoot real estate listing video clips2. how to create stunning real estate listing videos via MVLmedia for $57 (1-5 minutes finished videos)3. how to submit your MVLmedia video editing order4. MVLmedia video editing services:-- Remove Camera Shake (depending on footage sent)-- Aerial footage editing-- Address intro included-- Royalty free music track-- Sync video music-- Logo watermarks-- Color correction-- Dynamic video transitions-- Add sub-titles (up to 3-clips free)"The MVLmedia platform was created to save you time, provide professional editing services, increase your monthly revenue and get more clients. Join now and watch your business grow," says Andrew. "Our entire platform was designed with real estate photographers in mind.""I went from shooting no videos to shooting 5 a day in less than a year (and now have three full-time photographers," says Andrew. "I added over $10,000 extra revenue every month by adding real estate videos to my services and I had no knowledge at all on how to shoot the videos or how to edit them.""I will show you how to shoot real estate video just like myself and my photographers do, and give you access to the exact same platform and editing service I use, and you too can add between $5,000 and $10,000 extra profit or more every month," says Andrew.About Andrew Lampman-- I've owned a Real Estate Photography business for over 12 years.A few years back, when HDR photo and Cinematic Video Walk-throughs became popular with Realtors, I began to lose clients to local photographers because they were able to offer better services to my clients. I didn't have the skills to compete, nor the desire to shoot all day and edit photos and videos all night.Around this time, Greg, the owner of MyVisualListings contacted me. He informed me that they would be launching an in-house video and photo editing service. I knew that I needed to add quality real estate videos to our services, in order to be a front-runner in the industry. I began looking into updating my skills so that I could train my photographers to go out and shoot professional videos that would sell.1. I now offer the Highest Quality Photography in my area.2. All of my Media is presented on a beautiful Single Property Website.3. Our Real Estate videos have taken our area by storm.4, We have gained back our clientele and in addition, I get 10+ calls from new Realtors every month.5. The Custom Agent Outros MVL offers have given my clients the edge they need to stand out in a crowded market.6. I was able to add even more services to my portfolio because of MVL Media.7. I've also gained back valuable time with my family and increased my profits.8. We Now Shoot 2-5 Videos A Day & Earn Over $10,000 Extra Profit Every Month!

Thursday Dec 22, 2022

If you want to succeed faster scanning with your Matterport Pro3 Camera, watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 22 December 2022 at 5 pm ET:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | 10 Pro Tips for Scanning with the Matterport Pro3 CameraMy guest is: Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks | Episode: 170 | Thursday, 22 December 2022 | www.ScanYourSpace.comI invited Tom to be my guest on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show after watching his Matterport Pro3 Camera video:✓ Matterport Pro3 first impression on Mare Island in Vallejo, CATom is based in Suisun City, California (halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento).Among the questions that I will ask Tom Sparks (@ScanYourSpace) on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) today, Thursday (22 December 2022) are:1. How long does the Matterport Pro3 Battery last (and when/why would you need a 2nd or 3rd battery).2. Has the Matterport Pro3 Camera Tripod Mount needed tightening with a HEX 3mm tool?3. How long can the distance be between scans?4. Any extra gear that you carry with his Pro3 (that is different from Pro2)?5. Your thoughts about scanning in bright sun with the Pro3? (Any issues?)6. Your thoughts about the Matterport Pro3 Camera Tripod versus your other tripods?7. Any issues with scanning with the Pro3 with windows that separate an office?8. How hard to train a teammate to use the Pro3 versus using a Pro2?9. What does the dollhouse look like when you scan with a Pro3?10. How do you keep the Pro3 camera clean? (LiDAR element?)Happy holidays,DanLinks✓ www.ScanYourSpace.com | www.SparksMediaGroup.com✓ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sparks-media-group/✓ YouTube Channel Sparks Media Group✓ Email: info@scanyourspace.com✓ Facebook: Sparks Media Group✓ Instagram: sparksmediagroup✓ Yelp: Sparks Media Group✓ WGAN Forum: @ScanYourSpace

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

The following article first appeared on the Robotic Imaging Blog on 18 March 2022. It is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging.Robotic Imaging: LODs in BIM ExplainedWhat is LOD?LOD or Level of Development is a defined industry standard that helps project leaders, architects, engineers, and other project leaders describe the state and completion of different design phases. Essentially, it is a standardized way of understanding what information the BIM model should have during the completion of each phase of a project.The levels, as created by the American Institute of Architects, include:1. LOD 100: Concept Design2. LOD 200: Approximate Geometry3. LOD 300: Precise Geometry4. LOD 350: Greater Detail and Construction Documentation5. LOD 400: Fabrication and Assembly6. LOD 500: As-Built ModelLevel of Development vs. Level of DetailBoth Level of Development and Level of Detail use the abbreviation LOD, but both mean different things. Level of Development shows the level of thought put into a project’s geometry, specifications and other information. It also shows the levels of dependence team members currently have on the information in the model. On the other hand, the Level of Detail is how much of that data is currently within the model element.Essentially, the Level of Development is the reliability of the output, and the Level of Detail is the comprehensiveness of the input of information.Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about BIM terminology, check out: Robotic Imaging BlogLevels of DevelopmentThe American Institute of Architects created LOD in 2009 to set universal design expectations. Universal expectations are necessary, so collaborators understand the level of detail needed to move on to the project’s next phase.There are 6 different Levels of Development, as defined by the American Institute of Architects. They are:LOD 100: Concept DesignAt LOD 100, the project, deliverable, or element model still consists of 2D properties. This is the most basic of all development levels. Sometimes, LOD 100 consists of a handmade sketch. However, it is ideal to keep in mind that data will have to be transferred to a BIM design tool in the future.
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Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

Portland, Maine, USA – Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - Organizers of Geo Week, the premier event that champions the coming together of geospatial technologies and the built world, have announced five strategic partnerships established for the 2023 event.As part of this collaboration, the following will actively participate in Geo Week, taking place February 13-15, 2023, in Denver, Colorado, USA:1. ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)2. ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)3. MAPPS (Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors)4. USIBD (United States Institute for Building Documentation), and5. WGIC (The World Geospatial Industry Council)“We’re honored that these esteemed organizations have chosen to partner with Geo Week,” said Lee Corkhill, Geo Week Event Director. “From collaborating on key conference content and providing exclusive training, to showcasing the technical capabilities of our vendors, these partnerships strengthen and advance the geospatial and built world communities by providing additional expertise and industry advocacy to the event.”ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)Each year, professionals working with photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS gather at the ASPRS Annual Conference for technical workshops, education sessions, awards recognizing excellence, and ASPRS committee meetings. The ASPRS Annual Conference started taking place with International Lidar Mapping Forum, now Geo Week, in 2018.“Geo Week brings together the most important and longstanding annual conferences in the aerial survey, remote sensing, and mapping profession- that being the ASPRS Annual Conference and what was previously known as the International Lidar Mapping Forum, now Geo Week,” said Karen Schuckman, Executive Director of ASPRS. “It gathers the brain trust of sensor manufacturers, software developers, systems integrators, scientific researchers, and government agency leadership who are responsible for basically everything important happening in photogrammetry, lidar, and UAS-based mapping.”
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Friday Dec 09, 2022

The following article first appeared on the Robotic Imaging Blog on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. It is reprinted below with the permission of Robotic Imaging.Robotic Imaging: What is Level of Detail (LOD)?In laser scanning, Level of Detail (LOD) is the term used to describe the resolution of the 3D scan. The higher the LOD, the more detail is captured in the scan. This is important because it determines how accurately the object can be reproduced. If you need a high level of accuracy, you'll need to use a scanner with a high LOD.Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about LOD, check out the Robotic Imaging Blog.When it comes to hiring someone to do a laser scan-to-BIM project, you have a few different level of detail options to choose from. The first is the point cloud, which is the most basic level of detail and captures the outline of the object scanned. The second is the mesh, which adds surface detail to the point cloud. And finally, there is the solid model, which creates a 3D model with all of the surface detail included.The level of detail you choose will depend on your needs and what you're trying to achieve with your project. If you just need an outline of the object scanned, then the point cloud is a good option. If you need more surface detail, then the mesh is a better choice. And if you need a 3D model with all of the surface detail included, then the solid model is your best option.The terms "level of development" and "level of detail" can be used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. "Level of development" refers to the stage of development a project is in. The six different levels of development, defined by the American Institute of Architects, are conceptual, schematic, design development, construction documents, bidding and construction, and occupancy. "Level of detail" refers to the resolution of the 3D scan. The higher the LOD, the more detail is captured in the scan.An "as-built" model is a 3D model that captures the actual condition of a building or structure after it has been constructed. It's used to document the physical state of the building and can be used for maintenance and repair purposes.
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Thursday Dec 08, 2022

1. Are you thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, but not sure how you can justify the cost?2. Did you buy a Matterport Pro3 Camera and wondering about use cases other than residential real estate?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 December 2022 will be greater San Francisco bay area-based Hopscotch Interactive CEO and Chief Media Officer Emily Olman who will help answer these questions (above):► WGAN-TV 10 Use-Cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to Help Matterport Service Providers Make More MoneyEmily and I will assume that you are a Matterport Service Provider with a Matterport Pro2 Camera (and maybe you previously considered buying a Leica BLK360 (1st generation) to pair with the Matterport Capture app. (The BLK360 2nd generation is not compatible with Matterport (as of Monday, 7 November 2022 and that may not change).To help understand the use-cases (other than residential real estate) to make more money, I will ask Emily questions by Pro3 feature (that are not possible with the Matterport Pro2 Camera).For example, use-cases that are now possible because you can:1. scan outdoors2. scan large open spaces3. scan faster4. scan with greater distance between scan points5. scan with a higher Level Of Detail (LOD) of the spatial data6. none (or fewer) misalignment errors7. order Matterport Add Ons: MatterPak | E57 File | BIM File8. use third-party solutions (with a better result)9. use Matterport Partners solutions (with a better result)10. replaceable batteryWhat questions should I ask Emily Olman on WGAN-TV Live at 5?WGAN Forum Related Discussions► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | Southern 3D Tours► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | RKO Photography► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Pro3 vs. Pro2/BLK360► WGAN Cheat Sheet: Cost Worksheet for Matterport Pro3 Camera► THE List: MSPs with a Matterport Pro3 Camera or a Leica BLK360 Scanner► WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Pro3► WGAN-TV Podcast Play List: Pro3

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

Brussels, Belgium -- Thursday, December 8, 2022 -- The global real estate market cooldown doesn’t seem to be holding back Brussels-based Nodalview. The Proptech scale-up who builds innovative solutions for the residential real estate market is seeing sustained growth continuing to win new market share. The company has secured an investment round of €4M to fuel its ambition to become the #1 platform for real estate professionals and take advantage of the unique current market conditions.Rebalancing of the marketOver the previous 2 years, the demand for real estate has surged, generating a record number of transactions across Europe. Combined with low interest rates, this has put home sellers in a favourable position, needing little effort to attract (hungry) buyers. But today’s unfavourable macroeconomic context is now rebalancing the market back to its pre-pandemic levels. Although a portion of transactions are still taking place, inflation and recent interest rate spikes have lowered the appetite of buyers. This leads to uncertainty amongst sellers about whether the time is right to put their house on the market, unsure if they will get an attractive offer putting real estate agents at risk.The return of the buyer experienceRecent research conducted by the scale-up revealed that a staggering 88% of properties listed by agents on the main property portals in France and Belgium are still not leveraging modern buyer-friendly technologies beyond regular photography. These include 360° interactive tours, schematic 2D floor plans (

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Matterport Delivers Immersive 3D Experiences of Design Miami/ and the Miami Design DistrictCelebrating the second year the iconic sister fair to Art Basel has partnered with Matterport to provide digital access for design fans worldwideSUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) announced collaborations with two leading art and design organizations, Design Miami/ and the Miami Design District. Using the new Pro3 3D camera, Matterport captured and produced immersive digital twins that allow visitors to partake in this year’s Design Miami/ fair and the Miami Design District’s Annual Neighborhood Commission. These digital experiences broaden accessibility for design lovers worldwide, and provide an opportunity for onsite visitors to dive deeper into the exhibitions and installations.Online visitors to the Design Miami/ digital twin can explore 50 exhibitions and galleries across 73,000 square feet, featuring fair partners such as Kohler, Audi, Fendi, and others. Virtual attendees can interact with the best in historic and contemporary design and make purchases on designmiami.com through direct links tagged within the digital twin. This marks the second year Matterport has provided the digital experience of the fair, reflecting Design Miami’s ongoing commitment to innovation in design.“As the preeminent global forum for design, it’s essential that we offer cutting edge digital experiences for our audience,” said April Magen, Director of Global Partnerships, Design Miami/. “Matterport provides us with a dynamic digital platform to strengthen engagement with our audience and increase the visibility and value we bring to our galleries and partners with an immersive digital experience of their exhibitions.”
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

RICOH360 Tours Accelerates Photographers Virtual Tour Service for Real Estate and Marketing CompaniesWith the combination of features automated through AI to the highest quality, photographers, and real estate photo marketing companies will complete jobs faster and capture more business.---▶ RICOH360 Tours for Real Estate Photographers▶ RICOH360 TOURS | Example 1 (Full Tour) | Example 2 (unbranded) | Example 3 (Compact)▶ Book a RICOH360 Tours Demo▶ RICOH360 Tours - Two Week Free Trial---CAMPBELL, California, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RICOH360 Tours, a service of RICOH Company Ltd, the only truly complete and affordable 360° virtual tour solution under one global brand, has announced a string of new professional AI generated content for real estate. The latest allows for multi-brand banners at tour level.RICOH360 Tours which has delivered more than 13,000,000 virtual tours to help real estate agents sell and rent billions in residential and commercial listings is seeking to accelerate the adoption of professional real estate photographers to its virtual tour platform.From the vast amount of visual data accumulated since the launch of the RICOH THETA cameras in 2013, Ricoh’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology creates rich content that buyers and sellers value most highly as property listing content in the home search process.Research by the National Association of REALTORS® shows increasingly every year that nearly 60% to 70% of buyers and sellers have come to expect virtual tours and floor plans as part of their online home search journey. Mostly on average only 17% of listings on the top real estate websites incorporate a floor plan and 6% a virtual tour.“With professional real estate photographers accessing RICOH360 Tours platform for such offerings as unlimited active tours with unlimited images for one-time fixed pricing, virtual staging, floor plan generation, engaging 360˚ walkthrough videos and 2D photo cropping delivered through powerful patented AI technology,” said Director of Data Services Yasuo Nishiyama. “Real estate photographers will complete more jobs in less time and become more profitable doing so.”RICOH360 Tours all-in-one marketing solution provides some of the richest contents for property seekers which has proven time-after-time the best way to drive sales for both residential and commercial brokerages and agents.RICOH360 Tours for Real Estate Photographers
Media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Labpano Announces PilotPano: a Versatile 360-Degree AI Camera with 3.1-inch TouchscreenThe combination of performance and functionality gives entrepreneurs and daily life vloggers many exciting and pragmatic use cases.PilotPano Product Highlights1. 5.7K HD resolution and 4K HD Livestreaming2. 3.1" touchscreen and fluent Android-based operating system3. 2300mAh replaceable battery provides a 100-min runtime4. Efficient street view capture with high-precision GPS5. Pilot open API ecosystem for self-development6. PilotSteady real-time stabilization7. AI Auto-tracking/editingShenzhen, Thursday, November 10, 2022 - Labpano, the leading panoramic hardware and solution provider, launches PilotPano, a versatile 360-degree AI camera that is user-centric in appearance and functionality with professional-level features.Feature-packed 360°AI CameraEmpowered by the Pilot OS operating system based on Android 10, a smooth and intuitive operation is within reach. The large 3.1" HD touchscreen allows you to adjust camera settings, preview footage easily, and frame a subject.PilotPano has a dual 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and dual 210° F2.0 ultra-wide fisheye lenses. The dynamic range makes every detail true to life, enhancing the image quality while keeping lifelike shots. PilotPano supports up to 5.7K/30fps, 4K/60fps, and 2.5K/120fps video. Moreover, real-time HDR photos and video let every capture be more vibrant.PilotSteady real-time stabilization with a built-in 9-axis gyroscope and upgraded stitching algorithm achieves real-time correction and automatic compensation of video images, expanding the possibilities of creating panoramic content.A 2300mAh swappable battery promises up to 100 minutes of runtime. Team up with an exclusive power supply accessory, you can fuel your video-shooting journey all day and all week long.The four built-in 360°panoramic microphones with intelligent noise reduction locate the sound source and eliminate echoes, fully enhancing the overall radio effect of the camera and giving the creator an immersive experience.The 1/4 threaded hole and 3.5mm audio port allows you to install a selfie stick, microphone, and camera cage.A Camera with Flagship PerformanceInheriting the advantages of Pilot series cameras, PilotPano also allows you to capture street view efficiently thanks to the high-precision GPS module. It generates premium 5.7K images up to a speed of 7fps and enables you to upload from the camera directly.The Android-based Pilot open API ecosystem provides third-party and individual developers with the independence of self-developed apps and third-party programs. Furthermore, the Pilot OS 6.0 system offers regular system and software updates to improve performance and allow you to fully utilize the camera at all times.Excel in Vlog and Live StreamingApart from panoramic video, PilotPano also supports 90°, 120°, 135° and 150° video. 9:16, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios are available for better social network sharing.The Pilot Go App lets you master all the tricks including AI editing, AI auto-tracking, reframing, beautifying and filtering, etc.PilotPano plays an excellent role as a standalone camera to start a 4K30fps Live streaming on Facebook and YouTube, as well as customized platforms. Real-time stitching, stabilization, and real-time AI auto-tracking tune to live streamers’ taste.Wearing a VR headset, an immersive world will unfold for you to experience new Metaverse live streaming.Pricing and availabilityPilotPano Standard US $479, £489, €579 [Buy via: Labpano | Amazon]Available at Labpano's Official Website and Amazon.Specifications1. Dimensions: 138 mm x 54.5mm x 45.7mm2. Weight: 295g (10.41oz)3. Touchscreen: 3.1 inch4. Battery capacity: 2300 mAh replaceable Li-Po battery (Labpano | Amazon)5. Sensor: 1/2.3'' Sony Sensor *26. Lens: 210°/F2.0 fisheye*27. Storage: RAM: 4GB/ROM: 32GB (External storage supported)Labpano Links1. Website: www.labpano.com2. Facebook: Labpano3. Instagram: Labpano4. YouTube channel: LabpanoSource: Labpano

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

If you have hundreds or thousands of Matterport spaces, it's likely that you need an advanced Content Management System (CMS):▶ WGAN-TV Matterport + SIMLAB inHouse:CMS Includes Interactive Google Map, Analytics, AI ChatBot with 3D Avatar (and Much More!)Thanks to my guests:1. SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Koźlak, PhD Eng. (@SIMLAB)2. SIMLAB Product Owner Marta Stanek
SIMLAB inHouse Features Demo Includes▶ Interactive Google Map with Matterport Digital Twins - and with other API integrations▶ Advanced Matterport Model Search – by tag, property type, location and map▶ Connection Between Matterport Models - innovative screenshot tagging system (jump between models)▶ 3D Interactive Avatar - Add an AI bot supported by IBM Watson Assistant to enhance user interactions with Avatar▶ Advanced Analytics - 30+ analytic charts, heatmap with Matterport space; user analytics▶ Complex CMS System - easily manage hundreds of Matterport digital twins▶ Single Property Websites - with detailed property descriptions▶ Flexible iFrame - use portal elements; be more efficient▶ Assign an Agent/Facility Manager for Each Property - synchronize calendars and facility events
Best,DanSIMLAB Links▶ SIMLAB website▶ SIMLAB inHouse micro-site▶ SIMLAB STAGES micro-site▶ SIMLAB SIM-ON micro-site▶ SIMLAB YouTube Channel▶ SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Kozlak▶ WGAN Forum: @SIMLAB@Jedrzej

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Matterport Announces Record Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results1. Total revenue rose to a record $38.0 million, above Company guidance2. Subscription revenue rose to a record $19.0 million, above Company guidance3. Services revenue rose to a record $10.0 million, up 204% year-over-year4. Q3 GAAP loss per share of $0.205. Q3 Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.09, exceeding Company guidance6. Balance sheet remains strong with $495 million in cash and investmentsSUNNYVALE, California, Thursday, November 10, 2022 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced record financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.“We delivered outstanding third quarter results, with record total revenue, demonstrating that our strategy is working,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “We successfully launched our new Enterprise Essentials subscription suite as well as our new, high speed, LiDAR-enabled, Pro3 camera, which began shipping in the third quarter. We also completed the acquisition of VHT Studios, which brings together an industry-leading real estate marketing platform with Matterport’s immersive digital twin technologies. Further, customer demand remained robust in the quarter as enterprises leveraged the deflationary power of Matterport digital twins to improve operating efficiency and productivity, resulting in strong revenue growth across our target markets,” Pittman added.“We saw strength across all of our revenue lines in the quarter, and combined with our focus on operating efficiency, we delivered financial results that exceeded our expectations on both the top and bottom lines,” said JD Fay, Chief Financial Officer of Matterport. “Subscription revenue grew to a record $19.0 million and services revenue grew 204% year-over-year, to a record $10.0 million. In addition, we were able to ship through our product order backlog during the third quarter. Finally, our focus on operational efficiency began yielding savings a quarter earlier than planned, and with our strong revenue growth, enabled non-GAAP net loss to improve by 24% sequentially, resulting in a narrower loss relative to our guidance range.”Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights1. Total subscribers increased to 657,000, up 50% compared to the third quarter of 20212. Spaces Under Management (SUM) grew to 8.7 million, up 40% year-over-year3. Total revenue was $38.0 million, up 37% year-over-year4. Subscription revenue was $19.0 million, up 21% year-over-year5. Services revenue was $10.0 million, up 204% year-over-year6. Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) exiting the third quarter was $76.0 million7. Non-GAAP net loss was $0.09 per share
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Nov 04, 2022

LCP Media Announces API Automated Integration with Zillow RentalsWe are proud to announce that LCP Media, a leading national visual media technology company for multifamily property owners and managers, has established an API integration with Zillow Rentals, the #1 most visited rental network*, to feed our groundbreaking TourBuilder virtual tours to property listings.Benefits to our customers include:1. TourBuilder virtual tours are automatically sent to Zillow Rentals for placement on the property’s listings.2. There is no more manual work on the side of marketing professionals or leasing teams to send their TourBuilder virtual tours to Zillow Rentals3. The prospective residents experience the community and apartment units with an immersive virtual walkthrough.TourBuilder is the multifamily’s new agile hub for the creation, organization, storage, management, and performance tracking of digital and visual media assets - from one unit to an entire community. It is a proprietary AI platform technology built exclusively by LCP Media.TourBuilder Pro are professionally-captured virtual tours of the community, amenities, and model units using our extensive photographer network. TourBuilder Go are unit-level virtual tours shot by the onsite teams or our photographer network."TourBuilder is a world-class virtual tour platform for capturing property and unit-level 3D tours. It enables top ownership and management companies to create digital twins of their buildings,” said Tom Chomiak, Chief Technology Officer at LCP Media. “Today, we are excited to announce our latest API integration with Zillow Rentals. This integration allows us to push unit-level 3D tours to the Zillow Rental Network in real-time, helping significantly increase our reach and playing an effective role in converting prospects quickly and reducing time spent on the market for units.”LCP Media (www.LCPMedia.com) has created over 5,000 virtual tours of apartment communities, including those owned and managed by the biggest real estate companies in the United States, such as Greystar, LivCor, Cushman & Wakefield, and Lincoln Property Company, among others.*Comscore Media Metrix®, Custom-defined list: Zillow Rentals, Apartments.com Network, RentPath Network, Apartmentlist.com, and Zumper.com, Total Audience, Jan 2022-Mar 2022, U.S.Source: LCP Media Blog Post--WGAN Forum Related Discussions▶ Transcript: WGAN-TV | How to Make Money with TourBuilder by LCP Media▶ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: LCP Media | TourBuilder by LCP Media | LCP Media Help Wanted

Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Are you wondering how the Matterport Pro3 Camera shot MatterPak and E57 File compare to the Matterport Pro2 Camera and Leica BLK360 shot MatterPak and E57 File?Watch:▶ WGAN-TV: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Matterport Pro3 Camera versus Pro2 and Leica BLK360My guest will be:▶ Robotic Imaging Co-Founder and CEO Mike Chawaga (@MikeChawaga)Mike was previously my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Thursday, 4 November 2021) for:▶ WGAN-TV | Matterport + Leica BLK360: 20 Questions (and Answers)What questions should I ask Mike about the MatterPak or E57 File created via a Matterport Pro3 Camera, Matterport Pro2 Camera or Matterport Capture app paired with the Leica BLK360 scanner?Best,DanAbout Robotic Imagining (from the Robotic Imaging website)What is Robotic Imaging?Our team consists of reality capture technicians throughout the world digitizing the future of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. Robotic Imaging digitizes the world with high definition laser scanners and reality models online. Architects, Engineers, Construction, Developers and project stakeholders work with our data to accelerate real estate development and portfolio scalability.How does Robotic Imaging work?Request and scan and we will deploy Robotic Imaging on your site. LiDAR, Drones, BIM and VR are foundational for our applications.How much does Robotic Imaging cost?The more accurate to reality, the more time and cost. Our high definition laser scanning can collect LiDAR and colorized RGB values at a variety of densities specific to your project. Reach out for a quote: capture@roboimg.comWhere and When is Robotic Imaging available?When your property is accessible, scanning can occur 24/7, on weekends, outside hours of operation and/or under specific certifications or procedures.How did Robotic Imaging start?Founded in Philadelphia by Real Estate Developers and Programmers. Reach out and connect with us: info@roboimg.comRobotic Imaging Links1. Robotic Imaging Website2. Mike Chawaga LinkedIn Profile3. Robotic Imaging Facebook Page4. Robotic Imaging YouTube Channel5. Robotic Imaging on Twitter: @RoboticImaging6. Robotic Imaging on Instagram: roboticimaging7. Contact Mike Chawaga: mike@roboimg.com

Thursday Oct 27, 2022

How do you easily, quickly and efficiently enable your clients book your services instantly?Find out on Thursday, 27 October 2022 on WGAN-TV Live at 5:▶ WGAN-TV | Introduction to REMARK.re Traffic-Aware Instant Booking Service for Real Estate PhotographersMy guest will be Remark Founder and CEO Alex Gustafson (@_AG).Topics Include▶ Problems that REMARK.re solves▶ Getting Started▶ Building your portfolio▶ Traffic Times Built In▶ How to set availability▶ Syncs with Google Calendar▶ Configuring your booking checkout and confirmation page▶ The checkout process▶ Going live▶ Text and Email Confirmations▶ Hands Off Booking: Ultimate Control▶ Your Services on a Pedestal▶ Offer Same Day Bookings▶ Set Service Time Variables▶ Offer Variable or Fixed Pricing [SQFT; tiers; based on listing price; bundles, complex pricing]▶ Set max travel radius [options to charge travel time or by the mile]▶ Add custom buffers▶ Benefits of charging a finely-tuned travel fee▶ Patent pending traffic aware instant booking▶ And MoreAbout www.REMARK.re▶ Existing scheduling tools aren't for people who drive. Remark.re changes this by padding yourappointments with real future drive time estimates.▶ Our patent pending traffic aware booking tool is made for real estate photographers by real estate photographers. Customers only see availability if you have time to make the drive to and from their location.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Why Matterport Should Buy RSET: the Emergency Responder Training Platform (Police, Fire, EMTs)Commentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network and WGAN-TV PodcastMatterport should buy RSET is my takeaway from the demo and discussion with the RSET team on a recent WGAN-TV Podcast:► Matterport + RSET for Real-World Simulations for Police, Fire and EMT Emergency RespondersDuring this WGAN-TV Podcast, RSET Founder and CEO Bill Gregory said: “RSET is developed for the military and first responders, primarily, where you can take [3D] scans of real-world environments and create an interactive space to do training simulations and after-action review.”Add to this, according to the RSET website, “... where high risk events can be safely replicated, customized and shared to save lives and reduce injuries in the line of duty.”Unfortunately, it’s not too hard to imagine a mass casualty incident – an active shooter at a school; church or synagogue; a fire in a museum or theater; or an explosion at a high-visibility and critical building space in your community.Now, imagine that prior to that mass casualty event, emergency responders – police, firefighters and EMTs – can train within a digital twin of that specific space to rehearse various scenarios such as:1. Various kinds of casualties2. AI adversaries shooting back3. Obstacles4. weather conditions (smoke, fire, lighting, submerged under water)5. fire (various burn rates of walls and floors)6. sounds of people – avatars – screaming for help (or too injured to say anything)Imagine after mass casualty events, the same as above, except with the actual scenarios, digitally recreated, to do post analysis of “what happened” to either:1. improve for the next time2. use in litigation (next generation trial graphics) to bring the jury to the scene of a nightclub fire and walk them aroundBefore and after simulations for emergency responders are possible because of Matterport + RSET. The Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool (RSET Engine) enables anyone (democratizes) to build-out training scenarios using the Matterport MatterPak Object file (.OBJ) as the environment.
(Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

WGAN-TV | Part 3 of 3 | Urbanimmersive Franchise Network Back-End Demo (Book, Schedule, Invoice and Deliver)Hi All,On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 20 October 2022, my guests are:1. Urbanimmersive President and CEO Ghislain Lemire2. Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge3. Urbanimmersive VP, Operations Amélie Ste-Croix DubéThe topic:WGAN-TV | Part 3 of 3 | Urbanimmersive Franchise Network Back-End Demo (Book, Schedule, Invoice and Deliver)For Part 3 of 3 (above), we will figure that you have already watched (see videos below):1. Part 1 of 3 | WGAN-TV | Real Estate Pros: Intro to Urbanimmersive Real Estate Photography Services2. Part 2 of 3 | WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkFor the back-end demo of the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network back-end, I will ask our guests to assume that you have just joined the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network and you are ready for training on the back-end, including:1. Booking2. Scheduling3. Invoicing4. Delivering5. And More!Questions that I should ask Ghislain Lemire and François-Hugues Liberge?Best,DanUrbanimmersive Links1. Urbanimmersive Website2. Urbanimmersive Franchise Network (micro-website)3. Urbanimmersive Facebook Page4. Urbanimmersive YouTube Channel5. Urbanimmersive LinkedIn Page6. Urbanimmersive on Twitter7. Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Thanks to the @RSET team for showing (above WGAN-TV recording) how Matterport MatterPak + RSET Engine creates value for:► Emergency Responders (Fire/EMT/Police)► Litigation► MilitaryIf you are a Matterport Service Provider, this is a "must watch" WGAN-TV show to learn how you can:► Create more value for existing clients (particularly schools, museums, theaters, public spaces)► Get more scanning business by understanding the value of Matterport MatterPak + RSET EnginePlus, if you are thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, this show will be helpful too (outdoors, heigh ceiling, large spaces).--
Episode beings with ...
Well, this is scary. And, just in time for Halloween.Take your Matterport scans and turn them into a ZOMBIE HORROR GAME! Careful! You are on your own!You can now Fight ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in Any Matterport Digital Twin powered by www.RSETengine.com.Use your own Matterport MatterPak for the Zombie fighting environment or use one of the examples provided.And, it's free (to help you visualize the potential) for Matterport + RSET engine from Matterport Partner Enomalies, LLC (RSET).Fight ZOMBIES today and learn more about Fighting ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in any Matterport digital twin powered by www.RSETengine.com on Tuesday, 18 October 2022:► WGAN-TV | Flight ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in Any Matterport digital twin mesh view powered by www.RSETengine.comMy guests are:1. RSET Founder and CEO Bill Gregory2. RSET Director of Operations Michael Schmidt3. RSET Unity 3D Developer Michael ProbstIn addition to a demo of fighting ZOMBIES within Matterport digital twins mesh view, I will ask Bill and Michael about using RSET for:► CONSUMER – Do more with your Matterport digital twins. Plan layouts, change furniture, play games, and more. Your scan, your rules.► DEFENSE – Use existing synthetic environments or create new ones to maximize sets and reps for a variety of infantry-related training scenarios.► PUBIC SAFETY / FIRE / EMS – Train for high risk scenarios without the expense. Suppression, command sim, triage, and more in the critical buildings in your city.► LAW – Digitally recreate incidents in the next generation of trial graphics. Virtually bring the jury to the scene and walk them around.RSET Clients Include► US Department of the Navy | Science & Technology► US Department of the Navy | Marine Corps► Lexington, KY Fire Department► OLF | Oldfather Law FirmAbout RSETLexington, KY-based RSET makes software that allows Matterporters to interact with Matterport 3D scans in meaningful yet fun ways.The Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool (RSET) allows you to walk through your Matterport 3D scans and paint on the walls, add furniture and other objects, record video from virtual cameras, and so much more.The RSET most recent venture is a partnership with Matterport where you can play a Zombie survival game in your MatterPaks (free at www.MatterPakAttack.com).Our more serious work is with the Navy and first responders to provide virtual training exercises in digital twins such as active shooter, fire suppression and mass casualty event training.

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

As Residential Real Estate Markets Tighten, Digital Twins Provide a Competitive Edge for Listing Agents and SellersSurvey Finds 33% of Recent US Homebuyers Purchased a Home Sight Unseen, While 89% Consider 3D Virtual Tours as Important to the Buying ProcessSUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) released insights from a global survey of consumer homebuyer trends that found digital twins, when used to create 3D virtual tours, are increasingly effective for driving home sales. For sellers facing headwinds against rising interest rates creating buyers with reduced spending power, leading to potential price reductions, 3D virtual tours can provide listings with outsized exposure to drive buyer interest. For agents who are competing to win new listings, digital twins are a powerful marketing and service offering to win new clients.Digital twins are particularly influential in the US as buyers are willing to move farther distances due to the flexibility of remote work. The survey, conducted by OnePoll in June 2022*, found 33% of US buyers in the past two years bought their property sight unseen, and 62% of buyers said virtual tools would be important for future purchases.Over 35% of buyers chose to move because they needed more home office space for remote work, and 34% of buyers in the past two years relocated over 50 miles, making a 3D virtual tour the most practical solution for efficiently touring multiple homes from afar.“While the pandemic created an acute need to showcase properties remotely, buyers have found they actually prefer Matterport’s 3D virtual tours over visiting a bunch of properties in-person. They’re easy to navigate, available 24/7, and provide buyers with an accurate depiction of a home’s overall look, feel and layout,” said Bernard Nguyen, Senior Director of Business Strategy, Residential Real Estate at Matterport. “Agents are leveraging our digital twins to drive much needed exposure to listings, even reaching buyers who don’t live locally, to expand their buyer pool to sell homes.”Additional US highlights from the survey:► 31% of buyers spent more time viewing listings with 3D virtual tours► 62% of buyers believe virtual tools will be an essential resource for future purchases.► The greatest motivations for home purchases were driven by; Needing more space (41%), investments (37%), and supporting remote work needs (35%).
Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum. www.WGANForum.com

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

Well, this is scary. And, just in time for Halloween.
Take your Matterport scans and turn them into a ZOMBIE HORROR GAME! Careful! You are on your own!
You can now Fight ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in Any Matterport Digital Twin powered by www.RSETengine.com.
Use your own Matterport MatterPak for the Zombie fighting environment or use one of the examples provided.
And, it's free (to help you visualize the potential) for Matterport + RSET engine from Matterport Partner Enomalies, LLC (RSET).
Fight ZOMBIES today and learn more about Fighting ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in any Matterport digital twin powered by www.RSETengine.com on Tuesday, 18 October 2022:
► WGAN-TV | Flight ZOMBIES (www.MatterPakAttack.com) in Any Matterport digital twin mesh view powered by www.RSETengine.com
My guests are:
1. RSET Founder and CEO Bill Gregory2. RSET Director of Operations Michael Schmidt3. RSET Unity 3D Developer Michael Probst
In addition to a demo of fighting ZOMBIES within Matterport digital twins mesh view, I will ask Bill and Michael about using RSET for:
► CONSUMER – Do more with your Matterport digital twins. Plan layouts, change furniture, play games, and more. Your scan, your rules.► DEFENSE – Use existing synthetic environments or create new ones to maximize sets and reps for a variety of infantry-related training scenarios.► PUBIC SAFETY / FIRE / EMS – Train for high risk scenarios without the expense. Suppression, command sim, triage, and more in the critical buildings in your city.► LAW – Digitally recreate incidents in the next generation of trial graphics. Virtually bring the jury to the scene and walk them around.
RSET Clients Include
► US Department of the Navy | Science & Technology► US Department of the Navy | Marine Corps► Lexington, KY Fire Department► OLF | Oldfather Law Firm
About RSET
Lexington, KY-based RSET makes software that allows Matterporters to interact with Matterport 3D scans in meaningful yet fun ways.
The Rapid Synthetic Environment Tool (RSET) allows you to walk through your Matterport 3D scans and paint on the walls, add furniture and other objects, record video from virtual cameras, and so much more.
The RSET most recent venture is a partnership with Matterport where you can play a Zombie survival game in your MatterPaks (free at www.MatterPakAttack.com).
Our more serious work is with the Navy and first responders to provide virtual training exercises in digital twins such as active shooter, fire suppression and mass casualty event training.
If you are a Matterport Service Provider, this is a "must watch" WGAN-TV show to learn how you can:
► Create more value for existing clients (particularly schools, museums, theaters, public spaces)► Get more scanning business by understanding the value of Matterport MatterPak + RSET Engine
Plus, if you are thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, this show will be helpful too (outdoors, heigh ceiling, large spaces).

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?
How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?
How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?
On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 6 October 2022:
✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera: First Impressions and Matterport Pro3 versus Leica BLK360
My guests are:
Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography President Roger Owens (@rko1)
Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography Vice President Kay Owens
RKO Photography has team members in these locations (and travels):
Birmingham, AL
Tulsa, OK
New Orleans, LA
Memphis, TN
North Carolina (coming soon)
South Carolina (coming soon)
[travels to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas]
RKO Photography has eight team members and expects to reach 10-12 by the end of 2022.
As long-time Matterport Pros - with eight (8) Matterport Pro2 3D Cameras, two (2) Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner, two (2) Trimble x7s; multiple 360 1-click cameras (Ricoh Theta Z1s, Insta360s; and now seven (7) Matterport Pro3 Cameras, Roger and Kay can speak at length about their Matterport Pro3 Camera first impressions versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and versus Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner.
"Currently Matterport probably makes up 50 to 60% of our business, but we are developing a sales force and are actually beginning to pick up large customers directly," writes Roger. "We do not and will not compete with the people who are giving us work, but though hard work and developing our personnel and our system, it is all coming together. It is all about relationships. We are also developing branding through social media."
RKO Photography specializes in large commercial spaces; including a project that was nearly 500,000 SQ FT that it completed using Leica BLK360 scanners.
See examples of Matterport Pro3 Camera shot digital twins in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Monday Oct 03, 2022

Five Reasons to Be Among the First to Buy a Matterport Pro3 CameraCommentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network ForumWGAN-TV PodcastWGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)If you are a Matterport Service Provider thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, but are holding off either because you have concerns about the accuracy of the Matterport Pro3 Camera versus the Leica BLK360 scanner – or other concern, here are five reasons to go ahead with your purchase of the Matterport Pro3 Camera.1. Accuracy of the Matterport Pro3 Camera versus the Leica BLK360The Matterport Pro3 Camera is significantly more accurate than a Matterport Pro2 Camera and “good enough” when compared to a Leica BLK360 Scanner.► The accuracy of the Leica BLK360 (1st generation) is 6mm at 10 meters using the settings: High/Very Slow, according to Matterport Support.► The accuracy of the Matterport Pro3 Camera is +/- 20mm (0.2%) @ 10 meters, according to Matterport Support. [Range is +/- 20 meters (Matterport model)► The accuracy of the Matterport Pro2 Camera is +/- 54 mm (1%) at 5 metersIf these numbers make your eyes glaze over, that’s okay. I could imagine that 80 percent (or more) of the Matterport + Leica BLK360 jobs can now be handled by a Matterport Pro3 Camera. I say this because I could imagine that Matterport Capture Services On-Demand likely weighed in heavy on the the requirements of the Matterport Pro3 Camera:► The accuracy of the Matterport Pro3 Camera needed to be “good enough” to scan 80 percent (or more) of existing jobs where the BLK360 was required (versus a Matterport Pro2 Camera). [I could imagine that Matterport Capture Services On Demand had difficulty sourcing enough MSPs with a BLK360 resulting in either: Matterport clients paying a travel fee or not going forward with potential projects because of the cost of travel.► The accuracy of the Matterport Pro3 Camera needed to be “good enough” to scan 80 percent (or more) of potential new jobs where the BLK360 would be required (versus a Matterport Pro2 Camera).► The Matterport Pro2 Camera needed to be affordable by 80 percent (or more) of Matterport Service Providers: a trade off of accuracy versus price versus value.For a deep-dive discussion of Measurement Accuracy in Matterport Spaces, please see Matterport Support.2. First Mover Advantages of Buying a Matterport Pro3 CameraWhile you may be hesitant to lay out $6,000 for a new Matterport Pro3 Camera or $8,000 for a Matterport Pro3 Camera Acceleration Kit (plus, adding a new Matterport Cloud account, if you are on Matterport Classic Pricing), how many new jobs - that could only be possible because of the Matterport Pro3 Camera should weigh-in in your thinking.For example, during WGAN-TV Live at 5, on Thursday, September 29, 2022, my guest, greater Atlanta-area Southern 3D Tours Founder and Matterport 3D Imaging Specialist Larry Gamel shared with us that an architect engaged Southern 3D Tours to do an outdoor elevation shoot (that required either a Matterport Pro3 Camera or Leica BLK360 Scanner).3. Competitive Advantage (versus other Matterport Service Providers)If you are in a market that has multiple Matterport Service Providers, you may already be experiencing a downward spiral in price: particularly for virtual tours of residential real estate. Buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera will help make your competitors irrelevant - regardless of price - when you are able to do outdoor scanning (where spatial data matters versus Matterport 360 Views); high ceilings (such as a theater, gym or atrium) and large spaces (where accuracy of measurements matter).Plus, I could imagine that those that are first with the Matterport Pro3 Camera may “box out” those that buy the Matterport Pro3 Camera later (rather than sooner). Think first-mover advantages.4. Matterport Capture Services On Demand, IFTI/Provision Solutions (and More)I could imagine that Matterport Capture Services On Demand, IFTI/PROvision Solutions and other agencies that engage Matterport Service Providers will actively be seeking Matterport Service Providers with Matterport Pro3 Cameras.We Get Around Network curates THE List: a list of Matterport Service Providers with at least one Matterport Pro3 Camera and/or Leica BLK360 Scanner to help grow multi-market Matterport scanning business for MSPs where a Matterport Pro3 Camera or Leica BLK360 Scanner is required.5. New Verticals Likely Made Possible by the Matterport Pro3 CameraThe Matterport Pro3 Camera likely enables new verticals for your Matterport Service Provider business, including:1. As-Built Surveys2. Construction Documentation3. Outdoor Elevations4. Facilities Management5. Space PlanningI discuss these five verticals at length in my We Get Around Network Forum post on Thursday, September 1, 2022:► Matterport Pro3 Camera Solves 10 Problems & Helps MSPs with 5 New Use CasesBonus Reason to Buy the Matterport Pro3 CameraIf you frequently experience misalignment errors when using a Matterport Pro2 Camera, misalignment errors virtually disappear with the Matterport Pro3 Camera resulting in faster scanning and less frustration, according to Larry Gamel during our WGAN-TV Live at 5 show:► Matterport Pro3 Camera: First ImpressionsWhat’s (still) holding you back from buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Please share your thoughts in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

1. What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?2. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?3. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?On Thursday, 29 September 2022, my guest will be Southern 3D Tours Matterport 3D Imaging Specialist Larry Gamel .By this Thursday, Larry expects to have done his third Matterport scan using the Matterport Pro3 Camera: including one house that he scanned with the Pro3 and Pro2; and two new construction homes that he is expects to scan on Tuesday, 27 September 2022.Added on Thursday, 29 September 2022:Larry writes, "I did the two new construction jobs and they went well. I've also done a job for [redacted] that was 4800 SQFT with around 10,000 SQFT of exterior. It took a little over 2 hours. I also did a short term rental and had to use the pro 2. That's when the differences really stood out."In the last five years, Larry has done:1. around 800 Matterport digital twins with a Matterport Pro2 Camera2. Matterport digital twins of many large spacing; including nearly 120,000 SQ FT3. Matterport digital twins scanned with a Leica BLK360 Scanner (paired with Matterport Capture app)4. Matterport digital twins for 3rd party companies5. Matterport scans for his real estate practice (In addition to being a MSP, Larry is a REALTOR)
See Matterport Digital Twins shot with the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the We Get Around Network Forum:

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

EQ3 and Gryd launch virtual furnishing tech designed to simplify the leasing experience for apartment-huntersWINNIPEG, MB, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian based companies, EQ3 (designer, manufacturer, and retailer of premium furniture and home goods) and Gryd (property technology company serving industry-leading property managers, owners, and REITs) are pleased to announce their first exclusive partnership surrounding two new innovations in PropTech: Space Designer and 3D V-Commerce Tours [of Matterport digital twins].The Space Designer tool, built for real estate owners and property managers, converts 2D floor plans and virtual tours into interactive 3D models. It is a practical planning tool that allows tenants to envision and execute the design of their next living space with high-end EQ3 pieces that are guaranteed to fit, both physically and stylistically. With Space Designer, users can drag and drop a variety of EQ3's upholstery, bedroom, dining, and rug pieces throughout a space and seamlessly bring it to life with direct-purchase links for EQ3 products embedded within the 3D experience.The second PropTech tool curated by Gryd and EQ3, 3D V-Commerce Tours [of Matterport digital twins] also takes the guesswork out of the leasing and furnishing experience with virtual commerce technology. In collaboration with the leading product visualization platform, Cylindo, 3D V-Commerce Tours puts the virtual staging power in the hands of property owners, allowing them to showcase their properties with stylistically consistent, hyper-realistic virtual EQ3 furniture that attracts their ideal tenants and accurately reflects the quality of their portfolio. This tool also takes the virtual buying experience a step further by allowing users to envision an EQ3-furnished space through an AR or VR headset.Following a successful launch with Toronto's Two Avenue Road, luxury residential residences owned by leading global real estate investor and early 3D V-Commerce Tours adopter Oxford Properties, the technology is now positioned to be launched across portfolios nationwide."At EQ3 we understand that home has more than four walls. When the time comes to look for something new – being presented with just four walls can be overwhelming. That's why, partnering with Gryd, we have developed Space Designer & 3D V-Commerce Tours - to help movers find and envision their next space to create a home. We hope these tools make the process of relocation a little more fun and a little less stressful by providing a close to real life experience through 3D virtual tours with real-world furniture and customizable, pre-staged floor plans." said Dan Gange, EQ3's Director of E-commerce.
(Gryd media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum.)

Friday Sep 23, 2022

WGAN List: Matterport Service Providers (MSPs) with Matterport Pro3 Camera or Leica BLK360 ScannerHi All,Companies such as IFTI/PROvision Solutions seek Matterport Services Providers (MSPs) that have at least one:1. Matterport Pro3 Camera, or2. Leica BLK360 Scanner/Camera (1st or 2nd generation)To help make it easier for companies like IFTI/PROvision Solutions to find MSPs with Matterport digital twin compatible LiDAR scanners, We Get Around Network created this list.Have you ordered a Matterport Pro3 Camera, Matterport Pro3 Acceleration Kit or Leica BLK360 Scanner/Camera and expect to receive it within 30 days? That's okay. Please complete this WGAN Forum.In addition to companies like IFTI/PROvision Solutions, I anticipate more and more companies -- with locations across the United States and around the globe -- will be seeking MSPs - with a LiDAR camera - that can do:1. As-Builts2. Elevations3. Construction Documentation4. Outdoor Scanning5. Tall ceilings6. Facilities ManagementIt's free to get on the WGAN List. You just need to be a WGAN Forum Member (Join).----Are you a MSP with Matterport Pro3 Cameras in MULTIPLE MARKETS?Please complete one form for EACH MARKET that you cover.----Best,Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum | WGAN-TV PodcastAtlanta, Georgia USADanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.comP.S. Not yet a WGAN Forum Member? It's free! Join here: www.JoinWGAN.com

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.com 
Robotic Imaging: LiDAR Scanning’s Role in Historic Preservation
With multiple firms and organizations dedicated to preserving historic architectural sites, new technological developments play a critical role in how this industry preserves these special spaces. Laser scanning and its new expansive developments, is unquestionably the most exciting and opportunistic aspect of historic preservation.
Laser scanning has quickly become a critical key tool to document and later analyze and preserve historic sites for future generations to enjoy. Naturally, the structural integrity of buildings tend to degrade over time. Preserving historic buildings always has unpredictable risks. But, through detailed data sets, produced by point cloud data extracted from an initial laser scan, these sites can better be restored and foresee potential issues.
Unfortunately, some historical sites have already perished. LiDAR technology and laser scanning can work beyond restoration work. Point cloud data can be used to recreate and reconstruct an original environment. People would have the capability to experience a site as it formerly was.
Understanding the Term LiDAR
"Light detection and ranging" or "laser imaging, detection, and ranging," is in short referred as LiDAR which clearly explains itself as a tool that releases pulsed light waves. The sensor catches the waves that bounce off objects and return. The distance traveled by each pulse is calculated by the sensor using the time taken by each pulse to return.
After being repeated millions of times per second, ultimately a real-time 3D image of the target is created. Being one of the most revolutionary techniques in current times, it is being used in multiple fields, including agriculture, archeology, autonomous vehicles, navigation and astronomy.
Continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Monday Sep 19, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.comHow Can 3D Laser Scanning Help You?Looking to save time, energy, and money? Here’s the ultimate scanning guide of everything you need to know about 3D laser scanning in construction. Every Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professional would significantly benefit from 3D laser scanning services. The use of laser scanning has slowly taken over the AEC industry. With the integration of BIM software and 3D scanning services, it seems like the perfect solution for many problems encountered in the profession.As every AEC professional knows, accurate as-built building information is critical to any project’s success. This information extracted from a 3D laser scanning service helps all parties involved significantly expedite the design processes, as it uses highly accurate, baseline information. It’s even able to reduce rework/change orders, as it’s able to detect clashes. It keeps projects on schedule and saves significant time and money.3D Scanning in ConstructionReal estate 3D scanning services capture a three-dimensional image of an object in the form of a point cloud. Shape components are recorded, as millions of digital points are virtually plotted, generating a point cloud. After the scan on site is complete, the point cloud data extracted is translated into a 2D or 3D format, depending on the clients’ needs.BIM, an acronym for Building Information Modeling, is a modern approach to architectural design where a 3D model facilitates the construction process for design efficiency. Architectural BIM Modeling makes it possible to visualize a building and foresee its appearance before the construction, thus, allowing for improved decision-making on the project.Majority of firms in the AEC industry opt to use BIM programs, like AutoDesk Revit, for their projects. After the site is scanned, the data is registered and then detailed. The point cloud generated serves as an underlay for an as-built BIM.The latest advancement in 3D scanning technology is becoming more accessible everywhere. They’re already becoming critical tools for construction companies. Integrating a scan-to-BIM service provider, like Robotic Imaging, guarantees more efficiency and faster decision making. AEC professionals are better equipped to handle whatever conflict arises in these projects.
Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Sep 16, 2022

Redfin Reports Nearly One-Third of U.S. Homes Are Bought With Cash, Well Above Pre-Pandemic LevelsFor buyers taking out loans, the share of homes purchased using FHA and VA loans are both up slightly from record lows as the market cools downSEATTLE--Friday, September 16, 2022 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nearly one-third (31.4%) of U.S. home purchases were paid for with all cash in July, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s near the eight-year high reached in February and up from 27.5% a year earlier. The share of all-cash purchases jumped in early 2021 during the pandemic-driven homebuying frenzy and has remained elevated since then.All-cash purchases are prevalent with today’s affluent buyers largely because mortgage rates have doubled from a year ago, reaching 6% in mid-September. Buyers who don’t use loans avoid high interest payments that exacerbate home prices, which remain near record highs even as the housing market slows.All-cash purchases jumped in popularity last year because they allowed buyers to stand out among fierce competition: Bidding-war rates reached record highs in early 2021 due to sub-3% mortgage rates and remote work driving homebuyer demand. Remote work has also given more Americans the option to use all cash, as it allowed a record share of homebuyers to relocate, often from expensive to affordable parts of the country. U.S. home values have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, which means Americans who sell a home in a pricey place like San Francisco may use equity to pay cash in a more affordable area like Las Vegas.Investors are also contributing to the all-cash boom. Real estate investors bought up a record share of the U.S. housing stock in the fourth quarter of last year, and their share has remained above pre-pandemic levels since then. About three-quarters of investor home purchases are made with cash.
Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

1. What is the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?2. What are the 8 reasons real estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 September 2022 when my guest will be Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge :WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkI will ask François to elaborate on these eight (8) reasons rReal estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network:1. Focus on what you love2. Join a national group while keeping your own identify3. Get preferred pricing on Urbanimmersive services4. Create recurring revenue streams5. Get help with your marketing6. Protect your clients7. Receive potential orders from national accounts8. Help you with taking care of your customer service
To get up-to-speed on Urbanimmersive services, watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired live on Thursday, 9 June 2022:

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

SAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Thursday, September 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive,” the “Company” or “UI”) (TSV-V UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF) is proud to announce the launch of a franchise program for its 3D photography solutions.This franchise program fits with the Company's accelerated growth plan announced in June 2021 aimed at expanding the Company's activities more quickly and increasing the adoption of its technological solutions for all photographers. This program therefore complements the strategy of acquiring well-established real estate photography agencies in selected territories in North America with the goal of integrating Company’s SaaS products to 2D/3D photography services offered, and which has already resulted in the acquisition of not less than 8 real estate photography agencies over the last 15 months (corporate franchises) and which should continue in the future, in addition to the sale of franchises, given the successful integration of those businesses acquired so far.The franchise program is particularly aimed at full-time photographers working alone or with a small team and who wish to:1. differentiate themselves by offering to their clients innovative value-added 3D technological solutions while having access to a state-of-the-art photography management platform ('ERP'), including online ordering and instant appointment booking, as well as additional internal services offered ‘à la carte’ for the creation of floor plans and photo editing2. obtaining support for administration, customer service, marketing and sales, so that photographers can devote all their time to what they do best and where their interests are, which is photography. Urbanimmersive offers many tools that franchisees will benefit from including the photography including:1. the ERP platform2. a route optimization system3. a fully-automated payroll system4. single property websites5. 3D tours6. 2D and 3D floor plans7. 3D photography equipment offered at low cost
Urbanimmersive media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.comRobotic Imaging: The Complete Scan-to-BIM ProcessScan-to-BIM is a process that makes use of cutting-edge technologies like 3D laser scanning, and high-definition photogrammetry for the purpose of creating a BIM model of a building or existing space.The result of a digital survey that has been processed by particular software is a point cloud or 3D mesh, which is a collection of points arranged in three dimensions. A BIM modeling program can be used to import the point cloud and create digital models of the existing structure.The process of Scan-to-BIM is divided into 6 main steps. Let's discuss all of these.Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about best scanning practices, check out this article.Step 1: Identifying The Information RequiredWhenever we plan to do something, our first step is always to identify the type of information which is required. The Scan-to-BIM process is no exception. You must specify your scope of work (SOW) and the manner in which you will use the 3D BIM model if you intend to use Scan-to-BIM. The level of detail (LOD) of 100 - 500 must be selected for your model in order to guarantee that it is accurate. At this particular stage, you must identify the following:1. Scope of work (SOW)2. Deliverable formats3. Level of Detail (LOD)4. The QC process5. Purpose of using the modelStep 2: Scan PlanningThe next step is scan planning, when parameters are set before obtaining a 3D scan. Due to the fact that it is challenging to identify building design documentation that has already been completed, optimizing the scanning parameters may be useful. It also entails determining all the attributes required for scanning. Following are some of the important parameters:1. Space resolution2. Accuracy3. Coverage4. Location5. Angular resolutionStep 3: Point Cloud ScanningA "point" designates where this surface is in connection to the 3D laser scanner. These points are all added together to create a single, incredibly precise image known as a point cloud. Multiple point cloud scans are used in order to create an accurate and precise digital image of a structure or a building using well-known laser scanning equipment. A few of these may include Leica, Faro, Riegl, and Trimble. A thorough outlook of the structure is provided by the point cloud scan, guaranteeing the accuracy of the representation.Step 4: Registration: Decrypting The Point Cloud DataIn step 4, BIM software such as Autodesk ReCap receives point clouds from the building's scan and inputs them. Through team collaboration and the use of real-world data, a point cloud or mesh is created in support of BIM processes utilizing images that have been imported into ReCap along with laser scans. This point cloud or mesh is then made available to support a variety of use cases in the AEC sector.Step 5: 3D BIM ModelingAt this stage, real-world point clouds are converted into digital representations of the project in 3D BIM modeling. Starting with the point cloud scan verification and file insertion in Revit, a series of processes must be used to model the point cloud scan. An as-built 3D BIM model is produced with the help of point cloud scan data that can ultimately be used for the building's renovation as well as reconstruction.Step 6: Quality ControlAt this last step, when projects are being checked, the use of Scan-to-BIM Revit plugins is made in order to verify the standard of these projects. A scan-to-BIM checklist is utilized for the purpose of evaluating the quality of a 3D BIM model. Revit section views can be utilized in order to look for design deviations. This makes it easier to find MEP clashes and coordinate between trades, which can be further utilized to gauge inconsistencies and differences.Now, you might be thinking this is a long and laborious process. What are the true benefits for opting for a Scan-to-BIM method instead of the traditional methods?If you didn't get our point, don't worry because we are about to discuss the top four benefits of 3D laser scanning services offered by Robotic Imaging for architects so that you can have a clear understanding. Here are the benefits that you as an architect can get with the 3D laser scan services.1. High Scan AccuracyWe all know that in every industry, there are chances that humans can impact the world accuracy of industrial processes. However, that is not a problem with 3D laser scan services offered by Robotic Imaging because it doesn't require any human interpretation or input. And because of that, there is almost no room for error, which makes an architect extremely confident about their designs.2. Less Time ConsumptionThe best part about using 3D laser scan services for architectural procedures is that you get real-time data from a million points that you can use to collectively create a point cloud. You do not need to measure such a space manually, and you can also convert it into an RCP file for your clients. The virtual point cloud information can be quickly pulled up, hence digitizing the whole process.3. Cost EffectivenessCost-effectiveness is one of the main benefits of using 3D laser scan services offered by Robotic Imaging because the data gathered through laser scanning tells you everything prior to making architectural decisions. And because you know everything beforehand, you don’t make design decision mistakes which saves a lot of your money. Otherwise, the rework costs are too high that you might not want to pay, so it's good to stay cautious.4. Local Service ProviderA few years ago, 3D laser scanning was not a common process. However, now there are so many local laser scan service providers, so you have to be very careful while selecting the company you want to work with. Robotic Imaging offers the most affordable rates, even for the most high-quality scans. So feel free to reach out to us so that we can discuss your project in detail and help you accordingly.Using our laser scan-to-BIM services, architects can make buildings efficient and give a better understanding of their vision to the clients. So, if you still haven't explored the wonders of 3D laser technology, contact our team, and end your curiosity.Source: This Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.com

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

What can you do to help Ukraine?Find out on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 September 2022:✓ WGAN-TV | Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Georgia Branch Initiatives to Help UkraineMy guest will be Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Georgia Branch Board Member and President Nataliia Onyskiv.Among my questions: What can we do to help Ukraine? (where ever you are!)(If you follow me on Facebook, you likely have noticed that I am a volunteer photographer for Ukrainian events in the greater Atlanta area and I create/like/share many social media posts about Ukrainian: particularly related to Ukrainian events in Atlanta.)Examples of My Volunteer Photos/Video Shoots1. UCCA-GA-Everything will be Ukraine Concert2. UCCA-Georgia Branch at Decatur Arts Festival3. Atlanta | War is Not Over Rally4. Ukraine | An American and Ukrainian Patriotic Program5. Stand With Ukraine-The International Night Market Atlanta in Roswell, GeorgiaI also shoot 360 virtual tours - and 360 video - to help amplify the Ukrainian story:✓ Everything will be Ukraine Concert✓ Stand With Ukraine Rally in Atlanta on Saturday, 5 March 2022(You do not need to be Ukrainian to help amplify the story in your market.)