The release of Avatar Chat for Magic Leap One and Spatial for HoloLens in the fourth quarter of 2018 seemed to revolutionize video calling through enhanced reality.
But a new startup called Mimesys, which shows the software at CES this week in Las Vegas, has upped ante with a hardware and software solution for real-time holographic video calls that will be available for business in 2019.
The technology, which debuted at the Orange Show Hello event last month, is enabled by Intel RealSense deep cameras, Magic Leap One headsets and high bandwidth , low latent network connection.  Instead of representing users with avatars, the RealSense cameras and the Intel powered laptops take in video and broadcast the imagery in real time for viewing via the space capabilities of the bilities of the Magic Leap One. Participants can also interact with 3D content simultaneously, with their interactions combined with their holographic video.
"We strive to do nothing less than change how people communicate and work remotely," Davy Loots, CTO of Mimesys, in a statement. "With the capabilities of new devices such as Intel RealSense Depth Cameras D415, laptops equipped with 8th Intel Core and Magic Leap An enlarged reality head, we can bring the human element to a distant interaction like never before. to capture and display people as true three-dimensional holograms by themselves. "The futuristic experience stands as another point of evidence for the need to upgrade mobile networks to 5G connections, which would provide high bandwidth and low latency to enable real-time AR- communications similar to holograms from Star Wars .
The ability to capture this type of volumetric video is usually done through dozens of cameras in dedicated studios such as Microsoft's Capture Studios. Mimesys therefore represents a much more comfortable solution for low-quality, communication-oriented volumetric prisoners.
"Intel RealSense technology is used to build products that enrich people's lives through devices and machines that perceive the world in 3D," said Sagi BenMoshe, vice president and head of Intel RealSense Group. "We are pleased to see that Mimesys uses RealSens technology to drive volumetric video in real-time applications."
But AR communication that mimics the appearance of cinematological holograms is not just the realization of the science fiction canon. The technology also makes realistic remote collaboration more possible for company companies. This is a particularly powerful area of use in a world where widely distributed labor, which is often the result of business consolidation and globalization, is becoming increasingly common, and the constant journey to meet personally becomes costly.
"When the world moves towards more flexible ways of working, we do not achieve the same commitment to human exchanges than we face to face sessions," says Rémi Rousseau, Mimesy's CEO. "Holographic communication will be a much needed milestone for reduce the need for expensive and environmentally harmful business trips. "