What is IMAJION?
IMAJION is a collaboration tool to bring any project team together in context on demand. Wearing a Hololens, a user on a physical site can share his/her view and voice with multiple remote conference users. All participants can mark up the environment with 3D augmented reality annotations and share files, videos, schematics, and documents from their device or directly from an integrated 3rd party software like Procore or OneDrive. Everything can be recorded for future reference.
We started building IMAJION in 2017, recognizing augmented reality as a platform that could enable new and better ways to work. Our connections in the architecture, engineering, and construction space emphasized the financial, environmental, and personal toll of travel required for work. We created a solution that allows people on projects with physical locations, expert stakeholders, and documentation context to perform their jobs remotely and effectively.
The COVID-19 pandemic made remote work has a necessity – not a choice. Businesses are looking for ways to stay connected and continue to grow while keeping employees safe. IMAJION makes site visits with social distancing possible by allowing one person to be on location and multiple other users to experience and interact with him/her. Practical online conferencing and augmented reality matured in the mid 2010s, after teleconferencing “crossed the chasm” to become a mainstream technology. Now we need the next step, telepresence communication.
Older conferencing platforms do not understand that today’s remote workers need features beyond simple telecommunication. IMAJION enables collaboration with the context of a physical site and the project’s critical data, sourced from your existing project management software. Emerging AR ‘remote access’ tools do not understand that effective collaboration needs to be easily accessible for guests and groups from any platform. IMAJION combines the best of the old and new, a superior conferencing system with enhanced tooling to access the context of the site and the data.