Introducing: The New AR 3S Spectator – View XR Sessions on an iPad Pro
Tags: AR/VR

Allow us to introduce you to the new and exciting add-on application we recently launched for our XR Engineering Space AR 3S Pro: AR 3S Spectator. First of all, for the readers who haven’t heard of AR 3S yet: It’s an XR Engineering application for AR and VR devices that streamlines and accelerates product development through 3D CAD data visualization. As the first Industrial Metaverse application to enable AR and VR collaboration, AR 3S is revolutionizing engineering and design teamwork.

Now, AR 3S is even more versatile: We launched AR 3S Spectator, an application that allows bystanders to connect to the same server and watch the AR user interact with the loaded objects displayed as holograms in real time on an iPad Pro.

Easily Include People in Collaboration

If you have ever worked in XR as part of a team, you are probably familiar with the following scenario: Colleagues wearing the AR or VR devices are interacting with the holograms, doing important and amazing work in the digital environment – but all you see as a bystander are people gesturing and moving around in the room. This makes it impossible for anyone not wearing an XR device to participate in the collaboration, slowing down projects.

With AR 3S Spectator, bystanders can see both the AR user and the hologram – be it a 3D prototype of a component, a visualization of a factory layout, or a 3D model of a machine. If the AR user is in a multi-user session, viewers can also see the avatars of the other participants and their interactions with the hologram. This allows them to follow every step of the process and provide input based on that. In this way, AR 3S Spectator enables industrial XR collaboration without the need for an additional pair of HoloLens 2 or Meta Quest 2. With the iPad Pro as the required device, the cost is very manageable. What’s more, the AR 3S Spectator allows the iPad user to capture video and snapshots of the other team member’s interactions.

Please note that the AR 3S Spectator application allows the user to visualize the 3D CAD data holograms, but not to manipulate or interact with them, and is not a cloud-based application. For more details on AR 3S Spectator and to download the application, please visit the Apple App Store