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Qroom plus project takes off: holographic videoconferencing is now at hand.

Over the past summer months, work began on the development of the Qroom plus project which will give rise to the first holographic conferencing system on integrable modules: a new architecture allowing to hold holographic telepresence communication sessions in true conferencing mode and allow attendees to engage in co-working activities where all players are represented as holograms and share tools capable of generating two-way information flows to all other members of the session.

The programme will end in April 2023 with the installation and public presentation of a first prototype module.

The main functional developments are focused on the composition of holographic streams and their transmission-reception, the compression of the holographic stream and strategies for optimising the bandwidth influenced by the holographic streams in the communication network, the compression of the streams without loss of quality, and the optimal rendering of the data contained in the stream in visual communication.

The project is developed in the frame of the Interreg Alcotra EU programme 2021/2027, kicked off in April 2022.

For any information, please write to: ivano.canteri@quintetto.it

Fincons and Quintetto partnering for technology and business cooperation.

Quintetto announces the latest partnership with Fincons, to provide system integration and business cooperation for Quintetto’s solutions, granting maintenance and services to ensure the uttermost quality.

Together, Fincons and Quintetto will strengthen their international market position, leveraging their presence in many different industries, serving both local and global customers worldwide, while retaining their mutual focus on service excellence.

Quintetto’s solutions and skills represent an important new asset for Fincons’ portfolio, especially for the Transportation and Media Business Units, which will be able to implement Quintetto’s best-of-breed technologies in real-time multi-device, multi-flow streaming with artificial intelligence and holographic solutions.

“We are happy to partner with such an innovative company” states Roman Kurzo, General Manager Global BU Transportation at Fincons, “the future of rail is digital and includes increasing interactive services and mixed reality and real-time streaming”. “The media sector is one of the pioneers for the real-time multi-device, multi-flow streaming,” adds Alberto Niero, General Manager Global BU Media at Fincons, “it is important to discover and invest in new technologies and valuable partners to offer the best solutions for the industry”.

“Quintetto’s strategy is focused on creating strategic alliances with major operators in technology and markets as Fincons, to ensure steady growth and exposure on a global scale”, says Ivano Canteri, Quintetto Marketing and Sales, “thanks to Fincons we have the opportunity to demonstrate our solutions’ value to international markets”.

 

Qroom-plus / holographic co-working station project takes off in Aosta

Qroom-plus is the name of the new project from Quintetto that has been selected for financing in the frame of the Call for R&D clusters of the Economic Development, Training and Labour Department of the Aosta Valley Region. The project has been presented officially in Aosta on Wednesday 13th of April during the event “Territorial development policies for a digital, sustainable and green Aosta Valley” in collaboration with the Chambre Valdôtaine des entreprises et des activités libérales – Desk SPIN2 and Confindustria Valle d’Aosta.
The project involves the design and creation of one pre-production prototype of a holographic co-working module, enabling several users connected simultaneously to the system, to engage in active and concrete cooperation activities through their holographic representation and reciprocal view/hearing/speaking. The prototype is meant to constitute the foundation unit of a fully scalable modular system.

This moves telepresence to a new degree of sophistication allowing it to serve real world situations with practical and user-friendly systems being able to overcome limits of space, distance and functionality.

The pre-production prototype is planned to be delivered in April 2023, one year from now.

For information, write to ivano.canteri@quintetto.it.

Award for “Best strategic vision of new technological trend” at major entrepreneurial prize

This is how the jury of the “Chiave a Stella” award 2021 chose to prize Quintetto ‘s achievements in its business and industry segment. Hosted in the atmosphere of the avant-garde architecture of the Unimanagement school of Unicredit Bank in Turin on November 15th, the ceremony awarded eight companies for their ability to express and combine innovation and tradition, as well as for the excellence of their products and the promotion of their territory in Italy and abroad. To Quintetto went the Special Mention as “Best example of strategic vision with respect to new technological trajectories”, a significant recognition of the ability of the company to anticipate those technological trends more prone to respond to the critical changes in services and industries. The award is promoted by the Association of Small Enterprises (API) Torino, the Magnetto Foundation, the national newspaper “La Repubblica”, the Turin Chamber of Commerce and the Union of the Chambers of Commerce of Piedmont, UniCredit bank, the Confederation of Small Enterprises of Piedmont (CONFAPI) with the support of the Polytechnical School and the University of Turin.

For information, write to ivano.canteri@quintetto.it.

Quintetto expands its competencies to Smart City and Sustainability in communities.

Last summer Quintetto took part to the  2nd Training Programme for Clusters, SMEs and scale-up organizations initiative, (see our post Qroom hits marks…on Aug. 1st 2021). This  allowed the company to improve its understanding of the smart cities demand of technologies and innovative solutions for the development of comprehensive systems aimed at improving the access to services from citizens. The two months programme focused on several real use cases thus casting light on differences in approach and implementation of local authorities in countries and the way in which they prioritise their goals. A clearer view and a sounder background on these strategies and visions will allow to build more accurate segmentation of proposals when it comes to planning the development of new technologies and features of existing architectural solutions, such as is the case for Quintetto.

The participation has been sanctioned by a certificate issued by the programme coordinator, the SmartCTClusters Network.

For information, write to ivano.canteri@quintetto.it.

Quintetto (…and Qroom + Qcast) in Italy’s leading financial newspaper.

Catwalk for Quintetto and its advanced know-how in holography and real-time multidevice communication on Il Sole 24 Ore last September 27th.

The primary Italian financial newspaper published a few days ago a short article summarising the essential elements of Qcast and Qroom two extremely innovative solutions of Quintetto’s portfolio which are attracting the attention and interest of two rapidly accelerating markets: telepresence and professional remote communication.  Security, high performance, low bandwidth consumption, absolute real time, simplicity and cost-effectiveness, ubiquity of operating models and interactivity were emphasized in the article together with a to-the-point focus on Quintetto’s vision: that of “naturalising” the interaction between humans and advanced technology.

For information, write to ivano.canteri@quintetto.it.

Qroom hits marks at major European Smart City event.

With a pitching session held on 13th of July Quintetto presented its Qroom to an audience of about 200 international specialists, at the closing of the 2nd Training Programme for Clusters, SMEs and scale-up organizations initiative.

The 5-days programme organized by the SmartCTClusters project (*), to which Quintetto took part as a selected member of TorinoWireless (https://www.torinowireless.it/?lang=en), involved 5 international speakers, 4 Smart Cities, 16 stakeholders or market players, and 16 SMEs specialising around the pillars of Ict, Energy, Mobility, and Public Administration: an extended scale online event with participants from 17 different countries representing relevant agents of the Smart cities ecosystem, such as City Councils, Clusters, Professional Associations, Companies & SME, non-profit-organizations, Public Administrations, Start-Ups, Technology Consulting agencies, and technological centers.

The opportunity allowed Quintetto to enhance its knowledge of smart cities demand and needs so as to establish relationships for technology integration and development of comprehensive solutions aimed at improving the access to services from citizens. In this frame, holographic telepresence for interactive services represented here by Quintetto’s Qroom proved to be a pretty hot item as it addresses in a very simple but effective way a whole new category of remote service provision in true real time and full interaction in the town and communities environment.

(*) The project (https://smartctclusters.eu/), is one of the 13 European Strategic Partnerships for Excellence selected under the last call for proposals of the European Cluster Excellence Programme. It involves five European clusters operating in the field of  and aims to develop a common strategy to support the development of Smart Cities through the exchange of best practices and the identification of innovative models of support to the clusters member companies.

Vienna, Rome, Milan, Delhi, London, Stockholm: widespread recognition for Qroom.

Qroom, the Quintetto patent solution for services and public spaces gains new interest from industries.

On the long wave that led the globe through Covid-19, a growing awareness in businesses and industries about the importance to master from remote services and interaction is most likely one of the most relevant outcomes. And the raising interest about Qroom from a variety of organisations is just here to testify that. Since early 2021 Qroom became a hot item for Quintetto with at least one contract already on the go and a few more under discussion. Interest came from the transport industry, logistics, automotive, public authorities, academia, real estate, large utilities and science as well. Significantly improved in performance thanks to the integration of new functionalities derived from Quintetto’s communication system, Qcast, the Quintetto patent Qroom is poised to become a technology of choice for several organisations in Italy and abroad throughout 2021 and over. We will keep you informed.
For information, write to ivano.canteri@quintetto.it.

Quintetto (and Qroom) to participate to the Virtual Innovation Workshop on June 9th 2021.

Quintetto invited to present Qroom at the next international workshop of Living Innovation (https://www.living-innovation.net/explore) coordinated by the Institute for Managing Sustainability at Vienna University of Economics and Business.

The workshop will be held on June 9th in the frame of the programme of events focused on the development of responsible, smart home solutions that tackle societal challenges and respond to pressing societal trends. Living Innovation initiative, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme is strong of 14 partners from 10 European countries, including nine leading companies in the areas of smart homes and smart health, The project creates two distinct opportunities:

  1. Giving lead users and citizens the chance to be involved in the design of the technology that will shape their future lives
  2. Giving industry the possibility to respond directly to changes and needs of users and society.

Qroom is the immersive service desk solution developed by Quintetto to respond to telepresence and teleinteraction needs of companies and organisations looking for a more natural and comfortable environment for people to access remote added value services: a segment of operation in which Quintetto is active since its inception and that grew substantially in interest following the Covid-19 pandemic. Amongst the attendees: Accor, ÖBB, Novartis, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Microsoft, Austrian Airlines….

For information: ivano.canteri@quintetto.it

Holography: our future presence?

An interview with Martin Richardson, Professor of modern holography, unveils a broad perspective for holographic telepresence in services, communications and arts as well.

André Martinuzzi, head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) with whom Quintetto is collaborating on the front of holographic services, recently interviewed Professor Martin Richardson from De Montfort University at Leicester (UK). Professor Richardson is an expert on holography and its various fields of application being these commercial, functional or even artistic.

During the video interview (which can be found here), Professor Richardson points out a few key elements that are paramount for the understanding of the great potential that holography used for performing functions and not only for entertainment, can have in our daily life.

On efficiency of relationship and person-to-person  interaction:

“The standard two-dimensional format of flat screens is tiring for the eyes. Holographic telepresence overcomes this problem, as it offers a more curved reality, which provides incredible collaboration possibilities to its users and creates a much higher attention span.”

On customisation of individual experience:

“There is something about the pureness of a three-dimensional holographic telepresence, which takes on a different meaning for its user.”

On advancements in the technology:

“Apart from the increasing application of holograms in our daily life, there are ways emerging that use holographic optical elements, which overlap the world of holography with the real world. The actual big push in science is using holograms within Augmented Reality.”

The interview covers a very wide spectrum of aspects of holography, some unexpected and, in any case confirming that the impact of the technology on operations whatever the field of application, is exponential from the User Experience side to the actual achievement of greater efficiency and performance with respect to other technlogies.