In an Australian first, Telstra has today used a hologram to beam its Chief Technology Officer, Dr Hugh Bradlow, live into Adelaide from Melbourne to talk at a function for senior business executives.
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Dr. Bradlow addressed and interacted with the audience for around 15 minutes and conducted a real time media conference following the function.
Group Managing Director for Telstra Enterprise and Government, David Thodey, said the live hologram symbolised what had become possible using the high data speed and capacity of Telstra’s network, which now allows real time transmission of huge data files by business, and in areas such as health and education.
“It demonstrates what we at Telstra call ‘Next Dimension Working – a new and more productive way of working using technology to achieve better outcomes and an enhanced user experience from where ever you choose to be or whatever medium you choose to use.
Thodey said as networks became faster, more interoperable, and grew increasingly smarter, they would connect a plethora of ever more versatile devices and enable increasingly powerful applications, such as the live hologram, to be used.
The hologram was delivered over Telstra’s high speed network using the Musion Eyeliner System, a high definition holographic video projection system that allows three-dimensional moving images to appear within a live stage setting.