William Shatner Beams via Hologram in Real Life
Los Angeles, CA | Sydney, Australia, Aug. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proto Inc. announced today that William Shatner has joined the company as an advisor and used the technology for the first time to beam live, giving a keynote in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Shatner was able to see and hear the audience at Advertising Week APAC 2023 and the host, Catherine Bowe, Client Council & Industry Trade Lead, Meta APAC, and respond in real time across 7500 miles – just as if he was in the room.
“You’re there in Australia and I’m here in Los Angeles,” said William Shatner. “BUT thanks to Proto hologram, we’re together.”
Advertising Week APAC 2023 took place at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park. The two day event brought the entire advertising and marketing industry together and included the debut of the AWAPAC Future is Female Awards, presented by LinkedIn. William Shatner beamed into the Great Minds stage on the second day of the event to discuss the latest on technology, innovation and our planet. Bowe later called interviewing Shatner via Proto one of the highlights of her career. Proto’s distributor in Australia, TeleIn, produced the Sydney side of the live beam.
Caption: William Shatner beams via Proto hologram to talk with Meta's Catherine Bowe at Advertising Week APAC 2023. Credit: Shutterstock for Advertising Week APAC
Proto is the original, patented, self-contained hologram device and the platform that makes holoportation a reality. The company has offices on five continents, and beams executives, artists, athletes, teachers and doctors around the globe on a regular basis.
“William Shatner stamped the idea holoportation on our imaginations with his performances on Star Trek and now he can beam anywhere on Earth, in real life,” said David Nussbaum, Inventor and CEO of Proto Inc. “With Captain Kirk advising us, there’s nowhere Proto can’t go.”
Proto is backed by Tim Draper (Tesla, SpaceX, Skype), Mike Walsh (Uber), and other influential investors such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Howie Mandel and Paris Hilton. Clients include Accenture,Amazon, BT, Christie's, IBM, PwC, Softbank, T-Mobile, Walmart, Virgin Media 02 and Verizon and Proto has done marketing events with the NFL, NBA, NHL, Audi, Kia, Netflix, H&M and more. Recent celebrity Proto users include Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Pratt, Whitney Cummings, Logan Paul and Manny Paquiao. Proto just achieved SOC 2 Type II status, making it the only hologram company certified secure and private.
Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bHwjc0FV6QlT1dIuJ41F_TIXKZnQ57sR?usp=share_link Credit: Shutterstock for Advertising Week APAC
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About Proto Inc.:
About Advertising Week: Advertising Week (AW), an Emerald X company (https://www.emeraldx.com/), is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology and culture. Founded in 2004 in New York, AW’s award-winning global event franchise includes: AWNewYork (NYC), AWEurope (London); AWAsia (Tokyo); AWLATAM (Mexico City); AWAPAC (Sydney); and AWAfrica (Johannesburg). In addition to live and virtual events, the year-round global content platform also contains best-in-class e-learning from the world’s leading practitioners (AWLearn); original audio, video and editorial content (AW360) and proprietary event technology (AWLabs). For more: https://advertisingweek.com.
About TeleIn: With hundreds of local and international deployments across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea TeleIn is the trusted telepresence solution provider for organisations from 5 people to 50,000. Founder Benjamin Farkas has worked at the forefront of immersive technologies since 2015, demonstrating how companies can leverage technology to accelerate growth, and user engagement and find efficiencies in their current workflows. Learn more at TeleIn.com.au
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