Summertime means holidays, basking within the solar, and, for a lot of, wild music festivals. Though by now these summer time days have gotten a distant reminiscence, a lot of these attending the Cruïlla Music Competition in Barcelona will in all probability keep in mind for a very long time the expertise they lived between the threerd and 6th of July. And never solely due to the lineup, with acts like Black Eyed Peas, Foals, Kylie Minogue, or Love of Lesbian, but in addition as a result of it hosted a pioneering expertise challenge in Europe. As a part of the 5G Barcelona initiative, which goals to advertise the Catalonian metropolis as a digital capital, the organizers created a tailored-made platform for the occasion that allowed the viewers to benefit from the live shows as in the event that they have been on stage. As a result of, nicely, simply watching your music idols on an enormous display is so final century.
Due to the collaboration of ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño and the infrastructures supplied by Cellnex Telecom, these current have been in a position to watch their favourite teams at an unthinkable distance for a traditional viewers. To attain it, the builders of the digital actuality expertise used stereoscopic 360-degree cameras that streamed 4K video. The on-location 5G community enabled a seamless transmission virtually in real-time. This was made potential by the 5G expertise’s low latency, but in addition as a result of the info heart was a stone’s throw away from the receptors, a sort of expertise often known as edge computing. Qwilt Open Edge Cloud, a high-quality streaming platform, was additionally concerned in the entire 5G expertise challenge.
These wishing to benefit from the expertise simply wanted to go to the Cruïlla 5G area, the place they may strive on excessive res digital actuality headsets and really feel rock stars for a day. A really unforgettable expertise.
Digital actuality additionally makes it into sport
Music is just not the one leisure discipline the place digital actuality can present hitherto unheard-of experiences. NextVR is an organization specialised in broadcasting NBA video games with stereoscopic cameras that may put the viewers in the course of the motion. Likewise, American soccer, automobile races, and even poker tournaments are leveraging this new expertise to offer an immersive expertise. One other occasion of this pattern was the VR broadcast of the World Soccer Cup in Russia supplied by the BBC.
Whereas digital actuality is taking off slower than anticipated, the launch of recent wi-fi headsets just like the Occulus Quest, in addition to the more and more highly effective computer systems and the rollout of 5G networks, promise to allow a extra snug and immersive digital actuality expertise for customers, each in videogames and leisure occasions.