FLOOR COVERING NEWS
Emser Tile, Chameleon Power Test Virtual Reality Tool
Novi, MI | March 06,2017
By Nicole Murray
Emser Tile and Chameleon Power gave Surfaces attendees a “virtual” first look at an innovative tool that allows consumers to browse through products using high-tech goggles and sophisticated software. The program essentially lets users design their household in the virtual world to see what the final product will look like prior to purchase and installation.
How it works: While wearing the goggles, attendees can use handheld remote controls to design the demo kitchen on display via a monitor. With the left hand controller, the user is able to scroll back and forth through the available products; with the right-hand controller, she can select the flooring of her choice. Products can be applied to various surfaces throughout the virtual experience so dealers could potentially finish the sale with products for multiple rooms and designs purchased.
“Once the final version is released, consumers will be able to search by product type, design, color or any other logical progression that can classify a product,” Phil Kenyon, vice president, color solutions, at Chameleon Power, explained. “If you can picture what a customer’s final product will look like for her, she will be able to make a decision faster and be that much more confident moving forward.”
The virtual reality tool, developed by Chameleon Power, also contains settings for the home being designed in the virtual world to contain different degrees of sunlight, lighting, and overall ambiance so the consumer can see the virtual final product exactly how it will look in the real world.
For example, different weather and lighting will change the appearance of the product. “It is our job to make sure nothing is inappropriately represented,” Kenyon stated. “We have an innate understanding of color physiology and how to create an environment with the ambience and mood desired.”
Along with a wide array of products, consumers will also be able to see prices associated with the respective products seen through the viewer. The goggles and associated equipment can be used in stores or even on site at the consumer’s home.
mser estimates the tool will hit the market this quarter. “The goal is for Emser Tile to be on the cutting edge of technology,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing. “We will be able to take this tool wherever we need to because it is digital. Eventually we will be able to have customers design their future kitchen in their current kitchen.” Emser estimates the tool will hit the market this quarter. “The goal is for Emser Tile to be on the cutting edge of technology,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing. “We will be able to take this tool wherever we need to because it is digital. Eventually we will be able to have customers design their future kitchen in their current kitchen.” For more information, visit www.emser.com.
About Chameleon Power
Chameleon Power is the leader in photorealistic visualization in 2D, 3D, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Chameleon Power applications help businesses speed sales conversions by enabling their customers to configure, see and experience choices in a life-like
digital environment. Chameleon Power’s visualization engine employs proprietary color and appearance technology, and incorporates a robust content
management system to facilitate seamless image and product data utilization across all mobile and web platforms.
Chameleon Power visualizers are used by category-leading companies in building, remodeling, construction and home décor, and are being adopted in all industries where visualization is critical to the purchase decision. For more information visit chameleonpower.com or follow us @chameleon_power on Twitter and on LinkedIn.