TV Industry Building Proto Hologram into Show Content
The UK’s top AV industry magazine wrote about Hulu’s The Kardashians and Jimmy Kimmel Live both using Proto as an integrated part of their content in the same week — extending the use of the hologram technology from marketing uses (by Netflix, HBO, FITE and others) into being part of the stories. The piece also notes the use of Proto in the massive Indian hit on StarMaa/Disney+ Bigg Boss Telegu (their version of Big Brother) and on the hit Indonesian singing competition show Trending Star.
Amazon’s AWS Builder Studio features Proto for enterprise
The Wall Street Jounral’s Isabelle Bousquette wrote about the new Builder Studio from Amazon’s AWS in the historic Lord & Taylor building in Manhattan, where Proto technology is demonstrated for enterprise clients. She interviewed Raffi Kryszek, Proto’s head of AI & innovation who said, “We have YouTube videos all over the place of people experiencing our products. It’s just not the same as having a volumetric spatial computing experience in person’…. Kryszek said Proto is currently in conversations with a large fashion brand that got interested in the tech while walking through the Builder Studio.”
The Kardashians makes Proto technology a major plot point
The Daily Mail told their 80 million global readers about Hulu’s The Kardashians’ Kris Jenner visiting Proto studios at Paris Hilton’s suggestion, learning about Proto from Howie Mandel and CEO David Nussbaum, and using it to beam to Khloe Kardashian’s house and appearing in Proto Epics and Proto Ms for a hologram heart-to-heart. It was Proto’s first time on an unscripted, non-competition show. “Now I can be in 2, 3, 4 places at once! ” said Kris Jenner.
Proto & Coca Cola present Jonas Brothers hologram at the Sphere
The Las Vegas Review Journal’s John Katsilometes broke the news that the Jonas Brothers appeared in hologram form for the first time in a Proto Epic unit at a Coca Cola event for its new AI-driven flavor, Y3000, that took place at the Sphere in Las Vegas.
People reveals Sexiest Man on Jimmy Kimmel Live using Proto
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Patrick Dempsey was revealed to be 2023’s “Sexiest Man Alive” via an audience guessing game. The actor beamed onto the stage in a Proto Epic unit with his face covered by virtual masks. “Thanks to our friends at Proto,” said Kimmel.
Proto’s sophisticated technology helps Christie’s reach buyers
Carol Vogel of the New York Times included Proto in her look at the changes the auction industry is making, writing, Christie’s, “sophisticated technology [that] has given buyers confidence to acquire works without viewing them in person,” like the Degas that Proto beamed to San Francisco and Hong Kong which went on to sell for $41.6M.
A Paris, « Le Nez » de Giacometti en hologramme
Clément Ghys 0f Le Monde, wrote about the version of Alberto Giacometti’s The Nose that couldn’t be moved to the exhibition in Paris at the Fondation Giacometti, “But the sculpture is there, in the form of a hologram. The work was carefully scanned, thanks to the technology of the company Proto, based in Los Angeles and considered one of the most advanced in the sector.” The writer goes on to say that “This is not Proto’s first burst of brilliance,” and explains earlier hologram projects with Proto and Christie’s beaming an Edgar Degas sculpture to Hong Kong.
P.K.’s Place visits Proto, talks Holograms & Hockey with Howie
Former NHL star and current ESPN host PK Subban got Proto pranked upon arriving at our Van Nuys headquarters with Howie Mandel beaming in to welcome him. PK got the chance to become an instant hologram himself before the two settled down to talk hockey.
Proto’s Holo-Fashion Avatars – from H&M, Nike – Inspire Industry
Vogue Business’ Maghan McDowell wrote about the use of avatars in fashion and beauty pointing out Proto’s use of hologram models by H&M and the RTFTK x Nike event in Tokyo featuring mo-cap suit operated holograms of digital humans designed by artist Takashi Murakami. Proto events, including early hologram “pranks” by Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel using Proto, have now inspired Sephora’s Nars brand with their most recent event featuring virtual ambassadors.
Proto’s First Comedy Club Home: Jimmy Kimmel’s Vegas Spot
Howie Mandel and Proto CEO David Nussbaum beamed in live from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to talk with FOX 5 More Las Vegas’ Dani Masten about the first Proto to be permanently installed on The Strip, and the first ever to be placed in a comedy club. The multiple morning segments involved Howie and David explaining how comics can beam in to do shows live from anywhere in the world and also showed hologram Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo talking to fans. As Dani said, “It just doesn’t get cooler than this!”
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club installs first Proto in Vegas
John Katsilometes, Las Vegas’ leading entertainment journalist, broke the news in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club has installed a Proto Epic unit — the first permanent installation in a comedy club and the first permanent installation in Las Vegas. Jimmy Kimmel and sidekick Guillermo appear to talk to guests in hologram form and comics can beam in for live, fully interactive shows. Howie Mandel beamed in to talk to Katsilometes and said, “This technology is, I think, as exciting as the iPhone was when it came out.”
Hologram Comedy set by Andy Kindler is Hall of Fame Worthy
Erik Barnes of Cracked singled out Andy Kindler beaming from L.A. to Montreal to do his live “State of the Industry” comedy set at the Just for Laughs festival as the number one “Hall of Fame” moment for the comedian, calling it “historic.”
First Mobile Hologram Truck Launched by Proto
Featuring Proto Epic units and innovative vibration control, a truck built by Proto Korea and Creative Mut for Korean OTT giant Wavve was seen all over the Busan International Film Festival promoting the new series “Deal.” The stars of the film appeared in hologram form and the units were linked to show room-sized versions of scenes from the film. After debuting at Busan, the hologram truck is back in Seoul, roaming the streets of Gangnam day and night.
Proto Holograms Featured All Over Busan Film Fest
Proto was everywhere at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2023. Wavve’s new mini-series “Deal” was promoted everywhere via the first mobile hologram truck, created by Proto Korea and Creative Mut. Spot TV News praised the innovative marketing concept and its witty connection to the narrative of the TV show being promoted.
Proto’s First Use in Museum Exhibition Debuts in Paris
The museum in Paris has utilized Proto technology to display a rare sculpture by Alberto Giacometti that was too delicate to be transported from its home in Switzerland. The life-like presentation, using a Proto M, produced by the museum and Proto allows viewers to see the early version of The Nose, alongside all of the other versions of the piece including the one recently purchased by Justin Sun.
The Stadium Business on Proto at Kansas City’s Royals Stadium
The top news outlet for the sports arena and stadium business wrote about the debut of the George Brett hologram produced for the Kansas City Royals by their agency Pine Tar Collective and Transcend Holographic Media. Hall of Famer Brett told the story for the famous Pine Tar Bat incident via hologram, up close and personal with fans during a three day Royals vs. Yankees series.
Fondation Giacometti Unveils Hologram of “The Nose” in Paris
Proto hologram is part of a museum exhibition for the first time, and making its first public appearance in France, at the Fondation Giacometti. Using a Proto M to display a version of Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture The Nose that was too fragile to ship from it’s home in Switzerland, the Fondation has found a perfect use case for holograms and the art world.
Korea’s Giant CGV Theater Chain Deploys Proto
My Daily Korea reporter Kwak Myeong-dong wrote about Proto’s two major activations at the Busan International Film Festival including top theater chain CGV’s “Hi BIFF, High CGV” event which turns visitors into instant holograms via the Proto Epic with magazine cover-style overlays. The ‘Narcissistic Photo Zone’ is part of CJOliveNetworks. Around town Proto could also be seen on the mobile hologram truck created for TV platform Waave. Both activations were created by Proto Korea and Creative Mut.
Kansas City Royals Debut George Brett Hologram at Stadium
Sports Business Journal’s Joe Lemire broke the news that Transcend Holographic Media, in partnership with the Kansas City Royals, produced a hologram of Hall of Fame player George Brett telling the story of the famous Pine Tar Bat Incident. The hologram was presented in a Proto Epic unit at Kauffman Stadium during a series of games between the Royals and the Yankees. Tony Snethen, the Kansas City Royals Vice President of Brand Innovation and agency lead of Pine Tar Collective, said “Working with Transcend Holographic Media and Proto provides valuable new tools for engaging and providing a stadium experience that’s second to none.”
George Brett Hologram Tells Infamous Pine Tar Bat Story
Kansas City’s local news leader KCWE visited Kauffman Stadium to meet the George Brett hologram and hear the legend of the Pine Tar Bat incident. The hologram was produced by the Kansas City Royals in association with Transcend Holographic Media. “I remember watching the pine tar game as a child who was one of the biggest Royals fans in the world. It was a moment – like it was for many others – that is now blazed in baseball history,” said Andrew Loos, Co-Founder of Transcend Holographic Media. “So, to be able to tell the story in such an innovative and dynamic way all these years later has been an incredible experience — an experience any Royals fan, or fan of baseball in general, will love.”
How Chatbots with voices – like ProtoBot – will change everything
Sascha Brodsky of Lifewire spoke with Proto AI lead Raffi Kryszek about how talking AI bots — like ProtoBot, the first AI hologram avatar, will change the world. “Interacting with AI chatbots using spoken words fosters a sense of natural communication, catering to our innate human preference for verbal exchange,” Proto Inc.’s AI lead, Raffi Kryszek, told Lifewire via email. “This mode of interaction is not only often faster than typing but also heightens convenience, especially on devices or in settings where typing isn’t feasible.”
Proto’s Conversational AI holograms for business
UK tech for enterprise site Tech HQ’s Fiona Jackson wrote about her demo trying ProtoBot, the first AI hologram chat assistant, and an in depth conversation about ProtoGPT with CEO David Nussbaum and AI lead Raffi Kryszek.
Verizon features Proto at London 5G Innovation Hub
Corriere della Sera wrote about Verizon’s new 5G hub in London, which features Proto hologram. Reporter Chiara Barison also discussed Verizon’s collaboration with Burberry to use Proto.
Proto Hologram makes Indian TV debut
For its seventh season premiere on September 3rd, Bigg Boss Telugu debuted Los Angeles-startup Proto hologram’s technology for the first time on Indian television with host Nagarjuna beaming in to a Proto Epic hologram unit to talk to a contestant, actress Priyanka Jain (Mouna Ragam, Janaki Kalaganalede). Bigg Boss is India’s version of Big Brother.
Bigg Boss Telugu, originally produced by Endemol Shine India which is now merged with Banjiay, and airing on Star Maa and Disney+ Hotstar, is shot at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones AI Hologram at AT&T Stadium
Sports Illustrated wrote about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones installing a Proto Epic at AT&T Stadium as part of the special “Owners Tour” behind the scenes. The experience allows fans to ask Jerry Jones questions and, using AI technology, his hologram is able to respond instantly. The debut of the Jerry Jones hologram in the Proto unit was covered by hundreds of news outlets all over the world.
In the “Zoom of the Future” we talk with holograms
Switzerland’s top paper sent their Silicon Valley correspondent, Marie-Astrid Langer, to visit Proto’s Los Angeles headquarters — and to witness Jimmy Kimmel becoming a hologram in person.
William Shatner interroge l’IA sur l’amour, la peur, et c’est très philosophique
France’s top tech news site reports on video of Proto advisor William Shatner talking through his fears of AI with ProtoBot, finding the exchange fascinating and deep. Reporter Maxence Glineur calls ProtoBot is much more sophisticated than Alexa or Siri and writes, “Shatner raises questions that many SF thinkers and writers have been asking for decades, if not no longer. It is therefore not difficult to see him again here in the shoes of a Captain Kirk in the middle of one of his fascinating missions.”
William Shatner introduces ProtoBot to the World
To introduce Proto’s hologram AI chatbot — the world’s first — Reuters visited William Shatner at his office in Los Angeles and witness his discussion with ProtoBot about AI ethics and emotions. Reuters’ Rollo Ross broke the news that ProtoBot will launch September 8th and be included in every Proto unit sold. “I’m asking ProtoBot questions that ordinarily a computer doesn’t answer,” Shatner told Reuters. “A computer answers two plus two, but does ProtoBot know what love is? Can ProtoBot understand sentience? Can they understand emotion? Can they understand fear?”
Voice of America Arabic’s Proto Hologram Documentary
Airing across the Arab-speaking world, Voice of America produced a documentary about Proto hologram with a visit to the Los Angeles studio to try holoportation and meet the brilliant Protopians that make it a reality. Interviewees include David Nussbaum, Noah Rothstein, Tristan Savage Tate, Jocelyn Harper, Molly Lavik, Joe Wallace, Nick Kury, Raffi Kyrszek and Howie Mandel.
VC Spotlight: Christie’s, Proto & the Future of Art
At Christie’s Art + Tech conference, Bloomberg’s VC Spotlight spoke with Christie’s Devang Thakkar about Christie’s Venture investment arm and its investment in emerging technologies including Proto. At the conference at Rockefeller Center event, both the Proto Epic and the Proto M were in action.
MTN Nigeria beams top artists on Proto hologram tour
The Nigerian tech leader MTN, used the Proto Epic to tour with the nation’s top Hip Hop artists including Qdot and Slowdog, marking the first time the full size proto unit and holographic platform has been used on the continent. Fans were able to interact with the stars at a series of pop up events across the country.
Tottenham Hotspurs Star Opens Tumi’s Proto Pop Up in Seoul
Dazed and Confused Korea featured Son Heung-Min, the Premier League star player from the Tottenham Hotspurs as he opened Tumi’s new Essentially Beautiful pop up store in Seoul. The Proto Epic at the center of the experience displayed Tumi luggage in hologram form and allowed visitors to become instant holograms themselves, with anime filters.
GovTech features Proto in its Emerging Tech news roundup
The authority on IT for state and local governments included Proto’s work with Gallaudet University, exploring how hologram communications can improve remote ASL learning, in its Emerging Tech news round up: “At the Visual-Centric Teaching and Learning Symposium hosted by Gallaudet this spring, university president Roberta J. Cordano “beamed” into the Epic to interact with attendees using American Sign Language. The school is interested in the technology’s potential to host guest speakers from around the world.”
Comedian Tom Segura on Proto: “It was like I was in the room.”
HITC’s Filiz Mustafa wrote about Tom Segura beaming into Whitney Cummings’ Roast of Bert Kriescher’s Roast on Only Fans TV, calling the experience “Terrifying” because it was so much more real than he expected. Segura beamed from Austin, Texas to the roast in Los Angeles, surprising his buddy Bert by showing up as a hologram in a Porta-Potty, specially constructed around the Proto Epic unit for the gag.
NHL’s Ducks make news with Proto hologram jersey reveal
NBC 4 Los Angeles covered the Anaheim Ducks’ NHL Draft party where their pick Leo Carlsson beamed live from Nashville to the Honda Center to reveal the new 30th anniversary jersey to fans and media for the first time. Leo could see, hear and interact with the fans of his new home team in real time.
Wired interviews comedian Tom Segura about using Proto
In the feature, “Tom Segura Answeres the Web’s Most Asksed Questions,” the comedian talks about how he beamed in via Proto from Austin to the Bert Kriescher’s roast put on by Whitney Cummings which tried on Only Fans TV” “I was absolutely mesmerized by this. Whitney Cummings is great comic and a producer and she put together a roast of my buddy Bert Kreischer and I couldn’t make it and she was like, Oh, I’ll just send a crew to your studio and you can do your set on this latest and greatest hologram. I thought it was going to look like, oh, like sort of a rough image, like what you imagine a hologram was kind of from 20 years ago. Dude, it looks like I am standing in the room. It is actually terrifying.”
History, Sports & Tech Merge with Proto at NHL Draft Event
Sports Daily’s David Evans wrote, “Carlsson’s holographic reveal of [the Ducks’ 30th anniversary jersey] came as a pleasant surprise for fans who had gathered at the Honda Center in Anaheim for the watch party. Ensuring the jersey unveiling was an affair to remember, the Ducks leveraged Proto Hologram technology to introduce Carlsson and the new attire from a distance of 2,000 miles. This innovative blend of history, sportsmanship, and cutting-edge technology has set a new standard in the sports world.”
How the Anaheim Ducks Beamed their Draft Pick via Proto
Ryan S. Clark of ESPN broke the news about the Ducks using Proto to beam their second overall draft pick, Leo Carlsson, from the NHL Draft in Nashville to the Anaheim draft party at Honda Center instantly, so he could interact with fans and media at his new home. Carlsson also unveiled the Ducks’ new 30th anniversary jersey via Proto. “It’s something that has never been done at a draft with a sports team in this context,” Ducks VP of Marketing Merit Tully said. “There are higher-profile opportunities when it has been used. Ellen [DeGeneres] used it once on her show and did some really neat things with it. We thought, ‘How do we be creative? How do we be a bit futuristic and how do we apply that in the sports world?'”
Proto Hong Kong launch with superstar Wang Zixuan
Octogan Metataiment launched their new partnership with Proto in Hong Kong at SoHo House, where superstar Wang Zixuan together with musicians and 4K holographic projection robots in the Proto Epic, sang the new song “More than FOMO.” Zixuan said: “The epidemic makes me unable to fly and work, which stimulates me to think of a way to cooperate with anyone around the world without geographical restrictions, or even touring? The same performer can sing in different places at the same time. The most important thing is that he can interact with the audience in real time, and he can chat with the performer. [Through Proto] you can get close and real contact with the audience.”
Ducks use Proto hologram at NHL Draft
The Anaheim Ducks used Proto to unveils their 30th anniversary jersey live from the NHL Draft in Nashville to the team’s draft party at Honda Center in Anaheim. Their 2nd overall draft pick Leo Carlsson also beamed in live, immediately after being chosen, to meet fans and media at his new home. It was the first time a pro sports team has used Proto to beam a draft pick.
The VA looks to Proto holograms for Veterans care
SimiLEARN, the University of Central Florida and Dr. Hologram partnered to use Proto devices to enhance Telehealth experiences: “Beyond its practical applications, holoportation also has profound psychological implications. It creates an immersive experience that simulates an in-person encounter when physical distance would otherwise hinder personal care. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes the potential of holoportation in enabling intimate healthcare interactions between veterans and specialists across the country through two-way holographic discussions. In the future, both patients and providers could engage in fully holographic care visits, offering rural veterans access to top-tier healthcare professionals without leaving their communities.”
Proto use in law schools in Wake Up Call law newsletter
Rick Mitchell included the use of Proto at William & Mary Law’s courtroom/classrooms in Bloomberg Law’s Wake Up Call newsletter.
Is The Witness In The Room With Us? Well… Kinda?
Above the Law’s Chris Williams wrote about William & Mary Law’s use of Proto hologram in its courtroom/classrooms: “Back in the day, your witnesses had to be in the actual courtroom for the most part. In the short future, they may just have to be “there” — technologically speaking. It isn’t too bold of a claim to make considering that we’ve been dealing with the realities of Zoom trials for a while now. But the future holds something a little bit cooler than the person testifying donning a little face filter…[Questions about] things like “constitutionality” aside, the developments that technology brings to the field can make some fundamental changes to how we do business.”
Law school introduces hologram witnesses in mock trial
Amanda Robert wrote in the ABA Journal about William & Mary Law using Proto holograms in its courtrooms to test its use for remote witness testimony. The improved definition in the picture gave the people watching and hearing the witness a better chance to evaluate their credibility,” said Judge John Gibney Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia , who told Reuters that the hologram witnesses were better than seeing witnesses through a video screen.
Beam me up, counselor: Hologram witnesses in court
Reuters’ Karen Sloan broke the news that William & Mary’s Center for Legal and Court Technology has spent the past four months experimenting with hologram court witnesses through a partnership with Proto Inc, a California-based hologram company. “I believe it’s radically different than any type of video conferencing we’ve ever used,” said center director Fredric Lederer. Holograms have the potential to make witness testimony more convenient and accessible should courts and administrative agencies adopt the technology, Lederer said.
Proto’s busy month: Hannover, Cape Town & Disneyland
German AV new site Invidis wrote: “Everyone is talking about how AI can replace human interaction. But what if humans replace AI? With a Proto display, Chris Pratt and Jimmy Kimmel faked Disney visitors a voice simulation. The display manufacturer Proto has once again landed a media coup: After the feature of Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Hanover Fair, the screen with 3D effect was used by the well-known US late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. This week Proto also provided Africa Tech Week in Cape Town with a small version of its display to bring Black-Eyed-Peas-Star and Entrepreneur will i am live on stage.”
Proto Epic holographic booth successfully used by the deaf
Mateusz Raczka of the Polish tech authority OIOT wrote about Proto being tested by Gallaudet University of Washington D.C. for use in American Sign Language communications. “The use of a holographic booth by Gallaudet students proves that this innovative technology has great potential.”
Courtrooms of the Future will have Proto Holograms
NBC affiliate, WAVY-TV covered William & Mary Law School’s use of Proto holograms in tests with real Federal judges for witness testimony. The quality of the interactions, giving judges and juries the chance to gauge a remote witnesses’ authenticity, was deemed of tremendous value and experts expect Proto hologram use to be adopted world wide.
Proto and Codebaby Partner on AI Hologram Avatars
Voicebot.AI’s Eric Hal Schwartz broke the news about the AI avatars Proto is developing in partnership with CodeBaby. CodeBaby president Norrie Daroga told him: “By combining our technology with Proto’s holographic platform, we can create avatars that are not only realistic and lifelike, but also able to have meaningful conversations with users.”
will i am gives keynote in South Africa via Proto holoportation
IT Web’s Sibahle Malinga reported on will i am’s opening keynote at Sentech Africa Tech Week 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. The rapper and tech entrepreneur had a conversation on AI with TV anchor Leanne Manas. He was beamed from Los Angeles for the interactive hologram conversation.
Gallaudet experiments with holograms to teach ASL
EdScoop’s Higher Ed expert Lindsay McKenzie writes about the only liberal arts college devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, “In testing, [Dr. Laurene] Simms said, students were far more enthusiastic about the hologram tech than Zoom calls. And with a life-size instructor in the room, conversations feel more interactive, she said. Aside from instruction, Simms said, holograms have the potential to help preserve ASL, creating a formal record of the language through 3D recordings. “[ASL is] not spoken, it’s not verbal,” Simms said. “If we don’t take action, it could fade away…It was kind of surreal, kind of like Star Trek.”
Proto arrives in Africa for will i am live keynote beam from L.A.
Proto beamed will i am, the Black Eyed Pea founder and entrepreneur, from Los Angeles to Sentech’s Africa Tech Week 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa to give the opening keynote about AI and algorithmic bias. “I’m so happy to be beamed in,” said will i am. “It’s great to use this technology to be in multiple places at once.”
University Unveils Proto ASL Concept: “It’s fabulous.”
Alex Abenchuchan, host of The Deaf News, talks with Dr. Laurene Simms of Gallaudet University about using Proto for sign language learning. “When I first saw it it was surreal,” said Dr. Simms. “It’s fabulous…You can sit back and watch someone for a long time. With a flat screen like Zoom you get eye fatigue very easily.”
Proto, Art & Dubai: Access, Sustainability & Protection
Writing about Christie’s Art + Tech Dubai conference, Stephanie Dieckvoss says, much of Proto’s business “lies with sports personalities and pop stars who interact virtually with their audience, but they are also interested in art. David Nussbaum, founder and CEO, who patented the proto-technology, said: “Art also has its stars. Takashi Murakami just used Proto at the Geisai fair in Tokyo last week. We are grateful to Christie’s for understanding that the emotional quality that Proto delivers is also reflected in a masterpiece like Degas or Giacometti.”
Proto Hologram used on Late Night Television for First Time
Jimmy Kimmel Live beamed Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt to Disneyland as a live interactive hologram during the show on April 27th to prank theme park guests. It was the first time Proto has appeared on Late Night TV. Previously Proto has been utilised on television on the Today show, America’s Got Talent, The Ellen Show, The iHeartMusic Festival, Whitney Cummings’ Comedy Roast on OnlyFans TV, and others.
Former CNN Anchor Ismael Cala Beams from India to Mexico
Argentina’s leading tech site, Tyn, wrote about inspirational speaker Ismael Cala beaming live from New Delhi to Mexico City to lead a guided mediation for the 2000 visitors at EXMA Holistic 2023. Cala was also interviewed by EXMA founder Fernando Anzures who told Ten, “Aunque Ismael estará a 9 mil millas de distancia, el holograma Proto hará que se sienta como si estuviera realmente en la habitación conmigo y los invitados de EXMA. Formaremos una conexión poderosa a través del espacio y el tiempo que será inolvidable.”
Japan’s Digital Minister Taro Kono demonstrates Proto for G7
At the Digital and Technology Ministerial Meeting of the Seven Advanced Countries (G7) opened at G Messe Gunma in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Japans Digital Minister Taro Kono became a Proto hologram. The Proto Epic unit was provided by Proto’s Japanese partner, Softbank.
Disney Visitors Get Hologram Chris Pratt Surprise
Theme park expert and historian Derek Libbey wrote in Cinema Blend about Jimmy Kimmel Live! beaming Chris Pratt to Disney land to surprise park guests getting off the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout ride. “It’s pretty hilarious to watch these people interact with what they’re told is an AI hologram. It appears to pretty much fool everybody…It seems all but certain that as this technology continues to improve we’ll start to see it more in attractions at Disney Parks.”
Proto makes late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Appearing on late night television for the first time, Proto was used to beam Chris Pratt from Kimmel’s studio in Hollywood to the Guardians of the Galaxy ride in Disneyland. The moment was also the first time Proto has been used at a theme park. Kimmel praised Proto by name on air and the hilarious prank went viral earning millions of views across social media the next day.
Proto hologram makes Disneyland debut
Proto was utilized at a theme park for the first time by Jimmy Kimmel Live. The biggest show in late night television used Proto to beam Chris Pratt to the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and prank park guests. Fans were shocked to realize the realistic 4K volumetric hologram was live from the Kimmel studio. Jimmy jumped in to to join the fun.
Seattle Seahawks celebrate NFL Draft with Proto holograms
ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO report on a the VIP party at Seattle’s iconic Spaceneedle where the Seattle Seahawks beamed in star players to congratulate the new draft picks and greet lucky fans. Other NFL teams that have used Proto include the Dallas Cowboys, the Denver Broncos, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Drew Barrymore on Proto: “David Nussbaum could be ‘The Guy'”
The Drew Barrymore Show featured Proto. “I have to say I did a little dive on David Nussbaum,” says Drew. “I was like who is this gentleman because this could be one of those things that in a few years — it’s just a fact of life. Remember this story, because I think in the not very far future this is going to be a very standard norm. Proto M. David Nussbaum. He could be the guy.”
Proto and CodeBaby to develop AI hologram avatars
“Everything that makes live holographic human interaction in Proto ideal – realism, speed, and ease of use – is now possible when conversing with AI-driven holographic avatars,” said Raffi Kyrszek, Proto’s head of innovation. “Harnessing Chat GPT and other LLMs with CodeBaby’s sophisticated avatar technology opens up a whole new world, bridging the divide between generative AI and volumetric holography.”
Siemens makes Proto part of #IndustrialMetaverse in Hannover
The site Industry of Things wrote about Siemens’ #IndustrialMetaverse booth at the massive Hannover Messe fair in Germany. Chancellor Olaf Scholz is shown beaming in to a Proto Epic and addressing the dignitaries as a hologram, including Indonesian President Jocko Widodo.
Holoportation box is a sign of things to come for ASL learning
Paul Ridden at global tech, sustainability and futurism site, New Atlas, wrote about Gallaudet University’s use of Proto as the ideal way to communicate using American Sign Language remotely. Quoting Dr. Laurene Simms, Gallaudet University’s first Chief Bilingual Officer, “”This is a dream come true for me personally and for the deaf community. For so long, we have been eager to utilize ASL and English bilingualism through hologram technology, which allows us to fully express ourselves in ASL, a spatial language.”
Proto uses life size ‘hologram’ technology for sign language interpretation
‘Hologram’ specialist Proto has demonstrated the capabilities of its Epic hologram projection unit for sign language interpretation at the Visual-Centric Teaching and Learning (VSTL) Centre Symposium at Gallaudet University. The VSTL project aims to explore the use of digital visual technologies for teaching American Sign Language (ASL), beaming GU’s president, Roberta J. Cordano, into a Proto Epic to interact with attendees virtually through ASL.
German Chancellor Scholz becomes a Proto hologram
Siemens incorporated Proto in it’s massive display at Hannover Messe, which had the theme “Industrial Metaverse.” Balthasar Mayer of Invidis, the German digital display authority reported that German Chancellor Olaf Shcolz and Indonesian President Joko Widodo viewed a Proto hologram presentation and Scholz even beamed himself into the Proto Epic, greeting the dignitaries in hologram form.
3D display booths capture nuances in sign language trial
Proto holographic display booths have proved superior to Zoom in capturing subtleties of body language in a trial of their use with American Sign Language at Gallaudet University in the US. Simms said holograms are better for ASL than Zoom because of the 3D nature of the language. In the same way that vocal intonations can change a message, facial expressions are important in ASL. Body language is also necessary to communicate fully; certain words build on other signs, which is easier to see in 3D. She said Gallaudet had previously tried incorporating technology with ASL into its curriculum, but ran into issues with glitches and pixelation that made it difficult to understand ASL.
Joe Rogan Experience’s 12 million listeners learn about Proto
The biggest podcast in the world with an estimated 12 million listeners per episode, had Howie Mandel on as a guest and discussed Proto. Howie explained how he likes it to avoid travel and how comedians are using it to beam to do shows, showing videos of both the Proto Epic and M. Rogan was skeptical at first but came around in the end calling it “very cool tech.”
World IT Show in Seoul features 5G-powered Proto Epic
CJ Olive Networks and its subsidiary Nine Communication showcased Proto’s 5G hologram technology at the ‘2023 World IT Show’ held at COEX. Han Kang-hee, Cloud Business Director at CJ Olive Networks, said, “We plan to expand the application of this 5G technology, which has the advantages of ultra-low latency, ultra-high speed, and ultra-connectivity, to various industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and media.”
Broadway’s Spiderman Sings via Proto at Arts Festival
The University of Central Florida’s Festival of the Arts at the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando featured Proto hologram. Justin Matthew Sargent, who played Peter Parker in Broadway’s Spiderman adaptation “Turn of the Dark” beamed in to sing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” via hologram. The festival used one of the Proto Epics owned by the UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences.
Gallaudet U students pioneer classroom hologram tech
Technical.ly’s Michael Althouse broke the news about Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts college for the deaf and hard of hearing, testing Proto for beaming in speakers. “Everybody was like, ‘What is happening? Is this a movie?’” Gallaudet’s Chief Bilingual Officer Laurene Simms told Technical.ly. “And they said, ‘No, I can see you guys. I can see that this guy has a blue shirt on.’”
Whitney Cummings uses Proto for OFTV Debut Comedy Roast
Proto’s hologram technology has made its comedy broadcast debut on stage at Whitney Cummings presents The OnlyFans Roast of Bert Kreischer. Among the ce;ebrity line-up, Tom Segura will beam in from Austin, Texas using Proto’s advanced holoportation technology to create a site-gag, making this a first in a comedy broadcast of its kind. “Whitney was visiting our landlord Howie Mandel one day and wound up joining me while I beamed via Proto to talk to an all woman-led startup in Florida. Needless to say, Hologram Whitney upstaged me,” said David Nussbaum, Inventor and CEO of Proto Inc. “We’re so proud that that moment turned into this – her world debut comedy roast on OnlyFansTV and more proof that Proto tech can excel in the merciless zone of comic timing.”
Proto nominated for Webby Award in Technical Achievement
Variety announced that Proto was a nominee for best Technical Achievement in the Metaverse, Immersive and Virtual category. It was Proto’s first Webby nomination.
Proto Inc. Receives Canadian Patent for Holographic Display Device
Gary Kaye of rAVe publications wrote quoted, “This recognition of the originality of Proto’s hardware and methods means so much to our whole team of executives and engineers,” said Proto Inc. Inventor and CEO David Nussbaum. “Canada has been home to some truly memorable accomplishments for Proto – this patent will help us protect our IP and continue to innovate.”
Proto’s inventions recognized with patent in Canada
Nida Zafar of Canadian tech site Mobile Syrup broke the news that Proto hologram’s devices, platform and processes are now protected with a patent in Canada. “This recognition of the originality of Proto’s hardware and methods means so much to our whole team of executives and engineers,” David Nussbaum, the CEO and inventor of Proto. “Canada has been home to some truly memorable accomplishments for Proto — this patent will help us protect our IP and continue to innovate.”
Herbalife and soccer’s L.A. Galaxy beam via Proto
Top digital signage news site Digital Signage Today broke the news that Herbalife used Proto to beam in L.A. Galaxy team stars to its biggest event of the year, debuting the new jersey design. Herbalife has been the jersey sponsor for the MLS team for fifteen years — the longest running sponsor in Soccer.
Indonesia’s top artist beams to album launch via Proto
Music Biz Asia broke the news that all-time top selling Indonesian artist Rossa debuted her newest album by beaming into the launch party in Jakarta via Proto hologram, where she sang and interacted with media.The real Rossa shocked the guests with a live performance before interacting with her own hologram. V2 Indonesia, a partner of Proto in the area, organized the event.
Proto leads field in Hologram technology
Samson Amore of L.A.’s leading tech news site, visited Proto headquarters to meet David Nussbaum, CEO and Inventor. He also spoke with PwC’s Scott Likens, head of the company’s innovation hub and Bari Hoffman of the University of Central Florida about their use of Proto. Other featured Proto partners include FITE and H&M. Amore quotes Howie Mandel, “This is probably the most excited I have seen people around a piece of technology,” he said of Proto. “It needs to be everywhere.”
California Live beams from Proto HQ to NBC Studio
Calling it “Holoportation at its finest,” NBC reprorter Jessica Vilchis spoke with Proto inventor/CEO David Nussbaum and investor/advisor Howie Mandel about how holoportation works and even became a hologram, beaming into the desktop sized Proto M at the anchor’s desk at NBC’s studio.
Proto named to Most Innovative Companies list for second time
Fast Company put Proto on its Most Innovative Companies list for the second year in a row — this time praising it as one of the top ten companies in the world with under 100 employees.
Sports Tech Awards nominate Proto twice
The Sports Technology Awards shortlisted Proto in the Best Fan Engagement Technology category for its activations that bring fans and athletes together (Dallas Cowboys, Brooklyn Nets, Australian Open etc). Proto was also named in the Best Partnership shortlist along with FITE for the staging the sports world’s first ever hologram press conference which beamed Manny Pacquiao live from Korea to L.A.
SportsPro’s Ignition Innovation Awards shortlists Proto
Proto is one of only 8 startups shortlisted at the UK sports industry news authority’s annual awards.This award celebrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and startup founders actively changing the world of fan and business innovation in sports.
Proto M arrives in South Korea
Proto’s office in Seoul, in partnership with Nine Communications, has launched the new Proto M in the region, unveiling the 21″ tall version of Proto’s full size hologram device. Yoo Young-jae, CEO of Nine Communications has used Proto in partnerships with major companies in Korea and the biggest stars of film, fashion and music. Recently Proto Korea has worked with Marie Claire Korea, Mini Cooper, KCON and many more.
Medical Simulation Industry Shows Off Use of Proto
Caroline Catherman of the Orlando Sentinel, wrote about the University of Central Florida’s School of Health Professions and Sciences’ presentation for Proto hologram technology at the medical simulation industry’s event of the year. The story quote dean Bari Hoffman at UCF CHIPS saying, “…the most impactful piece of it is how it elevates the learning experience and the learning outcomes.”
Meeting Deep Brain’s AI Howie Mandel in the Proto M
China Global Television Network America, part of China’s largest television news organization, broadcasting globally, sent Karina Mitchell to the National Retail Federation’s big show in New York where she interviewed AI Howie Mandel via a Proto M in Deep Brain’s booth.
Bulgaria’s Top Morning Show Features Proto
Tech reporter Milen Stamatov featured Proto on an extensive segment for Bulgaria’s top morning news show Before Noon, interviewing David Nussbaum about Holoportation and the startup’s recent, and fourth, CES Innovation Award.
H&M installs Proto Hologram at Move store in Brooklyn
The leading news outlet for the retail industry in the UK wrote about H&M’s experimental Williamsburg, Brooklyn space and it’s newest iteration focused on the Move athletic line. Proto is utilized in a street-facing installation showing holograms of fitness and dance instructors.
Howie Mandel Creates World’s First Podcast via Hologram
Howie Mandel and his daughter beamed from Los Angeles to Canada to interview their guests, Jay Pharaoh, the Sklar Brothers, and others for his podcast Howie Mandel Does Stuff. It was a worldwide first.
La société d’holoportation Proto annonce son expansion en Australie
The French newspaper L’Entrepreneur wrote about Proto’s expansion into Australia with TeleIn’s push into education in the country.
H&M promotes sportswear with dancing in Proto display
Guy Campos of AV Magazine wrote about H&M using Proto at it’s experimental Williamsburg, Brooklyn space, beaming in hologram fitness and dance instructors to interact with people passing by the storefront.
Hologram Teachers Coming to Remote Schools?
The Australian tech site wrote about Proto’s new expansion into the continent and TeleIn’s plans to use Proto units to help solve the nation’s teacher shortage.
A holográfia felrobbanthatja a kommunikációt. Életnagyságban fogunk nyomulni!
Hungarian news site Blikk wrote about Proto Hologram and its use in meetings, education and retail — and also its partnership with Christie’s beaming Degas and Giacometti sculptures around the world.
CBS News: Proto Changing the Shopping Experience
Visiting Proto’s installation at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in NYC, CBS News tried Proto holoportation and learned about the company’s collaboration with Burberry and Verizon. The segment ran on over 200 network affiliates nationwide.
Australia’s Top Talk Show on Proto, Education & Paris Hilton
The nation’s top news talk show, The Project, on Network 10, interviewed David Nussbaum about the expansion into Australia and Proto’s use in schools. The hosts also asked about new Proto investor and advisor Paris Hilton, with Nussbaum saying, “Students would be lucky to have ‘Professor Paris’ lead their classes!”
RIS Names Proto + Verizon a Top Takeaway from NRF Big Show
Retail Info Systems News named Verizon’s booth featuring Proto a top takeaway at the biggest show of Retail Technology of the year. “Verizon execs predict this technology could be used in video conferencing, as well as in stores for selling products.”
Proto Hologram Expands into Australia
InAVate’s Asia and Pacific edition wrote about Proto’s expansion into Australia. The company had previously been seen at the Australian Open in 2021, but TeleIn, the robotics and education company, has acquired the first permanent Proto in the country.
Rogers Monday Night NHL Game Features Proto
The Rogers Monday Night Hockey broadcast on SportsNet featured Proto Hologram’s use at the viewing party. The activation was organized by Proto Canada.
Proto’s Hologram Technology now in Australia
Top tech writer David Swan broke the news in The Australian that Proto has arrived on the continent, with the first permanent units at Brisbane’s TeleIn — with the goal of helping with the urgent shortage of teachers in the country’s remote schools.
Proto named a High-Level, High-Tech Highlight of CES 2023
The events industry leader BizBash named Proto as one of the most interesting things they saw at CES 2023 including both the Proto Epic and Proto M.
Proto holoportation Replacing Business Travel
Marta Pacheco, of the global travel industry site Travel Tomorrow, wrote about Proto’s use to bring people together around the world for meetings, as well as its used in the medical industry, citing Proto’s 4th CES Innovation Award.
iHeart Radio’s News Junkie interviews David Nussbaum
Airing live on Orlando’s 104.1 FM and other syndicated stations, the News Junkie talks to Proto’s CEO about CES, the big Christie’s deal, Paris Hilton and more.
Paris Hilton joins Proto Hologram as Investor and Advisor
Forbes’ David Bloom broke the news out of CES that Paris Hilton has been named an advisor to Proto Hologram as well as that she has invested in the startup. Hilton will consult on all matters Web3 and Metaverse.
Proto is first Hologram company with SOC2 Type 1 Compliance
Proto Inc. announced at CES that it has achieved SOC 2 Type 1 compliance in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for SOC for Service Organizations, also known as SSAE 18. Achieving this standard with an unqualified opinion serves as third-party industry validation that Proto provides enterprise-level security for customers’ data and communications on the Proto platform. According to Proto, it’s the only company in the hologram space that has achieved this level of security.
“Simply Stunning”: L’Independant on Proto at CES
The French paper singled out Proto as one of the most important developments at CES. “Tout simplement bluffant,” the paper wrote. In English, that’s “Simply Stunning.”
How to Beam to Your Meetings with Proto Hologram
Interesting Engineering’s Sade Agard wrote about Proto and holoportation — allowing people to have a much more engaging, emotional experience than Zoom or other remote meeting technology — and Proto winning its 4th CES Innovation Award.
Proto wins fourth CES Innovation Award
Tech Times reported on Proto being honored at CES 2023 in the category of Digital Health. It is Proto’s fourth award at CES.
SeatGeek and Dallas Cowboys put Proto on field
At AT&T stadium in Dallas, SeatGeek unitized Proto at its Rally Days event to beam Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware into meet with fans live. It was the first on-field use of Proto at an NFL-related event.
Christie’s VC arm invests in Proto Hologram
InAVate, the global AV industry news site, wrote about Christie’s Ventures — the new VC arm of the auction house–investing in Proto Inc. Christie’s has used Proto throughout 2022 in London, New York, San Francisco, L.A. and Hong Kong and beamed work by artists such as Edgar Degas and Alberto Giacometti.
NFT displays go 3D w/ investment boost from Christie’s Ventures
Ornella Hernandez of the blockchain and crypto news authority, Blockworks, wrote about Christie’s Ventures investment in Proto as part of its support of startups for displaying new forms of digital art such as NFTs. Proto has been used to display NFTs by Christie’s as well as dozens of major events across Art Basel Miami.
Christie’s invests in Proto following hologram collaborations
Guy Campos of AV Magazine, the UK’s leading AV industry authority, wrote about Lonon-based Christie’s investing in Proto after a year of collaborations on blockbuster auctions such as the record breaking Paul Allen Collection.
Four Seasons Founder beams via Proto live to Beverly Hills
Hospitality Net broke the news that hospitality legend Isadore Sharp, founder of The Four Seasons, beamed live from Palm Springs to Beverly Hills via Proto to appear at an important executive summit.
Metro Boomin becomes first to create a beat via hologram
Shawn Grant of the top hip hop news site The Source, wrote about Metro Boomin’s historic live Proto hologram beam from Atlanta to Los Angeles and Miami. The Spotify-sponsored event celeberated the release of his Heroes&Villains album release.
AFP Crecer beams experts from 5 countries to Dominican Republic
The massive pension company AFP Crecer beamed expert speakers from Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. to its annual innovation summit in the Dominican Republic using Proto. “Truly speaking to our theme about the future, our teams in Santo Domingo were able to converse with these great minds just as if they were in the same room with us,” Carlos Barranco, director of innovation at AFP Crecer, said in the release. “Holoportation via Proto gave us exactly what we needed — meaningful exchanges of ideas and inspiration without boundaries.”
Proto & Spotify beam Metro Boomin live to L.A. & Miami
Hip hop news authority The Hype wrote about super producer Metro Boomin beaming live via Proto from Atlanta to Miami and Los Angeles to create a beat live for fans. The Spotify event was in celebration of his new album, Heroes&Villains.
Metro Boomin and Spotify beam live with Proto
TMZ broke the news that Metro Boomin became the first producer to “cook up a beat” live via hologram in a Spotify project that beamed Metro live from Atlanta to Los Angeles and Miami.
Walmart founder Sam Walton returns as AI hologram
Eric Hal Schwartz of Voicebot.AI, the leading site for the AI-powered chatbot industry, wrote about Proto’s partnership with StoryFile on a recreation of Sam Walton for the Walmart museum. The display gives visitors, and Walmart employees, the chance to learn directly from the company’s founder.
Washington Post’s Technology 202 newsletter features Proto
Cristiano Lima included Steve Zeitchik’s news about Walmart working with Proto and StoryFile as one of his top stories of the week at the Washington Post’s technology newsletter.
Walmart’s Sam Walton returns to work as museum hologram
The hologram was created with Proto’s 4K holoportation Epic device, with Storyfile software answering viewers’ questions with AI-driven responses derived from the businessman’s own words.
Walmart founder Sam Walton recreated via Proto hologram
Steven Zeitchik of The Washington Post wrote about Proto’s work with Walmart and StoryFile to recreate the founder of the world’s biggest retailer, Sam Walton. Being utilized in the Walmart Museum, “Digital Sam” was produced to appear in a Proto Epic and converses with visitors via StoryFile’s AI platform. “This is as real as it gets,” said Alan Dranow, senior director of the Walmart Heritage Group.
Paris Hilton debuts her Proto hologram at 11:11 Tech Summit
At 11:11 media’s first summit and a star-studded take over of the Santa Monica Pier, Paris Hilton appeared in hologram form in a Proto epic — talking to guests and taking selfies with them too.
Công nghệ Hologram sẽ tạo ra cuộc họp 3D theo thời gian thực
Vietnam.net wrote about the debut of the Proto M, citing Daily Mail’s review and quoting CEO David Nussbaum, “Thiết bị tạo ra cảm giác về hình ảnh có chiều sâu như thực tế, người nói giống như đang bị mắc kẹt trong chiếc hộp Proto M. Điều này khiến cuộc trò chuyện trở nên sống động hơn kiểu truyền thống như các ứng dụng khác. Khi muốn tạo cuộc họp, chỉ cần mở nguồn và kết nối Wi-Fi là có thể giao tiếp với người khác.”
Troca de paradigmas fariam dos hologramas o futuro do trabalho?
Brazilian tech site Bit Magazine wrote about how the Proto M will replace Zoom and give a better, full body experience. As Proto CEO David Nussbaum puts it, “É assim que os líderes mundiais se encontrarão”
Ray D’Arcy Show Interviews Proto’s David Nussbaum: “Holograms are the future of broadcasting”
Ireland’s top talk radio show interviewed Proto CEO David Nussbaum live from L.A. about the Proto M and holopotration technology. Ray asked David about his background in broadcasting which led David to cite growing up listening to Howard Stern and to talk about how holograms are the broadcast medium of the future.
The Guardian: “Meeting inside a box: it’s the new thinking outside the box!”
For its snarky Pass Notes column, The Guardian wrote about the Proto M, citing the BBC Click episode and its uses in business and home.
Daily Mail tests the Proto M: It’s Wonka Vision Made Real
The Daily Mail’s Jonathan Chadwick tested out the Proto M at the Mail’s London offices. Proto CEO David Nussbaum beamed in live from Los Angeles for an interview — and it was decided it was just like Mike TV from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “This is how world leaders will meet — in the near future!”
Proto & Howie Mandel named highlights of upcoming Infinity Festival
Forbe’s David Bloom rounds up the highlights of the upcoming Infinity Festival in L.A., citing Howie Mandel beaming in via Proto as a moment not to miss. “For a comic who isn’t sure how much his audience likes his jokes, Proto could be a goldmine,” Bloom writes.
Proto CEO beams from L.A. to Glasgow via Proto M to appear on BBC Click
BBC Click’s Nick Kwek unboxed a Proto M at the Glasgow studio and talks to CEO David Nussbaum live from L.A. — as well as Proto Head of Innovation Raffi Kryszek. The M lets anyone make hologcam calls globally with only a smart phone — live, 4K, interactive holopresence.
FITE Streams Historic Proto Hologram Boxing Press Conference Live Globally
SportsTechie, part of the Sports Business Journal Group, wrote about FITE and Triller Fight Club use Proto to beam legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao from Seoul, Korea to Los Angeles, CA for press conference about upcoming match against MMA star DK Yoo. Pacquiao was able to interact with Yoo, the host and reporters in real time. The event streamed live globally on FITE, the world’s biggest sports platform.
Sous forme d’hologramme, Manny Pacquiao annonce son retour sur le ring
France’s largest newspaper reports on Proto beaming Manny Pacquiao from Seoul to Los Angeles for the DK Yoo press conference, streaming live on FITE. “Costume gris et chemise bleue, le Philippin est apparu depuis Séoul en Corée du Sud, à plus de 9.000 kilomètres de la Californie, sous la forme d’un double virtuel réalisé par l’entreprise Proto. Une grande première dans l’histoire de la boxe, qui lui a permis d’assurer le traditionnel face-à-face d’avant combat avec son adversaire.”
Hologram Manny Pacquiao Has Staredown with Korean MMA Star DK Yoo
The biggest MMA site, MMA Fighting, wrote about Proto beaming Manny Pacquiao from Korea to L.A. for his press conference with DK Yoo. The event streamed live on FITE, the sports streaming platform with a history of presnting the biggest and most important boxing, MMA and wrestling events.
Connor McGregor’s Sport and Lifestyle site on Proto’s Hologram Face-off
Connor McGregor’s sports and lifestyle site, The Mac Life, wrote about the historic hologram press conference that had Proto beaming Manny Pacquiao from Seoul, Korea to L.A. where his upcoming opponent DK Yoo was. Streming platform FITE presented the event worldwide.
Manny Pacquiao présente son retour sur le ring sous forme d’hologramme
Canada’s La Presse wrote about Manny Pacquiao beaming from Seoul, Korea to Los Angeles for his Triller Fight Club press conference. “Costume gris et chemise bleue, le Philippin est apparu depuis Séoul en Corée du Sud, à plus de 9000 kilomètres de la Californie, sous la forme d’un double virtuel réalisé par l’entreprise Proto,” La Presse wrote. “Une grande première dans l’histoire de la boxe, qui lui a permis d’assurer le traditionnel face-à-face d’avant combat avec son adversaire.”
Manny Pacquiao Beams to Los Angeles via Proto hologram
Jad el Reda of the L.A. Times witnessed Manny Pacquiao beaming in via hologram from 6000 miles away to face off with Korean MMA star DK Yoo. It was the first time a combat sports athlete has used Proto and the first time any athlete has beamed via hologram into a press conference. The event streamed live on FITE.
Une Grande Première dans L’histoire de la Boxe
Swiss news leader Bluewin wrote about Manny Pacquiao becoming the first ever combat sports athlete to beam into a press conference via hologram — in this case across six thousand miles from Seoul to Los Angeles where his opponent the Korean MMA star DK Yoo was physically present. The event was organized by Triller Fight Club and streamed live globally on FITE.
Meet Proto Hologram’s Man in Australia
Kyle Knight of the Moreton Daily interviewed Proto’s Australian distributor Benjamin Farkas of Telein about the hologram company’s expansion on the continent. “The opportunities here are far-reaching. I would disagree with anyone who would suggest that this type of technology would remove jobs. I would absolutely say that this is an empowering technology,” Farkas says.
Manny Pacquiao Beams from Seoul to L.A. via Proto Hologram
The legendary boxer will beam from Proto’s studio in Seoul to Proto headquarters in Los Angeles for a press conference on his upcoming fight with Korean MMA star DK Yoo. The two fighters will be able to interact in real time with eachother and the press. Pacquiao is the first athlete to use Proto in combat sports and the first athlete to beam into a press conference. The event is produced in partnership with Triller Fight Club and will stream live globally on FITE.
IWC Exhibition Featuring Proto and Olympic Skier Eileen Gu’s Hologram to San Diego
IWC, one of the earliest adopters of Proto hologram, opens it’s touring Top Gun exhbition in San Diego this week. Previously IWC has beamed F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton, and its CEO Cristoph Grainger Herr to events — now it has added Olympic skier and model Eillen Gu to greet fans in hologram form.
Proto Indonesia Launches in Jakarta
Forbes Indonesia reported on the opening of a new Proto office in partnership with tech giant V2 Indonesia in Jakarta this week. The news was reported by over 60 news outlets in the country.
How Proto is Preserving Musicians’ Hologram Legacies
New York magazine’s Lane Brown, writing in the Vulture sectoin, explores the hologram mega tour of Abba and others, while pointing out that Proto’s units are a much more accessible and viable technology that have been used by Kane Brown and Walker Hayes to beam into performances. “I can’t say who, but we’ve been filming artists now while they’re well enough,” says David Nussbaum, the CEO of Proto. “So when they want or have to stop playing live, they’ll have holograms that have been endorsed by them and not just their estates.”
XLIVE on Proto’s partnership with AI conversational video leader
Victora Copans of XLIVE wrote about StoryFile’s new project at the Maltz Museum in Cleveland which uses AI powered conversatoinal video to let visitors talk to Civil Rights leader Rev. Otis Moss Jr. The story explains that StoryFile and Proto hologram are compatible and have worked on projects to bring their AI StoryFiles into the hologram space — such as AI Hologram Tim Draper, the famous tech invsetor.
Proto Brings Hong Kong Blockbuster “Warrior Of Future” Characters to Life
To promote the highest grossing film of the year in Hong Kong, One Cool Pictures became the first company to use Proto to present hologram characters from an Asian film when it beamed its Sci-Fi “Warrior” character to the film’s premiere.
Global News Morning Toronto Features Proto
Global News Morning’s Minna Rhee interviewed Proto inventor and CEO David Nussbaum and Proto advisor Howie Mandel via live hologram beam from Los Angeles to Toronto in a segment produced by Murtz Jaffer. “The future is now,” Rhee says as she did a hologram hug with Howie.
Proto CEO David Nussbaum on Where is My Jetpack?
Podcast host Michael Hainsworth spoke with Proto CEO David Nussbaum about his invention of holoportation and the possibilities of hologram communications worldwide.
Kenan Thompson enlists Proto for 35 city comedy tour
SNL great Kenan Thompson, who just hosted the Emmys, is using Proto to beam into his 35 city comedy and talent search tour. The innovative comedian is also using the Failed to Render VR platform to bring live comedy out of the metaverse in to the clubs.
BT to showcase Proto hologram platform at its Innovation Labs
UK Telecom authority TelcomPaper broke the news that BT has added Proto to its Innovation Labs in London and Asastral Park, Ipswich. Stuart Wyse the head of BT’s Innovation Showcase said, “It’s great to be able to show Proto to customers who visit the showcases so they can start to think about how it will enable them to communicate differently and how the underlying 5G or fibre network is essential for this and other new innovations”
Holograms Offer Affordable ESG Alternative to Pricey Business Travel
Karen Webster, Editor-In-Chief of PYMNTS interviewed Proto CEO David Nussbaum about the hologram platform’s use as business travel replacement — noting its Environmental Social and Governance attributes for sustainable and ethical impact. Webster says Proto has, “the potential to disrupt not just business travel but the videoconferencing sector.”
Proto receives U.S. patent for hologram platform
Gary Kayye, founder of the leading AV trade news platform rAVe publications wrote about Proto recieving its USPTO patent for its hardware, software, and methods. “Until now, you needed to be a late rapper or eccentric billionaire to beam somewhere as a hologram. I invented Proto so one day anyone can explore the world via real time holoportation.” said Proto Inc. Inventor and CEO David Nussbaum. “Even though we’re already beaming people all over the world daily, getting this recognition, and protection, from the USPTO proves my dream has become real.”
Country icon Tanya Tucker beams to AGT finale via Proto
Country Music Television covered the use of Proto at the America’s Got Talent finale to beam in familes of the finalists including country hopefuls Drake and Chapel Hart. There was also a surprise when Country legend Tanya Tucker appeared in the Proto Epic to wish Chapel Hart good luck. “Surprise. It’s Tanya. Chapel Hart, y’all are so great and congratulations on everything you do. America’s Got Talent, write about that.”
Abu Dhabi’s top paper highlights “poignant moments” at AGT finale with Proto holograms
The top UAE paper celeberated Mayyas’ win — the first Middle Eastern group to win America’s Got Talent and also loved the use of Proto to bring families together in hologram form. “This included magician Hojin’s parents from South Korea, who said, ‘We’re in Korea rooting for you,’ as well as saxophone player Avery Dixon’s brother, who said , ‘I knew you were going to make it.’ Before doing a hologram high five.
Chapel Hart gets a surprise hologram visit from Tanya Tucker on AGT
Judy Bergeron of the New Orleans Advocate/Times Picayune wrote about Proto being used to beam in finalists familes and well wishers during the finale — pointing out local favorite Chapel Hart who got a surprise hologram beam-in from Country legend Tanya Tucker. “Chapel Hart, ya’ll are so great and congratulations on everything you do,” Hologram Tanya Tucker said. ‘America’s Got Talent’ … right about that.”
America’s Got Talent Finale features Holoportation Surprise
AGT’s Season Finale used Proto to beam the families of the finalists in for special suprise hologram visits, with host Terry Crews announcing it as the “magic of Proto hologram.” Families appeared in lifelike, real-time, 4K from Korea, Nashville and more — some high fived eachother or blew kisses — all felt the emotion of a real connection across thousands of miles. The biggest surprise was when Country legened Tanya Tucker appeared to wish Chapel Hart well. Too Fab speculated on when Howie Mandel will just start beaming in to AGT in hologram form only — after all, the site points out, he’s Proto’s landlord.
US Patent Office grants patent to Proto hologram platform
Courtney Rawlings at Inside Metaverse included Proto’s patent news in her essential industry newsletter.
Proto Holograms Featured in America’s Got Talent Finale
For the finale of an amazing AGT season on NBC, Proto beamed the familes of finalists to the soundstage from as far away as Seoul Korea, Nashvile and more — Country legend Tanya Tucker even surprised Chapel Hart to wish them luck in the finals. It was Proto’s first prime time network entertainment TV appearance .
Proto secures patent for hologram platform
The LA start-up Proto now has a U.S. patent for its method of capturing people and subjects on a white screen and relaying that visual in real-time. The patent also notes Proto’s on-board cameras and speakers, making it self-contained and capable of telepresence.
How to tantalize audiences? Proto holograms named a key trend
Mickey McClay Wilson, the CMO of giant events contractor Freeman (CES, SXSW, Comic-Con, etc) listed 5 trend takeaways for exciting live audiences and cites Proto as a way to let audiences “Play.” Mentioning Proto’s installation at SXSW, she writes, “Experiences that stimulate imagination can ignite delightful moments. So encourage playful collaboration to cultivate community.”
Proto CEO David Nussbaum delivers keynote at DATE Summit Taipei
Taiwan’s major innovation summit featured David Nussbaum, CEO and Inventor of Proto, demonstrating holoportation travel and other Proto capabilities.
Proto is the no-headset hologram meeting solution leader
Brody Ford and Ian King named Proto as a one of the leaders in hologram meeting innovation in a story about Cisco’s Webex system which relies on headsets and AR. (The story also mentions Mircosoft and Google solutions which have not come to market). The authors cite Ellen DeGeneres’ use of Proto on her show as an example of its success.
AT&T Embraces Hologram Communications, Debuts Proto M
AdWeek’s Technology Editor Patrick Kulp broke the news that AT&T and CAA created the first public use of the new Proto M at an activation in Dallas. The M was cleverly embedded in a 1970’s shell phone booth with the AT&T logo on the side. AT&T and previously used the Proto Epic at it’s permanent space at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Experiential AV and how Proto brings the physical and digital together
Ben Thomas interviewed Proto CEO David Nussbaum on MarketScale’s Pro AV Today podcast about Experiential AV and covered everything from DJs using Proto, to Christie’s to Sean Combs and Howie Mandel to how it feels to be featured in both TMZ and the Wall Street Journal on the same day. There’s even a reference to Willy Wonka.
Proto’s Doug Barry named a top COO in Brand Marketing
COO News named Proto’s Doug Barrry one of the top COO’s in Brand Marketing — He’s also a co-founder of the original holopotration startup and CFO. COO News is published by Boardroom Media.
Proto among Web3 technologies changing the Music Industry
Ashley France of Revolt included Proto as one of the technologies alongside AI and VR tech that is changing the landscape of the music indusrty. She cites Proto being used to debut the hologram of the avatar of Biggie Smalls at the late rapper’s 50th birthday tribute in Times Square in June.
First Live Comedy Hologram Set in History
Debra Kessler, of The Interrobang, the ultimate comedy industry insider’s news site, interviewed Andy Kindler about his historic live beam set. Kindler used the Proto Epic to beam into the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal to deliver his famous annual “State of the Industry” set. Andy connected “directly with people in the room, roasting the front row, talking to his agent, immediately knowing if a joke bombed, and actually interacting with Bob Odenkirk who introduced him,” Kessler wrote. “That was a spectacular demonstration of the technology, with Bob actually in the ballroom in Montreal on stage, talking with Andy who is teleporting in through this fantastic box. They’re nodding to each other, pointing at each other, physically reacting, and it looks pretty great.”
First Live Hologram Comedy Set: Andy Kindler Beams to Montreal
For the world’s first ever live holorgam comedy set, Andy Kindler beamed from Proto’s Van Nuys studio to the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Introduced by Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kindler could see, hear and react to the crowd in Canada in real time. He joked about Joe Rogan, Dave Chappelle, and more. New York magazine’s Vulture released the whole set on video, editing both the L.A. “Beaming” side with the Montreal performance side. Howie Mandel sponsored this historic holoportation moment.
Proto Partners with Taiwan’s Dept. of Industrial Technology on 5G
The China Times reported on partnership between Proto and Taiwan’s Department of the Industrial Technology to demonstrate and promote their private 5G solution at expoFest. The Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je, joined in, becoming a live Proto hologram at the expo.
Holo laughter: Andy Kindler delivers the first live comedy set by hologram
The UK’s leading comedy news source broke the news that Andy Kindler beamed from Los Angeles to the Monteral Just for Laughs festival to deliver his famous “State of the Industry” comedy set. The live beaming was produced by Proto and one of its advisor/investors Howie Mandel. ‘Help me,, Help me, Odenkirk Kenobi, you’re my only hope…’ Kindler began his set. He later quipped: ‘I’m a hologram. Coachella got TuPac, and you’re getting JewPac’.
Logan Paul beams to major sports convention via Proto in WWE gear
Wrestlezone’s Bill Pritchard wrote, “Logan Paul recently teamed up with Proto Hologram for an appearance at the National Sports Collectibles Convention to show off his WWE ring gear and the rare Pokemon card he bought for $5.3 million last year. Paul (in hologram form) talks to fans about Liquid Marketplace, which is selling fractional shares of the card itself and the gold holder that Paul uses to wear it in the ring.”
Logan Paul Beams Via Proto, Explains Liquid Marketplace, Shows $5.9 M Pokémon Card
Logan Paul’s hologram was presented using Proto at the National Sports Collectibles Conference in Atlantic City where he greated fans and explained Liquid Marketplace, his fractional collectibles startup. Proto also created a giant hologram of the $5.9 M Pokémon card that is the keystone of Liquid Marketplace. Paul wore his WWE gear in hologram form, on the eve of his triumphant night at WWE’s SummerSlam.
Christie’s launches VC arm, Proto Featured
The Wall Street Journal’s Kelly Crow broke the news that Christie’s has launched a new venture capital arm focused on tech and crypto. The story, which ran on the front page of the business section, featured a photo of Proto’s Degas ballerina hologram, which was beamed to London, San Francisco and Hong Kong. The sculpture was subsequently sold at a record breaking price for the artist.
France’s Top Weekend Show Features Proto
The show 20h Weekend visited Proto at the Los Angeles studio and spoke to Founder & CEO David Nussbaum, who showed how holoportation let’s him beam to meetings around the world saving him massive amounts of time and money — as well as pandemic risk and carbon damage.
Christie’s credits Proto as a factor in record-breaking 2022
The 350-year old auction house named Proto as a factor in a nearly 300% growth over pre-pandemic records. The story by Pymnts.com explains that Christie’s teamed with hologram orginial Proto to allow potential bidders to take virtual 3D tours of art and objects around the world. That helped its social media presence in Asia grow 105% year over year to 480,000 total followers and its United States and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) social following jump 13.4% to 1.78 million.
Matt Goss plans Dean Martin hologram duet with Proto in Vegas
In a story about Carlos Santana having to cancel tour dates, the Las Vegas Review Journal’s John Katsilometes brings up a perfect solution when he talks to singer and regular Strip headliner Matt Goss about his plans to tour via Proto hologram. “This is the future!” Goss says. It’s not just speculative: the story points out that Goss has talked to Proto execs and seeks to follow Ellen DeGeneres and Howie Mandel in using the original holoportation device. Goss even proposes a hologram duet with Rat Packer Dean Martin, which prompts Katsilometes to say, “We’ll need hologram Scotch!”
Financial world adopts Proto in advance of recession and next pandemic wave
Dow Jones’ Joy Wiltermuth wrote about the transformations the financial industry has been going through post-pandemic, including about new approaches to hybrid work and business travel. Joanna Wald at Schroders talked about her firm’s adoption of PROTO, a hologram technology that makes it feel like colleagues are in the same room with you, but also produces a lighter environmental footprint than constant air travel. “I was surprised on how realistic it feels,” Wald said, recalling that when Schroders CEO Peter Harrison recently used the technology for a virtual meeting in New York, a visiting client reflexively reached out to shake his hand, and then stopped himself.
Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards Features Proto
Taiwan Television reported on Proto at the Golden Melody Awards, the country’s top music honors which are recognized as equivalent to the Grammys for the Chinese language. At Kaohsiung Arena, an AR version of the iconic GMA Trophy was created and stars entering the venue posed with them in Proto hologram form.
French science magazine says Proto M makes Star Wars tech real
“Star Wars n’est plus loin,” writes the cool new French science magazine Epsiloon. The magazine spotlights the Proto M, coming at the end of 2022, which will put Proto’s original hologram technology in homes and offices worldwide.
Bucheon Film Fest Beams in XR Curator from France via Proto
Screen Daily’s Jean Noh reporters that the the 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) used Proto Inc.’s Epic device to beam its XR Curator, Jay Kim, to a press conference in Seoul to talk about the Beyond Reality section of the July event. Kim used Proto holoportation to appear at the meeting even though he was physically in Annecy, France at the time — he was able to fully interact with the press and other panel members in 4K. Proto, formerly known as Portl, is the creator and leading provider of the hardware and software that make holoportation a reality. BIFAN’s holoportation event was produced by Proto’s Korean distributor and partner Nine Communications.
Industry Innovators 2022: David Nussbaum on Event Tech’s Future
Nussbaum topped BizBash’s list of innovators in the Event Tech space, telling Claire Hoffman, “One of the things about Proto that people respond to is that it’s a communal experience. No one is isolated by boxy head gear,” Nussbaum notes. “I think as hybrid experiences become the norm, that’s going to be key—feeling like you’re with other people sharing the same emotional responses.” He adds, “I also think our holoportation can play a big role in making global events connected both to the metaverse and each other. Networked Protos can make eventgoers in multiple cities share the experience. It’s all about bringing more people together in ways that are exciting, memorable, and that really work.”
Notorious B.I.G. Avatar Surprises World as Proto Hologram
The HYPERMODEL hologram is created by HYPERREAL alongside Biggie Smalls’ estate. The Notorious B.I.G.’s hypermodel was first launched in The Brook, the metaverse based on Brooklyn. The life-like hologram of the legendary Bad Boy artist sees him dressed in a green, white, and black Sergio Tacchini tracksuit, shades, Kangol hat, Nike sneakers, and a necklace with a Jesus pendant. The hologram device is made by Proto Inc (formerly PORTL Hologram), which includes Sean “Diddy” Combs on its advisory board.
Howie Mandel Named Advisor to Proto Inc.
L.A.’s top tech news outlet announced that comedian and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel has been named an advisor at Proto Inc. Mandel has been using Proto weekly in his L.A. studios with celebrity guests and plans to use it to beam in to comedy shows to avoide travel and pandemic risk.
rAVe Pubs tries out the Proto Epic at INFOCOMM 2022
At lead electronics intergrator Wachter’s booth at INFOCOMM 2022, the rAVe Pubs team puts the Proto Epic through its paces, discussing its potential for digitaly signage, retail innovation and holoportation for business.
Howie Mandel Named Advisor to Proto Hologram
TMZ broke the exclusive news that Howie Mandel joined Proto as an advisor, and showed video of him saying he was intrigued by the holoportation startup as a way to tour without triggering his germaphobia. TMZ points out that Proto is “inventor of the world’s first 4K, volumetric, self-contained holoportation machine” and that it has also beamed Sean “Diddy” Combs and Walker Hayes recently.
Entertainment Tonight and Howie Mandel Go Proto
Howie Mandel tells ET about his love of Proto hologram as a way to avoid situations that trigger his germaphobia. He shares a studio with Proto and uses it daily, calling it a way to “Think inside the box.” “I figured out a way that I can be close to people without wearing a mask…,” Mandel told Entertainment Tonight on the night of America’s Got Talent’s new season premiere. “I’m a germaphobe so I can go places without anybody breathing on me. With Proto, I can be in nine theaters at once, so I can do a show anywhere, anyplace.”
Luxury Electric SUV Maker VinFast Tours Canada via Proto
Cláudio Afonso, of EV, the news site for the electric vehicle sector, wrote about Vietnamese EV-maker VinFast using Proto hologram to tour top Canadian luxury malls to introduce itself to buyers across the country. The activations in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver were done in partnership with MOUSE 3D DIGITAL, Proto’s content and distribution partner based in Toronto.
Barstool Sport’s KFC Radio talks to Howie Mandel about Holograms
Howie Mandel appeared on the huge Barstool Sports show KFC Radio where hosts Kevin Clancy and John Feitleberg talked to hime about his involvement with Proto hologram. They call Howie a pioneer and trailblazer of new technology and he whips out his phone to show Proto in action. Howie points out that Christie’s uses Proto, that Ellen DeGeneres recently used it and that both he and Sean Combs are on the company’s board. He also talked about how much more advanced Proto is than its copycat competitors.
Proto among Companies Changing the Future of Work with Holoportation
Forbes wrote about technologies changing how we work such as VR and Hololens and singled out Proto as a solution that doesn’t involve headgear, while letting people create a connection far stronger than Zoom.
Proto Holograms Steal the Show at Singapore’s Star Awards
XLIVE’s Victoria Copans wrote about Media Corp’s Star Awards — one of the biggest entertainment awards shows in Asia — using Proto to beam in live presenters from Hong Kong and Taipei. The live beamed presenters were able to interact with the host, the award-winning superstar talent, and the audience — and it was all broadcast live throughout Asia. “Using Proto expanded the range of celebrities they were able to have participate — there’s no excuse not to present when you’re asked when you can just beam in!” said Proto’s Director of Operations Noah Rothstein.
Best of ISE 2022 Includes Proto Holoportation
Ella Baskerville of the UK’s top attractions business news site included Proto in her roundup of the best innovations at Intergrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Barcelona, Spain. The booth using Proto’s Epic devices used a Spiderman character to greet guests, and turned an Epic on its side to create great effects.
‘Beam Me Up’…Pastor? Proto Technology Allows Pastor To Be in Nine Locations at Once
Jesse T. Jackson, of the leading news site for clergy in the U.S., wrote about how “Pastor Randy Bezet of Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida, is using something straight out of Star Trek to preach to the church’s nine campuses simultaneously. Bazet said, “We’ll do whatever we can to actually reach and impact as many people as we can, and, in this case, try a new technology like this.”
Churches Jump into Hologram Business: Using Proto to Preach
Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported on a chuch group with 9 locations using Proto hologram to beam its pastor into all of them simultaneously. “This really is I think putting me in nine locations at one time or has the potential to do that and make it much more personal than if it was just a video or kind of a flat-screen,” explained Pastor Randy Bezet. The Tampa Bay company Life Display is distributing Proto with an eye on faith-based organizations.
The Proto “M”: A Compact Holographic Display and Media Device
Technabob wrote, “If Back To The Future II taught us anything, it’s that the future will be filled with holograms. Of course, Back To The Future II was supposed to take place in 2015, and we haven’t realized even a small fraction of the technology it promised, but enough about my resentfulness; this is about the Proto Hologram “M,” a compact holographic display and media device made for home use. Curse you, Robert Zemeckis!”
Winners of The Voice, Girl Named Tom, Harmonize via Proto Hologram
Hollywood Life’s Cassandra Gill named a photo of The Voice winning group Girl Named Tom using Proto hologram one of the “Hottest Celebrity Pics of the Week.” The harmony group appeared at legendary tech investor Tim Draper’s private conference in Half Moon Bay (where Proto CEO David Nussbaum spoke), and Girl Named Tom took the opoortunity to make themesleves in to holograms and then sing along with themeslves. They are the latest country artists to use Proto hologram following Walker Hayes and Kane Brown — and they’re the first Voice winners to do so.
Degaova balerina u novom izdanju: Umetničko delo Proto hologram
The Serbian news and culture site 24 Sedam wrote about Christie’s using Proto to beam Edgar Degas’ Petite Dansuese to London, San Francisco and Hong Kong as a preview for its blockbuster Anne Bass sale, where it broke the artists all-time record at over $41M.
Proto named one of 2022’s Coolest Gadgets for the Home
Gadget Flow wrote about Proto’s smaller M model which will enable people everywhere to make hologram phone calls. The device will also display content of all kinds and have applications in Education, Telehealth and Retail. The M comes to market in Q4 2022.
First Ever Simultaneous Hologram Beam Puts Sean “Diddy” Combs in D.C., Houston and Las Vegas
Afro Tech’s Joshua Rodgers wrote about Sean Combs beaming into 3 cities at once using Proto to toast Cinco de Mayo with his tequila brand DeLeon. Diddy was able to see, hear, and interact with guests at nightclubs in all three cities— even doing shots with them. No one has ever done this — a multi-venue, interactive holoportation–not with any technology, not anywhere on Earth.
Diddy and DeLeón Tequila launched live-streamed, multi-city hologram to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Revolt’s Oumou Fofana reported on Sean “Diddy” Combs using Proto to beam into 3 cities at once to toast crowds for Cinco De Mayo with his premium DeLeon Tequila. Diddy was able to interact with people at each nightlife location — he is the first entertainer to do this as a live, interactive holoportation event using any technology. “Shout out to Proto!” he toasted.
Top Moments of Live in the Vineyard Include Walker Hayes Hologram Performance
People magazine included Walker Hayes’ Proto hologram beam as one of the best moments of the Live in the Vineyard Goes Country festival — pointing out that he is the first artist to beam into a Country event and that the event raised $77,000 for St. Judes Childen’s Hospital.
Sean “Diddy” Combs & DeLeón Tequila Celebrate #CincoDeLeón With Interactive Hologram
The leading Out-Of-Home adveritising trade site wrote about Sean Combs using Proto to beam into 3 cities at once to promote his Diageo-backed, Deleon Tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Crowds at nightlife spots in Washington D.C., Houston and Las Vegas were able to interact with mogul and toast live.
How Proto May be the Key to Metaverse Expanding (And is More Exciting than HoloLens)
AdWeek’s Brian Sheehan wrote about “Clunky headgear” holding the Metaverse back, and how solutions that require goggles are what will move Web3 forward. After pointing out that Microsoft’s HoloLens still requires a headset, Sheehan writes, “Perhaps more exciting is a product by a company called Proto (formerly Portl). The product, as seen recently at SXSW, is a large box that projects a hologram-like 3D image from one space into another space with no glasses or headset.”
Proto creates 3D experiences without the annoying headgear
Lifewire’s Sacha Brodsky wrote a round up of technology creating XR/VR experiences that don’t use head gear. Proto’s CEO David Nussbaum explains, “Being able to do this without headgear or isolating goggles lets a team collaborate more effectively, building even more understanding. And being able to beam this around the world can help in telehealth and so many other industries.”
Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton Revealed as Proto Hologram Investor
Kunal Chawda of First Sportz revealaed that the Suns’ Center from The Bahamas is an investor in Proto (along with being an endorser of Puma and AT&T). Ayton is one of over 57 active and retired pro athletes to invest in Proto hologram including Marshawn Lynch, Luke Walton, Brianna Stewart and Brittney Griner.
Country Music Industry Bible Reports on Proto’s Walker Hayes Beaming
The Bible of the Country Music industry wrote about Proto’s first ever beaming of an artist into a major country music festival when Walker Hayes holoported into the Live in the Vineyard Goes Country event in Napa, California.
Proto Holoportation Changing Office Life
Bloomberg Quicktake’s first episode of its New Work Rules series featured Proto. Reporter Maddy Mills interviewed Proto CEO David Nussbaum who was beamed in to New York City from Los Angeles. The video shows how Proto is the first holoportation device and is being used all over the world.
Bloomberg’s New Rules of Work Series Launches with Proto beaming from L.A. to NYC
Bloomberg’s Madison Mills interviewed Proto CEO David Nussbaum as a live hologram beamed from Los Angeles to New York City in real time. She looked into holopotration and Proto’s leadership in the field for Bloomberg QuickTake’s first episode of its new series, New Rules of Work.
Country Superstar Walker Hayes Beams in to Festival using Proto
Country Music Television wrote about Walker Hayes — the “Fancy Like” star — beaming in the Live in the Vineyard festival in Napa to perform and talk about his book. It was the first time an artist beamed into a country music event.
Walker Hayes Beams into Country Music Festival w/Proto
Country music superstar Walker Hayes beamed the first artist to beam into a country music event via Proto when he performed in hologram form at the Live in the Vineyard Goes Country event in Napa.
Country Superstar Walker Hayes Beams into Major Fest with Proto
Annie Reuter, the country music industry authority, wrote about Live in the Vineyard using Proto to beam country superstar Walker Hayes to its annual festival — known for surprises and innovation. “It is pretty amazing that we can basically be beamed wherever we’re supposed to be and honestly we should do this more,” Hayes, a father of six, tells me. “I don’t have to leave the kids. I could just do these from my house.”
Perez Hilton Brings His Kids to Get Hologrammed at Proto Studios
The internet’s original gossip king brought his kids to visit Proto and get turned into holograms live on the spot. He posted a an eleven minute video of his kids enjoying the technology and wrote, “They do both pre-recorded and LIVE holograms! And, let us tell you, these things were insanely realistic! We got to try it out and it was such a trip!”
Star Awards uses Proto to Beam in Presenters to Singapore from Across Asia
The Straits Times named the use of Proto holograms as one of the top 7 best parts of the Star Awards — one of Asia’s biggest entertainment awards shows put on by Media Corp each year in Singapore. Host Chen Hanwei interviewed the presenters who beamed in from Taipei and Hong Kong live and interacted with him and the stars in attendance. Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok, Taiwanese host Mickey Huang and Taiwanese host-actor Jacky Wu were singled out for their holoportation skills. This is the first time a major awards show has used holoporation as part of its ceremony.
How Christie’s and Proto’s Degas Hologram is Changing Art World
Artnet, the biggest art news site, wrote about Christie’s using Proto to beam a hologram of Degas’ Petite Danseuse to San Francisco and Hong Kong. “It would be amazing for a museum to commission a performance art piece—maybe beaming live to cities all over the world,” Porto CEO David Nussbaum said. “How great would it be to see Marina Abramovic do something with Proto? Would The Artist is Present work via holoportation? Instead of beaming people, what if Cai Guo-Quiang created one of his gunpowder events live via Proto?”
Christie’s and Proto tour the fragile artworks you will see, but can never touch
The Telegraph published a story by Daniel Capurro about Christie’s using Porto to preview the $20M Degas ballerina bronze in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong ahead of the blockbuster Anne Bass auction in May. The article praises the efforts for protecting the art work and reducing carbon damage while still providing a meaningful experience of being the presence of the art work.
South Korean Virtual Superstar Eternity Appears at IT World 2022 via Proto Hologram
South Korean sports and entertainment news site Sports Khan reported that, at the World IT Show, the largest information and communication technology (ICT) exhibition in Korea, the virtual idol Eternity appeared in the PROTO HOLOGRAM presented by Nine Communications (CEO Yoo Young-jae). Eternity was able to interact with fans who were also able to become Proto holograms.
Christie’s uses hologram technology to take a $20m Degas sculpture on tour
Daniel Cassady of The Art Newspaper In the UK broke the news that Chrsitie’s is touring the Degas bronze Petite Danseuse using Proto hologram devices ahead of its auction with the blockbuster Anne Bass collection in May. The tour started in London before opening to crowds in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Touring the precious object via hologram eliminates the risk of transportation and expenses and carbon damage associated with shipping. “And while it isn’t actually there,” Cassady writes, “Visitors can experience the work just as if they were in Anne Bass’s storied New York City apartment.”
Proto Named to Top Ten Marketing Firms in California List
Brand Marketing’s list focuses on companies with great track records, innovative offerings or huge future potential. Proto was singled out for its successful run of activations in California over the last 12 months with brands such as Disney, Netflix, IWC, AT&T, CBS Sports HQ and more.
Sean Combs Named as an Advisor and Investor to Proto Inc.
Joshua Rodgers of the leading African American news site and community for entrepreneurs and tech, part of he Blavity media empire, wrote about P. Diddy joining Proto hologram as an investor (as part of the $12M Series A round led by TRUE Capital Management) and as an advisor.
Executive Turntable: Sean Combs Joins Proto Inc. as Advisor, Investor
The music mogul, who also invested in Proto Inc.’s $12M Series A round, was named an advisor. The music, fashion and beverage mogul first used Proto in 2021 to beam across the country to sing Happy Birthday to his son King Combs (an event that was also covered by Billboard).
British Asset Mgmt Firm Schroders Makes Policy of Using Proto to Reduce Jet Travel, Boost Sustainability
The British multinational asset management company released a photo of executives beaming into one of the companies meetings via Proto. “Schroders has started using hologram technology from Proto to cut down on employees flying around the world as the asset manager has included climate change as one of the six themes in its engagement blueprint with companies”, according to Marina Severinovsky, head of sustainability, North America at Schroders.
Diddy Named Advisor of Hologram Startup Proto
Shawn Grant of the leading hip hop news site The Source, wrote about Sean Combs being named an advisor to Proto, and revealing he was part of the $12M Series A led by TRUE Capital Management and a long list of pro athletes. Combs first used Proto in April 2021 when he beamed from Miami to Los Angeles to sing Happy Birthday to his son, King Combs and interact with party goers.
P. Diddy Beams into Hologram Business as Advisor, Investor for Holopotation Giant
Sean Combs, who first used Proto to beam live from Miami to Los Angeles to join his son’s birthday party, has become an advisor of the company. He also was an investor in the recent $12M Series A round. Proto CEO David Nussbaum said, “We were honored to bring his family together last Spring, and it became the perfect example of how Proto connects people for meaningful, emotional interactions unlike any other technology. We’re so excited to be working with him as we continue to make the future a reality now.”
P. DIDDY BEAMS INTO HOLOGRAM BUSINESS AS ADVISOR & INVESTOR FOR HOLOPORTATION GIANT
Sean Combs, who first used Proto to beam from Miami to Los Angeles to join his son on his birthday, has become and advisor of Proto Inc. He also invested in the recent $12M Series A.
H&M and Proto Create Iris Apfel Hologram for Launch of New Line
The Today Show wrote about H&M using Proto to beam Iris Apfel in as a hologram to her own launch celebration in Palm Beach, Florida. The 100-year old designer addressed the crowd via Proto and then appeared in person as branding for her line appeared in hologram form too.
Designer Iris Apfel Used Proto at her H&M Launch Celebration
The Today Show wrote about H&M using Proto to beam Iris Apfel in as a hologram to her own launch celebration in Palm Beach, Florida. The 100-year old designer addressed the crowd via Proto and then appeared in person as branding for her line appeared in hologram form too.
H&M Presents Iris Apfel Hologram with Proto
The Today Show wrote about H&M using Proto to beam Iris Apfel in as a hologram to her own launch celebration in Palm Beach, Florida. The 100-year old designer addressed the crowd via Proto and then appeared in person as branding for her line appeared in hologram form too.
The Company That Wants to Bring Holograms Into Every Home
Elaine Velie of arts and culture supersite Hyperallergic wrote about the origins of Proto and spoke to founder David Nussbaum about the devices uses for communication and for showing of NFTs –which the art world is increasingly embracing.
WSJ interviews CEO David Nussbaum at Proto’s Headquarters
Proto is the subject of a 7 minute video look at holograms in the work place. The short film includes an interview with Proto CEO David Nussbaum, and looks at Protos work with Chris Gardner, Billy Morrison, DHL, Ava Labs, Harvard Blockchain Conference, streetwear line Tombogo and the University of Central Florida’s College of Health Professions and Sciences.
The Wall Street Journal Visits Proto Headquarters
Proto is the subject of a 7 minute video look at holograms in the work place. The short film includes an interview with Proto CEO David Nussbaum, and looks at Protos work with Chris Gardner, Billy Morrison, DHL, Ava Labs, Harvard Blockchain Conference, streetwear line Tombogo and the University of Central Florida’s College of Health Professions and Sciences.
Proto on The Ellen Show
Ellen Degeneres used a Proto Epic to beam in and surprise her audience before The Ellen Show. During her opening monologue she called it “The Technology of the Future.” She also posted the video segment for her 112 million Instagram followers to enjoy.
Ellen Degeneres Surprises her Audience via Proto on Ellen Show
On her farewell season of The Ellen Show, Ellen talked about Proto in her opening monologue and how she wanted to introduce this “cool new tech.” She then beamed into her studio’s Riff Raff Room to interact with fans — tricking them into thinking she was appearing pre-recorded until she started engaging with them and they were shocked at the realism of the hologram and that and she could see and hear them in real time, making eye contact. The Ellen show has millions of viewers and her Instagram post of this video went out to 121 million followers.
The Ultimate L.A. Guide to the Metaverse Features Proto
Christian Hetrick of dot.LA the main source of tech news in Los Angeles, included Proto in a round up of L.A. companies making a significant contribution to the development of Web3 and the Metaverse. “I was not aware of the metaverse when I started this,” Proto CEO David Nussbaum said. “But the more I understand about this incredible future world that we’re gonna all be living in, it became clear to me that this was much more than just a hologram projection device: This is a window into the metaverse.”
Sports Video Group on CBS Sports HQ’s Historic Use of Proto for NFL Interviews
Ken Kerschbaumer of Sports Video Group, the authority on the sports broadcasting industry, spoke with David Nussbaum of Proto about CBS Sports HQ using Proto for its week long L.A. broadcasts about the NFL’s biggest event of the year. Many NFL players were beamed from Radio Row to CBS Sports HQ’s rooftop set.
The Doctor Will Beam You Up Now: Proto Named Most Interesting Health Tech at SXSW
Heather Landis of the leading site for news for Healthcare execs, wrote about Proto: “Proto’s hologram technology has the potential to be combined with remote diagnostic tech and telemedicine to enhance virtual care. ‘We’re talking with companies that do biometric vitals that can be displayed on the screen. So someone can take their biometric vital information at home using the Proto M in the house and have the doctor beam in or you can beam in to your doctor,’ Proto’s Noah Rothstein said.”
SXSW: Crowds Gather to Get Hologrammed by Proto at the Creative Industries Expo
Texas ABC affiliate KVUE’s Brittany Flowers demonstrates PORTL — and its filters that turn her into a zombie, Joker and more –at the SXSW Cultural Industries Expo where crowds were lining up for hours to try the technology. PORTL’s Head of Operations Noah Rothstein shows her the ropes.
Most Innovative Companies List 2022
Proto was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List and ranked Top Ten in video innovation.
Proto Wins SXSW Innovation Award for “Connecting People”
Proto was named the top winner in the category of “Connecting People” at the SXSW Innovation Awards. The festival also marked the first time the working prototype of the Proto M was presented to the public.
PORTL Named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2022
Nicole Laporte of Fast Company wrote about PORTLs spot on the prestigious list citing the University of Central Florida’s use of PORTLs in teaching, and Sean Combs use to beam to Hollywood to sing Happy Birthday to his son.
PORTL Leads Field in Business Travel Replacement via Holograms
Bloomberg’s K. Oanh Ha talked to PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about the use of holoportation n business including examples like Columbia Shipmanagement and IWC using PORTL’s for business. “Holograms were never in demand for anything but entertainment until recently,” says Nussbaum, who founded Portl in 2019. “Instead of digitally resurrecting dead artists, I saw holograms as a new way of communication.”
3D Holoportation for the Masses
Axios’ Jennifer Kinsgon wrote about PORTL for What’s Next pointing out its recent CES honors, and use by a major broadcaster during Super Bowl Week. “For remote and hybrid work, creating more lifelike ways for people to virtually “be” somewhere will be hugely important. Imagine how much more attention your manager would command as a hologram than as a Zoom square.”
PORTL Hologram is Making Waves with its 3D Devices
Fortune’s Data Sheet editor Jacob Carpenter jokes that PORTL might be “A Little too Real.” And says the the company is making waves with it’s 3D hologram products. “Let’s just be glad Prince wasn’t around to see this,” writes Carpenter.
Cool Ideas: Rolling Stone Uses PORTL at Super Bowl Party
BizBash’s Claire Hoffman includes the use of PORTL and holoportation at Rolling Stone’s annual Super Bowl party (with this year’s partner Coinbase). Guests were beamed into their own cover of the iconic magazine.
Revolución. Videollamadas holográficas en 3D. Hablar cara a cara a miles de km de distancia
Iñaki García of Catalonia’s El Nacional wrote about PORTL’s new M and the ability to make hologram phone calls to keep in touch with family thousands of miles away. “So if you want to start with this type of calls, this device is an option that can be extremely useful and easy to use.”
France’s Insider Sports Business Newsletter on PORTL’s Big Sports Activations
Nicolas Bourreau of France’s insider sports business newsletter wrote about PORTL’s recent series of sports activations including the Australian Open with Kia, DHL’s Formula E event in Brooklyn, NY, AT&T’s use at Mercedes Benz Stadium with Atlanta United F.C. and the Falcons, and CBS Sports HQ using PORTL during it’s recent week of NFL coverage in L.A.
PORTL: Better Than Zoom, The Holoportation Machine is Real
Benoît Georges of top French business newspaper Les Echos visited PORTL HQ in Los Angeles to try holoportation and explains how the experience is far superior to video conferencing. « Même si les hologrammes seront plus petits, vous pourrez communiquer depuis chez vous avec vos proches de façon très réaliste, assure David Nussbaum. Ce sera tellement mieux que Zoom ! »
PORTL Brings Innovative Hybrid Comedy Club Out of the Metaverse
Failed to Render is a comedy club that takes place in the Metaverse and in real life at the same time, by presenting comedian’s avatars as 3D holograms in a PORTL Epic at its brick-and-mortar HQ in Las Vegas. Fans can experience the Metaverse version without bulky, isolating headgear—giving them a communal experience without missing out on the new world.
“Pretty Darn Cool! PORTL’s Holograms are the Opposite of the Metaverse!”
Corey and Patrick the hit morning drive team at iHeartRadio’s Edge 100 in Little Rock Arkansas, went deep on PORTL in this seven minute segment where they explore various uses of the coming PORTL M for the home.
PORTL Opens San Francisco Office with Yves Behar’s Canopy Workspace
Mashable’s Sasha Lekach joins PORTL at the launch of it’s S.F. office and meets CEO David Nussbaum and former NFL star Eric Dickerson when they beam in from L.A. Comparing PORTL to its nearest competitor, its clear PORTL is years ahead and is already bringing people together in meaningful ways that replace jet travel.
PORTL, An Interactive Device That Beams 3D Holograms of People Across Long Distances
Laughing Squid’s Lori Dorn writes about PORTLs ability to beam people all over the world and shows example for the upcoming PORTL M in use. The story also shows PORTL CEO David Nussbaum beaming live from Los Angeles to San Francisco for the opening of a new office and showroom in partnership with Yves Behar’s Canopy work spaces.
Kara Swisher & Scott Galloway Bring PORTL to their Pivot MIA Conference
Two of the top voices in tech, Kara Swisher and “Professor” Scott Galloway, became holograms via PORTL at the Vox MIA event in Miami this week. The week’s guests included Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-founder of Airbnb, Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of WeWork, Meredith Kopit Levien, CEO of the New York Times CEO, David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs
Tombogo Uses PORTL holograms for New York Fashion Week Show
Valentin Perez of Le Monde writes: The unisex streetwear of Tommy Bogo of Tombogo appeared in holograms at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, projected thanks to a partnership with PORTL. “I chose this hybrid format because it seemed to me to be a perfect precipitate of the time, between physical and digital”, justifies Tommy Bogo. And a good opportunity to get noticed at a time when fashion only seems to have the word “metaverse” in its mouth…
Proto debuts at New York Fashion Week
Fashion authority Office wrote, “The Oakland-based label led by designer Tommy Bogo reimagined what a fashion show can be by showcasing 10 meticulous gender-neutral looks through a high-tech holographic device from PORTL. In what was definitely the among most intriguing formats we’ve seen among designers this season, Bogo invited his audience to think outside the box by, essentially, looking inside one.”
High Tech Meets Fashion at New York Fashion Week
WWD’s tech editor Adirana Lee writes about the use of tech at NYFW and singles out streetware sensation Tombogo’s use of PORTL holograms at his show. For its collaboration with Saucony, Tomobogo beamed its models from Oakland, CA into the lobby of Manhattan’s Ace Hotel. The models also used PORTL’s walk feature to be able to walk within the PORTL display.
PORTL Dominates Canadian Hologram Market Too: Big Activations Rock Toronto
The Canadian marketing and advertising magazine wrote about PORTL’s live hologram fashion show at Cadillac Fairview’s Eaton Place, Diageo’s Johnnie Walker activation with Mouse 3D Digital, and Loblaw’s in store cooking demonstrations using PORTL. Technology expert and founder of Six Pixels Group, Mitch Joel praises PORTL, saying, “We’ve had more amplification through COVID of the fact that these digital tools exist and have been innovated on.”
PORTL M named to Innovation & Tech Today’s 50 Most Innovative Products List
I&TT one of the leading publishers of content on innovation, technology, and the sciences, today has announced the winners of its Top 50 Most Innovative Products competition, including the PORTL M, the company’s smaller-sized version of it’s award-winning hologram technology, which debuted at CES 2022.
PORTL Brings Tombogo’s “Outside the Box” Collection to life at NYFW
Amy Duong of the trend tracking company for insights and research writes about Tombogo using PORTL at NYFW, quoting Tommy Bogo saying, “I want to show that I’ve learned a lot from this process, but I also want to break out of the conventional traditions of a fashion week show. The concept is a hologram and it’s outside the box.”
PORTL at NYFW for First Time w/ Streetwear’s Tombogo x Saucony
Brycen Saunders of Hypbeast wrote about Tombogo using PORTL to debut his futuristic collection of gender-neutral streetwear and collaboration with Saucony at New York Fashion Week. The event took place at the Ace Hotel and models beamed from Tombogo’s Oakland, CA studio were able to “walk” in the PORTL. The event was called “Outside of the Box,” and was a first for NYFW.
Portugal’s Expresso Examines the Metaverse and Speculates on PORTL’s Role
Hugo Séneca, of Portugal’s largest newspaper Expresso, explores the changes the Metaverse will bring to daily life and singles out PORTL as a method for the Metaverse to interact with real life in public spaces.
PORTL Technology Shows Up Around This Year’s Super Bowl
Tobias Carrol of Inside Hook writes about PORTL’s deep ties to the sports world and it’s take over of Super Bowl week in L.A. PORTL technology was used for the first time in a sports broadcast by CBS Sports HQ beaming NFL players from Radio Row to their rooftop set. PORTL was also used for a private Denver Broncos party, by Rolling Stone for its party and other events. “Could a hologram of your favorite athlete beam in from hundreds of miles away the next time you’re at a basketball or soccer game? We might just be nearing that day.”
John Wall Street on PORTL’s Super Bowl Debut w/CBS, Rolling Stone, Coinbase and the Denver Broncos
Sportico’s John Wall Street column interviewed PORTL investors Marshawn Lynch and Doug Raetz of TRUE Capital about why PORTL attracts pro athletes to get involved — and the story also reveals that 57 pro athletes across all sports have invested. He also breaks the news about PORTL’s use during Super Bowl Week, with CBS Sports HQ using it throughout its 24/7 broadcasting, beaming top players to it’s set; the Denver Broncos using it at a private party; and Rolling Stone and Coinbase using it at their famous annual party which included an NFT showcase.
Esta caixa de hologramas é um portal para o metaverso
Brazil’s major home magazine, Casa, wrote about the coming PORTL M and how it will make access to the Metaverse available without headsets: “The metaverse describes a rational evolution of virtual reality, merging physical space into digital. PORTL M does not require specialized glasses or headsets, bringing digital into our physical world — through holograms.”
PORTL M, lo strumento per le videochiamate con ologramma
Italy’s Smartworld writes, “Imagine being able to video calls are not just a smartphone but with a device equipped with hologram technology? It’s not science fiction, It is called Portl M and it is the most advanced version of this technology that is about to hit the market.”
CBS Sports HQ Beams NFL Legends from Radio Row to its Rooftop Set for Coverage of the Big Game All Week in L.A.
Players such as Michael Faulk and Ocho Cinco were beamed live from Radio Row to CBS Sports HQ rooftop set overlooking L.A. throughout the big week in Los Angeles. Hosts such as Bryant McFadden were able to conduct live, fully interactive interviews that reached millions of viewers.
Hong Kong Tech Site Jumpstart on PORTL Holoportation
Kamya Pandey of Hong Kong’s “Entrepreneur’s Magazine” wrote on the field of holograms calls PORTL the front runner in “beaming” people anywhere they want to go. She’s also bullish on the industry as a whole, saying, “Holographic display market technology is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27.3 percent by 2026.”
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi: Shipmanagement gets the hologram treatment
Splash 24/7 the news site for Martime CEOs wrote, “The future is already here,” said CSM president and CEO Mark O’Neil, as he addressed an audience in Manila as a hologram beamed from the Limassol offices of OneLearn Global, 8,906 km away. “A fleet director in one part of the world can mentor ships’ officers attending a conference in another, while customers and suppliers can have more intuitive and interactive meetings without having to step on a plane and fly thousands of miles to a meeting. This is tomorrow’s world happening today and we are delighted to be able to make it a reality”
David Nussbaum on RealComm Live, the Real Estate Technology Show
The top commercial and corporate real estate technology podcast talks to PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about holoportation. David shares how this cutting-edge virtual technology works and how it will be impacting the commercial and corporate real estate industry in the very near future.
The “World’s Design Magazine” from Japan, Axis, wrote “PORTL’s holographic desktop device “PORTL M” provides users with an unprecedented communication experience in real time.With volumetric footage, shopping allows you to tap on your favorite clothes and try them on the screen, or communicate as if you were talking directly to family and friends. In addition, he can receive guidance from a personal trainer and receive telemedicine. Not only can it be used for learning and games, but it can also be enjoyed by hanging the device on a wall and displaying NFT art for viewing.
The “World’s Design Magazine” from Japan, Axis, wrote “PORTL’s holographic desktop device “PORTL M” provides users with an unprecedented communication experience in real time.With volumetric footage, shopping allows you to tap on your favorite clothes and try them on the screen, or communicate as if you were talking directly to family and friends. In addition, he can receive guidance from a personal trainer and receive telemedicine. Not only can it be used for learning and games, but it can also be enjoyed by hanging the device on a wall and displaying NFT art for viewing.
First Astronauts use PORTL Holoportation: “Like Beaming to the Starship Enterprise”
Mike Brown wrote in the Musk Reads section of Inverse about former NASA astronaut Ron Garan who along with Dr. Sian Proctor used PORTL Holoportation to beam into the L.A. Art Show and also to display their NFTs focussed on “The Overview Effect” that inspires astronauts to spread the word about their revelations after orbiting Earth. Garan says, “Using the PORTL, I felt like I was beaming up to the Starship Enterprise!”
First PORTL Lands in Australia with KIA’s Dylan Alcott & Nick Kyrgios Holograms
The very first PORTL hologram experience on the continent was in Melbourne at the Australian Open, as part of Kia’s new EV debut. Tennis heroes Dylan Alcott and Nick Kyrgios greeted fans.
Lifewire Explores PORTL Giving Access to the Metaverse without Headsets
Sascha Brodsky, of Lifewire, the “Tech for Humans” site, looked into options for people to explore the metaverse without annoying headgear. “To be able to access the metaverse while still engaging with the people you’re with physically makes it a communal experience, a less isolating one, and one with more emotional and engaging impact,” PORTL’s David Nussbaum said. “Think of a classroom being able to watch a lecture in the metaverse but. also chat among themselves and pick up on the teacher’s cues and classmate’s enthusiasm as they learn.”
Top Design Site Calls PORTL a Window to the Metaverse
The most influential design and architecture site says PORTL “offers a window to the metaverse, enabling people to show up in their three-dimensional form on the other side of the globe. and of course without any time delay. David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL, ensures communication of all kinds without struggling. he envisions PORTL M within each household, streaming world-class interactive hologram content and connecting people from all over the world.”
Yahoo Japan praises PORTL as one of the top stories to come out of CES 2022 where it received 3 honors in the CES Innovation Awards. The story introduces the PORTL M, perfect for home use and capable of hologram communications and streaming content.
Holoportation, Metaverse yang Bisa Tanpa Kacamata dan Headset VR
Fabian Pratama Kusumah of Indonesian tech site Teknologi wrote about the debut of the PORTL M at CES and hologram telecommunication, without VR headsets. Fabian quotes True Capital management CEO Doug Raetz saying. “Teknologi PORTL sangat menarik, dengan aplikasi yang hampir tak ada habisnya di seluruh pasar bisnis dan konsumen.”
Brazil’s Ana Cláudia Thorpe on PORTL making Science Fiction into Reality
Ana Cláudia Thorpe. the Style & Tech host and columnist for Brazil’s biggest network UOL, wrote “With the potential to bring everyday communication into the future of science fiction, Los Angeles-based startup Portl is poised to add a dimension to video calling through an innovative new set-top device within the industry.”
Gizmodo Japan calls the PORTL M “Futuristic”
The Japanese branch of global tech authority Gizmodo wrote about PORTL M’s capability for hologram calls, NFT display and holographic gaming, and says, “The world of science fiction is becoming a reality.”
A Fun-Sized Holographic Display Could Become Your Affordable Portal to the Metaverse
Interesting Engineering’s Ameya Paleja previews the PORTL M, comparing it to the larger PORTL Epic the site wrote about previously. The article calls it a window into the Metaverse that is more likely to catch on than Meta’s claims, and praising it for needing no headgear or wires.
BBC Click Returns to Proto HQ
BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly came back to Proto’s headquarters in L.A. two years after his first visit to see the latest — including filters like “cartoon head” and the game changing Proto M which has been honored at CES and SXSW.
Shipping firm uses PORTL hologram technology to ‘beam in’ to meetings
Marine Industry News wrote about Comlubia Shipmanagement’s historic beaming between its headquarters in Cyprus and its training center in Manila. The company plans to use PORTL holoportation for training sessions and other communications.
Russia’s Digital Media Names PORTL one of the “Gadgets of the Week”
The Russian tech site writes, “You can use it to surf the web while shopping, have realistic entertainment, show off your NFT collection, and more. It also provides a tool for telemedicine appointments, allows you to connect with friends and loved ones, and is capable of acting as a personal trainer.”
This Holographic Display Could be How You Do Video Calls in the Metaverse
Yanko Design’s JC Torres writes, “The metaverse can also work the other way around and bring the digital into our physical realm, most likely through holograms. We’re still ways off from the holograms of sci-fi, but this new holographic display is trying to bridge the gap until that perfect time.”
BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly Returns to PORTL HQ, Becomes Hologram Donkey
Spencer Kelly visited PORTL’s Los Angeles headquarters exactly two years after he first dropped in with his BBC Click crew. He and PORTL CEO David Nussbaum were reunited and showed off the new features of the PORTL Epic (which included turning Spencer into a donkey), and the prototype of the smaller PORTL M.
Shipping Giant Uses PORTL to Beam from Cyprus to Manila
The Digital Ship, the tech authority on the worldwide shipping industry wrote about Columbia Shipmanagement’s use of PORTL to beam its CEO from their Cyprus HQ to the Philippines to address the staff there. The firm plans to use PORTL holoportation to conduct training sessions with its 15 worldwide offices.
Usain Bolt: “To see myself in 4k as a hologram was mind blowing”
Tech Radar’s Abigail Opiah says, “Ultra fast Gig1 broadband from Virgin Media and Hologram tech is changing the world. Are you ready?” and Usain Bolt adds about PORTL, “This hologram is breaking barriers and the possibilities are endless. I have a feeling that people are going to use it a lot in the near future.”
David Nussbaum talks Holoportation on VentureFuel Visionaries
Beam Me Up, Scotty. Call it telepresence, or even holoportation, but it’s real right now as PORTL allows you to beam yourself in 4K life-sized holographic display to connect with friends, family, or potential customers. We talk about the future of work, the window to the metaverse, sustainability and nft displays.
PORTL Unveils the World’s First Tabletop Holographic Communication Device
PORTL is currently taking preorders for the device, allowing anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a holographic communication device to reserve their spot for one of the most innovative and futuristic devices you’ll find on the market today.
Portl Will Beam 3D Holograms into Your Home Yes, Just Like in Star Wars, but with Better Resolution
“The format popularized by such luminaries as Darth Vader and Tupac just got a lot more realistic for the rest of us,” writes Urban Daddy, the authority on nightlife, dining, gadgets and music. “Beyond the obvious uses like talking to people or beaming into a meeting from afar, Portl notes a few other instances where holograms may be better than non-holograms. For example, working with a fitness instructor, shopping, viewing immersive entertainment, conducting telemedicine, and displaying 3D art. But don’t worry, getting really into NFTs and using words like “metaverse” is optional.”
PORTL M coming to bring holograms to the home
박지윤 of GQ Korea wrote, “홀로그램 기술을 이용해 실제 눈앞의 물건과 사람이 있는 듯한 느낌을 전달할 수 있게 제작된 포틀 M의 홀로그램 디바이스입니다. 고화질 4K 터치스크린을 지원해 손으로 만지고 탭 하여 사용 가능합니다. 실감 나는 영상 통화, 피트니스, 쇼핑, 미디어 감상 등이 가능하며, NFT 메타버스 시대에 적합한 디바이스가 아닐까 생각이 드네요. 현재 공식 홈페이지에서 사전 주문 중입니다. 공식 인스타그램을 통해 홀로그램 디바이스 실제 사용 영상을 확인해 보세요.”
อย่างเจ๋ง Portl M โฮโลแกรมในบ้าน FaceTime ได้แบบ 3 มิติ
Thailand’s Tech Hub wrote about the PORTL M and its video call capabilities as well as its use in Telehealth, education, retail and more. The M debuted on the Today show in the U.S. and was called one of the must see items of CES 2022 where it was honored for multiple Innovation Awards.
PORTL M: 3D-Hologramme für zu Hause Kategorisiert in
Coolsten, the German cool hunting authority wrote about the PORTL M when it was revealed at CES, saying “The idea of bringing the holographic world into the home has certainly inspired many people to daydream.”
FaceTiming With Holograms? The New Portl M Adds a New Dimension to Your Video Calls
The Robb Report’s Bryan Hood writes about PORTL’s smaller at-home version of its holoportation machine, coming this Spring. “Portl does see a use for its device outside of communication, as much of a selling point as the feature may be. The brand’s website lists several other possible uses, including immersive entertainment, telemedicine, fitness, shopping and—because it is 2022—NFT display.”
PORTL’s Immersive “M” Hologram Device Brings Us Closer to the Future
HiConsumption’s Yoni Yardeni writes, “Thanks to devices like this, the future doesn’t seem anywhere near as far away as it once did, and it’s safe to say that we may as well be there already. “
Portl M, the hologram video call monitor that wowed thousands at CES 2022
Peru’s top newspaper wrote about PORTL M and its ability to beam anyone anywhere, at a size and price that allows many uses including for home hologram calls, telehealth and education.
This new holographic terminal will allow you to make video calls in the purest Star Wars style
Gizmodo en Espanol’s Carlos Zahumenszky wrote, “If you’ve always wanted to appear to your loved ones like Star Wars’ Palpatine did in his heyday, the Portl M is the closest thing you’ll find.”
Las videollamadas con hologramas llegan a las casas
Juan Antonio Pascual Estapé of one of Spain’s top tech bibles, Computer Hoy, wrote about the PORTL M enabling hologram phone calls in the home. He explains that in addition to telecom uses, holograms in the home will be useful in telemedicine, education, shopping, and even for displaying NFTs.
Portl M will allow folks to beam into homes as a hologram
New Atlas’ Paul Ridden debuted PORTL to its global audiences interested in science and tech, calling the experience “quite impressive.” The story also features the news of the PORTL M.
PORTL Makes One of the Biggest Announcements of CES
One of the top computer hardware sites says, “CES 2022 is bringing its fair share of futuristic tech, and Portl has something straight out of sci-fi. Portl is a company that creates giant cubes for people to virtually beam into. The company calls these 4K holographic displays, and as you can see in the clip above, the news reporter can have a presence at CES in Las Vegas without ever leaving a studio in Los Angeles.”
Sky News Australia Names PORTL One of the Top Innovations of CES 2022
Inside the News’ Tech Correspondent talks Innovationa Awards Honoree PORTL at CES and comes up with a nice suggestion, “You could have Keith Urban give a concert, and beam into everyone’s PORTL around the world at the same time!”
UK’s Top Men’s Site Gets its Mind Blown by PORTL Holoportation
Unilad Tech says, “This incredible device allows you to create a hologram of yourself in real-time ” The story explains how PORTL makes completely self-contained, plug-and-play holoportation devices.
Top Innovations at CES 2022 Include PORTL’s Award Honoree M Debut
The NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt spoke with its top tech correspondent who beamed to CES from Los Angeles via PORTL, calling it one of the most exciting innovations at the show.
Today Show Debuts the PORTL M and beams to CES
NBC’s Jo Ling Kent beamed from Los Angeles to CES in Las Vegas via PORTL to report on the show, interview PORTL CEO David Nussbaum, and debut the new PORTL M — the tabletop hologram machine coming in March.
PORTL named one of “lo más ‘friki’ del CES 2022!”
Aleix Mercader of Spain’s Cronica Global included PORTL’s new home-sized hologram unit one of the most “Friki” items at CES (Friki meaning Geeky in Spanish, so we won’t take offense).
나인커뮤니케이션, 美 NFT 클라우스서비스 ‘포틀’ 론칭
Korea’s Fashion Post wrote about the introduction of PORTL to the country and the potential for use in fashion — mentioning recent fashion shows in Toronto using PORTL and the ability to use the small model for PORTL in stores for virtual try-on sessions.
Hologram Teknolojisi Gelecekte Görüntülü Konuşmanın Yerini Alabilir Mi?
Turkish technology authority Turk Haberleri wrote about PORTL technology and the ability to “beam” people places they can’t by physically because of the pandemic. The story quotes PORTL CEO David Nussbaum saying, “Grainger-Herr’i İsviçre’deki ofisinden Şanghay’a ışınladık. Gerçek zamanlı olarak yapmayı planladıklarını yaptı, diğer yöneticilerle sohbet etti, hatta yeni bir saatin lansmanını dahi yaptı. Sonra onu oradan geri ışınladık.”
CES 2022’s Top 10 Tech Products Preview Includes PORTL
Gadget Flow’s Mark Gulino named PORTL one of the Top 10 Tech Gadgets of CES 2022 describing PORTL Epic holoportation as “very interesting indeed.”
Channel News Asia Beams from Singapore to L.A. to Interview PORTL’s David Nussbaum
Asia’s biggest English language TV news network beamed reporter Melissa Goh from their Singapore studio to PORTL’s Los Angeles headquarters to interview Founder and CEO David Nussbaum and discuss PORTL’s holoportation and the future of events. Guitarist Billy Morrison’s hologram demonstrates artists’ ability to tour via PORTL.
Télématin, France’s top morning TV show featured PORTL Holoportation
France 2 TV featured PORTL holoportation on its morning show — the equivalent of the Today show in France — and showed CEO David Nussbaum’s parents demonstrating the PORTL Epic while dancing.
IEEE Spectrum Names PORTL’s Holoportation One of the Telecom Stories of the Year
The top engineering and technology site included PORTL in its year end round up of top telecom stories for 2021. The story praises PORTL’s ability to beam people around the world and looks forward to the smaller M model coming in 2022
NEMOHL PŘIJÍT OSOBNĚ, A TAK NECHAL PO VZORU STAR TREKU PROMÍTAT SVŮJ HOLOGRAM
Czech tech news leader Euro.CZ wrote about PORTL beaming executives around the world and also its use by Diageo presenting a hologram bartender: “The life-size PORTL 4K holographic display allows brands to build stronger human connections with consumers in an instant, which we have not been able to do with digital media before,” said Glenn E. Smith of Mouse 3D Digital, Diageo’s content partner.
Statt Video-Calls oder Live-Konzerte: PORTL Hologramme könnten schon bald unsere Welt verändern
Stern’s Yasemin Kulen wrote about PORTL’s ability to beam people around the world and how it makes something people associate with science fiction into a reality: “Das Ganze hat dann doch wieder was von Prinzessin Leia – nur in cool und in Farbe.”
Holograms are here: we will soon be ‘teleporting’ with the help of smartphones
Zoran Vitas of top Croatian news site Večernji List wrote about PORTL, comparing it to Avatar’s visions, and explaining how the company is already beaming people, such as IWC CEO Cristoph Grainger, around the world.
Elle Taiwan wrote “Any door in the world!” about Beyond Space bringing PORTL to Taiwan in November and already featured at major events like TASS 2021, League of Legends: Fighting Canyon Fighting Campus Championship and 5G AIoT Great Southern Innovation.
Usain Bolt Meets Superfan via PORTL 4K Hologram
AV magazine’s Guy Campos wrote about Virgin Media O2’s use of PORTL to beam the fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, to play video games live with fans–part of a promotion to show off its superfast Gig1 service.
Virgin Media O2 Uses PORTL for Usain Bolt Video Game Sessions
Game Rant’s Tyler Shipley wrote about Virgin Media O2 using PORTL to beam Usain Bolt in to play video games with superfans. The fastest man alive was able to play and converse with the fan just as if he was in the room.
Usain Bolt Plays Mario Kart with BBC’s Steffan Powell via PORTL
The world’s fastest man beamed in via PORTL to play video games with BBC reporter Steffan Powell as part of a demonstration by Virgin Media O2 of the first PORTL in the UK and its use with Gig1 Broadband.
Next Big Trend for Events: PORTL Booming with with HBO, Netflix, Art Basel Partnerships
BizBash’s Michel Laufix wrote about the surge in use of PORTL at events from Cadillac Fairview’s hologram fashion show in Toronto to Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop premiere to a whole series of events at Art Basel including musician Maxim of the Prodigy addressing the SuperRare party in hologram form.
La videochiamata ha gli anni contati: al suo posto ci saranno ologrammi
Italy’s Futuro Prossimo wrote about IWC’s CEO using PORTL to beam around the world and the likelihood that PORTL Holoportation will replace video calls and many business trips in the near future.
PORTL’s Hologram NFTs Dominate Art Basel Miami
Victoria Coplans wrote about PORTL being used across the entire Art Basel week including the ArtRepublic x SuperRare kickoff, Micah Johnson’s Aku World, Open Foundation’s OceanDrop and DeadMau5’s spotlight at BitBasel.
PORTL Hologram Tech Will Soon Replace Video Calls
The BBC’s Will Smale and Andrea Murad spoke to PORTL’ CEO David Nussbaum about hologram communication and the expectation that PORTL will be the primary means of communication and out-of-home digital experiences within 5 years.
Marshawn Lynch on Why PORTL Should be in Prisons
The Associated Press’ Rob Maadi spoke to NFL Great Marshawn Lynch on his podcast, about why he invested in PORTL. Marshawn said, “If we’d had this when I was on the road, missing birthday parties and stuff, I’d probably still be playing.” He also proposed that prisons install them to help keep families together.
Out of Home Today: PORTL’s Hologram Fashion Show is a Live Retail First
Kate Scanlon of major billboard and digital signage trade news site OOH Today wrote about Cadillac Fairview’s use of PORTL at its Eaton Centre Mall to stage a live fashion show with models beamed in from across town — a live retail “shop this look” first and the first live beaming use of PORTL in Canada.
Open Earth’s OceanDrop and PORTL’s NFT Museum Capability
Fintech journalist Lawrence Wintermayer wrote about Open Earth’s OceanDrop and its response to complaints about NFTs and the environment, and the drop being shown in Miami via PORTL hologram.
RGIII on His PORTL Investment: “Nothing is more valuable than your time.”
Rob Maadi spoke with Robert Griffin III and Marshawn Lynch about their investments in PORTL Hologram’s $12M Series A, brought in by TRUE Capital. Marshawn Lynch laments not having it when he was playing in the NFL to connect with family while on the road.
Art Basel: Aku World Deploys PORTL for Hologram Shopping w/ Rapper Pusha T
MLB star Micah Johnson built a city worth of art installations at Art Basel Miami Beach, and included 4 PORTLs showcasing holograms of real clothing designed by Pusha T, Aleali May, and Jerome LaMaar.
Spirits Marketing Watch: PORTL & Diageo’s Hologram Bartender
BevNet, the leading beverage industry news site, showcased Diageo’s use of PORTL at an activation in Toronto. A hologram bartender, produced by Mouse 3D Digital, demonstrates cocktails using Johnnie Walker 18.
PORTL CEO on ‘Real’ Experience of Hologram Platform vs. AR, Metaverse
On Closing Bell, PORTL Founder and CEO David Nussbaum talked about the company’s recent $12 million Series A funding round that will be used to bring the concept of holoportation to market. “Unlike VR or AR, we’re ‘R.’ We’re real. You don’t need a headset. You don’t need wearables. You don’t need to download anything. It’s incredible,” he said
Fashion Show Uses PORTL Holoportation at Luxury Mall in Toronto
Retail Insider wrote about Cadillac Fairview using PORTL to present a holiday “shop-the-look” fashion show. Models were beamed in from a studio on the other side of Toronto, to CF Toronto Eaton Centre and additional PORTLs provided shopping with touch screens.
Canada’s 1st Ever PORTL Hologram Showcases Johnnie Walker
Jessica Mason of the UK’s Drinks Business writes about PORTL and Diageo’s activation in Toronto produced by Mouse 3D Digital which presents an impeccably real looking bartender demonstrating how to make cocktails featuring Johnnie Walker 18.
Open Earth & PORTL NFTs Saving Dolphins at Art Basel
Coindesk wrote about Open Earth’s NFT auction in Miami during Art Basel, in which dolphin-saving NFTs will be displayed via PORTL. Artists include Nicole Buffett, Kevin Mack and Will Selviz.
AP Pro Football Podcast: RGIII on PORTL
Rob Maadi interviewed Robert Griffin III about his investment in PORTL and the way athletes can use it to be multiple places at once.
Spotted! Diageo gets the PORTL treatment in Canada
Media in Canada wrote about Mouse 3D Digital and beverage giant Diageo’s activation in Toronto featuring hologram bartenders making drinks in a PORTL using Johnnie Walker. It is the first PORTL in Canada.
Toronto Times Reveals Holoportation Fashion Show to Launch using PORTL
Cadillac Fairview’s Eaton Mall will host a fashion show entirely in a PORTL. With models beaming in from a studio across town to show shoppers holiday looks–the event demonstrates PORTL holoportation’s use in keeping safe during the pandemic.
Sirius XM’s The Feed with Amber Mac Interviews PORTL CEO David Nussbaum
The Feed with Amber Mac and Michael B, the cutting edge technology show broadcast on Sirius XM’s Canada Talks and in podcast form, spoke with PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about holoportation and his startup’s success.
Albert Pujols, Breanna Stewart, Marshawn Lynch and RGIII Help Fund Hologram Venture PORTL
Sport Techie wrote about the group of pro-athletes investing in PORTL’s Series A round including current and retired NBA, WNBA, NFL and MLB stars.
Coverstory: Asia Tech News Leader The Edge on PORTL
Vanessa Gomez of Malaysia’s top tech business magazine interviewed PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about Holoportation and PORTL’s use in business, hospitality, retail, education and entertainment
Sportico Names PORTL’s Series A one of the Transactions of the Week
In its round up of sports industry business transactions, Sportico singled out PORTL’s Series A which Marshawn Lynch, Albert Pujols, Luke Walton, RGIII and Breanna Stewart participated in. The column was syndicated on Yahoo Sports.
PORTL Raises $12M Series A w/TRUE Capital, Marshawn Lynch, More
Tech Crunch’s Haje Jan Kamps says PORTL has carved out a new slice of the market, where you can holographically teleport your image to anywhere in the world. The Series A round was led by TRUE Capital with Marshawn Lynch, Quavo, RGIII, Breanna Stewart, Albert Pujols and many other pro athletes. Tim Draper, who led initial raise last year, also returned to join the round.
Shep Smith: PORTL’s Mini is Coming to Your Home
CNBC reporter Contessa Brewer beamed in to Shep Smith’s New Jersey studio live from Manhattan to discuss how PORTL is making holograms more portable, more versatile and more affordable.
PORTL Names Nine Communication Distributor for South Korea
The Public broke the news that Nine Communication will begin distributing PORTL in Korea immediately. Nine Communication CEO Yoo Young-jae told The Public he intends to market PORTL aggressively in Korea in telecommunictaions, retail, entertainment and eductaion.
PORTL Named Triple CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree
CES announced the honorees for its 2022 Innovation Awards with three going to PORTL. Two in the category of Visual Displays, one for the human-sized PORTL Epic in use around the world, and one for the forthcoming, tabletop-sized PORTL Mini. The third award also went to the Mini, honoring its Streaming content capabilities. More information will be revealed at CES in January 2022.
Meet Me at the Metaverse: Virtual Events and PORTL Holoportation
EventMB published a downloadable e-book for the event industy covering all aspects of virtual events in the metaverse. PORTL was featured for its holoportation capabailities: “This technology unlocks a new wave of opportunities for attracting global speakers and also a diverse and inclusive audience for events.”
IWC Big Pilot Tour Brings PORTL to NYC’s Hudson Yards
The Robb Report’s Paige Reddinger wrote about IWC’s Big Pilot Tour arriving in New York at the end of its 8-city tour featuring PORTL and showing holograms of F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton, CEO Cristoph Grainger and master watchmaker Kurt Klaus. Celebrity guests on the tour have included Ceelo Green and Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell.
PORTL’s Historic L.A.-to-Tokyo Holoportation is Peak into the Future
Science Times’ Marie Morales wrote about PORTL’s ability to let people interact in full-size, volumetric form from thousands of miles away — with only a simple camera set up at the “sender’s” location. Morales cited IEEE Spectrum reporter John Boyd’s eyewitness account of PORTL’s first ever “beaming” of Marina Haba from it’s L.A. studio to visit her family in Tokyo.
PORTL’s Historic Tokyo Holoportation & Why it Tops all Competition
IEEE Spectrum, the engineering authority, sent John Boyd to witness PORTL’s historic first live beam between Los Angeles and Tokyo. Boyd also explained why PORTL’s Epic units are better than any product from the company’s nearest competition since they are the only similar solution that works in any light, is portable, and plug-and-play.
PORTL is Bringing Us Closer to Our Sci-Fi Dreams
As part of its “Future Explored” series, Freethink’s Amanda Winkler examines PORTL’s capabilities to holoport people around the world, citing P. Diddy, Migos and IWC watches CEO Cristoph Grainger all using it to “beam” places. Winkler also points out that 100 PORTL Epics are active across the globe and that PORTL plans to release its Mini in early 2022.
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel Welcomes PORTL
With a headline translating roughly to “Grandma’s Forever in the Living Room,” Paperjam’s Thierry Lablo writes about Luxembourg’s Prime Minister checking out PORTL which was at the Connecting Tomorrow festival with Orange SA. Lablo also compares holograms to “Digital Proust madeleines.”
ABC Las Vegas: First Metaverse Comedy Club Features PORTL
Abel Garcia went to StarBase, Las Vegas to check out PORTL and the world’s first Metaverse comedy club. At the club, produced by Failed to Render, comedians entertain simultaneously in person and in VR, with their VR avatar appearing as a PORTL Hologram for the in-person crowd. Today’s event’s headliner was Bret Ernst of Netflix’s Cobra Kai.
Where to See Lewis Hamilton’s PORTL Hologram
The Mercedes AMG Racing fan site Silver Arrows showed its excitement about the Lewis Hamilton hologram now touring with IWC’s Big Pilot pop up to 8 cities in the U.S.
F1 Superstar Lewis Hamilton Becomes Latest Athlete To Use PORTL’s Hologram Tech
Jorge Alonso, Bro Bible’s Sports Editor, wrote about the phenomenon of star athletes using PORTL, including F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton who’s PORTL hologram is on a U.S. tour with IWC watches this month. Other stars he mentions using PORTL include NFL great Marshawn Lynch and P. Diddy.
How to Catch Up on Your NFT knowledge? Tim Draper’s PORTL Keynote
Cathy Hackl, “The Godmother of the Metaverse,” lists the best five ways people can level up their NFT knowledge, including Tim Draper’s keynote at the upcoming Miami Crypto Experience in which the legendary investor will be their via PORTL hologram, answering questions via StoryFile. It will be the first public collaboration between the two companies.
Germany’s Top News Channel Visits PORTL HQ in Los Angeles
WELT came to Los Angeles to visit PORTL headquarters and interview David Nussbaum about his invention which they say was, “Inspired by Star Trek.”. He demonstrated the technology, including the tablet controller that makes it like “Netflix for holograms,” and he previewed PORTL’s work on original content in the form of a cooking show. P. Diddy makes an appearance too.
Why the Hologram is Going to Kill Zoom
Daniel Mendez of the number one and oldest paper in Madrid, Spain, ABC, wrote about how PORTL is going to be the end of Zoom because, “The realism is absolute.”
Leading Dutch Tech Site Wants PORTL Holoportation Now
Emerce’s Erwin Boogert writes about PORTL and its ability to holoport people around the world. The story points out how easy it is on the “sending” end and that legendary Tesla and Skype investor Tim Draper is a major backer of PORTL.
Donny Deutsch gives PORTL the “Brand Up” stamp of approval on his podcast
The branding and marketing legend talks about PORTL holoportation on his
hugely popular podcast “On Brand,” saying, “You can send a loved one….I think this has business applications, it’s really interesting.” Brand Up is the segment of the show where he talks about companies big and small doing things that are positive for their brand.
El futuro, hoy: la teletransportación holográfica ya es una posibilidad real para nosotros
The Spanish tech site, TekCrispy, wrote, “The future, today: Holopgraphic transportation is already a real possibility for us.” The article wrote about PORTL’s ability to beam people anywhere and the upcoming release of the PORTL Mini.
Montreal’s Top Talk Radio Show Interviews David Nussbaum about PORTL
PORTL CEO David Nussbaum was a guest on the Elias Makos Show on iHeartRadio’s CJAD 800 AM, Montreal’s top news and talk station. Elias asked about Chris Gardner’s keynote via PORTL, how David got the idea for his invention and how the technology works.
The Five on Fox Discovers PORTL Holoportation and Wants to Try It
Fox News’ top show The Five on Fox had a rousing discussion about PORTL and its ability to beam people anywhere on earth. Host Jess Waters said “So if someone wants to book me for a speech in California. I don’t have to fly there anymore. I just project the hologram of Jesse and I get paid the same amount!”
Axios What’s Next: PORTL Holoporation Lets You Beam Anywhere
Jennifer Kingson interviewed PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about PORTL’s ability to holoport people around the world. The story mentions Chris Gardner, the author of Pursuit of Happyness, beaming into give his keynote at a hospitality conference, the University of Central Florida’s use in beaming in patients to meet with students live, and PORTL’s use at the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
Pursuit of Happyness author Chris Gardner gives travel industry keynote via PORTL
Event MB, a spin off of Skift, the insider’s travel business site, reports on Pursuit of Happyness author Chris Gardner giving his keynote speech at the Alliance of Luxury Hotels International Executive Retreat via PORTL hologram. Event MB points out that this could give hotels and resorts the ability to beam in hard-to-get celebrity guest speakers and artists, becoming a draw for attendees.
First Ever Holoportation from U.S. to Tokyo Reunites Family
Akihabara news reports that PORTL beamed Maruhan heiress Marina Haba from Los Angeles to Tokyo for a meeting with her son–the family has been separated due to COVID travel restrictions but were able to have a face-to-face, real time meeting via holoportation.
Lewis Hamilton’s PORTL Hologram Debuts in U.S. for 8 City IWC Watches Tour
Sports Business Journal’s Motorsports editor Adam Stern broke the news that IWC Watches had used PORTL To create a hologram of Mercedes Benz F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton and held its U.S. debut in Los Angeles at the kick off of the IWC On Tour events–going to Palo Alto, Newport Beach, Scottsdale, Miami, Charleston, Houston and New York City.
Digital Politics Podcast Talks to David Nussbaum on PORTL & Politics
Cyrus Krohn, guest host of the Digital Politics Podcast spoke with PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about the prospect for wide use of holograms in political campaigns, and about David’s experiences with Andrew Yang, Julian Assange and Ronald Reagan’s hologram at his presidential library.
How Hologram Tech will Change the Interactions of the Future
Lifewire’s Sascha Brodsky wrote about innovations in hologram technology, including PORTL’s AI capability that can create real feeling interactive conversation experiences. “For the first time in history, you can converse with an artificially intelligent hologram beamed into a human-sized hologram projection machine and ask them anything, anywhere, at any time,” said David Nussbaum, CEO of PORTL.
AV Magazine on PORTL’s British TV debut on reality show, “Don’t Diet, Lose Weight”
Guy Campos spoke to PORTL CEO David Nussbaum and Remarkable TV’s Executive Producer Charlotte Smith about the use of the PORTL Epic on “Don’t Diet, Lose Weight” to present participants’ past and future selves to them live.
Chase Bank Uses PORTL to Bring U.S. Open Fun to Fans at Penn Station
A PORTL Epic unit was installed in front of Penn Station in Manhattan during the U.S. Open to let tennis fans become holograms and pose for pictures with holograms of the real U.S. Open trophies during the last week of the tournament. Chase Bank and the U.S. Tennis Associated collaborated on the event.
David Nussbaum interviewed on Holograms in Music & ABBA’s upcoming tour
Gerald Lynch interviewed PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about the use of holograms in live music performances and his view on ABBA’s announcement that they’ll tour via hologram in 2022.
PORTL arrives in New York City, Beams family in Coast-to-Coast
The New Yorker’s Neima Jahromi visited PORTL’s Chelsea studio for The Talk of the Town and spoke with CEO David Nussbaum about the startup’s ability to “beam” or holoport people all around the world. Nussbaum’s wife, Charla, who was 9 months pregnant, and their two daughers beamed in from Los Angeles, becoming the first family to be brought together across time and space by PORTL.
PORTL’s David Nussbaum Interviewed on ABBA’s Hologram Tour
The New York Post’s Rob Bailey-Millado quoted PORTL CEO David Nussbaum as news broke about Swedish pop gods ABBA announcing a world tour via hologram. Nussbaum spoke about how much the technology has improved since the early days of celebrity holograms on stage.
Health Simulation Field Advanced by PORTL & Dr. Hologram
The leading voice in the Health Simulation field explains how PORTL’s technology provides the playing of real life experiences with patients (and other healthcare content) without the high cost and burden of recruiting volunteers when running a standardized patient program.
PORTL-powered Latin Music Pop Up Lights Up NYC for HBO
BIz Bash’s Michele Laufik wrote about how Romeo Santos welcomed to HBO’s pop up guests in hologram form via PORTL, the interactive holoportation technology. “We are always looking for opportunities to be innovative and bridge the gap between fans and their beloved icons,” HBO’s Jessia Vargas, director of multicultural marketing told Laufik. “When we knew we wanted to create a seven-day immersive experience, we knew it would be difficult to have Romeo present to welcome fans into the space, PORTL fixed that.”
HBO’s Pop-up uses PORTL to Strike a Chord with Latinx Consumers
Event Marketer’s Kait Shea wrote “Romeo Santos couldn’t make it to New York City for the event, so the brand offered the next best thing: a hologram of Santos warmly welcoming attendees to the experience. Made possible by PORTL’s holoportation technology, the engagement marked the first time a Latinx artist took holographic form.”
PORTL’s Holograms are Engaging Fans Around the World
Events business news site XLIVE’s Victoria Copans interviewed PORTL CEO David Nussbaum and talked about recent activations with Migos, DHL, T-Mobile and AT&T. The story stresses PORTL’s role in reducing the carbon footprint of major corporations, saying: “PORTL is about more than saving money, also about saving the Earth.”
How HBO and the MTW Agency Used PORTL to bring Romeo Santos to Fans
Pollstar’s Sarah Pittman spoke with MTW Agency’s Diana Dotel about HBO’s epic House of Bachata Pop-up: “Romeo unfortunately couldn’t be present due to scheduling. We know how this community feels about him, so we wanted to give them something to be excited about. … The hologram technology company PORTL] was amazing. He had a few messages for the public on opening night … It was very important to have him present in that room in one shape or another.”
PORTL + HBO’s Romeo Santos Hologram Draws Latin Music Fans
The fashion and nightlife authority covered the bodega-themed celebration for HBO’s documentary on Latin Music mega star Romeo Santos. The week included karaoke, happy hours, and free hair cuts. Fans posed with Santos’ hologram inside the PORTL — he is the first Latin Music star to get the PORTL treatment.
DHL Uses PORTL to Beam Formula E Drivers Out of COVID Protocol Bubble
Sport Industry Group wrote about DHL’s use of PORTL to beam Formula E’s drivers and CEO out of the COVID bubble at the racecourse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, across town to interact live with fans and the media. The Bright Partnerships project demonstrated “how technologies are a driving force in delivering on DHL’s guiding principle of connecting people and improving lives.” Video included.
U. Central Florida uses holograms to train medical students
The leading higher education news site’s Emily Bamforth wrote about the launch of PORTL as a teaching tool at the University of Central Florida. “Sharing patients’ lived experiences helps our students really understand what it’s like for that individual as they go through their activities of daily living,” said Dr. Bari Hoffman of UCF.
The hologram software also includes “caregiver stories,” which are designed to teach students studying social work to use their insights to inform treatment and provide support, Hoffman said.
Al Arabiya Reporter in Hollywood does an Amazing Hologram Experiment
One of the Middle East’s top news channels Al Arabiya sent host Ravi Boghossian to try out the PORTL Epic and become a beamable hologram.
Holographic devices as a substitute for teleportation? The possibilities are impressive
Poland’s leading Android publication tried PORTL at Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona and was impressed with the capability to beam people around the world.
David Nussbaum Speaks at Christie’s Art + Tech Summit about PORTL and NFTs
David Nussbaum spoke at the auction house’s annual Art + Tech summit among art, media and tech leaders. A PORTL unit was also demonstrated both for as the ideal device for showing NFTs and for its capability to “beam” people live from anywhere on earth for interactive, volumetric 4K experiences.
PORTL Being Used By University’s Health Educators To Demonstrate Disorders
The “All Digital Signage. Some Snark” news site wrote about the medical school UCF’s use of PORTL, quoting associate dean Barri Hoffman: “Already, in some of the pilot work that we’ve done with students and faculty, just seeing their faces light up, their interest in the content, just blowing their mind that this is what they’re going to be, the tools they’re going to be learning from in college.”
PORTL’s tech helping med school students expand skills with patients
The leading magazine on audio visual innovation in the UK wrote about the University of Central Florida’s use of PORTL technology in teaching it’s students. Patients are able to present symptoms during live and prerecorded interactive sessions, in life size 4K, giving unprecedented detail and presence. Teachers can also “beam” in from other schools to share knowledge.
Holograms in the classroom: LA company’s tech beams virtual patients into med-school classes
ABC Los Angeles wrote about how local tech startup PORTL is being used for the first time by the medical school UCF in Florida as a teaching tool that allows aspiring doctors to learn from patients in hologram form.
HBO’s PORTL Pop-Up is a Love Letter to Latin Superstar Romeo Santos
Adweek broke the news about HBO’s bodega-themed activation in Washington Heights to celebrate its Romeo Santos documentary, House of Barchata. The center piece of the museum-like experience about Santos’ life was a PORTL Epic unit with hologram Santos greeting fans.
CBS News on AT&T and PORTL’s Major League Soccer Holograms in Atlanta
At the AT&T Perch at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium, PORTL presented Major League Soccer team Atlanta United F.C. in hologram form for fan interaction and meet-and-greets. In the future special guests will be able to be beamed in from anywhere in the world. The NFL’s Atlanta Ravens also plan to use the PORTL.
amFAR Cannes Gala for Spike Lee Debuts a Hologram NFT
For amfAR’s annual gala and benefit auction in Cannes hosted by Sharon Stone in honor of Spike Lee, PORTL was used to display the first ever NFT created by the Haas Brothers. It was auctioned off to support AIDS research.
T-Mobile creates ultimate MLB All-Star fan experience with PORTL
At Major League Baseball’s All Star Game Fan Fest in Denver, Colorado, T-Mobile gave fans the chance to become their own hologram baseball card using the PORTL Epic.
Spain’s La Vanguardia’s MWC Report Focuses on PORTL and 5G Telepresence
Eduard Martin Mobile World Capital’s Director of 5G talks about how disruptive startups like PORTL are creating “a union of telecommunications and information technology that will usher in a new era of content.” Writer Francisco Bracero Osuna also makes reference to Star War’s famous “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi” hologram scene.
Reuters Calls PORTL the Top Innovation at Mobile World Congress 2021
On the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona, Reuters named PORTL as the event’s top innovation for its ability to beam people around the world using 5G for meaningful, interactive communication. The PORTL stand within the MWCapital part of the event had visitors lining up to try holoportation.
PORTL Named Best Telecom Startup by IT World Awards
The company that says “If you can’t Be there, Beam there” won the Gold Medal Globee in the 16th annual 2021 awards: PORTL, which was also recognized for its value in combating COVID risk, will head to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next.
New York Times: PORTL is a Way to Be There in Spirit, If Not in Body
Victoria Gomelsky of the New York Times visited PORTL’s Los Angeles studio to speak to CEO David Nussbaum and learn about Holoportation. Christoph Grainger, the CEO of IWC Watches talked about beaming from Switzerland to multiple cities in China for live interactive meetings. “It’s the future of retail, travel and communications,” said Nussbaum. “If you can’t Be there, Beam there.”
Forbes’ Metaverse Report praises Migos’ PORTL beams
Virtual world expert and advocate Cathy Hackl include PORTL in her weekly report on the Metaverse–putting PORTL at the heart of the most talked about tech development of the year, and praising hiphop’s Migos for its embrace of the new technology.
NBC Atlanta Took Viewers to See Hometown Heroes Migos Beam as Holograms via PORTL
NBC affiliate Atlanta 11 Alive News went to shoot Migos beaming in via PORTL to tell hometown fans about their new album Culture III. Local comedians and TikTok stars also got to try their hand at becoming holograms. The hologram activation to promote an album drop in 4 cities simultaneously was the first of its kind
Respect Magazine on Migos use of PORTL to Beam to the Streets
Hip Hop’s Respect wrote about Migos’ new album Culture III and their use of PORTL to beam in to L.A., Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami to interact directly with fans, answer questions about the album, and turn it over to some major TikTok stars to dance to the new tracks.
Migos debuts new album via PORTL in 4 cities at once
TMZ broke the news that Migos used PORTL to bring their new album Culture III straight to the streets of Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and L.A. and interact with fans. At the TCL Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood crowds gathered on the plaza to see the rappers talk about the new album and TikTok stars dance to the new single.
Wall Street Journal singles out PORTL as a Future of Work Solution
Ann-Marie Alcantara wrote about how the pandemic changed the way we work, and made remote work possible for more people, and showed corporations there were new solutions to expensive and risky business travel. PORTL is singled out as a solution. “I really do believe this is a communication and broadcast tool and that these will be used in conference rooms all over the world,” said David Nussbaum, chief executive of Portl.
Migos debuts new album via PORTL in 4 cities at once
TMZ broke the news that Migos used PORTL to bring their new album Culture III straight to the streets of Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami and L.A.
The top Cryptocurrency news site wrote about NBA player Danny Green’s PORTL NFT
The NBA’s Danny Green spoke to Coindesk Spotlight about creating a rotating NFT of his Laker’s 2020 championship ring and agreed to include a PORTL Epic unit to display it as a hologram in for the buyer. It’s the first sports memorabilia NFT created for the PORTL.
IWC Boss Beams into Watches & Wonders Shanghai Show as 4K Hologram
Watches and Wonders saw a glimpse of the future when IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr and the brand’s legendary watchmaker Kurt Klaus beamed into the Shanghai event from Switzerland as 4K holograms.
First ever PORTL NFT created by Warren Buffett’s Grandaughter to save Dolphins
As part of #AIhollywood Nicole Buffett created an NFT to raise money for a no-take dolphin zone off the coast of Costa Rica. The NFT, which rotates in the PORTL space as a hologram, is the very first created specifically for the device.
IWC Beams CEO and Watches from Schaffhausen to Shangai
Michael Clerizo, the Wall Street Journal’s globally respected watch authority, called IWC using PORTL to beam its CEO live from Switzerland to the Watches & Wonders fair in China, one of the highlights of the week and a game changing moment for luxury retail. “If you can’t come to the boutique, we’ll beam the boutique to you!” says PORTL CEO David Nussbaum.
Diddy sends hologram in his place to son’s 23rd birthday party
The Grio’s Ashley Terrell wrote about P. Diddy using PORTL to get from Miami to Los Angeles so he could toast his son Chirstian for his 23rd birthday. Diddy was able to appear in life-size 4k and interact just as if he was there–his daughters joined him too.
Diddy não consegue chegar ao aniversário do filho e manda holograma em seu lugar
The Brazilian site Rap Mais wrote about Diddy using PORTL to “beam” himself into his son’s birthday party—from Miami all the way to Los Angeles in interactive 4K. Partygoers said it was like he was really there, and his daughter’s were caught on video–saying from Miami, “We can see you and and we can hear you!”
Diddy’s Twins Jessie & D’Lila, 14, Are Nearly as Tall as Dad In Video For Brother Christian’s Birthday
Hollywood Life’s Cassandra Gill wrote about P. Diddy’s twin daughters Jessie and D’Lila beamed in to their brother’s part in L.A. from Miami via PORTL, alongside their dad. “If Diddy had been there, he would have been able to party with the likes of Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Swae Lee, Yung Thug and more of Christian’s celeb pals,” Gill wrote
The Shade Room’s IG Post on Diddy’s PORTL Surprise Reaches 2.5 Million People
The Shade Room posted a shot of P. Diddy appearing in the PORTL Epic at his son’s birthday party in L.A.– beamed from Miami and the post topped 2.5 million views within 24 hours. “When you’re in Miami on business but need to make an appearance at an event [in] Malibu for a minute, you call PORTL to beam you there as a real-time interactive hi-def hologram. When you can’t BE there, BEAM there! Thanks @diddy and @KingCombs,” The Shade Room quoted PORTL CEO David Nussbaum.
Diddy Attends King Combs’ Birthday Party as a Hologram
Vibe’s Christine Imarenezor wrote about P. Diddy “beaming” himself form Starr Island in Miami to his son’s birthday party in L.A. via PORTL. “If there’s one thing Sean “Diddy” Combs knows how to do, it’s add something a little extra to a party especially when it’s for family,” she wrote.
Diddy Holograms into Son’s L.A. B’day Bash…Sings, Toasts, from MIA!!!
TMZ broke the news that P. Diddy PORTL’d from Miami to Los Angeles to attend his son Christian’s 23rd birthday party. He sang “Happy Birthday,” toasted him with his own brand of tequila, and gave a heartfelt speach. He was able to interact with the partygoers the same as if he were really in L.A.
Diddy Beams Into Son’s 23rd Birthday Party Via Hologram: See Video
Billboard’s Heran Mamo wrote about P. Diddy’s surprise visit to his son Christian’s birthday party in L.A., by beaming himself via PORTL from Miami. Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus, Swae Lee, Winnie Harlow and Young Thug were reportedly among the in-person attendees. Billboard compared it to PORTL’s beaming of Kane Brown from Nashville to L.A. for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
IWC Boss Beams as 4K Hologram
IWC Boss Beams into Watches & Wonders Shanghai Show as 4K Hologram
Coverstory: The Future of Telepresence is PORTL
Inavate, the global magazine covering innovation in AV technology, wrote a coverstory about PORTL’s holoportation capabilities. “If someone’s beaming in live, you’re watching this person like they’re really there. You’re engaged as if it were a real time, face-to-face event,” PORTL CEO David Nussbaum told Inavate.
Holoportation can virtually beam you anywhere in the world
Hector Mejia of Good Day Las Vegas on CBS 8 visited PORTL’s new showroom and studio in Las Vegas to talk to ineventor/CEO David Nussbaum and experience the first PORTL unit in town — he was even beamed into the PORTL to become a hologram on camera for the first time.
New hologram tech in the works in Las Vegas
Anchor John Huck of Fox’s Las Vegas station interviews PORTL inventor and CEO David Nussbaum about the devices’ power to bring people together and the coming Mini. “You’ll be able to stand in front of your Mini PORTL, says Nussbaum. “And appear as a hologram in someone else’s Mini.”
The world’s first 4K hologram machine is here in Las Vegas
ABC’s Action News 13 in Las Vegas says “The future is here now!” and interviews PORTL CEO talking about how PORTL will work in Vegas casinos, attractions and trade shows. “A person can even beam themselves into as many PORTL as they want, simultaneously,” says Nussbaum.
Beam me up, Scotty! ‘Holoportation’ arrives in Vegas
Jason Bracelin of the Las Vegas Review Journal was the first reporter to visit PORTL’s Las Vegas showroom with partners Illusion Entertainment and Dreamland XR at Fresh Wata Studios. There he got to try out the PORTL Epic and interview PORTL founder David Nussbaum remotely from L.A. “You shouldn’t have to be a millionaire to be a hologram,” Nussbaum told him. “So, I started PORTL.”
Beaming Your Favorite Artists into Your Home
As part of its Cheddar Reveals series on science and technology, Brad Smith spoke with David Nussbam about how PORTL units can be used to beam artists and musicians into venues and even the home. “It’s an interactive experience, it’s an emotional experience, and artists can control their legacy for long after their touring days are over,” said Nussbaum.
The future of live music post COVID: Are holograms going to be the norm?
Film Daily’s Brookyln Ripema looks at the state of hologram performances in music and points out that PORTL’s live holoportation is a viable solution.
Công nghệ giúp con người vượt qua năm 2020 ra sao?
Vietnamese newspaper Thanh Nien featured PORTL in a roundup of technology that stood out in 2020 and helped people get through the pandemic.”What if when we communicate with loved ones we can make real eye contact?” asks PORTL founder/CEO David Nussbaum.
Is PORTL the Future of Live Music?
“With PORTL, an artist can beam from wherever they are to wherever they need to be in real time,” David Nussbaum told The New York Post’s Ben Cost, about the album length hologram performance he created with guitarist Billy Morrison. “So one person, one artist, any rock star can perform in their home studio and beam that performance live into hundreds of locations at the exact same time with the ability to hear, see and interact with their global audience.”.
PORTL and the Future of Music
PORTL recorded an album-length performance with Billy Morrison to show how artists can thrive in the new era
Top 5 Tech Stories of 2020
Forbe’s Gene Marks says of PORTL: “It’s kind of like the next best thing to actual teleportation. You’re there, in amazing clarity and color, but you’re not really there. As costs come down and the technology improves then say goodbye to your conference room’s video calling system. Now you’ll have your remote people’s real-life holograms joining you, just as if they’re there.”
Tech Register: The Top Tech Business Stories of the Week
The UK tech news site pointed out how important PORTL’s invention will be for business, quoting Gene Marks of Forbes.
Cuando te Habla un Fantasma
“It’s no longer science fiction,” the esteemed Cuban magazine says in an extensive feature on PORTL and its ability to preserve memories of people who have passed on (Hence the headline “When You Talk to A Ghost”) and also link the living together via “holographic” calls.
Inside Hook: PORTL offers Hologram Communication
The luxury men’s recommendation site explains how PORTL will enable life-size, fully immersive communication. It also previews the upcoming release of the PORTL Mini, the tabletop version for home use, comparing some of its subscription features to what Peleton and Mirror offer.
Hungarian tech “revolution” site Raketa wrote that “technology has emerged on the horizon that could – perhaps sooner than we think – replace video calls with a much stranger, futuristic device: real-time, full-length holograms.” The story goes on to explain how PORTL works for telepresence, and for prerecorded content such as celebrities leaving behind a legacy performance.
Star Wars-Level Hologram Tech Is Here, and It’s Bound to Revolutionize Your Next Video Call
Esquire’s Paul John Caña wrote about PORTL for its Philippines edition, introducing the region to the concept of holoportation, breaking the news about PORTL’s major funding announcement and previewing the Mini device coming in 2021.
Korea’s AI Net: PORTL is Important for Business and Educatoin
Korea’s leading authority on tech and artificial inteligence wrote about PORTL’s use in business and education and the ways people can “beam” in for meetings or lectures from across the globe.
Epic HoloPortl kan fixa hologram till ditt vardagsrum
Swedish tech, science and culture magazine Feber wrote about PORTL. saying it sounded like it’s worth it if you have half-a-million Krona to spend (their currency conversion makes it sound like alot!).
Görüntülü konuşmada yeni boyut: Epic HoloPortl kutuları
Turkish tech magazine Webrazzi writes about how the pandemic has accelerated the need for PORTL and how “this is likely to fundamentally change the way you work and play.”
Political Campaigns need PORTL
Forbes wrote about how PORTL will become be a major campaign tool
PORTL’s Funding Made the Hong Kong Tech Site’s News of the Week
StartUp Beat the Chinese-language tech site from Hong Kong, included PORTL’s funding round led by VC Tim Draper as one of its top news items of the week.
Massive Japanese tech site Karapaia wrote about how PORTL is an improvement on Star Wars’ R2D2 and how hologram calls are here now. It also previewed the upcoming Mini device.
Now You Can Beam Yourself Anywhere, No R2D2 Required
“When Star Wars came out in 1977, Princess Leia could have never imagined there would eventually be something that was a level up from R2-D2,” SyFy’s Elizabeth Rayne wrote. “Plug it in and you can tell Obi-Wan he’s your only hope in minutes. It is much more user-friendly than R2, who had to endure a few glitches and repairs before he was beep-booping again.” PORTL’s David Nussbaum told her, “We’re developing some hardware, software, and production techniques that make The Jetsons look like a documentary,”
No R2D2 Needed
PORTL’s CEO told the SciFi authority, “Let’s just say I’m taking ideas from my favorite films and making them reality.”
Technologia z filmów s-f działa. Rozmowy z hologramem 3D
Poland’s Rzeczpospolita writes about PORTL’s funding news and quotes CEO David Nussbaum saying, “The hologram is another revolution in communication, the next step after smartphones.”
Una nueva tecnología masificará las videollamadas holográficas
Catalonia’s mighty El Periódico wrote, “PORTL has made the days of vido callling numbered.” The story was published in dozens of local newspapers across Spain.
This ‘Portal’ Beams Your Hologram For ‘In-Person’ Meetings Around The World
Thanussha Priyah of Singapore-based Design Taxi introduces PORTL and its ability to beam people anywhere for interactive experiences.
Un dispositivo para tener un holograma enorme en nuestra casa
Spain’s tech authority WWWhat’s New writes about PORTL advancements in telecommunications and the Tim Draper-led funding round of $3million.
Hologram Company PORTL Gets $3 Million
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Elijah Chiland interviews CEO David Nussbaum about PORTL’s funding round led by Tim Draper and why L.A. was the perfect place for PORTL to be born.
How PORTL Can Help Candidates Campaign in the Metaverse
The tech futurist Cathy Hacki wrote in Forbes about how tech advancements have always changed politics, ever since FDR’s fireside chats hit the radio. Now candidates from Joe Biden to A.O.C. are experimenting with the most futuristic technology. After talking about the Andrew Yang hologram that PORTL’s David Nussbaum worked on before he founded his company, she talks about the effectiveness of PORTL’s EPIC, “It could project a crystal clear, 4K life-like Trump from the Oval Office on to the debate stage in what Nussbaum calls single passenger holoportation.”
Създават машина за холограми за дома
The Bulgarian tech site 19 Minutes introudces PORTL and its plans to put hologram machines in every home
Science Fiction Made Real: PORTL Brings Holograms Home
Mysterious Universe took a moment out from delivering news on ancient aliens and flat earth updates to talk about a futuristic item that is really real.
Novo doba komunikacije: Hologrami u video pozivima
Milan Živanović of Serbian tech news site PC Press introduces the PORTL Epic and looks forward to the smaller Mini version coming in 2021.
PORTL Hologram, il teletrasporto olografico da fermi
Gianluza Riccio of the Italian tech sit FuturoProssimo talks about PORTL as “the next smartphone and the next Netflix,” and writes, “The very meaning of “presence” will be different, more multifaceted.”
Get Ready to Beam Yourself into a Friend’s Home!
Dan Robitzski wrote in Futurism’s The_Byte section, “Using the doorway-like device is sort of like creating a portal into the other room.”
TechCrunch: VC Tim Draper led a $3m round to put a PORTL in every home
Jonathan Shieber broke the exclusive news that VC Tim Draper (Tesla, SpaceX, Skype, Twitch) led a $3m round to fund PORTL Inc. Former Electronic Arts executive Doug Barry was also named as COO. The story describes PORTL’s interactive capabilities and the plans to introduce the tabletop Mini version and streaming content in 2021. “It’s a vision that Nussbaum admits is far more expansive than his original intention — and the person he has to thank for the more ambitious vision of the business is none other than Draper,” Shieber writes.
Making the Emmys Red Carpet Pandemic Proof
In order to create an elegant, but COVID-safe, experience, KTLA unveiled the world’s first use of PORTL on the Red Carpet. The anchors, correspondents and were able to appear virtually, but in all the splendor that would show off their gowns and the excitement about their wins. “It’s literally the only machine like it in the world,” said the station’s host Dana Devins. “It’s 3D. You see my whole big booty! It’s unbelievable.”
Good Day D.C.: Holograms in the Home
With the Washington Monument in the background, Fox 5 D.C.’s hosts introduce viewers to PORTL and the ways its devices let people communicate via hologram.
Debate Proposal: Beam Biden and Trump to the Stage
“Inventor David Nussbaum has developed a revolutionary hologram projection machine that would be the perfect solution to save the next presidential debate,” the Daily Mail wrote. “Amid concerns about outbursts, and Trump’s positive test for Coronavirus, the event moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully is in jeopardy. “Nussbaum says that a virtual event using platforms like Zoom just won’t have the emotional connection his PORTL machines offer. ‘What a tremendous opportunity to have the debates safely and pandemic proof.’
Can’t Miss Moments from the iHeartMusic Festival
Billboard Hip Hop editor Carl Lemarre called PORTL’s beaming of Kane Brown from Nashville to L.A. one of the can’t miss moments of the iHeartMusic Festival. The country star was able to appear side by side with Swae Lee and Khalid to perform his hit “Be Like That.” The telecast nation-wide on The CW Network and was the first use of the PORTL Epic by a major artist. “A device that is the very first of its kind,” Lemarre wrote.
Kane Brown Beams From Nashville to L.A.via PORTL
After becoming the first ever major artist to appear via PORTL on national television at the iHeartMusic Festival, country star Kane Brown told Access Hollywood, “It was wild, I could see the fans digitally, it was amazing.” Brown beamed from Nashville to L.A. to perform his hit “Be Like That” with Swae Lee and Khalid.
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Country star Kane Brown was beamed to L.A. from Nashville to perform live with Swae Lee and Khalid on The CW
Beam Me Up, Scotty: Holopresence and Holoportation
Rebekah Carter of the UK based business communications authority writes about the communication landscape and meeting space, “There’s a new solution emerging in the virtual reality landscape, and it may be the most science fiction inspired product that we’ve seen so far: holograms”
Holograms Are Real & They’re Incoming, Sooner Than You Think
Daniel Golighly of Android Headlines writes about PORTL being ahead of Samsung, Microsoft and others in the race to produce a hologra-like experience.
Stryker & Klein Mornings Talk Holograms with PORTL Founder, David Nussbaum
L.A.’s biggest drive time morning show talks with David about PORTL and his past experience with celebrity hologram resurrrections.
A hologram making machine lets you video chat with human-sized images in real time
The Hindu’s tech reporter Abhishek Chatterjee writes about PORTL and holoportation, as well as the new AI features.
Видеозвонки уступят место трансляциям полноростовых 3D-голограмм людей
Russia’s Planet Today covered PORTL’s Epic hologram machine and the upcoming tabletop version, The Mini.
Este dispositivo te dejará conversar con hologramas de tamaño real desde tu hogar
CNN en Espanol aired a segment about PORTL and its abilty to let people “beam” in for interactive experiences in 4k. CEO David Nussbaum talks about plans for the future.
This machine can produce life-sized holograms for your virtual meetings
Shubham Sharma of India’s NewsBytes took an in depth look at the PORTL Epic, focusing on their ability to make remote work meetings more realistic and pleasant.
For those getting fed up with waiting for teleportation there’s an interim step now available – holoportation.
The UK-based bible of the electronics industry wrote about the PORTL Epic, saying “Makes Zoom look a trifle shabby, doesn’t it?”
Устали от звонков в Zoom? Компания предлагает домашние голографические устройства
Russia’s Wek wrote about PORTL’s products that let people appear as interactive holograms anywhere in the world.
Hologram Machine Will Let Us Visit Friends and Revive the Dead
Nerdist wrote, “PORTL apparently delivers the holographic goods. Nussbaum refers to the overall experience as “holoportation”, and while that term is perhaps a bit corny, it seems apt. The machine also has a built-in camera for the holograms’ receivers, which uses AI to help identify faces.”
Выпущено серийное устройство для «голопортации» — трансляции полноразмерного 3D-изображения человека в реальном времени
The Russian 3D and VR authority 3D News wrote about PORTL and its ability to “beam” people anywhere in interactive 4k.
Des hologrammes pour remplacer vos vidéoconférences ? Cette entreprise y travaille
French tech authority Clubic introudces PORTL and the concept of holoportation. CEO David Nussbaum also talks about the new artificial intelligence features offered with partner StoryFile.
Black Mirror-style holograms lets users connect with colleagues and deceased relatives beamed in life-sized 3D
Black Mirror-style holograms lets users connect with colleagues and deceased relatives beamed in life-sized 3D
Ολογράμματα: Σύντομα θα αλλάξουν τον τρόπο ψυχαγωγίας και επιμόρφωσης – Η πανδημία επιτάχυνε την πρόοδο
The Greek financial site praises PORTL for making advancements in business and education possible, saying the rapid progress is partly due to the pandemic.
Tired of Zoom calls? This startup wants to put a hologram machine in your home
Japan’s biggest english language news source, Japan Today, introduces the PORTL and the idea of holoportation, letting people appear anywhere for interactive experiences.
Fox and Friends: Company offers at-home holograms
Kurt Knuttson “The Cyberguy” calls the way PORTL can bring people together “Profound.” He also explains that CEO David Nussbaum was key to the creation of the Ronald Reagan hologram at his presidential library.
실제 사람 크기의 홀로그램과 화상 대화를 한다?
Korean pop culture authority Eyesmag wrote about PORTL and being able to beam yourself as a hologram.
Move over Zoom calls. This company lets you appear in life-size hologram on video calls
India Today writes about how PORTL can bring people together in much more impactful ways then a video screen can. CEO David Nussbaum also talks about new AI features and the upcoming tabletop Mini version for 2021.
Видеозвонки заменят голограммами человека в полный рост
Ferra in Russia reported on the ability of PORTL to beam people thousands of miles for life like interactive experiences. It also mentioned new AI features and the plans to release a tabletop version in 2021.
Nudí vás tuctové videokonference? Americká společnost přidala hologramy
The Czech financial daily paper covered PORTL and its role during the pandemic of bringing people together for life like interactive experiences. CEO David Nussbaum also talked about the new artificial intelligence features and the coming Mini version for 2021
Epic PORTL muestra un holograma a tamaño real de una persona y permite interactuar en directo con él
Spanish tech authority Xataka’s Christian Rus introudced PORTL to the country, where it has an established showroom. Rus takes an extensive look at PORTL noting that it debuted its technology at L.A.’s Comic-Con in 2019 and has been used to beam animated characters to interact at events.
‘If you can’t be there, you can beam there’ — company offers at-home hologram machines
The 45 year-old news source for the Arab world wrote about PORTL and its ability to bring people together virtually for life-like, interactive conversations and performances. CEO David Nussbaum explained how people can “beam” anywhere on earth and about a new AI partnership with the startup StoryFile.
PORTL can beam you any where in the world
One of the top newspapers in Pakistan, Ary News, introduced the country to PORTL and the way it can help people meet when they can’t travel. It also quotes CEO David Nussbaum about new artificial intelligence features and a Mini version coming in 2021 that will let millions more use the technology.
Tired of Zoom Calls? U.S. company launches holograms for the home.
India’s top gadgets and gear site, Gadgets 360 which is part of NDTV, introduces PORTL for beaming anyone anywhere for interactive experiences. It also looks forward to the Mini version for home, coming soon in 2021 according to CEO David Nussbaum.
U.S. company is making hologram machines for home and work
The top English-language newspaper in Indonesia, the Jakarata Post, wrote about PORTL, its new AI features in partnership with StoryFile and its use during the pandemic to bring people together despite travel restrictions.
تقنية جديدة تغير شكل المحادثات عن بعد
Iraq’s TV News channel wrote about PORTL and how it can beam anyone around the world anywhere. The story also quotes CEO David Nussbaum and promses a new tabletop version, the Mini, for 2021.
Yankee video technology strikes the crazy!
The major Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti created a video about PORTL and its prospects for making hologram technology available in every home.
Tecnología ofrece cabinas para comunicarse por hologramas
Voice of America’s Latin American stations and site reported on PORTL’s ability to transcend borders, letting families connect across thousands of miles for interactive, emotional experiences, and exiles “travel” safe from political perseuction.
This statrup lets you beam anywhere via home hologram machines
The newsite from the Maldives covered PORTL’s use to beam people places during the pandemic, and even for performers to appear in multiple locatoins simultaneously and interact with audiences.
Perusahaan Amerika Ini Kembangkan Mesin Holoportasi, Komunikasi via Hologram
The Indonesian news site Tempo quotes PORTL CEO David Nussbaum who says, “If you can’t Be there, Beam there.” He also explains how PORTL can present precorded content, such as concerts by favorite artists, and how a smaller unit is coming soon in 2021.
Forget Zoom – beam holograms into your home for a chat!
The Hong Kong-based telecom and FinTech authority, Disruptive.Asia,wrote about PORTL and quoted CEO David Nussbaum saying, “We are able to connect military families that haven’t seen each other in months, people from opposite coasts or anyone who is social distancing to fight the coronavirus”
The Hong Kong Economic Times wrote about the potential impact of PORTL on the workplace and the financial industry becuase of its ability to let people working remotely interact in more meaningful ways.
Hating Zoom calls? This statrup offers at-home hologram machines
The ubiquitous New York City morning news site introduces PORTL to the region and the concept of holoportation as explained by inventor and CEO David Nussbaum. He also reveals that an affordable tabletop version is coming soon, making it possible to have holograms in the home.
هل سئمت الحوار مع أحبابك بواسطة اجتماعات الفيديو؟.. شاهد تقنية جديدة تغير شكل المحادثات
Kuwaits top newspaper wrote about PORTL and the power to beam people across borders during the pandemic. It also quotes CEO David Nussbaum who invented the technology about new artificial intelligence features and the Mini version coming in 2021.
هل سئمت الحوار مع أحبابك بواسطة اجتماعات الفيديو؟.. شاهد تقنية جديدة تغير شكل المحادثات عن بعد
Al Jazeera wrote about PORTL and holoportation will “change the shape of remote conversations.” CEO David Nussbaum explains how you can “beam” anyone anywhere in the world for real time, interactive experiences that bring much mroe lif to meetings and even family get togethers. He also explains the new artificial intelligence featrues and new products for 2021.
Hologram machines are coming to your home
The Australian news agency wrote about PORTL and its ability to beam anyone anywhere despite travel restrictions due to COVID. The AAP story ran in hundreds of outlets across Australia.
Bosan dengan panggilan video? Perusahaan ini bikin mesin “holoportasi”
You feel their presence, see their body language, see all their non-verbal cues,” Storyfile CEO Heather Smith said. “You feel like you’ve actually talked to that individual even though they were not there.
Bangladesh’s first financial newspaper wrote about PORTL
Bangladesh’s first financial newspaper wrote about PORTL and its potential for use in business especially during the pandemic. Executives who can’t travel, can now beam themselves to meetings around the globe according to PORTL CEO David Nussbaum.
Hologramm für zu Hause Ganz fern und doch ganz da
“Very far away and yet completely there,” Germany’s Spiegel calls this TV segment. CEO David Nussbaum tells the interviewer, “We want to give people the opportunity to beam from their own smartphones”
Holograms are coming to your home
The South African tech authority talks about PORTL its ability to beam anyone anywhere when they can’t travel due to circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO David Nussbaum also talks about the affordable Mini version, coming in 2021, which will put holograms in the home.
Beam yourself anywhere in the world with PORTL
The leading Malaysian news site wrote about PORTL and its ability to bring people together during the pandemic.
Say Hello to Hologram Machines
Major Bangladesh newspaper The Daily Star wrote about PORTL’s devices and how they let people beam themselves anywhere around the globe. A person can even appear, and interact, with people in multiple locations simultaneously.
Innovative interactive hologram machines launched by PORTL
The news site of Switzerland’s masive radio and television company SRG SSR about the innovative startup PORTL and about its hologram devices connecting people better than widely used video conferencing solutions.The story talks to PORTL CEO David Nussbaum about the company’s plans including the upcoming release of the tabletop Mini version in 2021.
Tired of video calls? This device will let you talk in real time to a life-sized hologram of another person
One of India’s top financial papers analyed PORTL and its ability to help people connect despite travel restricions by letting them beam life size interactive holograms of themselves anywhere in the world.
PORTL ofrece máquinas de hologramas para el hogar
Venezuela’s La Patilla wrote about PORTL, it’s new artificial intelligence partnership with StoryFile, and its ability to bring people working remotely together more effectively than video conferencing.
Tired of Zoom Calls?
In an exclusive story that ran in The New York Times, The Washington Post and thousands of other news outlets, Reuter’s Rollo Ross introduced the world to PORTL and its ability to connect people in these socially distanced times. “We’ve even been able to connect military families that have been apart for months,” said PORTL’s David Nussbaum. The story also broke the news about the partnership with Storyfile, the artificial intelligence leader, to create AI holograms. “You feel their presence, see their body language, see all their non-verbal cues,” Storyfile CEO Heather Smith said. “You feel like you’ve actually talked to that individual even though they were not there.”
Tired of Zoom Calls? PORTL offers hologram machines for the home
Fox Business wrote about PORTL’s devices and their ability to bring people together who work remotely or can’t travel because of COVID restrictions. The story also talks to PORTL Founder and CEO David Nussbaum and examines the new AI partnership with StoryFile and the upcoming release in 2021 of the tabletop version of the PORTL device, the Mini.
Ya puedes interactuar con hologramas tamaño real
Emily Landeros of UNO TV in Mexico introduced its massive audience to PORTL. CEO David Nussbaum explains how the device lets people beam themselves anywhere, anytime and that the tabletop Mini version will be coming soon in 2021. Emily’s story was also fun on MSN Mexico reaching 42 million people.
At home hologram machines to replace annoying Zoom calls
The conservative news site looks at PORTL and its ability to beam people places they can’t be themselves, and points out that CEO David Nussbaum helped bring the Ronald Reagan hologram at his Presidential Library in Simi Valley to life.
U.S. firm offers at home hologram machines
The Tasmanian Examiner wrote about PORTL’s efforst to put a hologram machine in every home, letting people beam in from anywhere for interactive experiences.
This LA company created at-home hologram machines
The New York Post introduced its readers to PORTL and the way it lets anyone beam anywhere and have an interactive experience.“We say if you can’t be there, you can beam there,” said Nussbaum, who previously worked at a company that developed a hologram of Ronald Reagan for the former president’s library and digitally resurrected rapper Tupac Shakur.
PORTL Inc permite a los usuarios hablar en tiempo real con un holograma de tamaño real de otra persona
The top Peruvian news site reported on PORTL and how it can help people connect during the pandemic with real-feeling presence from anywhere in the world. CEO David Nussbaum also talks about a new AI partnesrhip with StoryFile and the upcoming tabletop version for 2021.