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August 28, 2023 - Clubic

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.”

June 29, 2023 - HITC

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.

May 15, 2023 - Reuters

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.

May 2, 2023 - Main Street Mouse

Chris Pratt Proto-Pranks Guardians of the Galaxy Fans

Sean Sposato of leading Disneyland fan news site The Main Street Mouse, wrote about Proto beaming in Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt from the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in Hollywood. “As explained by Kimmel, the prank allowed Pratt to interact with fans coming off the ride, allowing them to ask questions and interact with the star in a way that seemed to be computer generated. To the surprise of guests, it was the real Chris Pratt they got to chat with!”

January 6, 2023 - CI

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.

September 14, 2022 - Sixteen Nine

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.

July 29, 2022

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.”

February 17, 2022 - Office

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.”