Modus VR, developers of a virtual reality design software solution for residential systems integrators and installers, recently announced a series of upgrades to its award-winning platform. The introduction follows the company’s formal debut at CEDIA Expo 2018.
Modus VR is a unique sales tool for A/V professionals that helps salespeople close deals faster and upsell naturally. Leveraging the latest in VR technology, Modus lets clients experience their theater and media rooms before construction ever begins.
Unlike traditional workflows, everything in Modus VR can be changed on the fly, allowing a salesperson to demonstrate the value of different screen sizes, seating configurations, and more—all in real time.
“The residential custom installation industry got the opportunity at CEDIA 2018 to completely experience what Modus VR can do for them,” says company co-founder Ken Brueck. “And the reaction from everyone was an overwhelming ‘Wow!’ We left San Diego with a number of new manufacturers and systems integrators committing to the platform.”
Modus VR 2D Floor Plan Editor
With Modus VR, every client space can be recreated to scale within minutes, which the company says can greatly accelerate the design of media rooms.
The solution factors in room size, space shape that includes the unique angles of the space, as well as window and door placement to make the space true to reality. Users can even customize select style elements, from room color to wall-placed artwork.
“Sightlines, viewing angles, and standing waves are all easily depicted within the software,” Brueck says. “And the best part of all is that the final design can be directly exported to CAD, eliminating the busy work of traditional blueprints.”
The new updates include the ability to quickly and easily create non-rectangular rooms using the 2D Floor Plan Editor that also enables users to zoom, change ceiling height, and, when ready, open in VR.
The update also empowers integrators to use Modus VR with more clients and spend even less time building rooms and more time selling.
Also new in the software update are four new projectors from Sony, a Foosball table, a Ping-Pong table, and a club chair that enable users to expand beyond dedicated theater environments to media rooms and non-rectangular spaces. In addition, seats now move up and down as the riser height changes.
“Modus VR sets the standard for excellence in room design software using advanced VR technology,” says Brueck.
“We will continue to maintain this standard by incorporating ongoing software updates that enhance the creativity, flexibility and sales productivity of the platform for our customers. Our goal is to enable our customers to sell more A/V solutions, faster and more profitably than ever before.”