Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has redefined limits and at CES 2022, the company will showcase new collaborative visions through its innovative technologies (Booth #15086).
With the launch of the theme ‘TogetherNext,’ Canon will unveil interactive digital experiences through four cornerstones to show how its solutions make connecting with people, cultures and the world more exciting.
Canon also is teaming up with actor and producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his company, HitRecord, to show first-hand how Canon’s hybrid collaboration technology in development can help them create through a virtual, real-time writers’ room experience.
“2021 was a year of defining the new normal for work and personal interaction. As a company focused on innovation, we, too, had to transform our business model and integrate new technologies that befit the world of today and tomorrow on a collective level.” Said Kazuto Ogawa, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “Inspired by collaboration, we are poised to usher in new solutions that focus on helping people, cultures and the world connect and thrive now and into the future, and we are proud to showcase them at this year’s CES 2022.”
The corporate philosophy of Kyosei – the principle defined as “all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future for the good of society,” – is threaded through all of Canon’s technologies, services and people. CES 2022 is a showcase of what has come from the new normal of hybrid work environments along with a sense of wanting to be together.
With Kyosei as the driving force, Canon’s immersive experience and four cornerstones at CES 2022 educates attendees on how the company looks to contribute to society and have a positive impact.
Last year, many parts of the world adopted the new normal of hybrid and remote work environments in one way or another. Canon, with the creation of software tools, such as the AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) System is looking to help redefine how we see, engage and interact. In line with three words – single, simple, and seamless – AMLOS is being designed to use a single camera enabling multiple sights, simple operation through gesture control and seamless connectivity with software such as Microsoft Teams.
This hybrid working system is being designed to enable in-office presenters to guide the focus of the camera using simple gestures and share digitally enhanced, high-resolution images from the room with remote collaborators who can customize their view of the meeting, focusing on the speaker, the whiteboard, a screen or a prop in the room the presenter focuses on.
It’s a system that looks to give creativity and collaboration freedom to roam.
Canon is teaming up with Gordon-Levitt to showcase the AMLOS system in action during a virtual, real time writers’ room.
HitRecord is all about opening the creative process and making it as accessible as possible. So, to showcase how the AMLOS solution works, some CES attendees will see a virtual writers’ room (from HitRecord’s offices and other locations) as Gordon-Levitt and Emmy Award-winning writers and creators of the animated series ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,’ Edward Jessy and Toff Mazery, create an original short film.
Over the four days of CES, Gordon-Levitt and the HitRecord team will participate virtually and use the AMLOS System to brainstorm film concepts, create characters and develop storyboards, resulting in an animated short film to be produced and released in the weeks after CES.
CES attendees will be among the first to try out the new Kokomo software by Canon; an innovation in virtual reality that combines the 3D experience of beautiful and life-like VR destinations with video calling. Visitors will be able to enter a real-time “ImmersiveCall,” with a Canon brand ambassador who’ll tell them all about this new way of connecting.
Much more also is planned by Canon at CES. For more information, go to www.usa.canon.com.