The NBA is going to use the feature Together Mode of Microsoft Teams to view a public virtual big screens.
Screen shot on a Microsoft video to present the feature ” Together Mode “. This will be used by the NBA to display a public virtual. © Microsoft
The pandemic has made the tools of video conferencing is extremely popular. And Microsoft Teams is among those whose the number of users has seen a sharp increase. While this tool was designed, originally, for meetings in business, it has seen the arrival of new uses, such as family meetings, online courses, or even holiday virtual. And soon, Teams will also be used by the NBA to display a public virtual during the matches behind closed doors.
The matches will resume on the 30 July, but without an audience. Nevertheless, thanks to the strategic partnership between Microsoft and the NBA, 300 fans will be present virtually to support the players. As reported by the website Engadget, the NBA will use the new feature called Together Mode of Microsoft Teams to view these fans are on LED screens of more than 5 metres in height arranged around the field.
A public virtual reality to recreate the mood ?
“This new experience, the first to be put online with the result of the strategic alliance of the NBA with Microsoft, gives fans participants the feeling of sitting next to each other during a live match without leaving the comfort and security of their home, while the players experience their energy and on-site support “, one can read in a press release from the NBA.
The feature Together, a Mode of the Microsoft Teams has been launched this month of July. It uses artificial intelligence to withdraw the funds of the users and place them on virtual environments. This feature allows for example to display conference participants in a virtual room instead of the grid view of traditional video conferencing.
“The mode Together is a new experience of meeting in Teams that uses the technology of segmentation IA to place digitally with the participants in a rear-shared plan, which gives the impression that you are sitting in the same room as everyone in the meeting or class. The mode Together makes meetings more engaging by helping you focus on the faces and the body language of others and in facilitating the detection of non-verbal cues that are so important to human interaction “, explained Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President.
This new mode could help Microsoft Teams to stand out from competing services, such as Zoom, Google Meet, or even Messenger Rooms.