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With the advent of holography and the onset of devices like Microsoft holoLens, holograms are the part of the new technical era and occupy much of the technical enthusiast’s minds.

That’s why, H+ Technologies from Vancouver have developed a unique tabletop device called Holus which can convert any digital content into a 3D hologram. It was launched as a KickStarter on June 10, 2015 and is making a good go.

Walking into the features of the device, we can experience great possibilities. The device, basically, is a square shaped tabletop platform encasing a glass pyramid which is at the core of the technology. The digital content or media to be converted is projected from below upon this glass pyramid which in turn, gives out a 3D image.

But the twist in tale is the fact that this image is not truly a 3D image which we are familiar with. The image obtained can only be viewed from 360 degrees around the device.

 

The device comes in two versions: one is Pro and the other is Home. The point of difference in both the versions is that Pro is slightly bigger and comes with an SDK license to generate apps for the device. The SDK developed by the company supports game engines such as Unity 3D and Unreal and also plugins like Occipital.

Having exhibited a working version of the device at myriad technology conferences, the company received quite a good response. Moreover, the team created a larger room-sized version of Holus which was installed at the BC Ronald Mcdonald House as a bit of surprise and delight to the children staying out there.

Although, the company is expecting to start the delivery of the product by 2016 at the price of $850, yet the device can be pre-ordered at an early bird price on Kickstarter now.

Though, the device is impressive and innovative in its approach, we always can expect more.

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Also read: NASA Sending Microsoft’s HoloLens to Space This Weekend