PR: Direct eye contact in a video conference – an absolute world first!

PR: Direct eye contact in a video conference – an absolute world first!

19. January 2024 General Press 0

The Mönchengladbach-based company metaglobe achieves what large tech companies have not yet been able to do: Creating proximity and presence in video conferences! With the metaglobe Live Unit presented at ISE2024, remote participants are presented as if they were sitting together at a table. In original size, correct perspectives and eye contact between all participants. And without avatars, without VR glasses, but with several high-resolution video streams that are combined into a spherical 4K projection. A separate video image for each user, matching their own viewing position.

Now that video conferencing has established itself as an alternative to real meetings in recent years, its providers are working on optimizing the technology. The magic word is “immersive“, as the aim is to use technical tricks to enable users to immerse themselves completely in the meeting situation.

Jochen Ohligs, an architect from Mönchengladbach, Germany, tackled this task back in 2018 and developed a now patent-protected process in the years that followed. The resulting company metaglobe was able to present a prototype in summer 2023, which amazed trade fair visitors in Düsseldorf at the DigitalDemoDay.

A realistic, intuitive conversation with other video conference participants and direct eye contact had never been experienced before. While large tech companies rely on avatars and 3D animations, metaglobe works with several cameras and an elaborate image projection.

At the leading trade fair integrated systems europe ISE, metaglobe will be presenting its advanced prototype. The initial target customers are companies with several locations, because reducing travel, even for important meetings, is both economically and ecologically sensible.



  • Stand 4E600
  • Halle 4
  • Fira Barcelona, Spain
  • 30.01.2024 bis 02.02.2024


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metaglobe sales GmbH
Sophienstraße 37 a
41065 Mönchengladbach

Phone: +49 2161 9023692