SOS Explorer® 1.4 Release Notes
In SOSx 1.4 the virtual reality feature is fully supported. Other work includes ways to localize and personalize the exhibit for individual sites to improve the customization capabilities including more language support.
Release DatePermalink to Release Date
New FeaturesPermalink to New Features
- Full Virtual Reality capability using Oculus Rift and Leap Motion technology
- Capability to add 360 degree geolocated bubbles (spheres within the sphere) in order to add more localized and site-specific content to the exhibit
- Capability to add ground overlay maps in order to add more localized and site-specific zoomed-in maps to the exhibit
- Graphical user interface for configuring an exhibit, i.e. turn on VR, use one screen only, resize user interface on touchscreen
- Improved language support for right to left languages, e.g. Hebrew
- Compatibility with most interactive projectors and smart boards
- Content: Tornado Experience allows users to learn about tornado safety, experience a tornado outside their window and choose where they take shelter. This experience also highlights SOSx compatibility with Unity game assets
- Tour Builder upgrades: Graphical preview of textbox, video, and image placement; ability to add portions of datasets into tours, i.e. only the last week of Clouds - Real-time; ability to stay in 2D flat map mode without the software defaulting to the sphere; addition of ground overlays, bug fixes
Learning How to Use SOSxPermalink to Learning How to Use SOSx
Once you have acquired SOS Explorer®, the SOSx team will ship you a hard disk loaded with the software and content along with set up directions. You can also find the set-up guide online. Then, we will walk you through the features and different site configurations on video teleconference that we’ll schedule together with as many people as you would like to train. Other helpful guides and video tutorials are available as well.