Recent posts by Nextech

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Nextech AR Solutions welcomes new Map D CEO Melea Guilbault

By Nextech on Nov 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM

In September, Nextech AR Solution was pleased to welcome Melea Guilbault as CEO of Map D, a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on the events and tradeshow industry. After those first few exciting weeks of learning and activity, we sat down with Guilbault to hear about her plans for the company. 

Topics: Events Map D event management
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3D Model Making at the North Pole Delivers Holiday Dazzle

By Nextech on Nov 16, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, online retailers are scrambling to make the most of this special time of year. As little children everywhere are making their wishlists, retailers - and the broader ecosystem that supports them - have some wishes too. Among them is a better way to make their products come to life for shoppers - and 3D modeling and augmented reality (AR) is what every good online seller is hoping to get their hands on. 

Topics: Augmented Reality 3D Models ARitize 3D ARitize Configurator eCommerce holiday shopping season
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New Toggle3D puts 3D modeling into the hands of its users as a do-it-yourself design studio

By Nextech on Oct 12, 2022 9:00:00 AM

We are living in a golden age of product design and development. Not that there haven’t been amazing and wonderful products in the past, but it has never been easier for designers to engage with lighting, materials, colors, and textures. While there are powerful tools out there for doing these things, they demand steep learning curves, large investments, or are difficult to scale. These limitations are holding back even more exciting designs and products from ever reaching store shelves or consumers' hands. Thankfully, that is starting to change. 

Topics: Augmented Reality CAD to POLY 3D Models Toggle 3D Product Design
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What Makes a Modern Trade Show?

By Nextech on Sep 30, 2022 1:45:59 PM

The number one question that brings people to Map D is a deceptively simple one: what is a trade show?  

Topics: Augmented Reality virtual events trade shows Map D event management trade show management
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While eBay Makes Plans for 3D/AR, Nextech AR Solutions Delivers for All

By Nextech on Sep 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM

In late July, VentureBeat reported on plans by eBay to make no-code/low-code 3D modeling tools available to sellers. As someone who spends much of their time thinking about and working with teams to develop this type of technology - and helping ecommerce merchants of every type sell more effectively - the story caught our attention.   

Topics: Augmented Reality shopify eCommerce BigCommerce Wayfair ebay
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Experiencing the Power of 3D and AR in the Palm of Your Hand

By Nextech on Sep 7, 2022 3:40:19 PM

The power of 3D models and augmented reality (AR) is supercharging the world of ecommerce. It is being used by major commerce platforms, such as Amazon, Wayfair, Shopify, eBay, and more. It is being tapped by sellers of every kind - from large direct-to-consumer brands to mom-and-pop sellers. Regardless of the platform, regardless of the product (assuming, of course, that it is a physical object), and regardless of the merchants, 3D and AR can have a huge impact.  

Topics: Augmented Reality 3D Models eCommerce
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3D Models Become Popular with Home Goods and Sporting Goods Sellers

By Nextech on Aug 31, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The multi-trillion dollar ecommerce industry is moving to Web 3.0 - and fast! Accelerating the adoption is the growing excitement around 3D models and augmented reality, which increase engagement around the online experience - particularly when it comes to ecommerce.  

Topics: Augmented Reality 3D Models eCommerce Customization 3D/AR Sporting Goods Complex Modeling Home Goods
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Experience Shopify 3D model factory with ARitize 3D Configurator

By Nextech on Aug 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

In a move that further cements Nextech AR Solutions’ position as the leading integrated 3D/AR environment for Shopify merchants, the company’s ARitize Configurator technology is now fully-integrated into the ARitize 3D app in Shopify.  

Topics: Augmented Reality 3D Models shopify eCommerce Configuration
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Create Human Holograms on Any Smartphone

By Nextech on Aug 17, 2022 9:30:00 AM

When it comes to groundbreaking technology, few things can match the pure “gee-whiz” factor of holograms. Ever since Princess Leia’s flickering form appeared imploring Obi-Wan Kenobi for help in Star Wars, people have been fascinated by the technology. More recently, supergroup ABBA has produced ABBA Voyage, a “live” concert with digital avatars of the band’s members singing and dancing for fans’ delight. 

Topics: ARitize 3D Models Human Hologram
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June 2022 Wall Street Reporter NEXT SUPER STOCK LIVE!

By Nextech on Aug 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Nextech AR Solution’s CEO is Focused on What Matters: Innovation, Adaptation and Value

On the June 2022 episode of Wall Street Reporter’s NEXT SUPER STOCK LIVE! podcast,  Nextech AR Solutions CEO Evan Gappelberg spoke with Jack Marks, CEO of Wall Street Reporter, about the spinout of the company’s augmented reality spatial mapping platform, ARitize Maps. Evan also used the opportunity to talk about the importance of focus, as well as the need for flexibility in a changing market. 

As a successful founder and seasoned tech CEO, Evan wanted to talk about new developments in the industry, as well as the company’s technology. As he explained in the interview: 

“When I founded Nextech back in 2018, it was on the premise that we were going to take on the augmented reality market, create 3D models for eCommerce and really become the 3D model supplier for all the eCommerce sites globally.” 

That goal led to many opportunities - and much growth - in the ensuing years. One of the opportunities that came up was the purchase of an innovative young technology company, AR Way, now known as ARway and soon to be a stand-alone company. 

“ARway is real world spatial mapping. So we could map an arena, a stadium, the insides of a house or a building, museums, college campuses. We have the technology to create the spatial map, which is essentially a 3D point cloud. And then we have a studio which allows you to drag and drop it in and populate the map with 3D assets. That is an unheard of end-to-end solution.” 

Exciting developments in the CAD-to-poly market were also top of mind: 

“I want to talk about the CAD-to-poly for a minute. It is transformational technology. Today, we essentially use that tech in house, but the goal - and what we're building today - is a SaaS platform where we can turn the tech over to the manufacturer, allowing them to create 3D models themselves. For us, it becomes a monthly licensing fee revenue stream.”  

The potential of ARway as a stand-alone company - and CAD-to-poly as a technology - are enormous. The ability to recognize and unlock their potential are examples of Nextech AR Solutions’ ability to understand the needs of the market. 

“E-com is a five trillion-dollar megatrend that's going to ten trillion. It's growing rapidly. It's unstoppable. I'm talking about e-commerce in general, even with the current supply chain issues. Brick and mortar stores are closing and what they're doing is investing more in their e-com business. And I'm hearing this in stereo every week when I’m talking with a major brand, a major e-com retailer. These companies are looking for a partner to take them into this world of 3D.” 

Despite the tremendous growth in e-commerce during the pandemic, that market has started to soften, which led to new acquisitions designed to move Nextech AR Solutions forward.  

“The massive growth from the pandemic was waning. As we rolled into the second half of 2021, really the summer of 2021, we acquired two companies [ARway and]  that were transformative.” 

Evan is an example of a CEO who knows where his focus needs to be and is doing everything in his power to identify opportunities to deliver value - to shareholders, to customers, and to partners. 

“Every day I spend time in back to back meetings with my leadership team about building the business, closing deals, bringing products to market, our investments, our burn rate, our budget, and our revenue.”  

“Increasing shareholder value is always on my mind. My default thinking is how does all this benefit my shareholders, customers, and partners. I don't really have hobbies. I'm a workaholic. I work, work, work to try and increase shareholder value.” 

This tremendous commitment by senior leadership is what has placed Nextech AR Solutions at the vanguard of 3D and augmented reality. To learn how this commitment to innovation and customer value can benefit your business, visit us here and read about AR/3D technology solutions 

To listen to previous Wall Street Reporter’s NEXT SUPER STOCK LIVE! podcasts featuring Evan and other members of our leadership team, visit 


Topics: Augmented Reality Blog E-commerce spatial mapping
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