Avatour is the remote collaboration platform for site meetings.

Avatour enables effective site meetings without travel. The cloud service uses off-the-shelf hardware to provide full-motion 360° real-time communication, connected via a web browser or optional virtual reality (VR) headset.

For the first time, remote users can experience the full spatial context of a site, enabling much more efficient collaboration with on-site personnel.

Just one year after launch, Avatour has contracted with top-tier customers across multiple sectors, including Thermo Fisher, Colgate-Palmolive and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Avatour is widely deployed by leading companies in the life sciences industry, meeting or exceeding their requirements for both internal and external audits and inspections. Combining unique 360° technology with real-time video and audio communication lets guests see what they want to see and focus on what is important to them.

Avatour is a robust system that currently supports up to nine guests that can log in from anywhere around the world. We anticipate that we can soon support twenty guests!
The ability to interact with a remote location in complete 360° allows guests to look around the host’s location independent of the host and independent of the other meeting members.
During an Avatour session, meeting members and hosts can securely view the space, communicate and discuss action items in real time. Remote collaboration has never been easier or as immersive.
Avatour is a virtual reality enabled platform that truly leverages our supported 360° cameras. We support VR headsets, desktops and handheld smart devices.

The ability to interact with a remote location in complete 360° puts control of a virtual inspection in the hands of the guest – where it belongs. Meeting members have the ability to look around the host’s location independent of the host and independent of the other meeting members.

Avatour provides remote users with the full context of a real-world space, enabling more effective collaboration with on-site personnel. VR headsets enable a fully immersive experience, but remote users can also join from a standard web browser on any device, making it easy to deploy Avatour throughout an organisation. 

Remote collaboration applications for Avatour

Avatour is the most comprehensive tool to conduct:

  • Audits and inspections
    • Internal
    • External
  • Facility tours
    • Internal
    • External
  • Method transfer
  • Troubleshooting
  • Process in place (PIP)

Avatour is and can be used by teams in:

  • GxP, GMP, GDP and GLP
  • Environment, health and safety (EHS)
  • Clinical trials
  • Information security
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Global product development

Security is one of Avatour’s top priorities. Avatour controls the entire audio/video data flow, using FedRAMP-certified cloud providers and best-in-class encryption. For ultimate control, private cloud deployment options are available.

Our clients

Some of Avatour’s major customers include, but are not limited to, Thermo Fisher, Seqens, Lachman Consultants, Spark Therapeutics, Arranta Bio and Abbott Labs.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has deployed Avatour to enable compliance reviews of their manufacturing labs by both internal and customer personnel, and has even supported a regulatory audit by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Customers love Avatour because it gives remote guests the full context of a real-world location without the expense and risk of a physical visit. The capture hardware is inexpensive, readily available, and easy to use. The outcomes are far superior to standard videoconferencing.

“The technology is great. It’s the next best thing to being there.“

–    Gerald Logan, Implementation Manager @ Thermo Fisher

Our team

Avatour’s founding team is uniquely qualified to bring this vision to market. CEO Devon Copley previously led sales and customer success for Software-as-a-service (SaaS) video unicorn Kaltura, and has a prior exit as co-founder/CTO. CTO Prasad Balasubramanian is a real-time processing expert who helped lead the DolbyVision development team.

The two met on the Nokia OZO programme, where they built the first complete live 360° delivery platform. This platform enabled some of the largest live VR productions in history, including the Champions League playoffs.