The Leadership team at MIT sent me the following questions (That I didn't personally have the answers to) following a discussion today. They've asked me to answer these questions by the end of business today as they're looking to move quickly on AR procurement. If someone could please answer these questions and send the answers to email@example.com - i would be VERY Grateful. Thank you all for your support and assistance.
Thank you for meeting with us today. As we discussed, there are some follow-up questions we’d like answered.
The questions are:
The answers :
Which data ? We have data in the Experience itslef, data from Thingworx and data from third-party web servers.
- Data in Experience are loaded like ressources of a web page.
They are stored in a cache file locally in Vuforia View
- Data from ThingWorx, values of sensors for example, are stored in Thingworx database.
- Data from a third-party server are loaded with REST api or an URL for example and they are stored in another and third-party servers.
2. Can you track the downloads from students?
I suppose it is about download of Experience from Vuforia Experience Service.
In a such case, the answer is yes, please read the installation guide at page 102.
3. How large / many IOT data sets can you have in one application?
No limits from data in ThingWorx, limits are :
- About hardware capacity to store and to display data in Vuforia View
- About bandwidth of internet/intranet connection
- Timeout and size in HTTP requests with Vuforia Experience Service
4. Does Vuforia provide a way to conduct analysis on tracking UI data?
No, it is not a behavior included in Vuforia Studio and in Vuforia View.
But it might be possible to use a third-party tool as Open Web Analytics : http://www.openwebanalytics.com/
1. [ button clicks, screen time, eye tracking, model orientation ]
5. Who owns the data we collect--MIT or Vuforia?
If it is about UI Tracking, I think that the answer has been given in previous question. MIT will be the owner.
If it is about data stored in ThingWorx database and this instance is hosted by PTC Cloud, I think that the owner of data is MIT. This point should be checked and confirm by a colleague of PTC Cloud.
If ThingWorx and Vuforia Experience Service are installed as On-Premise, the owner is MIT.
6. Is there an option for a proof-of-concept (exploratory) license for a few months?
Yes, the trial version but it has some limitations. https://trial.studio.vuforia.com/login/
It might be possible that a PTC Sales gives a specific license for test during a few month also.
I thing that a special access already exists for universities.