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Reasons to get a virtual tour

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Not everyone is sold on creating a virtual tour for their business but the below reasons will show you why they are definitely worth your time. 360 Virtual View are a professional virtual tour company operating in and around Sheffield, Derbyshire and the Peak District and they’ve helped many businesses showcase their properties, businesses  and showrooms using virtual tours. Don’t shy away from this technology as it can provide you with so many benefits.

Increase the likelihood of receiving bookings

A virtual tour allows potential customers to get a more accurate feel for what you have on offer, increasing their confidence in you and your product and making it more likely for them to visit. Google shows that businesses who have a virtual tour on Google My Business experience an average increase of 85% in on-line bookings so by helping your customers get to know you better from the comfort of their homes definitely boosts your bookings.

Increase interactions with potential customers

It can be difficult to engage with new customers and attract people to your business using social media and on-line tools. This is where a virtual tour comes in. Virtual tours offer an excellent, natural solution as they provide an engaging post that can be accessed by anyone and at any-time. A virtual tour generates more interest and once it’s been created and posted on-line you don’t have to do anything else but sit back while potential customers enjoy the opportunity and experience of touring your business before actually visiting.

Showcase your business around the clock on-line

As mentioned above, once your virtual tour is posted it is available to potential customers at their convenience. This means even when you’re closed for the day your virtual tour can still be accessed and viewed 24/7. This increased exposure helps your business sell more and gain more customers.

Reach more customers with little effort

Having a virtual tour available is a natural draw for people, you’ll experience an increase in the number of customers visiting your site as well as your store. A virtual tour is an interactive experience and people will like, comment and share encouraging others to take a look too. Your customer reach will naturally increase and people will find the virtual tour a more personal and inviting touch.

Give your business a competitive edge

By having a 360 virtual tour you can get your business displayed on Google Street View allowing potential customers to find your location and take a look around your business before actually visiting. Many people take a look at nearby businesses using Google Street View so there is no doubt this will give you a competitive edge and will generate more custom.

Find out more

360 Virtual View is a professional virtual tour company, working around Sheffield, Derbyshire and the Peak District. If you’re looking for a Sheffield virtual tour or would like to find out more about our stunning virtual tours then do not hesitate to contact us. 360 Virtual View offer a range of services suitable for all business types.

Call us today on 0114 383 0711

Written by Chris

November 23rd, 2018 at 11:21 am

A Virtual Tour as easy as 1,2,3,4

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Virtual tours are becoming increasingly sought after as effective marketing material. With the realization of their online value for potential customers, many businesses are now investing in virtual tours. With the sudden growth comes misunderstandings and uncertainties about what you can expect from a virtual tour company. As an experienced and highly regarded virtual tour company operating in the Sheffield, Derbyshire and Peak District areas we wanted to help customers get the most from their virtual tours, so below are 4 questions to ask your virtual tour company before hiring.

1) What equipment will you use for the virtual tour?

It’s important to ensure the company you choose is experienced, there are a lot of amateurs jumping into the business and if you don’t use the right equipment you won’t get the high definition that is needed for a virtual tour. Ideally, a DSLR camera should be used in order to get the image quality that’s necessary. A gimmicky camera will not produce the same level of quality and will not impress your potential clients so make sure the virtual tour company is using high quality and professional equipment.

2) Can I see some of your previous virtual tours?

Find out how many virtual tours the company has done before and take a look at their previous work. You can often find some examples of the companies work on their website so it is definitely worth taking a look. You can get an idea of how experienced the company is and by reviewing some of their work you can know the standard of the tours they offer. Pay attention to detail as if you were reviewing your own business’s virtual tour.

Not sure what to look for in their tour examples? Below are some top tips:

  • Lighting is very important for photos and this remains true for virtual tours. The lighting needs to be right otherwise you miss important details or your eye is drawn elsewhere.
  • Transition between rooms. You want the transitions to be smooth, it shouldn’t be clunky or feel unnatural.
  • Are your eyes being drawn to the right features?
  • Unwanted features. Are there features in the tour that take away from the experience? e.g. bins, faces, personal information etc.

3) What rooms will be photographed?

It is important to ask this so you can be clear on what will be included in the tour. This is an important question as sometimes photographers pick and choose which rooms to include, this can be for good reason and produce an effective end product but if the photographer isn’t experienced it could just be them trying to simplify the project.  

4) Should the business be empty for the tour?

The virtual tour company will be able to offer suggestions on whether staff or clients should be around for the virtual tour. More often than not, the virtual tour is more effective when there are no people so the focus can be on what your business has to offer customers.  There can be occasions where there are benefits to having people around so it’s definitely something to discuss with the photographer.

If you’re looking for a virtual tour Sheffield, Derbyshire or Peak District then 360 Virtual View will be able to help. Experience is key to producing seamless virtual tours, if you’d like to see our previous work, get in touch by calling 0114 383 0711 or via www.360virtualview.co.uk

If you’re looking for a virtual tour Sheffield, Derbyshire or Peak District then 360 Virtual View will be able to help. Experience is key to producing seamless virtual tours, if you’d like to see our previous work, get in touch by calling 0114 383 0711 or via https://360virtualview.co.uk

Written by Chris

October 18th, 2018 at 11:47 am

Sheffield Virtual Tour Company

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With so much marketing and promotion now happening online, businesses are looking for new ways to catch customers eyes and stand out from the competition. This is where the innovative virtual tour comes in, by bringing the best aspects of your business to the spotlight you can grab customers attention and increase sales with ease. Read on to discover what a virtual tour 360 actually is and the benefits for your business. If you are in need of a virtual tour company and you are based around the Sheffield, Derbyshire and Peak District areas contact, 360 Virtual View for more information today.

Taking a closer look

A virtual tour is basically a simulation of a location created using photography, 360 panoramas with the photographs carefully stitched together and narration, sound effects or text added in. This allows potential customers to see and experience your location before actually going there, giving them a sense of the location. The customer can explore the location as they’d like by clicking or dragging on the screen. This interactive take can benefit a range of locations from restaurants and hotels to estate agents to theatres. Hospitals have even used them to make kids feel less nervous about visiting the children’s ward. The goal of an interactive tour is to create a realistic representation of the establishment to truly immerse the customer in the experience.

Benefits of getting a virtual tour

Increase Exposure

An interactive tour catches people’s attention, it generates interest and impresses potential customers. The virtual tour will bring more traffic to your website and your establishment will appear on Google Street View.

Packed full of visual information

A photograph simply does not do your business justice; a 3D tour immerses the viewer and allows them to appreciate what you have to offer.

Around the clock “open house”

Once your virtual tour has been created it will go online and can work its magic whenever someone goes on your website. It is a revolutionary marketing tool that is available for your potential customers 24/7.

Cost effective

By having this feature you are likely to increase sales as the more information you offer, the more confident the customer will be in your product. A virtual tour 360 is a cost-effective way to increase traffic to your website, increase sales and help grow your business.

Interactive and engaging

A potential customer will spend more time on your website if you offer a virtual tour. It separates your business from the competition and brings a unique interaction between your business and your customer.

Why use a virtual tour company?

On first glance, you may think you’ll be able to create your own virtual reality tour without going through a company but this is a very difficult thing to achieve. A virtual tour 360 requires professional photography, editing and mapping in order to work effectively. A virtual tour company will often use specialist cameras and software to create the finished tours you see. In fact, if you work with Sheffield virtual tour provider, 360 Virtual View, your tours will be made with 4K photography meaning they will be of the highest quality.

Get in touch with 360 Virtual View today on 0114 383 0711 or via the website www.360virtualview.co.uk to get started with your virtual tour

Written by Chris

October 11th, 2018 at 11:31 am

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The Advantages of Skip Hire

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Whether you are having a big clear out, a spring clean or refurbishing your house, whatever the project is there will likely be a large amount of waste to get rid of. Constant tip runs and the piling up of unwanted items outside your house isn’t ideal so you may consider the use of a skip. Skips are perfect for these kinds of jobs and skip hire is an affordable way to make light work of waste disposal for even the biggest jobs. If you are looking for skips Sheffield or skips Rotherham, Mr Rubble offers professional, friendly and competitively priced skip hire. Book skip hire with us for several benefits from convenience and cost to a lower environmental impact.

Save time & effort

Consider the amount of time and effort it would take you to dispose of the rubbish yourself doing tip runs using your car, by hiring a skip you can not only save time but once the rubbish is in the tip you won’t need to do anything else. You will save the time you would’ve spent travelling to the tip and with fewer reasons to slow down the project, it can be completed faster and with relative ease.

Convenience

You don’t need to worry about the opening times of the local tip and there’s no reason to pack your car full of rubbish to transport it. Skip hire allows your rubbish to go in one container where it will be taken away and dealt with (mostly recycled) by professionals. Skips are convenient for both individuals and businesses, at Mr Rubble in Sheffield and Rotherham you can easily select the appropriate skip size for your needs and get it delivered to your house or worksite efficiently and hassle-free.

Help the environment

When you book skip hire with a professional and trustworthy company like Mr Rubble, you can have peace of mind knowing the waste will be properly disposed of. Mr Rubble has a state-of-the-art recycling state and recycle at least 93% of the waste received so if you are looking for skips Sheffield or skips Rotherham you can know that your skip waste will be dealt will as environmentally friendly as possible.

Improved health and safety

By utilizing a professional skip company, you can create a safer environment for your family or colleagues. A skip can help prevent a buildup of waste around the house or site and encourage proper disposal of a range of materials. Skip hire can not only improve safety but also helps to keep the area clean.

Book skip hire

Skips help to make life easier when it comes to waste removal, the different sizes and ease of hiring mean big jobs don’t have to be quite so big anymore. If you are in Sheffield or Rotherham and decide skip hire is right for you, Mr Rubble offers affordable skips that will be delivered to your location and will be picked up once the skip has been filled. It’s a simple, friendly and cost effective option.

Written by Chris

October 1st, 2018 at 4:26 pm

The Innovation of Dorin

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Established in 1918 as a manufacturer of machine tools, broaches and adjustments, air compressors and repairers of motor vehicle engines, Officine Mario Dorin began producing open type compressors for refrigeration systems in 1932. Soon, the latter became the company’s core business.

In 1952, thanks to the large business capacity of the founder Mario Dorin and his mechanical intuition, the company began producing semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration. In 1970, to accommodate an ever-increasing production, the company changed location and moved to the present facility of approximately 20,000 square meters. Today, thanks to the commitment and the know-how of the children and grandchildren of Mario in synergy with all internal and external collaborators, Dorin has consolidated its international reputation and continues to grow, producing about 50,000 piston compressors a year.

Between 1983 and 1998, OMD expanded its offering by adding to its range of compressors, machineries with 6 cylinders (30 to 50 Hp with displacement from 84 to 138 m3/h) and those with 8 cylinders (60 to 75 Hp with displacement from 184 to 200 m3/h).
In 1998, it was added to the extensive range of products, the model 16 pistons with its 150 Hp and displacement up to 400 m3/h, compressor that today, although no longer in production, remains unique in its type, one of the Dorin flagships of the entire history of refrigeration.
The real innovation of Dorin was born in 1999, the year in which new technologies have been developed such as the application of frequency modulation and the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. Since 2004 OMD is the main reference manufacturer of CO2 compressors for trans-critical application, recognized throughout the world in every commercial sector. Soon Dorin became a reference point for the use of CO2 in sub-critical phase too.

During the same period were designed and manufactured compressors Series HI, specially designed for the electronic control of frequency, products which have now been successful in those markets concerned with implementing a strict policy of energy saving. In 2008, the birth of the compressors H4, H5, H6 and H7 have completed the entire Series H.

Established over 90 years ago and managed for more than 50 years by the Dorin family, Dorin is now ready to face the challenges of the third millennium creating technologically perfect, modern and reliable products. For more information, visit dorin.com

Written by Chris

September 21st, 2018 at 7:37 pm

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The Loading and Unloading System Of A Compressor

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Starting and Operating a Compressor Safely

Electronics are clever inventions that have changed how mankind does things by making work easier. Applying this science to operate machines has created a whole new world of mechanics and robotics. Where a simple lever is mechanized through electronic systems, then there arises a complexity in its functionality. It is why a simple carriage pulled by a horse gave the first idea of a steam engine car. Mankind needed a carriage that could pull itself instead of burdening the horse. To operate this car you need the training to understand its basic functionality. Now focus your attention on a lever which is wired to electronics, such as a crane. There is an electric current that enables it to operate, and all of a sudden a simple task of lifting also requires you, a trained personnel to safely operate it. But, what if it is automated and a software is responsible for deciding when to lift and when to drop the load? It means, that no one is required any longer to sit and control it.

The Bock Compressor Software

A compressor is a mechanical device that employs the law of physics, particularly regarding air pressure. Since its invention, there have been a few improvements on how it works, with the most recent one being the use of Carbon Dioxide as a refrigerant. The air is compressed by the high pressure until it is hot and fluid and when it meets the air at room temperature it cools and lowers its temperature. Once this fluid (refrigerant) comes into contact with warm air, it absorbs the heat thereby refrigerating the space/box/room. Once this cycle happens, the gas evaporates back to the compressor. Now, for this to happen, there needs to be an electric current that facilitates the compression and the cycle is automatic. However, for larger compressor systems, there is an issue with electric current, that can damage the compressor. In order for the compressor to load or unload, there is a functioning motor which, when the pressure is very high can absorb up to 8 times the normal electric current. This can be damaging, which is why Mario Dorin has invented a system that does not rush this process during start-up and allows the motor to run or reach its standard acceleration while it regulates the pressure accordingly. You can find out more on the official page here: bock compressor software

Written by Chris

September 12th, 2018 at 5:46 pm

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The future of the Oil & Gas industry

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With a move general world-wide move towards carbon-neutral forms of power, it seems like an anachronism that oil and gas exploration continue around the world, however, may proponents argue that there will always be a requirement for these forms of fuel. Regardless of the new and emerging forms of transport, we’re still to achieve an affordable eco-friendly alternative to the trains, plains, and auto-mobiles (and other forms of transport) we so addicted to. If we’re going to travel, we’re going to ultimately be using fossil fuels – at least for the foreseeable future. Therefore, oil and gas exploration continue as normal.

One of the companies specialising in energy field is Total. You may recognise the name from the high street, however, many of the old ‘petrol stations’ have now closed being replaced by cut-price supermarket petrol stations. For this global company, Chemical enhanced oil recovery (also known as chemical EOR) is an ever-growing field of application as is hydrocarbon exploration. Opponents of the ongoing oil and gas exploration argue that many unique and marine habitats are being damaged by the engineering work, leaked oil, and escaped chemicals from these exploratory bases especially as it appears that the majority of new areas being explored is at sea. However, proponents of this drilling argue that technology now means that oil and gas exploration has never been cleaner or safer for the environment. The following shows a map of Total’s 2016-2018 high-impact exploration program:

Ultimately, however, it’s up to use to decide what happens to the oil & gas industry. Do we abandon the freedom we’ve become so used to? Or do we continue living our lives as we have with our reliance on fossil fuels for work and leisure? Until electric-powered planes become commercially viable and electric cars like Tesla become affordable, we rely only have one choice.

Written by Chris

August 16th, 2018 at 4:26 pm

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Mr Rubble’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste

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Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hire

Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hire

Mr Rubble’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste 

At Mr Rubble Skip Hire they’re passionate about doing their best, not only for their customers but also for their community and the Earth. They do this by making recycling a top priority, in fact if you hire a skip with them, you don’t need to spend time separating the waste or worrying about where the rubbish will end up. Back in 2006, their state-of-the-art recycling centre opened allowing them to efficiently ensure they recycle as much of the waste as possible.

Their team care about the environment and are committed to doing what they can to keep the world clean. They pride themselves on the quality of the service they provide and ensure this continues even after they’ve taken the full skip away, so rest assured knowing that all of the waste is dealt with in a legal and environmentally friendly way.

They recycle to help:

Lessen pollution – recycling and reusing materials is a great way to reduce pollution by avoiding new products being unnecessarily created.

Avoid landfills – By recycling they can reduce the amount of waste that is going into landfill. Landfill is very damaging to the environment and wildlife so if the waste doesn’t have to go to landfill they make sure it won’t.

Reduce costs – When you consider recycling from a financial standpoint, it costs considerably less to repurpose materials than to create products from new materials. Large scale recycling = big savings for businesses. If landfills continue to increase in size then communities will be taxed more in order to cover the fines and landfill taxes associated with exceeding landfill allowances. I’m sure you’d agree this is something we’d all like to avoid so choose a responsible skip hire company to help meet your skip needs. A responsible skip hire company does not mean an expensive skip hire company – take a look at www.mrrubble.co.uk for their competitive skip hire prices.

Why are they so passionate about recycling the waste they receive?

With waste, and the way it is being disposed of, causing problems around the globe they are committed to leading by example at Mr Rubble. Reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill is a priority, DEFRA reported that, in 2016, 45.2% of household waste was recycled and outlined the 2020 target as 50% or more. Despite their cheap skip hire they don’t skimp on quality, efficiency or responsibility and that is why they recycle a huge 93% of the waste that comes to us.

If you’re looking for Sheffield skip hire or Rotherham skip hire, Mr Rubble offer easy, stress-free booking online or by phone and always ensure their customers are happy with the care and services received.  Not sure about what skip you need? Take a look at their online hire guide where they answer the most frequently asked questions.

Written by Chris

July 24th, 2018 at 11:54 am

What is a backlit sign?

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What is a backlit sign?

What is a backlit sign?

An important consideration for any business, event or promotional drive should be signage. Signs can be used to not only help spread your message but also attract customers and set yourself apart from your competition. Investing in a sign is a significant step towards reinforcing your brand but it is not surprising that many businesses aren’t sure where to start when deciding on a sign that suits them. If you’re asking yourself what kind of sign is best for your business then we can help. There are various formats available in order to ensure you can create the eye-catching impact desired in every circumstance, but today we are going to focus on just one: the backlit sign.

One of the most popular sign types (and one that we absolutely love) is the backlit sign. Ultimately, these are signs that are illuminated using a light source behind the design in order to draw peoples eye and spread the desired message loud and clear. The backlit sign is highly versatile and works in your favour around the clock, something many signs are unable to do after sunset which results in your business losing out on valuable marketing time.

backlit sign is great for use both inside and outside and are often seen in shopping centres, airports, bus stops and building signage. There are many benefits to choosing a backlit sign including:

  • Increased visibility at night
  • Clear and easy to read – even from afar
  • Colourful and eye-catching
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Perfect for promoting your business or message

The sign is created with a light source behind and the printed graphic over the top. LED lights are most commonly used as the light source due to their effectiveness. On top of this, they are also incredibly energy efficient; the LED lights provide an impressive level of brightness while using small amounts of energy, this makes them an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. Your design will not only stand out but will also be full of detail and clarity. The back lighting even helps your sign design to appear enhanced.

Printing backlit signs is becoming more and more versatile thanks to the technology available today and this means you can literally create exactly the kind of sign you require without breaking the bank to afford it. The combination of the durability and the eye-catching vividness of backlit signs plays a vital part in their ever-increasing popularity.

If you have an idea in mind for a backlit sign, contact Image Sign Studio today for professional, high quality and carefully designed signs that will help you spread your message in a loud, clear and refined way.  We operate in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas and pride ourselves on helping businesses realize their creative goals.

For more informaiton on Backlit Signs, get in touch

Written by Chris

July 24th, 2018 at 11:31 am

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Production of fine chemicals

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Did you know that many fine chemicals are used in the plating process of galvanic industries? And that some of these compounds are based on precious metals such as Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru? An example of one of these companies is Faggi Enrico Spa (based in Itily) who specialise in the manufacture of supported heterogeneous and homogeneous precious metal catalysts for chemical processes of pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries. They provide a full service for recovery and refining of precious metal from spent catalysts based on our known-how and technologies. Our services include development and production of new catalysts tailored on the customer’s requirements and catalyst-screening through activity tests under different reaction conditions. Furthermore, our catalysts are completely characterized through physical and chemical analytical methods to assure high quality products.

On the subject of gold – according to Wikipedia, as of 2015, approximately 186,700 tonnes of gold exists above ground and the world consumption of new gold produced is about 50% in jewelery, 40% in investments, and 10% in industries such as the one mentioned above. Gold’s high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity have led to its continued use in corrosion resistant electrical connectors in all types of computerized devices (its chief industrial use). Gold is also used in infrared shielding, colored-glass production, gold leafing, and tooth restoration. Certain gold salts are still used as anti-inflammatories in medicine. As of 2016, the world’s largest gold producer by far was China with 450 tonnes per year.[9]

AG is the chemical symbol for silver and is also often used in the production of high purity chemicals and compounds.  It is a soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth’s crust in the pure, free elemental form, as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a by-product of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining.

Written by Chris

July 10th, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Miscellaneous