Virtual Tour Software Features
Virtual Tour Software Features – The Anatomy of Fusion
Welcome to RTV’s Fusion virtual tour system features page. Since 1999 RTV has offered professional photographers and entrepreneurs worldwide the very best in virtual tour software technology. Fusion is our fifth release, and by far our most powerful. This dynamic system puts the most powerful photography, panorama, video, and audio playback engine in your creative hands. Everything you want in a virtual tour and online presentation is possible with Fusion. With our gorgeous virtual tour templates, unique feature sets, virtual tour layouts, and mobile friendly HTML5 interactive virtual media technology, RTV has you poised to dominate in your local market and beyond. Take your time and explore the many options that are available to you and your clients. When you’re ready, setup your RTV account off our home page and start publishing. With Fusion, you’re only limited by your imagination. Enjoy the many features, and make sure you sign up for our monthly newsletter as new features are released and announced on a regular basis.
Our HTML 5 & Flash Virtual Tour Players are Your Most Powerful Marketing Tools
Dual Interactive Virtual Media Player
RTV’s HTML 5 virtual tour engine displays HD stills, HD panoramas, and HD full-motion video in one interactive, vibrant-rich media player at lightning-fast speeds! Now you can publish panoramas in a variety of formats—from cylindrical to 360 X 360 spherical, and even vertical panoramas—with breathtaking results. You’ll love our HD video playback!
HTML 5 Mobile Tour 2.0
RTV’s tours are smart, very smart! When browsing through your virtual tours with a web enabled phone or device, our virtual tours automatically serve up an HTML 5 mobile compatible version of the tour to ensure maximum exposure and compatibility. Furthermore, we track your mobile hits and QR code scans and add them to your hit report each week. Got a gyro enabled phone or device? That’s even better! Pan, tilt and move interactively through panoramas and scenes within virtual tours by steering your device in the direction that you would like to navigate!
Looking for a way to ‘WOW’ visitors and customers with your virtual tours? Fusion’s latest and greatest feature will grab their attention with something they’ve never seen before, an outer space fly in! AstroZoom lets you zoom in from outer space directly to any property or business. We’ll create a powerful, visually stunning HD video that starts with a view of Earth from space, and then slowly zeroes in on the listing or business. This feature is a special handmade add-on that only costs $10.00 per production.
RTV makes downloading images easy, even for tech-challenged customers. Instead of downloading all the images in one large zip file that may confuse the customer, the Individual Download page displays a gallery of thumbnail images. The customer can simply click the download button to instantly download an image to their computer. For those with tech savvy customers a .zip feature is also available.
Instantly transform your long virtual tour link into a smaller, more manageable URL with TinyTURLS (Tiny Tour URLs). Each time you publish a new virtual tour production RTV’s Fusion system automatically generates a custom, short URL that points directly to your online virtual tour. Use our TinyTURLS feature when you’re looking to save space in any of your print ads, in MLS systems that require shorter URLs, or when tweeting a tour.
Adding a floor plan to a virtual tour incorporates a new dynamic to an already powerful, visually stimulating marketing tool. However, the problem has always been that the software for creating floor plans is costly, and most programs come with a hefty learning curve. RTV’s EZ Planner is included for free with your system and is quite intuitive and easy to use. The interface easily connects your pre-created or self-designed floor plan to your interactive virtual tour for you, taking the experience to a whole new level!
Fusion’s EZ Planner puts more dollars in your pocket and time on your side with its easy to use interface. Best of all our EZ Planner instantly connects your floor plan to your interactive virtual tour for you!
What good is a floor plan if it’s hidden in the background and only becomes available if the user clicks on a floor plan button to view it? With RTV’s Active Plans you can instantly integrate a floor plan into your virtual tour—whether it’s created with our EZ Planner or any other floor plan software. Your floor plan remains in place over the image while users pan from room to room. Active Plans also support hot spots and show users what part of the room they’re looking at with a quick-view directional compass.
AudioPal - Text to Speech
RTV’s new AudioPal allows you to choose from five of our text-to-speech professionals that will automatically narrate your virtual tours. AudioPal simply reads the text-based scene descriptions as the images transition in the Fusion player. This unique system works on a scene by scene basis or on a per tour basis for an overall summary. For further customization you can also upload a professional voice-over or insert individual scene-by-scene narrations of your choosing. Enjoy unlimited use of RTV’s AudioPal system for a small annual fee.
Cloud Recorder Voiceover System
Other platforms that support voiceover narration require you to use third-party software to create your narrations. With RTV’s advanced Cloud Recorder, you can simply use your computers built-in microphone and your internet connection to add high quality narrations to any of your online virtual tours. Use it scene by scene or as a tour overview!
Do you have a preferred collection of royalty-free music clips that your clients love? Now you can save time by uploading your favorite audio files to your MyAudio library for future use. With RTV there’s no need to continually upload the same clip over and over again—we store your clips right in your profile for quick and easy access.
Inputting MLS data, (Property Description, Beds, Baths, etc.) into your real estate productions has never been easier with RTV’s Fusion system. Yes, we have literally thought of everything! Input your listings MLS number, click a single button, and all of the pertinent listing data appears automatically in your tours amenity fields, including description, beds, baths, square footage, garage, neighborhood, price, and more! Each month our EasyMLS feature will save you hours of precious time inputting listing details. EasyMLS is yet another feature that sets RTV’s Fusion above the rest.
Getting your presentations out there and in front of the world for viewing is easier than ever with Fusion’s powerful, built-in AutoExposure Engine. With the push of a button your real estate and vacation rental presentations are sent out to the most popular portals. RTV currently distributes to Realtor.com, Trulia, Oodle, Vast, Hotpads, Backpage, Zillow, Reachoo, OLX, Geebo, Trovit, Homes.com, RealEstateDigital, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, Craigslist, YouTube and more. Give it a try! The AutoExposure Engine gives your virtual tour an average of 50% more viewings than those not submitted.
RTV is proud to offer you MagicPlan. This application (available in Apple & Droid Stores) allows you to create a floor plan by simply pointing the camera and rotating about the room in a circle. Since RTV has been pre-built within their App, you will then simply press “Send to RTV” and you’re done! The next time you login to your RTV account you can easily integrate the floor plan into your virtual tour, complete with hot spots and directional radar. This feature is an add-on and costs an additional $2.25 per house.
It’s a proven fact that there’s no better ranking virtual tour on the market than one from RTV. RTV virtual tours are known to pull rank in the search engines on property address, business name and even in some cases agent or tour owner name! Fusion kicks it up a notch by giving you, the virtual tour provider, even more control on how your virtual tours will rank and on what keywords. Now you can easily modify underlying virtual tour META Data for your customers. That’s the amazing freedom that Fusion gives you. Not sure what to put into the fields? Don’t worry because our system will automatically input the most logical choices so your virtual tour productions will rank naturally in the search engines.
RTV's Fusion Tour Portal Site
Over one billion tours served! That’s right—since 1999, RTV has served up over a billion virtual tours and counting. Now, every presentation created by all of our customers around the world can be found on RTV’s Fusion Tour Portal Site. The portal incorporates the RTV Map Widget and displays all interactive virtual media presentations in a searchable format. The portal has been designed to rank high on search engines, delivering even more exposure for your listings.
No internet connection? No problem! RTV’s new Tour2Go 2.0 is kiosk-ready and runs on both PC and Mac. All Tour2Go virtual tours are fully interactive, capable of pointing to additional information online, and come in full-screen HD! Easily save your productions to a thumb drive or a CD. RTV makes distributing your productions offline easier than ever!
Auto Flyer Generator
Struggling with complex third-party software to make flyers is a thing of the past with Fusion’s built-in Auto Flyer Generator. Fusion comes preloaded with over twenty gorgeous flyer templates and layouts ready for your stunning photography to make them complete. Once your images are uploaded, simply activate the Auto Flyer Generator and viewers will then be able to print out a stunning ‘graphic intensive’ or ‘ink friendly’ flyer.
Getting an email with a link to a virtual tour is nice, but getting a slick, well organized and graphically pleasing E-Brochure in your inbox is an experience. When any online viewer uses Fusion’s “send-to-friend” feature, the system will ask whether they’d like to send a plain email with a link to the tour, or the more robust HTML E-Brochure. It looks GREAT!
Those of you in video production or property marketing have most likely spent time making a classy-looking video to post on YouTube or WelcomeMat—and you know this takes time, and money. With Fusion you’ll not only save money, you’ll also get high-definition video with unparalleled quality and fast, easy production. Once your virtual tour is finalized, the VideoRipper exports your entire production—stills, panoramas, video clips, music and scene-by-scene narration—into a single video file. Fusion will then automatically post the finished video file to your YouTube account, using your virtual tour description, title, and tags. You can also download the video file for posting to another site or for burning onto a DVD or CD. It’s the easiest video you’ll ever produce!
RTV’s Fusion system is packed with four very powerful lead generation tools. Our favorite is Private Tour. Simply enable the Private Tour feature in your virtual tour manager and assign a password to the tour. Once enabled, virtual tour viewers will be prompted to input the password before gaining access. Your clients contact information will appear and the visitor will be required to reach out to your client for access. Private tour serves as a wonderful lead generation tool, as well as one more way to give tour owners peace of mind.
RTV has built the Fusion virtual tour system with a focus on superior quality and speedy delivery. With our new MySize feature you can bypass our built-in resize and compression algorithms, publish your still images and panoramic images to your own specifications. We’ll leave your images alone and allow you to choose the resolution and compression settings.
With most virtual tour systems you must pay either a monthly fee or a per-tour fee with no money coming back to you. With RTV however, when you refer new accounts our way, you’ll also earn extra income by helping RTV establish new national accounts, on-boarding new photographers, and converting “do-it-yourself” offices to the RTV virtual tour system. RTV pays you a generous 20% commission on all accounts that you bring in. Everything is transparent. You can login to your reseller dashboard to see all referred accounts, how much they’ve paid, and of course the commission amounts owed to you. If you have unapproachable offices using a DIY, this is your answer.
Automatically rip any of your virtual tours to a QR code. Want a printable version? Simply enter the size of the QR code you would like to create and our Tour2QR creates a QR code of ANY size for you on the fly. Best of all, RTV’s HitStats will show your clients how many visitors have scanned the QR code each week on mobile devices.
Tired of the same song playing over and over on your virtual tour presentations? With RTV’s powerful Fusion virtual tour system, you can choose from a selection of your favorite tracks to play during a specific presentation. If the viewer is still watching your presentation when the first song completes, Fusion simply queues up the next song in line. At RTV, we’re all about keeping you ahead of the competition and your viewers engaged!
RTV Map Widget
Just like Tours2RSS, each virtual tour provider, owner, agent and brokerage is assigned their very own Map Widget to embed into any page of their website. Simply create a virtual tour, add tags with Tagit and check your map to find the tour. Website visitors can search your RTV Map Widget based on location, tour type (tags), price or any other criteria you’ve included. Since your clients virtual tours will be automatically mapped to their websites, you can lock them into using your brand more than ever before—because only RTV virtual tours show up on the RTV Map Widget. Private tours can easily be excluded from displaying on the map with the click of a button. See an RTV Map Widget
We all know how much traffic real estate listings on craigslist get. However, the problem most people face is the time it takes to generate a nice looking ad, post it properly, then remember to renew it. RTV’s CraigsLister does all this for you. With the click of a button, your craigslist ads are automatically generated and our simple browser plug-in tool makes posting your ad on craigslist literally as easy as drag and drop. We even set a reminder for you to renew your ad before it expires within your system.
Lead Grabber is great option to turn on that collects data from virtual tour viewers. When enabled, Lead Grabber prompts users for name, email, phone and comments before they’re able to preview the virtual tour. All data and leads are stored in your clients’ RTV online Toolbox, and can be exported at any time. Users are not required to input data to proceed.
With all of the love for the “Like” button, it was only natural for us to integrate this behavior-based lead generator into Fusion. TourVibes allows for instant feedback by letting users click the “Like” button. Turn on TourVibes and start collecting contact information, comments, and more from visitors. TourVibes writes back to your database and keeps a downloadable log for importing into your favorite CRM.
Follow This Tour
Follow This Tour is integrated on the back end of all four Fusion lead generators. When a tour viewer looks for more information, they’ll have the opportunity to “Follow This Tour”. Once clicked, the system will ask the user to input basic contact information, and then sends updates back to the user when changes like listing price are made to the virtual tour. Follow This Tour will drive more traffic to your online tours than ever before.
You’re going to love how RTV’s Fusion virtual tour system animates your HD still images. Our FreedomZoom gives you even more customization options—choose zoom-in or zoom-out, select starting and stopping points, or disable the feature completely. This feature easily allows you to highlight special features throughout the tour. Don’t want to take the time to choose each starting and stopping point? Let Fusion mix it up with our built-in Tour Shaker to completely randomize each still image scene.
Hot Spots 3.0
RTV has embraced Hot Spot technology since 1999 and our new Fusion system takes Hot Spots to the next level. We now offer Animated Hot Spots, Audio Spots, InfoSpots, Video Spots, Hot Spot to URL and more. Hot Spots within a virtual tour can be linked to additional scenes, URLs, videos and open text bubbles to provide more information.
Fusion gives each virtual tour provider and their clients an individual RSS feed for their virtual tours. Use the Tours2RSS feed to automatically post each production to your website or blog without lifting a finger. Want to get fancy? Use the Tours2RSS feed to create an automatic HotSheet that gets emailed out to your clients after you complete a set number of new tours. Get social and connect your Tours2RSS feed to your HootSuite account to have each virtual tour you create automatically posted to your favorite social sites! Tour2RSS is available on the RTV provider level, the client/realtor level and also on the broker level. When used to its full potential, Tours2RSS is a HUGE time saver.
Single Property Website Maker
Single Property Websites are a breeze with Fusion’s built-in Single Property Website Maker. We first check to see if your domain name is available. If it is, then you can purchase it directly though Fusion for a small, one-time fee of $12.99. Once your domain name is registered we’ll automatically setup the forwarding and masking for you, and we’ll even setup a reminder for you to renew your domain name sixty days prior to its expiration the following year. A professional site in less than five minutes!
Save time editing your virtual tours by using Smart Titles to quickly name your virtual tour scenes. As you begin to enter a scene title, RTV’s Smart Titles feature will pop up and supply a quick pick list of scene names that you have used before for you to choose from, such as Living Room, Master Bedroom, and more. You can also edit and modify your Smart Titles list to match your preferred titles.
At the end of the day what you’re looking for is more time—to write proposals, to go after new clients, to reset, realign, and to refocus. With our white labeled Client Toolbox you can train your customers to make updates in a snap. They can log in and make quick edits, such as price changes, profile adjustments, image arrangement, and more. And while your customers are logged into their toolbox, they’re also able to order additional products and services from you! You have full control of what your clients can edit and access.
Creating virtual tour presentations for multiple agents or teams is easy with RTV’s Fusion system. Simply click on our Co-Agent button under the edit screen to add a second agent to the listing, and our media player will elegantly fade in and out from one agent to the next, displaying each individuals photo and contact information.
Virtual tour galleries just got a lot more impressive with our Google Map-enabled MyGallery pages. When you create a new virtual tour, your MyGallery page, as well as your clients MyGallery page, will populate the new tour. When embedded into websites, these pages become a searchable Google Maps style page that will display the virtual tour inventory like never seen before.
With RTV’s advanced Tour Calendar scheduler and reminder system, you’ll never forget to repost to Craigslist, invoice a client for an annual fee, renew your syndication, or renew your single property websites. Simply set it and forget it—until our system reminds you, of course! By default, your Tour Calendar is set to remind you sixty days prior to an event.
Drag & Drop Manager
On most virtual tour hosting platforms, organizing dozens of still images, panoramas, and video clips after your initial upload is a lengthy process. However, within Fusion we’ve created a very simple drag and drop method that allows for rapid scene sorting. From your manager you’ll see all of your images and media on one screen. Simply click, drag and drop media from one position to the next. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s only from RTV!
RTV’s new Smart Profiles will save you hours of time each month! Each client’s profile now remembers tour speed preferences, color scheme, theme layout, preferred flyer layout, button preferences, and much more! With RTV, there’s no publishing a virtual tour and referring back to a check list for each customer just to finalize their virtual tour. Simply complete the production and deliver the links!
Do you think your clients ever wonder who is sharing your virtual tours, and with whom? Our new Email Trapper will gather the contact information of both the sender and the recipient and forward this off to your client, from you automatically. If you or your client are aggressive marketers and want to quickly build an email list of home shoppers, the Email Trapper will notify you each time your virtual tour presentation is sent. This is a perfect lead mining tool for those who send monthly newsletters to their customer base. Email Trapper also captures the ‘message’ being sent for further info.
HitStats 2.0 - Deep Statistics
Fusion takes virtual tour traffic reporting to the next level by providing you and your clients with more data than ever. We now feature a full breakdown of traffic and stats by day, month, quarter, and year. You’ll see the number of times your virtual tour has been emailed, downloaded, shared on social sites, and viewed on a mobile phone. Fusion also tracks the number of times various tools are used, like the E-Flyer and the Printable Brochure. Now, you can log into your tour manager and access a virtual tour’s entire history in just one click. HitStats can even be set by you to email out weekly or monthly to your clients! All reports are automatically sent to your customers from YOUR email address.
Tagit - Virtual Tour Tags & Meta Data
Tagit is a fantastic feature that gets your virtual tours more views from the RTV virtual tour portal (www.RealTourFusion.com), Google, YouTube and from your website. Tagit allows you to tag your virtual tours with additional pertinent information about the tour owner, tour type, business, location and any other distinctive features that will help RTV properly categorize and tag your virtual tour for the search engines. These same tags are used to automatically populate the tag box under the description of your YouTube video.
Fusion has dozens of pre-loaded status banners that generate excitement and a call to action from online shoppers. When you or your client logs into the tour manager and uses the Status Banner feature to mark listings as SOLD, PRICE REDUCED, SALE PENDING, JUST LISTED and more that particular Status Banner will elegantly appear in the upper right corner of your virtual tour window during virtual tour playback. Status Banner changes will also trigger our Tour Follow system to notify tour followers of status changes.
RTV is thrilled to offer our all-new MyBrand private label feature. Now every virtual tour you create will come directly from your own custom domain! It’s your virtual tour business, your SEO power, and your personal brand—all white labeled and powered by RTV.
Fusion is the very first virtual tour solution that allows you to create photography and virtual tour packages inside your Tour Manager. When your clients log into your private branded dashboard, they can choose from many available packages and add-ons that you have pre-created for them. They can then check out using your connected PayPal account or you can have it setup so they create an invoice. All orders are instantly dispatched to you for scheduling and delivery.
Fusion has streamlined the management of your 1099 or hired virtual tour photographers. We’ve taken all the innovations from our powerful national Tour Track program and packaged them into your Photographer Manager panel. Now you can easily add new photographers, assign and schedule jobs, and monitor their progress as they deliver the finished productions to your protected account.
Remote Host Virtual Tour
At RTV we don’t let ANYTHING get in the way of your sale, even if that means allowing your client to host their own virtual tour production. Simply create your virtual tour, publish it, and select “Remote Host”. We’ll prepare a version of your production that will run on any server. Some advanced features such as traffic reports, lead capture, and printable flyers do not work under a remote host scenario.
Ever wish you could take along your five best virtual tours and have them auto-play throughout a trade show or presentation? Would your real estate agent or broker accounts like to set up an office display with their hottest listings looping from one presentation to another? Simply click on our Tour Showroom feature and select your desired virtual tours. Fusion will then package and download your presentations and create an autorun file for easy burning onto a CD. RTV’s Tour Showroom allows any virtual tour provider to make a memorable and professional impact for businesses and realtors looking for a continual play kiosk tour.
Multi-Language Support Engine
“Sprechensie Deutsch?” Fusion does, too! In fact, RTV’s Fusion system is ready to talk to you, and online visitors in any language you choose. Our Multi-Language Support Engine lets anyone in the world enjoy the benefits of RTV’s Fusion system. “Banzai!”
How would you like to get paid for photography jobs just by being a part of the RTV network? RTV is constantly acquiring new national accounts looking for a professional photography service. Our new TourTrack 2.0 system puts these job dispatches directly into your virtual tour manager for you to pick up, fulfill and get paid on.
Image Delivery Engine 2.0
Fusion’s Image Delivery Engine is built directly into your virtual tour delivery email. When you’re ready to send your links to your customer, simply check the box next to the Image Delivery Engine and along with the virtual tour links Fusion will send your client a link to download the high-resolution images for print. No need for FTP or third party file share.
Every month hundreds of our full service providers log on for two brand new episodes of The FORMULA. The FORMULA is a sales and marketing webinar that is hosted by our Vice President Jason LaVanture and often a guest host. During the webinar, we discuss marketing strategies, interview top RTV providers; train our providers to be the best of the best, and show inside tricks privy only to RTV virtual tour providers.
Often these shows contain polls for our providers and sometimes we allow our members to ask questions and discuss their best marketing strategies. This is how we apply The FORMULA to your business!
The IMAGE covers introductory and advanced photography tips and reveals how to capture the best images when shooting photography for property marketing purposes. We also explore some useful techniques that our photographers can use to take advantage of Adobe Photoshop, elevated shots, night shots, filter usage, flash usage, and more! The IMAGE is a one hour show and for those just joining the network, we have over thirty past episodes that you can listen to at your leisure.
The IMAGE was originally created to provide RTV photographers with tips and tricks to help improve their photography for our national accounts that are under contract with us. This show has far exceeded our expectations and has helped so many win more business in their local markets too.
Join us each month for the IMAGE and learn how you can capture the perfect IMAGE every time.
Social Realty is a brand new show hosted by RTV’s Social Media Director, Nancy Bain. Nancy is a social marketing guru and has been helping RTV virtual tour providers, real estate agents, brokers, and other companies build a stronger brand by use of social media. Social Realty will be held monthly and RTV virtual tour providers are encouraged to attend these shows to learn tips and tricks they may then share with their customers.
The RTV Virtual Tour Blog holds a wealth of information published by our virtual tour providers. This is where you can gain first hand insight into what other RTV providers are doing to increase their virtual tour business. The content is typically updated daily and the blog feed can be subscribed to as well.
Pick up the phone and call some providers from the blog; you will be surprised at how closely RTV providers work with each other.
Rock Pointe Marketing
Our inner circle marketing program through Rock Pointe Marketing (RPM) and Business Resource Center (BRC) were created to help you establish your virtual tour business correctly the FIRST time around and not have to spend, test, refine then spend, test and refine again. Finding the right approach for any business owner is can be very costly.
Based on over a decade of industry experience, we’re able to give your business a road-map for success from day one. At RTV we believe that our success is wholly dependent upon your success. RPM and the BRC will provide you with a step by step guide to getting your virtual tour business started. You will learn everything from what type of insurance to consider to establishing your pricing structure, and so much more.
With the purchase of your RTV package you will have 35 days of unlimited access to RPM and a lifetime of free access to your BRC. You may come and go from RPM as you like as we make new marketing pieces monthly.