Published on October 16th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise0
Varjo Unveils High-resolution Enterprise VR Headsets
If you have the budget, you’ll be able to take your virtual reality to the highest level. Dean Takahashi reports at VentureBeat on the new headset from Varjo that delivers human eye resolution in a VR experience. This will be key to industries that need “real life” fidelity which is important for work or tasks that are exacting in nature like certain types of machine repair, industrial design or surgical operations. Keep in mind, custom developed applications will need to be created as well so the price tag for an experience will hit the wallet hard.
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The company previously announced its XR-1 augmented reality headset and VR-1 virtual reality headset earlier this year. And now it is adding the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. At close to $5,000 and $6,000 respectively, these headsets show how big the gap is between enterprise VR technology at the high end and $400-plus mainstream consumer VR headsets.
These two new products are part of Varjo’s “Resolution Revolution,” a product line committed to delivering human eye-resolution (over 60 PPD) and fidelity to the most demanding sectors of the professional market. With the introduction of the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro devices, Varjo said it is raising the bar on VR clarity and lowering the barrier for enterprise usability of VR.
Both the VR-2 and the higher-end VR-2 Pro include support for SteamVR content, as well as the OpenVR development platform from Valve, at ultra-high resolutions (up to 40 PPD/4K rendering per eye) so professional users can quickly and easily access a full range of applications for research, analytics, training and simulation, industrial design, and more.
These software tools are now available to the professional market, delivering better 3D models and simulations. The VR-2 Pro also comes with integrated Ultraleap hand-tracking technology, which enables more intuitive interactions with the highest-fidelity VR content. With Ultraleap, you can feel haptic feedback as you touch objects in virtual reality with your fingers. This is especially useful for simulation professionals who interact with physical controllers and switches as part of their VR training, Varjo said.