ArborXR announces strategic collaboration with Qualcomm to help companies scale VR and AR device deployments


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May 26, 2022 – ArborXR, a provider of an enterprise augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) device management and content distribution platform, has recently announced that the company will work with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. on an extended reality (XR) mobile device management (MDM) platform, to make it easier for companies to scale VR and AR headset deployments.

ArborXR stated that by working closely with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners and direct enterprise clients, itself and Qualcomm have identified key problems that still exist in scaling a fleet of XR headsets. For example, companies looking to deploy a fleet of VR or AR devices face many challenges enrolling and provisioning headsets, managing them remotely, installing apps and updates, and controlling the user experience.

To solve such problems, ArborXR will provide device management software to Qualcomm’s XR customers and OEMs with options for large-scale deployments for use with Qualcomm’s VR/AR hardware available. As a result, OEMs will be able to pre-install ArborXR, plus, ArborXR’s software will support new VR and AR reference designs from Qualcomm Technologies early in the development cycle, according to the company.

“With large scale deployments, we’ve increasingly seen a need for this kind of deeper integration. By working with Qualcomm Technologies at the Snapdragon platform level and directly with OEMs, we will be able to provide companies a powerful and seamless platform for managing their fleets,” said ArborXR CEO, Brad Scoggin.

ArborXR’s software allows organizations to manage VR and AR devices, deploy apps remotely, and lock down the user experience with a kiosk mode and a customizable launcher. The company states that its current customers include Fortune 500 companies, universities and hundreds of independent software vendors.

Also commenting on the partnership, Said Bakadir, Senior Director of XR Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., stated: “We recognize the friction that still exists in deploying large numbers of VR & AR devices. Working with ArborXR can help us solve this problem. We are confident this collaboration with ArborXR will result in tremendous benefits for our customers and partners as we support their efforts to manage large-scale deployments.”

Companies can get started using ArborXR for free on up to 50 devices. To learn more about ArborXR’s AR and VR device management solutions, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: ArborXR / Qualcomm

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