October 27, 2022 – Arthur, a virtual reality (VR) office provider that enables enterprises to create large-scale virtual offices with fully immersive and collaborative environments, has this week announced the arrival of ‘New Realities’ to its virtual office solution.
The New Realities update unlocks the first generation of mixed reality (MR) features in Arthur’s virtual offices. These features allow users to bring a physical desk and keyboard into VR and access the global passthrough feature showcased by Meta at its Connect 2022 conference. The update from Arthur comes only two weeks after the company’s platform was also featured during the Meta event, which highlighted how Arthur’s VR office solutions make MR features available to users.
Arthur states that it has been building a strong product, team, and understanding of what enterprises need from a VR office solution and today provides a range of Fortune 500 businesses and large-scale organizations with a VR office solution focused on enabling the best remote productivity. Arthur’s clients include Societe Generale and the United Nations, who leverage the company’s VR solution to reimagine work to suit the changing world and employee needs. Arthur added that the New Realities update will unlock a step change by opening an entirely new suite of possibilities.
“As a company with a mission of transforming the way we work, mixed reality is an essential next step in our product’s evolution,” said Arthur’s Founder and CEO, Christoph Fleischmann. “With mixed reality, I have more control over the level of immersion I want for my meeting, and I can easily bring physical tools, such as my keyboard or desk surface into a VR meeting, in order to be more productive and connected. The Next Realities update will help us unlock the next frontier in enabling a future of work that is better and apt for our current world and needs.”
Alongside the New Realities update, Arthur has also announced an upgrade to ‘Arthur Consumer’, a lite version of its enterprise solution. With the new Consumer experience, Arthur wants to enable small teams, entrepreneurs, and individuals to get a taste of its VR office solution.
The upgraded experience will offer three rooms built on three of Arthur’s latest office environments to every registered user for free. Key updates announced for the Arthur platform include:
- New Realities: In addition to virtual reality, Arthur’s solution will include mixed reality setups;
- 1st generation of MR features: Users can use their physical desks and keyboards in Arthur. The global passthrough feature will also be available on supported devices;
- Quest Pro: Arthur’s virtual office application is now available on the newly launched Meta Quest Pro device;
- Upgraded consumer experience: The Arthur Consumer solution will offer three rooms, built on three different environments, for free to all its registered users.
Arthur states that its platform helps to address the needs of a wide variety of global industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, consulting, insurance, and finance. The company also noted that it is continuing to gain traction, with usage continuously increasing. In 2021 alone, enterprise users have spent a total of more than 1.6 million minutes in Arthur. The company is now anticipating that this latest ‘New Realities’ update, as well as upcoming productivity updates, will offer even more promise for the future.
For more information on Arthur and its VR and MR solutions for collaborative environments, please visit the company’s website.
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