In Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality News
December 4, 2019 – Amazon Web Services announced last week ‘AWS Wavelength’ at its yearly partner conference AWS reInvent in Las Vegas, US. Wavelength delivers ultra-low latency applications for 5G devices.
Wavelength provides developers the ability to build applications that serve end-users with single-digit millisecond latencies over a 5G network. Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of telecommunications providers’ 5G networks, enabling developers to serve use-cases that require ultra-low latency, such as machine learning inference at the edge, autonomous industrial equipment, smart cars and cities, and augmented and virtual reality.
Varjo has been chosen as one of the first partners to start leveraging AWS Wavelength. Niko Eiden, Varjo’s co-founder and CEO, commented: “Having access to the power of the AWS Cloud, together with 5G’s high bandwidth, low latency, and increased connectivity, is vital to our ability to deliver professional immersive computing experiences and to grow our business. Simulating things at the same acuity you see in real life is a game changer compared to standard VR approaches. Varjo’s unique human-eye resolution technology helps professionals save time, money, and effort.”
Eiden continued, “Not too far down the road, our technology will be fully wireless, collaborative mixed reality. And this workspace of the future needs to be rendered in the cloud – with millions of pixels of extremely high-resolution, uncompressed content with single-digit millisecond latencies delivered to our devices – whether on premises at carmakers or in remote sites, through 5G. Now, instead of having to develop expensive local computing services that would be impossible to run on a battery-operated device, we can use edge computing to scale the rendering power and the business of our industrial-grade VR/MR from thousands to hundreds of thousands of units. Having access to the power of the AWS Cloud, together with 5G’s high bandwidth, low latency, and increased connectivity, is vital to our ability to deliver professional immersive computing experiences and to grow our business.”
Image credit: Varjo/Amazon Web Services
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