May 27, 2020 – Varjo, a provider of industrial-grade VR/XR headsets, has today announced a commercial partnership with MeetinVR, creators of enterprise virtual collaboration software. Through the partnership, MeetinVR will release a dedicated version of its application that supports all headsets in Varjo’s product portfolio (the VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1 Developer Edition), which will allow enterprise users to experience the level of immersion and visual fidelity provided by Varjo’s headsets whilst collaborating in virtual reality.
Varjo and MeetinVR have also introduced a new bundle offer where new buyers of any Varjo headset will receive six months of MeetinVR for free for five users.
“Remote working is now becoming our new normal and the need to be able to virtually collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners around the world is business critical,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Varjo. “As enterprises adapt to a new work environment, we’re excited to partner with leading industry players, such as MeetinVR, to help build the future of virtual and mixed reality collaboration.”
Varjo states that delivering a solution that provides photorealistic 3D quality is essential to creating a true sense of immersion and presence while working together in VR and XR environments. Pairing the human-eye resolution found in Varjo’s devices with MeetinVR’s enterprise-grade software will allow companies to collaborate around key use cases, including the remote sales of high value products such as medical machinery or new vehicles, the launch of new products, and the delivery of remote training to distributed teams.
“Varjo’s photorealistic resolution gives users the ability to see reflections and shadows of their 3D models, as well as read text, all of which create a realistic experience for collaboration amongst meeting participants,” commented Cristian Emanuel Anton, CEO of MeetinVR. “With this partnership, users don’t have to abide by the rules of physics anymore. They are able to merge real and virtual elements seamlessly in our collaborative platform. This sets a new benchmark for remote presence and interaction for professionals.”
One of Varjo’s enterprise customers, Volvo Cars, sees the benefit of enhanced virtual collaboration and is already using mixed reality to transform its workflows:
“The high quality and fidelity of what Varjo’s headsets offer, together with the effective collaboration tools from MeetinVR, bring remote collaboration to the next level,” said Timmy Ghiurau, Lead Virtual Experiences at Volvo Cars. “From UX evaluation, to hosting virtual workshops to ideating around our products, being able to do so in a realistic virtual environment will make our processes more efficient and collaborative, especially in the current context.”
Christian Braun, VP of Visualisation at Volvo Cars, added: “VR collaboration is the future, and for that we need the highest possible quality. Varjo is the only headset you can use for automotive design processes and reviewing your designs in detail. We are excited about using Varjo’s revolutionary technology to collaborate on photorealistic virtual models with our colleagues across continents”.
Enterprise users interested in exploring immersive collaboration can view the Varjo and MeetinVR mixed reality solution demo video (above), or can learn more about the joint solution here.
After three years in private Beta with numerous Fortune500 companies as customers, MeetinVR has today launched its open Beta for trial at www.meetinvr.com.
Image / video credit: Varjo / Vimeo
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