October 3, 2023 – Campfire, a provider of immersive collaboration technology, has recently announced that its 3D collaboration platform will be launching in the Meta Quest store on November 1, 2023. According to the company, the new Campfire app will use full-color passthrough on Meta Quest to make remote collaboration feel more natural for workflows across the physical product lifecycle.
The Campfire platform introduces a new digital medium aimed at replacing 2D documents and videos with interactive 3D scenes. With Campfire, technical content creators can use the platform to compose scenes from existing CAD and 3D files on the desktop, and then collaborate using Mac, PC, iPad, and now Meta Quest 3.
“Quest 3 brings a fundamentally new collaboration experience with full-color passthrough. Compared to previous VR devices, users feel connected to their environment, their content, and their team. Whether you’re presenting concepts in a design review, or explaining a complex assembly procedure, the Campfire experience on Quest 3 is the next best thing to interacting in-person with physical items themselves,” said Jay Wright, Campfire Co-Founder & CEO.
With a focus on enterprise, the new Campfire app is easy to learn for first-time Quest users, and represents the company’s mission to make 3D communication more human through spatial computing and XR technologies.
A virtual assistant named Spark welcomes new users with an interactive tutorial. Campfire also noted that Spark exemplifies the potential for future AI-driven assistants capable of answering questions verbally while demonstrating physical actions spatially.
Commenting on the announcement, Hugo Swart, Vice President and GM of XR at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “At Qualcomm Technologies, we believe XR is going to be an essential tool towards enabling deeper and more creative collaboration in the workplace. Campfire is helping to lead the way with a flexible solution for next generation XR devices and is a great example of what’s possible with full-color video-pass-through capabilities enabled by our latest premium-tier platform, Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2.”
The Campfire app for Quest will be available in the Quest Store on November 1 for Quest 3, Quest Pro, and Quest 2. For PC, Mac, and iPad, the Campfire app is available now. For more information on Campfire and its immersive collaboration platform, please visit the company’s website.
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