Monday, 10 December, 2018

HTC reveals standalone Vive Focus VR headset geared toward business

CREDIT Courtesy of HTC Vive CREDIT Courtesy of HTC Vive
Katie Ramirez | 10 November, 2018, 10:51

HTC's VR department on Thursday announced the launch of its Vive Focus standalone VR headset in markets outside of China. The hardware is part of a platform and software launching for enterprises in North America and Europe that want to create VR experiences for customers and employees.

The Vive Focus standalone headset is claimed to be the most powerful model of its kind, at least as far as enterprise products go.

Notably, the Shadow VR is set to become the first standalone VR headset available to consumers - Oculus Quest is only set to release theirs in 6 months time.

The model features a 2880 x 1600 resolution and Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform, a 110-degree field-of-view, and world-scale tracking. The headset is powered by the Vive Wave VR SDK, which enables the content at the Vive Port store to run on various other headsets. Now, after a long wait of more than 7 months, the Vive Focus has arrived in the United States and certain other global markets.

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However, it uses HTC's Vive's proprietary Android-based platform Vive Wave rather than Google Daydream.

Although VR headsets have recently been marketed towards gaming, HTC has recognised that VR has is very relevant to businesses in particular automotive design, medical training, situational training, and location-based enterprises.

Vive Sync is a tool made for virtual reality collaboration and meeting application.

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