The modern marketplace is flooded with options when it comes to finding the right virtual reality headset for your business. Leveraging highly customised equipment, enterprise use of VR has existed for several years, particularly in military training, civil flight training and simulation, and industrial 3D modelling.
While it can feel impossible to find the right VR headset for your unique needs, investing in the right head mounted displays (HMDs) for training, education, medical and engineering applications is vital.
The virtual reality headsets incorporate features such as haptics, motion and location sensing, and high-resolution 3D graphical displays that mimic real-world visual fidelity.
With that in mind, ST Engineering Antycip (formerly known as Antycip Simulation) presents to you three of the top professional grade HMDs that are perfect for a range of enterprise VR applications.
Varjo Technologies launched two industrial-grade virtual reality headsets for enterprise VR applications. Offering a high-level of visual fidelity, the Varjo VR-2 and VR-2 Pro are the Cadillac of enterprise VR headsets.
Key features of Varjo VR-2 and VR-2 Pro include
VR-2’s Bionic DisplayTM delivers pixel-perfect clarity and the most natural visual experience of exploring and interacting with high-resolution 3D models and simulations. The VR-2’s unique bionic display combines two 1920 x 1080p micro-OLEDs and a pair of 1440 x 1600p AMOLEDs.
Together they produce:
It is perfect for prototyping exercises, accommodating the creation of high-resolution designs to be reviewed ‘in person’, adding new insights and improvements.
The level of detail and capacity for performance sees it deployed in the most exacting of markets, such as defence and aerospace, automotive, architecture, research and retail.
The VR-2’s capacity for eye tracking and analysis allows users to draw out insights that would be impossible to secure otherwise. The Varjo VR-2 HMD offers fast and accurate calibration performance, giving professionals access to precise eye data for applications such as consumer research or safety-critical training.
The Ultraleap-equipped VR-2 Pro HMD tracks users’ hands, allowing them to manipulate virtual objects in the onscreen environment. Add in a capability to spot design issues as well as carrying out lifelike training, making the Varjo VR-2 and VR-2 Pro headsets a valuable investment for enterprise organisations.
An outstanding example of functionality and precision tracking, the HTC Vive Pro HMD is engineered for professional-grade VR. The new HTC Vive Pro is an enterprise-grade VR headset designed to work in seated, standing, and expansive multi-user environments to accelerate timelines, enhance training and design, and simulate impossible scenarios.
Easy to wear and intuitive to handle, the Vive Pro HMD works by establishing a set 15ft x 15ft virtual space, allowing for increased movement within a defined area.
If that seems restrictive, consider that it significantly opens a safely ring-fenced space, making the HTC Vive Pro perfect for first-time users and seasoned experts alike.
The key features of HTC Vive Pro VR headset include:
• A higher resolution of 2880 x 1600 pixels, upping the system’s graphical fidelity
• Dual AMOLED screen
• Refresh rate of 90 Hz and a 110-degree field of view
• A much-increased pixel density of 615 dots per inch
• Visuals that have a richness and sharpness to them
• Precise, 360-degree controller and headset tracking
• Integration with 3D spatial sound for true-to-life immersive audio
All these features contributed to an overall reduction in motion sickness or nausea, also ensuring that any models or designs being showcased are visible in full detail.
Equally comfortable in short and long bursts, the HTC Vive Pro Enterprise HMD is perfect for businesses looking for ‘out of the box’ functionality.
The Oculus Quest is a wireless standalone HMD solution that is designed to streamline and expand virtual reality in the workplace. Oculus Quest is aimed at helping companies reshape the way they do business through the power of VR.
Offering comprehensive freeform movement, known as the Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF), the untethered nature of the kit makes it ideal for clients and teammates to explore virtual spaces, take part in conferencing, and more.
The Oculus Quest’s features include:
• Self-contained VR headset allows for easy deployments
• An elegant design which allows for longer use without causing eye or neck strain
• Dual OLED displays with a resolution of 1440 x 1600 per eye
• Exceptional motion tracking
• Portable, lightweight, quick and easy to setup
• Supported usage modes include seated, standing and room scale
While it may not have the high-level fidelity of other contenders in the marketplace, the standalone nature of the VR headset means it can be used for a range of enterprise and business needs.
Whether you are looking for a high-end value-added, all-round solution or light and robust model; there is a range of options available to meet your needs when it comes to HMD for virtual reality use cases.
To find out more about the development of professional-grade VR headsets and its uses, contact us to discuss your options with one of our experts.