02 Dec

 Varjo™ Technologies, a leader in industrial-quality xR headsets, has announced general availability for its XR-1 Developer Edition HMD. The photorealistic quality of the display includes high visual fidelity, low latency and integrated eye tracking that provides virtual content nearly indistinguishable from the real world. The system provides professional users the capability to switch seamlessly between VR and augmented reality to create and interact with 3D immersive content while simultaneously collaborating with others in real-life.

Working with Volvo, Varjo shot this video that gives a good impression of the quality of the XR1 display and the smooth transition from see-through to AR to VR.

“Many companies understand the benefits of implementing virtual and mixed reality into their workflows, but haven’t had access to technology sophisticated enough to create photorealistic, 3D content and simulations,” said Urho Konttori, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Varjo. “We are excited to bring the XR-1 Developer Edition to market as the industry’s first device that can flawlessly blend the virtual with the real world – pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in training, design and research.”

Key XR-1 Developer Edition features include:

  • Photorealistic video pass-through enables users to see digital objects in true-to-life color, lighting and shadows in a full field of view (87 degrees).

  • The ability to switch easily between augmented reality and immersive VR, so users can interact with the real and the virtual world in one device. 

  • Industrial-grade 20/20 Eye Tracker delivers unmatched sub-degree accuracy of users’ eye movements in mixed reality scenarios for valuable insights into research, training and simulation and product design. 

  • Ultra-low latency imaging pipeline lets users experience the most realistic digital worlds as extensions of the natural environment without perceivable lag.

  • Human-eye resolution Bionic Display™ (over 60 PPD/3,000 PPI) brings high visual fidelity to even the most demanding industrial scenarios where extreme precision and photorealistic accuracy is required. 

The XR-1 Developer Edition headset is available for purchase immediately for $9,995 (USD and Euros) together with Varjo’s Software and Support service at $1,995 (USD and Euros). Varjo will be demonstrating the XR-1 Developer Edition device, along with its latest VR-2 and VR-2 Pro headsets, at I/ITSEC 2019 through December 5, 2019 at booth #1393. The company will showcase various training and simulation applications including a T-45 Virtual Reality Part Task Trainer and a mixed reality T-6 flight simulator that enables trainees to interact with a high-resolution physical cockpit while immersed in a synthetic environment. 

Varjo’s products can also be experienced at I/ITSEC at various customer booths including Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Vertex Solutions, Ryan Aerospace, Presagis, Flight Safety International, and Aechelon.

Varjo Technologies is based in Helsinki and is creating the world’s best hardware and software for groundbreaking VR/XR computing devices, merging the real and digital worlds seamlessly together in human-eye resolution. www.varjo.com

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