Varjo began selling VR-1 for $ 5995

Finnish Varjo began selling VR-1 professional virtual and augmented reality glasses. As the company puts it, they are “intended exclusively for professionals in the field of industrial design, training and modeling, architecture, design and construction”. For a unique gadget with a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree and tracking the user’s gaze, they ask $ 5,995.

High overall resolution is provided by the Bionic Display electronic-mechanical system of two displays: AMOLED-display of normal size with a resolution of 1440 × 1600 for pictures at the periphery of view and OLED microdisplay with maximum pixel density at 1920 × 1080 for pictures at the center.

With the help of our own developed 20/20 Eye Tracker eyeglass system, the glasses physically move the microdisplay to where the user’s attention is directed, but all recent tests say that developers are not able to do it as quickly as they would like for comfortable work. In addition, the system provides “high-precision analytics and interaction with BP-content” up to a degree. Diagonal visibility is 87 degrees.

Comparison of HTC Vive Pro and Varjo VR-1

Comparison of HTC Vive Pro and Varjo VR-1

Comparison of HTC Vive Pro and Varjo VR-1

Comparison of HTC Vive Pro and Varjo VR-1

It is possible to connect a novelty to a computer through a special adapter with a USB Type-C connector, the image is broadcast over a 10-meter fiber optic cable. There is support for tracking systems SteamVR Tracking versions 1.0 and 2.0. The weight of the glasses is 605 grams, and with the mount it reaches a frightening 905 grams. In 2019, the release of a hardware add-on is expected, which will provide the device with the ability to complement reality.

So far, we have to evaluate the work of the most interesting VR-1 nodes by prototypes from exhibitions, which is partly unfair for the final sample, in which the engineers, of course, want to solve the problems identified by audience reviews. Feedback was provided by early test participants such as AirBus, Audi, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Foster & Partners, Saab, Sellen, Volkswagen, and Volvo, for which Varjo adapts its product.

The manufacturer positions the product as the most suitable for the most demanding image detail and statistics applications. Pilot training and prototype industrial design are given as examples. VR-1-enabled software environments include the Unreal Engine, Unity, Autodesk VRED, PREPAR3D, ZeroLight, and VBS Blue IG. Varjo SDK also allows you to integrate custom 3D engines.

Varjo’s manufacturing partner is Flex. The venture capital of a startup is currently $ 46 million.

Varjo began selling VR-1 today in 34 countries in North America, Europe and Hong Kong. To the retail price of $ 5995, judging by the press release, will have to add an annual license for the service in the amount of $ 995. The device is available only for enterprises and scientific institutions.

Varjo began selling VR-1 for $ 5995

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