I have featured Varjo™, the “human-eye resolution VR”, previously on AEC Business. Today, the company announced a pioneering teleportation capability with Varjo Reality Cloud. Anybody with the Varjo XR-3 headset can 3D scan their surroundings and transport another person to that same exact physical reality.
“What we’re building with our vision for the Varjo Reality Cloud will release our physical reality from the laws of physics,” said Timo Toikkanen, CEO of Varjo. “The programmable world that once existed only behind our screens can now merge with our surrounding reality – forever changing the choreography of everyday life.”
For the past five years, Varjo has been building and perfecting the foundational technologies needed to bring its Varjo Reality Cloud platform to market. These include human-eye resolution, low-latency video pass-through, integrated eye tracking, and the LiDAR ability of the company’s mixed reality headset.
Using Varjo’s proprietary foveated transport algorithm, users will be able to stream the real-time human-eye resolution, wide-field-of-view 3D video feed in single megabytes per second to any device. This ability makes human connection more real and efficient than ever before, eliminating the restrictions of time and place completely.
Virtual VR collaboration for AEC teams
To further accelerate bringing the vision for Varjo Reality Cloud to life, Varjo today also announced the acquisition of Dimension10, a Norwegian software company that pioneers industrial 3D collaboration. Their virtual meeting suite is designed for architecture, engineering, and construction teams and will become a critical component to making virtual collaboration possible within Varjo Reality Cloud.
Additionally, Varjo welcomed Lincoln Wallen to the company’s board of directors. Wallen currently serves as the CTO at Improbable, is a recognized scholar in computing and AI, and brings to Varjo his extensive knowledge of large-scale cloud computing, and moving digital content production into the cloud. Previously, Wallen has worked as CTO of Dreamworks where he transitioned global movie production to the cloud.
Varjo Reality Cloud will first be available to existing customers and partners in Alpha Access starting later this year. For more information about Varjo’s new cloud platform and its vision for the metaverse, tune into a live, virtual event today, June 24, 2021, at 12:00pm ET via varjo.com.
Source, image, and video: Varjo, June 24, Helsinki, Finland