HTC's Vive today revealed a premium virtual reality standalone VR hardware for enterprises, the VIVE Focus Plus.
The compayn has upgraded the existing six degrees of freedom (6DoF) Focus headset to incorporate dual 6DoF controllers, giving users the ability to interact with their virtual environment with the same freedom as PC VR devices. This enhancement also makes porting existing PC VR content easier for developers while making it physically more portable and natural to use.
The headset ships with several professional features including Kiosk Mode, Gaze Support, and device management tools to remotely enroll, monitor, and manage multiple headsets all at once.
This all-in-one solution is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform, features stereo inside-out tracking camera and a 2,880 x 1,600 AMOLED display.
It will be available for purchase starting in Q2 2019 on www.vive.com in 25 markets worldwide, supporting 19 languages. In most markets, the product will include an enterprise license for use at no additional cost.
Powered by the VIVE WAVE Platform with content from VIVEPORT, subscribers will also have access to a library of titles on the newly announced Viveport Infinity offering. Viveport Infinity an unlimited subscription service for VR. For one monthly price, members can explore a wide range of games, apps, experiences, and more. In addition to Vive Focus Plus, Viveport Infinity is compatible with high-end PC-based VR systems as well as the full spectrum of WAVE supported headsets. Members will be able to use a single account across their portfolio of VR devices when the service launches on April 2nd.
Vive Focus Plus offers two ultrasonic 6DoF controllers featuring an analog trigger that gives users the ability to control objects or interactions with pressure-sensitive inpu. Additionally, with the aid of the WAVE platform and SDK tools, porting from PC-based VR to Vive Focus Plus will be relatively easy for developers.
With the $399 Oculus Quest landing this spring, HTC will need more than just hardware changes to put up a good fight.