TECHNOLOGY

The Reality-Virtuality Continuum

 

Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality is a computer technology where the real and virtual world merge to create new environments. Physical and digital objects, so called holograms, co-exist and interact in real-time. The user wears a head-mounted display and is still able to see the real world. The virtual objects are now three dimensional and interact with the real world. An example would be a virtual three-dimensional furniture which is brought into position to check whether it look good in the personal living room. The most prominent Mixed Reality headset is Microsoft HoloLens. Mixed Reality has high potential for industry application.
 

Hardware Portfolio

Microsoft HoloLens

HoloLens is the first Mixed Reality device on the market. It’s a stand-alone device, which runs with Windows 10. It has an optical see-through display and depth cameras. The tracking is fascinating and the quality of the holograms outstanding. Currently it is available in a developer edition.

DAQRI-Smart glasses

These smart glasses from DAQRI will be launched in June 2017 and is an AR device. It has a modular unit, is comfortable to wear, has good tracking and offers an immediate login using a biometric fingerprint sensor. The DAQRI smart helmet is already available, uses the same technology and is the perfect device for dangerous situations.

META 2

META 2 is an AR headset, available at the end of Spring 2017 and has a 90-degree field of view. Due to the fact, that it’s connected via cable to a PC, mobility is limited but performance is outstanding. You can even grab and move holograms with your hands.

Whats Next?

Magic Leap

Magic Leap is a startup from the US which received an investment of more than 500 million US Dollars. They will launch a Mixed Reality device, nobody has ever seen so far. The marketing material they show is extraordinary. We are excited to see what they will launch. We are in contact with them and will offer solutions once a development kit is available. Be prepared for the future!

Hardware Portfolio

META 2

META 2 is an AR headset, available end of Spring 2017 and has a 90-degree field of view. Due to the fact that it’s connected via cable to a PC, mobility is limited but performance is outstanding. You can even grab and move holograms with your hands.

Microsoft HoloLens

HoloLens is the first and at the moment best Mixed Reality devices on the market. It’s a stand-alone device, which runs with Windows 10. It has an optical see-through display and depth cameras. The tracking is fascinating and the quality of the holograms is outstanding. Currently it is available in a developer edition.

DAQRI-Smart glasses

The smart glasses from DAQRI will be launched in June 2017 and is an AR device. It has a modular unit, is comfortable to wear, has a good tracking and offers an immediate login using a biometric fingerprint sensor. The DAQRI smart helmet is already available, uses the same technology and is the perfect device for dangerous situations.

META 2

META 2 is an AR headset available end of Spring 2017 and has a 90-degree field of view. Due to the fact, that it’s connected via cable to a PC, mobility is limited but performance outstanding. You can even grab and move holograms with your hands.

Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft created the platform Windows Mixed Reality and companies like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will launch their VR headsets within 2017. Although they don’t have an optical see-through display like HoloLens and are connected to a PC, they are cheaper and run with the same operating system. Acer will be the first company to launch a VR headset, which will be available soon.