Oculus for Business promises to reshape enterprise

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Oculus has revamped its enterprise solution for large-scale roll-outs of virtual reality (VR) technology.

With the new Quest joining the Facebook-owned company’s headset line-up, businesses will be able to access a suite of tools in the autumn designed to help them reshape the way they work.

Oculus for Business will “simplify enterprise VR through a holistic approach designed especially for large-scale deployments”, according to a blog post, timed to coincide with an announcement at the F8 developers conference.

Businesses will have access to a dedicated software suite offering device setup and management tools, enterprise-grade service and support, and a new user experience customised for business use cases.

The company is also working closely with leaders in enterprise IT and services to develop ways to integrate VR right alongside the workflows and services that businesses already use.

Enterprise-grade hardware bundles will play a key role in Oculus for Business, with the new Quest, priced at $999 for a 128GB version, offering an all-in-one 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) headset powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Businesses will also be able to bulk-purchase the Oculus Go, priced at $599 for the 64GB version, should they prefer a lightweight and affordable option best suited for immersive video.

Oculus highlighted surgery training company Osso VR’s use of the Go as where it sees its new enterprise solution going: “VR is already changing the way we work. In testing, Osso VR found that surgeons reported a 230% uptick in performance. As a result, Osso VR now works with 15K partners that use their platform for training, including UCLA, Vanderbilt, Harvard Medical School, and more.”

“Walmart, after testing VR training for its associates and seeing a 10-15% improvement in performance, deployed 17K Oculus Go headsets and developed a curriculum of more than 50 training modules with Strivr. And with our new Oculus for Business offering, we’re excited to help support more of these types of applications and further accelerate VR’s entry to entirely new industries.”

Watch the announcement video for Oculus for Business below:

Image credit: Oculus