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HTC Vive is targeting enterprises and developers with a new dedicated business unit that will deliver a full portfolio of extended reality (XR) solutions.

The formation of Vive Enterprise Solutions recognises that businesses and developers require more than just hardware to make full use of XR.

Vive Enterprise Solutions combines software, hardware, professional services, business solutions and support as a result.

Initially, the new business unit will focus on training and simulation, design and visualisation, virtual collaboration, and location-based entertainment and attractions.

HTC Vive already has an established group of customers following last year’s release of the Vive Pro, and has since come to market with the Focus, Focus Plus and Pro Eye headsets, giving the company a compelling edge in hardware.

The company said it plans to use its technology expertise to identify and nurture a full portfolio of products and applications for customers at all price points and for a variety of hardware needs. 

The Vive Pro Eye, for example, addresses a key need for businesses that want to offer deeper immersion for training and simulation with in-depth user feedback and analytics.

Training scenarios that require a non-tethered experience can use the Vive Focus Plus, which incorporates 6DoF controls without requiring a PC.

Finally, through Vive Studios, the company’s development and publishing arm for virtual reality (VR) content, it is developing a business collaboration tool, Vive Sync, which allows up to 30 people worldwide to interact in a virtual meeting space.

Daniel O’Brien, head of Vive Enterprise Solutions, said: “With enterprise VR rapidly becoming the ‘killer app’ in the industry, we are providing solutions for small to large commercial creators to be successful and solve business needs.”

“We’re in a unique position to offer enterprises a comprehensive business solution in part due to our own hardware innovation and collaborative industry relationships. We’re thrilled to continue to work with professional users to provide the best hardware, software, and services to help them succeed.”

Image credit: HTC Vive