Varjo develops immersive user interface for enterprise users

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Finnish headset maker Varjo has developed a new 2D/3D immersive user interface for enterprise users to seamlessly switch between real, virtual and mixed reality (VR/MR) modes.

Quick read

➨ Varjo’s new interface gives access to the Microsoft Windows desktop at any size and with extreme resolution

➨ The new user interface can be experienced with the XR-1 Developer Edition headset

➨ Varjo Workspace is currently shipping to customers and partners as part of the software delivered with the XR-1 Developer Edition

The story

The Varjo Workspace allows professionals to use Microsoft Windows applications and 3D software tools within a human eye-resolution VR or MR environment.

Varjo’s interface gives access to the Microsoft Windows desktop at any size and with extreme resolution.

“All of this is made possible through Varjo’s human eye-resolution capabilities, as no other headset can display readable text on a virtual screen or be able to mix the virtual and real worlds seamlessly together,” according to the startup, which recently released the developer edition of its XR-1 MR headset.

“With Varjo Workspace, it’s now possible to have infinitely-adjustable multiple monitors and to work simultaneously within 2D and 3D worlds—this is a critical part of Varjo’s vision of the future of computing.”

The new user interface can be experienced with the XR-1 Developer Edition headset, enabling professionals in design, engineering and training to work within an immersive VR/MR environment while simultaneously using existing desktop applications. 

Urho Konttori, co-founder and chief product officer, commented: “Varjo Workspace shows how professionals will use and interact with computers in the future. Unlike other immersive computing UIs, Varjo Workspace is not built on ‘hand-waving’ Hollywood UIs with no practical basis in reality, but instead integrates the way we work today using professional 2D applications—all enhanced by the capabilities of Varjo’s XR-1 Developer Edition.”

“Varjo is unique in being the only product maker capable of photorealistic visual fidelity in both VR and XR, with perfect color accuracy and control. This is a key enabler for the next computing paradigm. Today, the XR-1 and Varjo Workspace greatly expand the value of mixed reality for professionals by enabling immediate iterations and radically faster 2D/3D workflows.”

Varjo Workspace is currently shipping to customers and partners as part of the software delivered with the XR-1 Developer Edition, which is available for $9,995.

Varjo plans to implement customer and partner feedback in 2020 to further deepen its integration with professional design, engineering and simulation tools.

Image credit: Varjo