Glue adds Oculus Quest support and new features to collaboration platform

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Helsinki-headquartered Glue provides shared virtual environments where dispersed participants can come together to learn, share, plan and create as if they were face to face in a real physical space

Quick read

➨ Glue’s collaboration platform is now available through the Oculus Quest
➨ The initial pilot phase over the past year has seen more than 200 organisations use the platform
➨ The Nordic software firm is offering a free two-week trial to organisations that sign up for a demonstration of the collaboration platform before the end of March 2020

The story

Nordic VR software firm Glue Collaboration has developed the next generation of its platform, adding a host of new features as well as support for the Oculus Quest.

Helsinki-headquartered Glue provides shared virtual environments where dispersed participants can come together to learn, share, plan and create as if they were face to face in a real physical space.

The initial pilot phase over the past year has seen more than 200 organisations, including HP, KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines and Microsoft, use Glue’s platform and provide feedback that has been incorporated into the latest release.

With the software now compatible with the standalone Oculus Quest VR headset, Glue believes businesses now have a new, more affordable and low-friction way for their employees to use the platform.

Glue says its platform is ideal for organisations that conduct recurring remote meetings, project scrums, virtual training simulations, product marketing showcases and workshops.

Jussi Havu, chief executive officer of Glue Collaboration, highlighted the potential of the platform amid the global travel slowdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic (visit the World Health Organization website for more information and advice).

He said: “Given growing travel uncertainties, new cost-saving imperatives and the climate emergency, the need for remote collaboration tools that truly emulate the experience of being face to face with others has never been greater.”

“Traditional audio and video conferencing tools fall short in providing such an experience as they lack true human presence and effective co-creation tools. Glue is a powerful alternative, and our new release provides the most feature-rich virtual environment yet for effective remote collaboration in both real time as well as asymmetrically.”

The Nordic software firm is offering a free two-week trial to organisations that sign up for a demonstration of the collaboration platform before the end of March 2020.

New features and improvements to the collaboration platform include a new virtual touch interface that enables users to easily set about performing different tasks, such as writing notes, creating whiteboards and making annotations in 3D.

A file sharing system, new virtual spaces, an integrated camera and extended keyboard character and language support are also available.

Image: Glue Collaboration