Vive XR Suite launches in Greater China and EMEA

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HTC Vive has launched Vive XR Suite for enterprise and, in doing so, united the individual achievements of several virtual reality companies

Quick read

➨ Vive XR Suite is now available in Greater China and Europe, the Middle East and Africa
➨ HTC Vive says lite versions of the individual Vive XR Suite apps are available for download globally on the Viveport store, while more regions for the full solution will follow soon
➨ The full Vive XR Suite was designed with enterprise in mind. Users will benefit from a single sign-on process, cross-device support, global access, a unified user experience across the apps, customisable avatars, and enterprise management

The story

Vive XR Suite, the new cloud software solution combining tools for remote collaboration, productivity, events, socialising and cultural content, is now available in Greater China and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

HTC Vive says lite versions of the individual apps are available for download globally on the Viveport store, while more regions for the full solution will follow soon.

Vive XR Suite, announced in June, combines the virtual reality offerings of Immersive VR Education, VirBELA, VRChat and Museum of Other Realities (MOR).

They are known as Vive Sessions, Campus, Social and Museum, with HTC Vive’s new Sync service making up the fifth app of the full solution.

The integrated bundle provides a collection of solutions for real-time collaboration, virtual events and life-like communication, with or without a virtual reality headset.

The full solution was designed with enterprise in mind. Users will benefit from a single sign-on process, cross-device support, global access, a unified user experience across the apps, customisable avatars, and enterprise management.

The ability to jump straight into a virtual session from a simple web link is coming soon.

On top of integrating the offerings of several virtual reality companies, HTC Vive has also secured the support of hardware devices partners, including Pico Interactive, iQiYi, Shadow Creator and Nreal, which will also either bundle or promote Vive XR Suite to their user base.

Channel partners such as Accenture, Activation, Baidu, JD Cloud & AI, Pico Group and VST will distribute the solution to customers, and HTC Vive says it plans to strengthen cooperation with partners such as Nvidia to promote the solution in various sectors.

Alvin Wang Graylin of HTC thanked all of its software partners for making the solution possible.

He continued: “The Vive XR Suite has fully integrated and enhanced five of the leading spatial applications on the market to deliver a seamless and secure user experience that will not only improve group productivity and upgrade engagement for users with and without XR devices but also help to overcome the new challenges we all share these days due to social distancing.”

All of HTC Vive’s virtual reality partners on Vive XR Suite expressed their delight at the release of a single integrated solution for enterprise.

David Whelan, chief executive officer of Immersive VR Education, whose Engage platform is behind Vive Sessions, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with HTC on the XR Suite to help enable solutions to new problems facing our world.”

“Partnering with HTC means we can work with the best available technologies first to ensure our users can receive the capabilities they require to gather and collaborate remotely with or without VR devices.”

Cher Wang, chairwoman and chief executive officer of HTC, commented: “Applying technology to solve real-world problems has always been a core tenet of our philosophy at HTC. The Vive XR Suite offers the ultimate VR enterprise software solution, specifically designed to help businesses solve today’s most pressing problems in a secure and innovative way.”

“By putting the resources of HTC behind these apps, we can ensure business customers around the world receive the system scalability and professional support they demand.”

Watch a recording of the launch event below.

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Main image: Vive Sync

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