Varjo VR-3 and XR-3 enterprise headsets shipping now - XR-3

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Enterprises interested in making the step up to high-end mixed and virtual reality hardware should consider the experiences of several new and existing Varjo customers now using XR-3 and VR-3

Quick read

➨ The Finnish immersive technology developer priced its latest range of enterprise headsets significantly lower than their predecessors, at $3,195 (VR-3) and $5,495 (XR-3)
➨ The new headsets from Varjo are big leaps forward and designed to serve a wider range of businesses
➨ Varjo recently joined Unity’s verified solutions partner programme as the first XR hardware provider, so its latest headsets are fully verified to work with the content development platform

The story

Varjo’s next generation XR-3 and VR-3 enterprise mixed and virtual reality headsets are now shipping worldwide.

The Finnish immersive technology developer priced its latest range of enterprise headsets significantly lower than their predecessors, at $3,195 (VR-3) and $5,495 (XR-3), so they are well worth checking out on Varjo’s website or through one of its 35 certified reseller partners if you’re in need of high-end hardware.

The new headsets from Varjo are big leaps forward and designed to serve a wider range of businesses.

Both headsets boast a 115° field of view made possible by Varjo’s full frame Bionic Display with double the human-eye resolution area. They now also support ultra-high resolution across the full frame, as well as colour accuracy that mirrors the real world.

Varjo VR-3 and XR-3 enterprise headsets shipping now - XR-3 and VR-3
Varjo has boosted the performance of XR-3 (left) and VR-3 (right)

Varjo has boosted the performance of XR-3 and VR-3, giving the headsets a refresh rate of 90 Hz and fast and accurate eye tracking up to 200 Hz, which delivers optimised visual fidelity through foveated rendering.

Both devices also feature integrated Ultraleap hand tracking for natural interactions. 

Varjo has designed a new three-point precision fit headband, made the headsets 40% lighter, introduced active cooling and implemented ultra-wide optical design to lessen eye strain and simulator sickness.

XR-3—with mixed reality now fully integrated—boasts several of its own upgrades, including depth awareness with LiDAR and stereo RGB video pass-through to deliver seamless mixed reality.

The headset’s inside-out tracking also enables users to determine the precise position of XR-3 within the environment, which improves tracking accuracy and removes the need for SteamVR base stations.

Varjo recently joined Unity’s verified solutions partner programme as the first XR hardware provider, so its latest headsets are fully verified to work with the content development platform.

Its headsets are also compatible with Unreal Engine, Lockheed Martin Prepar3d, VBS BlueIG and FlightSafety Vital, among dozens of other software.

‘Tremendous traction’

Enterprises interested in making the step up to high-end mixed and virtual reality hardware should consider the experiences of several new and existing Varjo customers now using XR-3 and VR-3.

Varjo says it has seen “tremendous traction” for the new headsets from professional users across industries, including existing customers in training and simulation, automotive and medical, as well as requests from new verticals such as higher education and remote collaboration

One example is the Finnish Air Force, which has developed a live-virtual-constructive pilot training solution, combining live Hawk aircraft in the air with mixed reality simulators on the ground as part of the same training environment.

Laerdal, meanwhile, is working with Varjo to develop the next generation of immersive, effective mixed reality training for medical scenarios using XR-3.

Urho Konttori, co-founder and chief technology officer of Varjo, comments: “Varjo’s XR-3 and VR-3 headsets are not only making photorealistic immersive applications more widely accessible than ever, they are also accelerating the spatial computing revolution in the workplace overall.”

“Thanks to a lower price point, coupled with the absolute best technology available, such as human-eye resolution at over 70 pixels per degree and LiDAR for seamless depth awareness, these headsets unlock an entirely new set of experiences where users can no longer tell the difference between what is real and what is not. This is an essential factor for driving broader professional adoption and seamlessly integrating XR technologies into users’ daily workflows.”

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