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Powerful VR headsets, software, platform and services geared to enterprise all launched at VIVECON 2021


Powerful VR headsets, software, platform and services geared to enterprise all launched at VIVECON 2021


  • HTC VIVE Pro 2: sharp, precise, immersive. PC VR like nothing else
  • HTC VIVE Focus 3: a new era for business VR. Powerful and versatile All-in-One
  • 5K resolution, 120 degree field of view, and real RGB sub-pixels in both headsets
  • VIVE Pro 2 pre-order from 11 May, on sale from 3 June. VIVE Focus 3 on sale 24 June
  • VIVE Business: a range of new tools designed specifically for businesses of all sizes

VIVECON 2021, 11 May 2021 – HTC VIVE, the global leader in premium virtual reality (VR), today set a new benchmark for business and consumer VR, bringing 5K resolution and a 120-degree field of view as standard to the two new VR headsets announced today at VIVECON 2021, HTC’s global VR conference.

VIVE Pro 2 pushes the boundaries of PC VR for incredible gaming, creating, and experiences, while VIVE Focus 3 redefines business VR with a purpose-built All-in-One with no compromises. HTC also announced VIVE Business, its comprehensive range of tools designed to support businesses of any size to get the most out of VR.

“Today’s launch marks a major milestone in our strategy to create the very best immersive experiences. We have listened to our customers, from well-known global companies to smaller firms and professional users, and have designed these premium headsets from the ground up to meet the challenges they face, adding a professional range of software, platform and services to make implementation as smooth and effective as possible,” said Cher Wang, HTC Chairwoman and CEO. “In line with our mission, we’ve combined the very latest technology with the needs and aspirations of our customers, enabling them to unleash their imagination to improve people’s lives and solve problems for business and society.”

“Furthermore, I am delighted to share this good news at our first global VIVECON event; a clear demonstration of how the virtual world has become mainstream over the last year, enabling people from all over the world to join us without leaving their homes,” continued Cher Wang. “In this new normal, VIVE is playing a greater role in bringing people closer together while creating a more sustainable world.”

VIVE Pro 2 – Sharp, Precise, Immersive

VIVE Pro 2 takes PC VR to the next level, when every pixel and polygon counts, for high-end gaming or creating the impossible.

A stunning 5K resolution display delivers 2.5K to each eye, coupled with a beautifully fluid 120 Hz refresh rate, and fast-switching panel with real RGB sub-pixels, for crystal clear and super smooth animations. Field of view increases to 120 degrees thanks to VIVE Pro 2’s new bespoke dual stacked-lens design. These advances mean minimal motion blur and the ‘screen door effect’ is virtually eliminated, giving people a more natural and immersive experience.

HTC VIVE also worked closely with NVIDIA and AMD to utilise Display Stream Compression, for the first time in a VR headset. Display Stream Compression ensures maximum visual quality and is also backwards compatible with DisplayPort 1.2, so even graphics cards which supported VIVE Pro will see a benefit with VIVE Pro 2.

VIVE Pro 2 has fine-adjustable inter-pupillary distance (IPD), evenly distributed weight balance, adjustable head strap, and a quick-adjustable sizing dial. Perfect for finding your personal preferences, and also sharing the experience with others. VIVE Pro 2 has 3D spatial sound with Hi-Res Audio Certified headphones, and supports third party headphones.

All VIVE SteamVR ecosystem accessories will work with VIVE Pro 2 – VIVE Trackers of any generation, the new VIVE Facial Tracker, and more. VIVE Pro 2 will slot into an existing SteamVR setup – whether it’s Base Station 1.0 or Base Station 2.0, VIVE Wireless Adapter, VIVE controllers, or even controllers and gloves like Valve’s Index ‘knuckle’ controllers.

For upgraders, VIVE Pro 2 in the headset-only version is available for pre-order from 6pm BST on 11 May. As a special thank you for loyal users, VIVE is running a special promotion during the pre-order period, offering a discount for those who want to upgrade – making the VIVE Pro 2 headset available for £659 / $749 / €739.

The full-kit VIVE Pro 2, which includes Base Station 2.0 and VIVE Controllers, is available from August, for £1299 / $1399 / €1399. Read more about VIVE Pro 2 here: vive.com/vive-pro2

VIVE Focus 3 – A New Era for Business VR

The new All-In-One VIVE Focus 3 is the ultimate solution for business VR, combining outstanding visuals with a smarter ergonomic design, superior audio and next level inside-out tracking and controllers.

VIVE Focus 3 has 5K resolution with class-leading dual 2.5K displays, a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and an ultra-wide 120-degree field of view, for exceptional immersion. The fast-switching display panel uses real RGB subpixels, practically eliminating the screen door effect. The new visuals mean fine details like writing and overall fidelity are dramatically clearer, allowing for software design and user interaction to be more natural.

VIVE Focus 3 delivers superior comfort, with a new strap design, balanced weight distribution, and an intelligently designed curved battery pack which is swappable. VIVE Focus 3’s battery pack can be changed in seconds, allowing you to keep going on a non-stop day. Quick charge gives you 50% battery from just 30 minutes of charging, and an L.E.D indicator lets you know how much power you have left.

Durable and lightweight, the magnesium alloy frame of VIVE Focus 3 is 20% lighter and 500% stronger than traditional plastics. VIVE Focus 3 has a wide range and fine-adjustable Inter Pupillary Distance range, as well as a quick-release button and easily removable magnetic front and rear face gaskets – so it’s quick and effortless to swap in replacements or clean them – especially important on days when there are lots of different users.

VIVE Focus 3 has new open-back speakers featuring a pair of dual drivers, delivering immersive and true-to-life audio. They are contact-free which means users can still maintain environmental awareness while staying immersed in VR. For peace of mind in VR meetings, a special audio privacy setting dramatically reduces the risk of sound being overheard by people nearby.

VIVE Focus 3 uses an AI powered inside-out tracking algorithm for precise tracking, with privacy at the forefront as all tracking data is stored in an encrypted format on the headset. The redesigned controllers are easy and intuitive to use – one of the lightest 6dof controllers on the market that last for 15 hours on a single charge. Hand tracking support will be released in the future.

Powering VIVE Focus 3 is a specially optimised Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform, combined with a copper heat pipe and cooling fan, so that it’s always cool under pressure. Featuring the all-new VIVE Reality System 2.0 which delivers a more streamlined and professional environment, VIVE Focus 3 will be on sale from 24 June, for £1060 / $1300 / €1180 (includes 24 month VIVE Business Warranty and Services, excludes VAT). Read more about the VIVE Focus 3 here: vive.com/vive-focus3

VIVE Business
VIVE Business is a complete suite of software and services, supporting the needs of businesses looking to get the best out of XR. No matter the organisation’s size, VIVE Business is scalable and secure, making life easier for deployment, maintenance, remote support, training needs, and much more.

The VIVE Business Device Management System is a simple and intuitive MDM and is ISO certified, allowing IT to quickly and easily see the status of each VIVE Focus 3 on the network, remotely install new business apps, update software, and more. VIVE Focus 3 is designed to work with Android Enterprise MDM, so it can also slot into pre-existing MDM solutions already active in your environment.

Building on the success of the consumer VIVEPORT store, the VIVE Business AppStore is a curated collection of apps and tools, covering diverse areas like training, communication, visualisation, and more. It’s simple to pick an app off-the-shelf, or even get in touch with the creator to tailor it for specific needs.

VIVE Business Training is perfect to support training sessions of any size. The training leader can observe the progress of each trainee, via an Android device, highlighting the next steps needed and talking the trainee through it, even in a class size of hundreds. VIVE Business Streaming supports connecting VIVE Focus 3 to a PC via a cable, with fully wireless streaming support coming in the future. VIVE Business will see new tools and features added in the future, delivering a continuously updated powerful suite of business solutions.

VIVE gives control back to businesses. Organisations can choose to take up VIVE Business services, or they can simply pay a one-off cost for VIVE Focus 3 and integrate it into their existing setup, with no recurring fees and the ability to use their hardware as they choose to.

Meet in VR with realistic avatars to discuss business, host presentations, examine 3D models, teach a class, and more with VIVE Sync. Originally built as an internal communications tool to support collaboration on product design, VIVE Sync was launched in Beta in June 2020. Now, having been used in almost 100 countries around the world, VIVE Sync is launching in Pro and Enterprise versions, offering different new environments, tools, and ways to interact. Bring everyday files into VR, from Microsoft PowerPoint presentations through to 3D formats. VIVE Sync is perfect for groups of up to 30 people, and for larger groups, VIVE’s XR Suite offers a range of different scenarios. Read more about VIVE XR Suite here: enterprise.vive.com/solutions/xr-suite

About HTC
HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a US$100M VR business accelerator; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information, please visit www.vive.com.

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Bowers & Wilkins amplía la familia Formation con Formation Flex, la nueva incorporación a la Suite.

Bowers & Wilkins amplía la familia Formation con Formation Flex, la nueva incorporación a la Suite.

Bowers & Wilkins Expande Aún Más su Apuesta por el Sonido Inalámbrico Sin Compromiso con la Presentación de su Nueva Formation Flex®

MENLO PARK, California, 10 de Septiembre de 2019 – Bowers & Wilkins, la marca de audio líder re conocida por su innovadora tecnología, extiende hoy su catálogo de sonido inalámbrico con la presentación de la Formation Flex, que proporciona la más alta calidad sonora jamás encontrada en una caja acústica de su tamaño.

Formation Lifestyle Photography

Bowers & Wilkins amplía la familia Formation con Formation Flex, la nueva incorporación a la Suite.

La Formation Flex incorpora un tweeter con la misma tecnología que se puede encontrar en las cajas acústicas de la galardonada Serie 600, por lo que el usuario tendrá a su disposición la asombrosa claridad sonora que caracteriza a nuestros sistemas de altavoces tradicionales con conexión por cable. Diseñada para ser extremadamente versátil, la Formation Flex puede utilizarse de forma independientemente, emparejada con otra Formation Flex para obtener sonido estereofónico o combinada con cualquier otra caja acústica Formation –como por ejemplo la Formation Bar y el Formation Bass- para lograr incluso una experiencia sonora envolvente de 5.1 canales altamente inmersiva. La Formation Flex exhibe exactamente los mismos estándares de calidad  sonora que caracterizan a Bowers & Wilkins, a la vez que continúa redefiniendo el patrón de referencia en “audio inalámbrico” para toda la industria gracias al legado sin parangón de la marca, haciendo de este modo que la Formation Flex sea parte de La Más Alta Expresión del Sonido™.

Formation Lifestyle Photography

“La Formation Flex es increíblemente rápida y fácil de configurar con nuestra interfaz de usuario simplificada. Bastan unos pocos minutos para configurarla y empezar a escuchar nuestra música favorita”, afirma Greg Lee, CEO de Bowers & Wilkins. “Una vez más, estamos introduciendo una realización moderna del máximo nivel, un producto expresamente construido para obtener un sonido superior pero diseñado para integrarse en la estética de cualquier hogar y marcar diferencias. Y al ser una de sus características clave la completa escalabilidad, la Flex permite al usuario expandir su sistema de audio a lo largo de toda su casa añadiendo cualquiera de los productos Formation que presentamos la pasada primavera.”

Tecnología Inalámbrica Formation exclusiva – Sistema patentado de Bowers & Wilkins para ofrecer sonido de Alta Fidelidad tradicional por vía inalámbrica*. Combina:

  • Sincronización de Cajas Acústicas Perfeccionada – escena sonora completamente inmersiva sin precedentes gracias a una inigualable –apenas 1 microsegundo – sincronización entre cajas acústicas
  • Red Ultraestable Patentada – desarrollada para funcionar de manera independiente de su red Wi-Fi inalámbrica a fin de conseguir un sonido fluido y sin fisuras
  • Audio con Resolución de 24 bits/96 kHz – streaming de alta resolución con una fidelidad sonora dos veces superior a la proporcionada por la mayoría de cajas acústicas inalámbricas para ofrecer el sonido más puro y claro posible

Prestaciones sonoras Bowers & Wilkins – Con más de 50 años de búsqueda de la excelencia en tecnología acústica concentrados en el Formation Suite, experimente sonido en Alta Fidelidad como en ningún otro sistema inalámbrico existente.

  • Tweeter de Doble Cúpula Desacoplado – La tecnología utilizada en el tweeter procede de nuestra Serie 600, asegurando de este modo la máxima calidad posible en la reproducción de la zona alta del espectro en el contexto de una escena sonora completamente expresiva
  • Ingeniería del máximo nivel – Diseñada y afinada por los mismos ingenieros de Bowers & Wilkins que crearon la legendaria Serie 800 Diamond
  • Ecualización Dinámica – optimizando las prestaciones del sistema en tiempo real se consiguen unas prestaciones superiores, con menos distorsión que otras cajas acústicas inalámbricas

Formation Flex Photography

Características Adicionales:

Configuración rápida y fácil – una interfaz de usuario simplificada permite configurar el producto y empezar a reproducir música en unos pocos minutos.

Diseño de vanguardia – expresamente construido para obtener un sonido superior pero diseñado para integrarse en la estética de cualquier hogar y marcar diferencias.

Escalabilidad doméstica completa – expanda su sistema de audio por toda la casa con productos Formation adicionales.

PVPR: 449 € IVA incl.

Para más información sobre el sonido inalámbrico sin compromiso de la Formation Flex, visite www.bowers-wilkins.com.

Acerca de Bowers & Wilkins
Fundada en el Reino Unido en 1966, Bowers & Wilkins, lleva más de 50 años en la vanguardia de la tecnología del audio de altas prestaciones. Bowers & Wilkins diseña y fabrica cajas acústicas de alta precisión para uso doméstico, auriculares, componentes para instalaciones personalizadas y sistemas de Car Audio de altas prestaciones que han establecido nuevos estándares de excelencia en innovación y calidad sonora y han sido merecedores de incontables premios y reconocimientos por parte de los mejores músicos y estudios de grabación del mundo. La reputación de Bowers & Wilkins está basada en la búsqueda incansable del mejor sonido posible y una experiencia de escucha musical insuperable. Más información en www.bowerswilkins.com