HTC Corporation has today announced the HTC Vive Business Edition (Vive BE), a new edition of the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) platform. Aiming to capture the huge demand from industries worldwide to employ VR technology in commercial applications, the Vive BE will launch this month.
A separate sell through to the consumer version, which launched back in April of this year, the Vive BE allows individuals and organisations to order HTC Vive VR systems with additional services adapted for business and commercial environments. Alongside the full HTC Vive VR system, Vive BE comes with commercial licensing, a dedicated Business Edition customer support line and a 12-month limited warranty. Businesses will be able to buy multiple Vive BE systems, with the option to order large quantities.
Daniel O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC said, “With Vive BE, we are answering the overwhelming demand from global industries for a complete VR experience, to provide innovative solutions for their business needs. Expediting the growth of partner organizations through application of Vive technology is an incredibly important part of our ongoing VR strategy, and will ensure Vive continues to be at the forefront of the enterprise sector.”
Priced at $1,200 USD, features of Vive BE include:
Complete Vive BE System
Vive BE Headset
Vive BE Controllers x2
Vive BE Base Stations x2
Vive BE 3-in-1 Cable
Vive BE Face Cushions x4
Dedicated Vive Business Edition customer support line
12-month limited warranty (certain exclusions and limitations apply)
Partners already announced for the Vive BE platform include Dassault Systèmes, who developed the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a collaborative virtual environment for businesses to create differentiating customer experiences.
“Virtual reality has already proven its appeal among consumers and is now revealing its potential for enterprise,” said Olivier Ribet, Vice President High-Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Vive helps us provide our customers from all industries with premium virtual reality experiences that offer unlimited perspectives to inspire product ideation and creation.”
To order Vive BE, visit www.htcvive.com/us/enterprise. Vive BE will be available in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and France this month with a global rollout to follow. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Vive BE and the HTC Vive platform.