A few days after the official launch of the Oculus Go standalone headset at the beginning of May the company announced Oculus Go for Business, allowing companies to deploy large numbers of the device. Today, the Oculus Go for Business has become available.
The Oculus for Business programme, which began with the Oculus Rift, was designed to allow companies to easily embrace virtual reality (VR) adoption on the larger scales needed by enterprise, whilst offering expanded services like warranties and servicing.
In the Oculus Go business bundle companies will get a 64GB headset, an international multi-prong wall charger, two facial interfaces, an extended commercial warranty, and dedicated support – all for $299 USD each.
Oculus for Business has only been rolled out to certain countries and last month Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan were added. This enabled the Australian War Memorial Museum to deploy up to 50 Oculus Go’s at a time for its interactive VR experience the Battle of Hamel.
Oculus for Business is also available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
When the Samsung Gear VR originally launched it was used in a similar way, being employed by institutions and museums as a means of showcasing experiences to a wide audience. Now with advent of standalone VR headset like Oculus Go that process becomes even easier and completely self contained.
The consumer Oculus Go retails for £199 GBP/$199 USD for the 32GB version. Features include built-in speakers (with a mini-jack option for headphones), 3DoF controller, a 538ppi, 5.5” 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display with a new set of optics providing what Oculus calls ‘our best lenses yet’, microphone for all your voice chat needs, and compatibility with Samsung Gear VR, so there’s plenty of content available. For further updates on Oculus for Business, keep reading VRFocus.