At the moment each week seems to offer new ways for businesses to collaborate through virtual reality (VR) technology. The latest comes from MeetinVR which has just launched its open beta whilst partnering with Varjo, to release a highly realistic version of its software for Varjo’s headsets.
Having been in private beta for three years with select Fortune500 companies, the open beta launch will support companies looking for new ways to connect their workforce – a hot topic at the moment with the likes of Spatial and Oculus for Business arriving.
MeetinVR includes all the useful features you’d expect from a collaboration app, diverse spaces which suit individual company needs, a tablet to access beneficial tools, being able to place 3D objects mid-air and the ability to brainstorm on white boards.
Its collaboration with Varjo takes this a step further as MeetinVR will support the VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1 Developer Edition for mixed reality (MR) meetings. While the implementation has yet to roll out, the companies have introduced a new bundle offer where new Varjo headset owners will receive six months of MeetinVR for free for five users.
“Remote working is now becoming our new normal and the need to be able to virtually collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners around the world is business critical,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Varjo in a statement. “As enterprises adapt to a new work environment, we’re excited to partner with leading industry players, such as MeetinVR, to help build the future of virtual and mixed reality collaboration.”
“Varjo’s photorealistic resolution gives users the ability to see reflections and shadows of their 3D models, as well as read text, all of which create a realistic experience for collaboration amongst meeting participants,” said Cristian Emanuel Anton, CEO of MeetinVR. “With this partnership, users don’t have to abide by the rules of physics anymore. They are able to merge real and virtual elements seamlessly in our collaborative platform. This sets a new benchmark for remote presence and interaction for professionals.”
MeetinVR is free to trial right now, supporting up to 20 users for 30 days. Once those parameters have been exceed then there are three main plans starting at 5-20 users for €35 per month/user, 21-50 users costs €30 per month/user, while 51+ users costs €25 per month/user. The collaboration software currently supports Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets with Varjo support coming soon.
As MeetinVR continues to improve its collaboration software, VRFocus will keep you updated.