Helsinki-based provider of VR/XR solutions Varjo has launched a new cloud platform to make further inroads in the metaverse world. Dubbed Varjo Reality Cloud, the platform will allow even the most complex metaverse to stream in real-time to supported devices for both professional and prosumer users.
Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NVIDIA GPUs and future-proofed for running graphically-intensive virtual- and mixed-reality applications across any device, the platform is a step towards building the ultimate hardware/software stack for scaling high-performance immersive computing across all headsets, regardless of manufacturer.
Urho Konttori, co-founder and CTO, Varjo said: “We’re excited to step beyond delivering VR/XR hardware to offer a software service that makes human eye-resolution metaverse (as well as virtual and mixed reality workflows) possible to experience in nearly real-time. This can be on practically any device, platform, or headset with the necessary resolution, not just our own.”
Varjo Reality Cloud will be used by its car manufacturer clients such as Rivian, Volvo, and KIA to scale immersive workflows and collaborate in global multi-user environments without needing locally-installed software or high-end PCs, he added.
“Varjo Reality Cloud enables us to work together seamlessly through both virtual and mixed reality. This virtual space allows us to review design models together as if we are standing there physically together in the same space,” added T. Jon Mayer, head, exterior design, Volvo Cars.
With the proprietary foveated transport algorithm, users can stream immersive content from Varjo Reality Cloud to devices with a lossless visual fidelity via a compression rate of 1000:1, and a bandwidth of 35 megabits-per-second via highly secure, enterprise-grade data encryption.
Through this, professional customers can at last safely and securely stream their most complex immersive VR/MR applications and models (as well as human-eye resolution VR/XR content) from the Reality Cloud directly to Varjo’s headsets. This use case specifically unlocks new levels of scalability and productivity for virtual and mixed reality workflows in one of the most demanding industries for VR/MR – automotive design using Autodesk VRED.
Later this year, users will also be able to use the platform with other supported applications incorporating the 3D engines – Unity and Unreal Engine.