The Modal company chooses autonomous viewers for its commitment to virtual reality premises.
Modal Systems he has published an entry on the HTC blog in which they explain the reasons that have led them to ignore virtual reality desktop and opt for a mobile solution such as autonomous viewers to develop their turnkey solutions for arcades. The American company began experimenting in 2014 with proposals based on the first Rift developer kit and backpack equipment, which led them later to want to develop their own standalone viewer in order to improve features such as portability and price, although they eventually skipped this plan when the announcement of devices such as Rift was made. Live Focus.
“For all of us in the RX bubble, it’s hard to believe that 99% of the world hasn’t experienced VR yet. With the exception of children, the average person passing through a VR facility finds the controls and equipment intimidating or ‘too much,’ ” he says Jason Crawford, CEO of Modal Systems.
Crawford explains that accessibility is a critical point for which autonomous viewers help improve people’s fear of using it and that portability makes it easy to create temporary installations anywhere – whether indoors or outdoors. As for Focus, the team highlights that the software is designed for this type of installations to be oriented to the business market, its form factor and especially the fan that includes allows them not to overheat or fog the lenses in hot circumstances and its USB-C port and the anchor system allows them to even improve tracking with extensions. Finally, they value the stability of the SDK of the device belonging to the Vive Wave platform and the price advantage over a complete desktop-based solution.
Vive Focus continues to be available only to developers in the West, although its arrival is scheduled for this year.