Today, our HP commercial XR team is announcing a new SaaS solution that will streamline deploying and managing enterprise VR at scale. In collaboration with ArborXR, an industry leading AR/VR device management company, HP is making it easy to seamlessly and securely setup and manage a fleet of VR all-in-one devices with a new extended reality (XR) management platform, HP ExtendXR.
The strategic collaboration allows HP to leverage cutting-edge AR/VR technology to help companies seamlessly scale XR deployment, combined with HP’s global support and expertise while running on HP’s Horizon secure cloud infrastructure.
“We are excited to power HP’s new XR platform,” said ArborXR CEO Brad Scoggin. “By working together, ArborXR and HP trailblaze the enterprise AR/VR industry and make it easy for companies to scale XR deployments.”
We’re also pleased to announce support and coordination for HP ExtendXR through our close relationship with HTC and Pico Interactive, both of whom provide class-leading StandaloneVR solutions for businesses, all powered by Snapdragon® XR Platforms.
“HP has a strong portfolio of innovative solutions that are key to fueling advancements in the XR landscape,” said Daniel O’Brien, General Manager, HTC Americas. “We are excited to support HP’s ExtendXR software solution with our All-in-One headset, HTC VIVE Focus 3. Together, we aim to help organizations achieve an easy way to scale VR deployments in a secure and efficient way.”
"Given the evolution and future of VR in the enterprise, we believe HP Extend VR is a significant step forward to enable businesses to scale XR employments. We are excited to have this new solution available on our powerful stand-alone VR headsets.” Leland Hedges, GM EMEA Pico Interactive.
“HP ExtendXR utilizing ArborXR’s core technology, will be a critical device management platform as we gear up for scaling XR in the enterprise,” said Patrick Costello, senior director of XR business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies and HP have a longstanding relationship and with Snapdragon XR platforms powering 50+ XR devices including HTC and Pico, we look forward to helping HP support and enable our mutual enterprise ecosystem partners at scale.”
An XR end-to-end solution, the way it was meant to be
We’ve seen VR come into its own the past two years. We’re at a tipping point for VR for commercial applications and no one wants to be left behind. This is especially true in the area of training. Price Waterhouse Consulting found that vocational learners are nearly three times more confident to act and put their skills into practice after training through virtual reality and that training with VR is four times faster on average than the traditional classroom approach1. We’re also seeing exciting innovation with an increased focus on health and wellness, specifically being able to improve how highly connected teams collaborate in the early stages of concept design for new products and architecture, and how teams improve customer engagement with the benefits of immersion and human-scale virtual experiences.
However, as these solutions take off, customers are finding it difficult and time-consuming to set up hundreds to thousands of VR AiO devices. And, once they’re set up, there is no straightforward way to deploy VR applications and keep everything up-to-date between software, operating system, and device firmware. What’s been missing is a complete end-to-end way of managing VR in the medium to large organization commercial setting.
HP ExtendXR features the following capabilities at launch, with exciting updates planned to come on a monthly release cadence:
- Streamlined VR device set-up and grouping.
- A simple-to-use and manage single-pane-of-glass browser console for deploying VR applications and keeping headsets updated, enabling support management from most phone, tablet, or PC devices, anytime, anywhere.
- Control and enhance the VR headset experience for your organization’s end-users, including support for Kiosk Mode and HP’s ExtendXR Home customizable application launcher.
- Support for agency and enterprise inter-organization content sharing to support MSP, System Integrator, content developer, and value-add partners working closely with medium to large organization clients.
The brand you trust, the security you expect
HP ExtendXR provides a seamless solution that encompasses IT department’s security concerns as well as an extra dimension of VR usage analytics built directly into the service from the ground up. The security features in HP’s ExtendXR solution include console access control, user roles, the option to host content on your own S3 cloud storage, application and device updating oversight, a 100% audit log. New features will be coming soon, so please stay tuned.
Pricing and availability
HP ExtendXR will be offered with two service levels, our Standard Plan, and our Premium Plan. Pricing, a free trial, and other information can be found here. The service will go live on March 1, 2022.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please join us for our virtual session at Mobile World Congress, SCALE VR FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION. SECURELY.