HTC Vive Launches VIVE XR Suite To Meet New Needs Of Businesses Dealing With The Coming "Next Normal"

HTC Vive Launches VIVE XR Suite To Meet New Needs Of Businesses Dealing With The Coming "Next Normal"

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, June 16, 2020

HTC VIVE's XR Suite is an integrated application bundle that enables users to immersively work, learn, socialize and even attend events from anywhere using most modern computing devices

SHANGHAI, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC VIVE, a global leader in innovative technology, today officially announces it will enter the cloud software business with the VIVE XR Suite offering at its hybrid event, "Journey into the Next Normal", which took place physically in Shanghai and online through the Engage virtual events platform. Comprised of five separate applications covering remote collaboration, productivity, events, social and culture, the VIVE XR Suite gives users the tools they need to overcome the new challenges faced while working and living in a socially distant world. The VIVE XR Suite is targeted to launch in Q3 2020 in China, with additional regions to follow throughout the year.

The VIVE XR Suite is comprised of 5 major applications (VIVE Sync, VIVE Sessions, VIVE Campus, VIVE Social, and VIVE Museum) to meet the daily needs of the users to overcome the new challenges faced by users around the world who are working, learning and living remotely. Although it is called an XR Suite, it is important to note that this software is not dependent on VR/AR devices to function. All the applications will function on existing PCs/laptops and some apps will even support modern smartphones, but for a superior immersive experience, PC VR or standalone VR devices would be recommended. Users will be able to login to all apps in the suite using a single account and across various devices they own. This integrated application bundle which is created in partnership with the leading software companies in their respective areas will provide a seamless experience for the consumer and business user. The CEO's of all the software partners in the VIVE XR Suite (Immersive VR Education, VirBELA, VRChat, and Museum of Other Realities) attended the event live via video and within VR in avatar form.

"The world has irreversibly changed in the last 5 months taking us all on an accelerated path towards a digital-first future. This video-centric 'New Normal' we are living will rapidly transition to the XR first 'Next Normal' that awaits us. With our announcement today, HTC Vive is reaffirming our commitment to the XR industry and enabling the world with a suite of mission critical software applications that are intended to make all our lives richer and more productive," said Alvin Wang Graylin, China President, HTC. "We are extremely excited to be partnered with the best-in-class solutions providers to create this integrated software bundle. And we are so honored to receive the industry-wide support from the channel and distribution partners we are announcing coop with today. These partners represent the leading firms nationally and globally in their fields. By working together with so many leading companies, we are confident we will be able to make a real impact in accelerating VR adoption near term and ultimately enabling an XR-powered global workforce."    

To ensure the broad distribution and adoption of the VIVE XR Suite, HTC has announced major partnerships with leaders in various industries to reach customers of all sizes:

VIVE XR Suite - Enabling the Impossible

As the New Normal of 2020 is forcing the world the change the way we interact with each in life and work, the VIVE XR Suite will enable us to remove the physical distance that separates us, while allowing us to maintain our humanity and productivity. The VIVE XR Suite apps is designed with openness in mind and thus compatible with all leading VR platforms and devices, and allow supports most non-VR devices. The VIVE XR Suite is also designed to support the VIVE WAVE SDK and thus will be compatible with the most current and future hardware products in the VIVE WAVE ecosystem over time. We want to ensure nothing is restricting the billions of people from accessing this important toolset.

The VIVE XR Suite will be available both in free lite-version, and as a premium Pro subscription version with enterprise/creator level capabilities and commercial use licenses. Both versions can be downloaded on various VR and non-VR app stores, while the VIVE XR Suite Pro subscription will be available for purchase on the VIVEPORT store. The official release of the VIVE XR Suite is expected in Q3/2020, but beta versions of the components will be gradually rolled out over time.

     

VIVE Events – Bridging Gaps. Connecting Lives.
Vive Events is the end-to-end virtual events service offering from HTC Vive working in combination with leading events agencies and organizers from around the world.  To deliver premium quality virtual events, all components of the VIVE XR Suite will be incorporated to meet the demands of our clients. Vive Events leverages the power of XR to deliver all the benefits of face-to-face physical events, while providing the convenience benefits of simple video events, at a fraction of the price of traditional offline events. For more information or inquire on projects, please visit https://www.vive.com/cn/vive-events/  or email to events@vive.com .

As a pioneer in the XR industry, HTC Vive continues to contribute to long term growth and development of the XR ecosystem. The VIVE XR Suite is the next step in our history of firsts in delivering XR focused offerings/solutions to help solve today's problems in an innovative way and spur long-term mass adoptions that benefit the entire XR industry. For more information, please visit https://www.vive.com/cn/xr-suite/.

 

About HTC VIVE
HTC Vive is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The Vive ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The Vive business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a $100M VR business accelerator; VIVE STUDIOS, an entertainment, gaming, and enterprise content studio; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information on Vive, please visit www.VIVE.com.

 

HTC, VIVE, VIVEPORT, and the VIVEPORT logo are the trademarks or registered trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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