New version of SynergyXR improves safety and efficiency of VR training
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New version of SynergyXR improves safety and efficiency of VR training

With the launch of version 2.8 of its XR software, SynergyXR offers advanced tools that could transform technical training in the industrial, energy, and manufacturing sectors. Announced on May 7, the update includes a new measurement tool for accurate planning, expanded large AR rooms of up to 500+ square meters, and interactive processes for enhanced learning. New key features include two-object interaction for realistic training simulations and significant improvements in operational efficiency, safety and space utilization.

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Style Studio for Vision Pro lets you design your dream kitchen in virtual reality
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Style Studio for Vision Pro lets you design your dream kitchen in virtual reality

U.S. home improvement retailer Lowe's has developed Style StudioTM, an exclusive app for Apple Vision Pro. It allows customers to visualize and design their dream kitchen in a realistic VR environment. Lowe's Style Studio offers a variety of preset styles from professional designers and hundreds of customizable materials, fixtures, and appliances available from Lowe's. Completed designs can be shared on personal style boards via email, text, or AirDrop.

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VR training is making fruit processing more efficient and cost-effective - study

VR training is making fruit processing more efficient and cost-effective - study

A study explores the use of virtual reality in agriculture. Companies in the agricultural industry could use VR training to increase the efficiency of employee training. They could learn in a VR simulation of the work environment without using physical resources. In a usability test, participants reported a high level of immersion and realism, and successfully completed the tasks set for them. The results suggest that VR training is effective for training the correct selection of shock-frozen berries, for example.

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Military training gets XR upgrade with Varjo and BISim collaboration
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Military training gets XR upgrade with Varjo and BISim collaboration

Back in September, Varjo became a technology partner of the US Army. Now the VR/XR technology experts are announcing their next big partnership: Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a developer of military simulation and training software, is teaming up with Varjo. The partnership will include pre-testing and early integration of each company's products, offering users turnkey packages of BISim software with Varjo's VR and mixed reality headsets. Together, Varjo and BISim aim to accelerate the creation of new use cases for training and mission rehearsal for military applications while reducing cost, risk, and time to market.

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Microsoft Teams will soon enable immersive 3D meetings with avatars
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Microsoft Teams will soon enable immersive 3D meetings with avatars

Microsoft is integrating its mixed reality platform, Microsoft Mesh, into Microsoft Teams. This enables immersive 3D meetings and events with avatars within Teams. Spatial audio and integrated audio zones enable multiple simultaneous conversations in the same room. Although a VR headset is not required for 3D teamwork, the experience is much more immersive. The Mesh platform is expected to be introduced to Teams in January next year. Despite the integration, Microsoft Mesh will remain a standalone platform.

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