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Columbia, MD, June 2017 – Sensics, the leader in professional-grade and open-source VR, today announced has been named a “Cool Vendor” in the “Enterprise Wearable and Immersive Technologies, 2017” report by Analysts Brian Blau, Chris Silva, Annette Jump, Angela McIntyre and Marty Resnick at Gartner, Inc.

“For us, it is a unique honor to be named a Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’”, said Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. “Our motivation to lead the creation of the OSVR (Open Source VR) software came from our work with hundreds of industrial, consumer electronics, defense and academic customers worldwide over the last decade. We saw the pain and cost of integrating vendor-specific APIs and the difficulty of upgrading systems. At the same time, we witnessed the relief that can come from an open, nearly-universal standard to interconnect VR/AR devices and applications. We saw greater agility, accelerated innovation and an expansion of VR/AR to new uses such as out-of-home entertainment.”

OSVR supports hundreds of devices: HMDs, motion and position trackers, eye trackers, finger sensors, haptics platforms and more. OSVR plugins are freely available for popular engines such as Unity, Unreal, WebVR, SteamVR. Advanced techniques such as asynchronous time warp, sensor fusion, multi-user distribution of data and augmented reality object recognition are freely available, and many operating systems are supported.

Proprietary HMDs and peripherals can also be easily added based on pre-existing examples or through services offered by Sensics and the OSVR community.

“The OSVR platform is designed to combat the ‘Tower of Babel’ of incompatible APIs and simplify integration, optimization and maintenance of multi-vendor VR/AR systems. It is beneficial to VR/AR device makers seeking to connect to content and game engines. It is useful to application developers that wish to support the broadest possible range of hardware. It is a gift to enterprises and consumers that want to ensure that today’s investment will work with tomorrow’s technologies”

The Gartner report evaluates innovative tools that go beyond hardware and address issues key to a successful enterprise wearable device strategy: content, device management, integration and security. The report makes recommendations for infrastructure and operations leaders focused on mobile and endpoint strategies including the following: “Protect your business from market exits or vendor pivots as established IT vendors move into this space by focusing on product compatibility and offerings with broad support.”

 

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About Sensics

Sensics provides technologies, products and expertise that brings companies’ VR dreams to life, offering them the missing pieces needed to develop groundbreaking solutions faster. Sensics delivers high-performance off-the-shelf products and also collaborates on customized “white label” designs, working with the most innovative technology partners in the world to develop VR experiences for gaming, healthcare, entertainment, training, education and more.

 

About OSVR

OSVR™ is the world’s largest open source VR software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality input devices, games and output to enable the development of a cohesive VR ecosystem which provides enhanced compatibility and hardware choices to anyone looking to enjoy VR.  Supported by industry leaders, the OSVR framework unites developers and gamers alike under a single platform. Plug in. Play Everything. Learn more at http://sensics.com/portfolio-posts/osvr-open-source-virtual-reality/