Spatial Raises $14 Million To Bring Immersive Collaboration To Enterprise

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A

AR startup Spatial recently announced the closing of a Series A round totaling $14M in funding for the San Francisco-based startup. The round was led in part by familiar AR investor Kakao Ventures, which has previously invested in hardware startups such as LetinAR and Mojo Vision. Spatial markets its solutions as a computing platform unlocking creativity and productivity, and has … Read More

Xnor.ai Technology At The Edge Could Enhance AR for Apple

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Software

On January 15th, media outlets reported the acquisition of edge computing technology startup Xnor.ai by Apple. The Seattle-based company is known for developing AI and machine learning tools for efficient, low power computing environments deployable at the edge. The company is the latest in a long series of technology-focused acquisitions by Apple and is expected to significantly reduce iOS platforms’ … Read More

Oculus Gone: The Declining Value of 3DoF Interfaces

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

This week, Oculus quietly eliminated Oculus Go from its lineup of offerings on Oculus for Business, the company’s portal for unified VR hardware and software solutions for enterprise clients. The move follows an apparent liquidation of stock as consumer MSRP for the device was permanently cut by $50.  According to the company, “it’s clear that Oculus Quest, with its high-end … Read More

Smartglasses at CES 2020: High Volume, Higher Expectations

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Insight Articles

Smartglasses

Despite comprising less than 8% of all exhibiting companies at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, augmented reality consistently ranked as the number one most discussed topic on social media during the conference. Major milestones for immersive technology achieved in 2019 have resulted in increased excitement around the potential for AR to disrupt the technology landscape, especially given … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: 5 Bleeding-Edge Technologies Leading Enterprise XR Innovation

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Smart Displays, Software

In 2019, the market for cutting-edge immersive technology was driven significantly by adoption from business clients. High-end hardware and software from companies like Varjo and PTC offered compelling evidence for the usability and revenue-generating potential of enterprise xR deployment.  In 2020, Greenlight Insights expects to see significant disruption in enterprise xR from the following emerging technologies: Embodied Computing The intrinsic … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: How Augmented Reality Will Evolve Alongside the 2020 Mobile Computing Landscape

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces

2019 saw the beginning of a major wave of disruption in mobile computing in the form of augmented reality. Across entertainment, social media, and business use cases, tablets and smartphones have emerged as the de-facto platform for many different AR applications and yielded immediate business benefits of their massive addressable market. Led by major global stakeholders including PTC, Apple, and … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: Smartglasses in the Year Ahead

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Head-Up Displays, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces

2019 saw continued developments further cementing the position of augmented reality as a transformative trend for computing. Unique releases from companies like Amazon, Bose, and Snap have served to broaden and complicate the emerging product category known as “smartglasses” by introducing new key functions and display modalities, such as stereo video capture and augmented audio. In addition, imminent releases from … Read More