SightCall Round Shows Maturity in Enterprise AR Market

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

Field Service applications continue to lead applications of augmented reality in scalability and ROI potential, as evidenced by a new round of funding for German AR startup SightCall. The company raised $42 million for its remote AR task guidance solution, which targets traditional applications such as vision picking and B2B/B2C service and maintenance. SightCall uses marker-based tracking and is compatible … Read More

VIVECON 2021: Why HTC Is All-In On HTC Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3

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

HTC Vive will launch a new piece of VR hardware at its online product event, VIVECON, on May 11-12.  Based on reporting from media outlets, it is likely the company is teasing an upgrade/refresh to the Vive Focus Plus and Vive Pro; HTC released the first headset in April 2019, and unofficially discontinued and replaced the second with the Vive … Read More

Realwear Demonstrates Practical AR In Response to COVID-19

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Head-Mounted Displays, Healthcare, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Since the beginning of March, AR hardware provider Realwear has mobilized its ruggedized industrial AR solution across a variety of high-need zones impacted by coronavirus-driven screening and quarantine policies. The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in increasing disruptions to global business continuity. Reduced travel, manufacturing and logistics stoppages, and inability to access on-premises tools and facilities has begun to negatively … Read More

Talespin Raises Series B to Accelerate Virtual Human Training Platform

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

Talespin Raises Series B to Accelerate Virtual Human Training Platform

Talespin, the Los Angeles, CA-based virtual and augmented reality studio, recently announced its latest funding round, raising $15 million in Series B venture capital. Participating investors include hardware giant HTC Corporation and Farmers Insurance Group, with whom the company had recently developed a VR training program for claims adjusters. But with the list of venture-backed companies rapidly increasing, how are … Read More

Late, Then Never: Is Microsoft Finished With VR?

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

Media outlets have reported that Microsoft remains committed to the continuing development of its virtual reality platforms. Despite ongoing investment and improvement into Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) in the Hololens 2 platform, Microsoft has remained conspicuously silent on its overarching strategy, if any, for its line of fledgling OEM built VR devices. As others have pointed out, the original designs … Read More