HMD in the Clouds: Progress on the road to xR in 5G

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Devices & Technology, Insights

The telecommunications industry has made much of the disruptive potential of 5G, cloud, and edge computing, and xR is not immune to this trend. Promising significantly higher bandwidth, dramatically reduced latency, and intelligent virtualized network features such as “slicing”, 5G is particularly well suited to serve a variety of technologies, including variable reality, cloud gaming, and massive Internet of Things / … Read More

JPEG XS: Streaming VR Lighter, Better, Faster, For Less

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Insights

Conditions are becoming more and more favorable for businesses striving to incorporate VR technologies into their offerings or workflows. As April draws to a close, the Joint Photographic Experts Group is expected to finalize deliberations and implement a groundbreaking new format which takes full advantage of modern broadband networks. JPEG XS, a successor to JPEG format, is ideal for streaming … Read More

Nadella’s Strategy: Microsoft and the Future of MR and HoloLens

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Insights

Satya Nadella made news with his recent announcement of restructuring within Microsoft. The CEO is reconsidering the company’s new growth areas in order to “instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices.” To this end, the teams responsible for research and development on devices such as Windows MR headsets and the HoloLens have had their leadership within … Read More

The Caring Cloud: The Role of 5G in Healthcare VR and AR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Enterprise Transformation, Insights, Virtual Reality

American, European, and Asian markets are racing to complete infrastructure research and updates necessary to bring 5G mobile broadband networks to life. VR and AR industries stand to benefit enormously from this new technology, which boasts massively increased transfer speeds, on-demand network slicing, and unprecedented reliability, due to its burdensome data processing requirements and a need for low latency streaming. The healthcare field, … Read More