HELSINKI — Varjo (www.varjo.com), a provider of industrial-grade VR/XR headsets, has introduced a human eye-resolution virtual reality device, the Varjo VR-1. The VR-1 is designed solely for professionals in industrial design, training and simulation, architecture, engineering and construction.
Using VR will be key for these professionals in coming years to radically shorten design life cycles, saving time and money, and make training more effective in realistic immersive environments. VR-1 is the only device that makes that possible in 20/20 vision and unmatched visual fidelity.
Varjo’s first headset has a resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree, which is 20X+ higher than any other VR headset currently on the market. VR-1 also comes with world’s most advanced integrated eye tracking, enabling high-precision analytics and interaction with human-eye resolution VR content.
Varjo’s first product utilizes acclaimed optics and patented technology that have been developed over the past two years by the company’s team of 100-plus engineers, developers and designers with backgrounds at Nokia, Microsoft, Nvidia and Intel.
Varjo has also collaborated with world-leading Early Access partners, including AirBus, Audi, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Foster & Partners, Saab, Sellen, Volkswagen and Volvo to optimize the VR-1 for their respective use-cases.
Varjo will begin sales and shipping of the VR-1 immediately in 34 countries in North America, and Europe as well as Hong Kong. Retailing at $5,995 with an additional yearly service license of $995, VR-1 is only available for businesses and academic institutions and is designed to support the most demanding use scenarios where visual fidelity is paramount.