HTC Vive Business Edition set to drive business use
When it comes to the world of Virtual Reality (VR), there are many different kinds of emerging markets and technologies that are in the pipeline. In fact, there are up and coming companies that have revealed their fair share of VR devices and headgear in order to cater to such a growing market, ranging from established names in the consumer electronics industry all the way to start-ups and the like. HTC has revealed their HTC Vive last year, and one year down the road, it looks like there is room for one more device from HTC in this range – which is the HTC Vive Business Edition (“Vive BE”) that intends to capture the huge demand from industries worldwide to employ virtual reality technology in commercial applications.
Being made available from June 2016 onward, the HTC Vive BE will enable individuals as well as organizations to order Vive VR systems with additional services that have been specially adapted for business and commercial environments. In addition to the full Vive VR system, the Vive BE will arrive with commercial licensing, a dedicated Business Edition customer support line as well as a 12-month limited warranty. Businesses can then purchase multiple Vive BE systems, alongside the option to order large quantities.
Daniel O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC, shared, “With Vive BE, we are answering the overwhelming demand from global industries for a complete VR experience, to provide innovative solutions for their business needs. Expediting the growth of partner organizations through application of Vive technology is an incredibly important part of our ongoing VR strategy, and will ensure Vive continues to be at the forefront of the enterprise sector.”
Sporting an asking price of $1,200, the HTC Vive BE will include the complete Vive BE system, a Vive BE Headset, two Vive BE Controllers, a pair of Vive BE Base Stations, a Vive BE 3-in-1 Cable, and a quartet of Vive BE Face Cushions.