At Snobal there is one question that we always get asked by clients in engineering, construction and infrastructure development.
In fact it might just be the biggest early client question asked by all enterprise clients at this moment in time.
What headset will we use?
[Of course this question is closely followed by a lot of other questions. Where do we get the headsets? Are they all tethered? Is enterprise support offered? What other hardware do we need etc etc.]
But back to the question. What headset will we use?
Our answer is nearly always the same.
It depends on what are you using the VR environment or application for?
Is it for design collaboration and testing?
Maybe its for high consequence training and you need for workers to be able to self-serve the training experience themselves.
Or perhaps you are wanting to use VR for stakeholder or public engagement?
And of course what is your budget does rank as important with some enterprise-only headsets for eg Varjo costing $5995USD plus a yearly service fee of $995 and requiring a powerful PC and graphics card.
Regardless of what business application you are currently addressing using VR, the number one rule to remember is to work with your VR/AR technology development partner on their recommendation for the best VR headset solution for your business.
Your VR/AR technology development partner should take into account your VR application and what it needs to run effectively, your budget, business requirements, enterprise support needs, any requirement for desktop versus standalone, scale-ability requirements of the virtual environment across diverse geographical locations, geographical availability of headsets and any potential ‘hidden’ hardware costs ensuring you get a VR hardware solution that is the best fit for your business.
For those still curious
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[Image courtesy: James DeColling]