Varjo (Shadow in Finnish) Technologies, a leader in enterprise-grade VR/XR headsets, announced it has developed a 2D/3D immersive user interface. Code-named ‘Varjo Workspace,’ the company’s Dimensional Interface allows professionals to easily use Microsoft Windows applications and 3D software tools within a human eye-resolution VR or AR environment. With Varjo Workspace, users can seamlessly switch between real, virtual and mixed reality modes and modify their creations while experiencing them in 3D.
Varjo’s Dimensional Interface gives access to the Microsoft Windows desktop at any size and with extreme resolution. All of this is made possible through Varjo’s human eye-resolution capabilities, as no other headset can display readable text on a virtual screen or be able to mix the virtual and real worlds seamlessly together. With Varjo Workspace, it’s now possible to have infinitely adjustable multiple monitors and to work simultaneously within 2D and 3D worlds.
The user interface can be experienced with the company’s XR-1 Developer Edition headset, bridging the current 2D UI with the photorealistic 3D world from Varjo’s video pass-through-based mixed reality. Professionals in design, engineering and training can work within an immersive VR/XR environment while simultaneously using existing desktop applications. Through Varjo’s Dimensional Interface, professional users can experience and modify their 3D models without ever taking off their headset.
For example, Varjo Workspace can be used in the automotive industry to modify a 3D car model using existing CAD and visualization tools like Autodesk VRED, Unity or Unreal while simultaneously observing the model in mixed or virtual reality.
Varjo Workspace is shipping to customers and partners as part of the software delivered with the XR-1 Developer Edition. The XR-1 Developer Edition headset is available for purchase immediately at $9,995 (USD and Euros), and is sold together with Varjo’s Software and Support service at $1,995 (USD and Euros). Varjo plans to implement customer and partner feedback in 2020 to further deepen its integration with professional design, engineering and simulation tools.