March 29, 2022
Help for Ukrainians and the army

The war continues in Ukraine. A war in which civilians suffer: old people and children, women and men. Fleeing from the dangers of war, many move to safer places and also need help: hygiene products, clothing, food, a roof over their heads. At this time, the Ukrainians rallied as never before. Everyone is trying to do everything possible to help the person who is nearby, to do their job for the good of the country, so that life goes on despite the bombs and shells. After all, this is the most important thing – human life. We at Qualium Systems do what we can: for the company’s employees we have organized the opportunity to work, provide for their families and donate to the needs of the army and Ukrainians; we contribute to helping the army; We are looking for options to help, with the help of our knowledge and skills, military and civilians who have been physically and psychologically affected by the war. You can also contribute to the victory of life over death, freedom over slavery, democracy over totalitarianism. Support our military and civilians. Any contribution matters. Assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians Come Back Alive Foundation One of the largest aid funds for the Ukrainian military. Fundraising link. Accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine The National Bank opened accounts to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine and collect humanitarian aid to the affected Ukrainians. Fundraising link. HelpUkraine.Center Humanitarian and medical aid to Ukraine. Fundraising link. International Charity Foundation “EverybodyCan” Growing up as a volunteer in 2014. The mission of the foundation is to develop charity and volunteering, to establish a responsible and tolerant society in Ukraine and to help those who need it the most. Fundraising link. A selection of additional opportunities to help Ukrainians https://how-you-can-support-ukraine.super.site/   #StandWithUkraine

March 21, 2022
We are from Ukraine

President Zelensky and his advisers often say how important it is in this difficult time to organize the life of the home front, not to give up, to continue economic activity, to live as normal a life as possible. Show the enemy that we cannot be broken morally, because this begins the demoralization of society. Our soldiers, feeling a strong rear, continue to push the invaders. Qualium Systems continues to operate. In difficult conditions, we organized the work of our developers, distributed the equipment, organized the common work of the guys in different cities of Ukraine. It was difficult, but necessary. After all, this is how we make part of our contribution to the victory of Ukraine. When everyone is busy with their own business, when everyone has the opportunity to work and provide for their families, when everyone has the opportunity to help our army financially. Even more, we can help with our knowledge and skills. Do what we can and love. Now we are actively exploring the question of how VR applications help everyone who suffered during active hostilities, how we can help the physiological and psychological recovery of our military and civilians. We establish cooperation with experts, look at foreign experience, plan and think about how best to implement it. You can help too. We invite all customers who need cool modern VR/AR/MR applications to cooperate. Contact us. We are from Ukraine.

PayPal began to work fully in Ukraine
March 18, 2022
PayPal began to work fully in Ukraine

In this difficult time, the support of Ukraine by all foreign partners and friends is important. Support that unites Ukraine with the whole world. Yesterday, the PayPal payment service announced the expansion of the list of services available in Ukraine. Now Ukrainians will be able to send and receive funds from their Ukrainian PayPal wallet in US dollars, Canadian dollars, pounds sterling and euros.     Those who have already been registered with PayPal in Ukraine will automatically be able to use all the features, and new ones need to register an account on the company’s website https://www.paypal.com/ua/home and tie up a Visa or Mastercard card. This important step will help Ukrainians get help from all over the world, and it will make it easier for Ukrainian companies to cooperate and pay for their services.

March 7, 2022
Together we win. Glory to Ukraine!

The war continues in Ukraine. Our native city of Kharkiv, as a result of a treacherous attack, is subjected to massive shelling. But we believe that our city and the whole of Ukraine will endure and emerge victorious in this struggle. After all, the spirit of our people and the might of our army are unshakable. The whole world is on our side and provides Ukraine with universal support, both diplomatically and in terms of improving defense capabilities. We want to reassure our customers. In this difficult situation, we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our team and continue the implementation of ongoing projects at a consistently high level. Together we win. Glory to Ukraine!

Learned about the new features of Artec 3D scanners
February 14, 2022
Learned about the new features of Artec 3D scanners

We went to visit our friends from the KODA company, who sell 3D scanners. The guys showed us several models of Artec 3D scanners, talked about their capabilities and scope, demonstrated the process of scanning objects and what the result is. The use of 3D scanners allows you to create very realistic 3D models in the retail, real estate, manufacturing and many other industries. Combination of 3D scanners capabilities and AR / VR / MR applications development is already able to bring benefits to businesses and has very good prospects for the future.

The Qualium Systems team took second place in the 5th league of the Kharkiv Region Futsal Cup
January 10, 2022
The Qualium Systems team took second place in the 5th league of the Kharkiv Region Futsal Cup

Congratulations to our guys who continue to receive new sports trophies! The Qualium Systems team took second place in the 5th league of the Kharkiv Region Futsal Cup. The goalkeeper of our team was recognized as the best goalkeeper of the 5th league.

Oculus Quest 2 sales exceeded 10 million and overtook Xbox Series
December 28, 2021
Oculus Quest 2 sales exceeded 10 million and overtook Xbox Series

In the Qualcomm Investor Day 2021 livestream, President and CEO Cristiano Amon stated that more than 10 million Quest 2 have been sold worldwide. The information is based on Qualcomm producing the Snapdragon XR2 Platform for them. By comparison, total Xbox Series sales as of June 30, 2021 were 6.5 million consoles, according to analyst Daniel Ahmad.

Augmented and Virtual Reality News Briefs
December 1, 2021
Augmented and Virtual Reality News Briefs (November)

The AR / VR industry is rapidly evolving. One by one, tech giants announce the release of new devices, solutions and technologies. We decided to make brief reviews of the most interesting news, so that you keep abreast of the latest events. Lynx-R1’S Successful Kickstarter Ends With Over $800,000 Raised The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the Lynx-R1 mixed reality (MR) headset was a success before it even had time to warm up, managing to exceed its $300,000 USD funding goal in less than a day. Now the campaign has concluded with over one thousand backers supporting the project and just over $800,000 raised over one month. https://www.vrfocus.com/2021/11/lynx-r1s-successful-kickstarter-ends-with-over-800000-raised/ Meta and Microsoft announce partnership to integrate Workplace and Teams Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, announced a partnership with Microsoft that will allow customers to integrate Meta’s Workplace enterprise social network software with Microsoft Teams. The integration gives customers access to Workplace content inside the Teams app. Likewise, users can view Teams video meetings in the Workplace app. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/10/meta-and-microsoft-announce-partnership-to-integrate-workplace-and-teams.html Nreal Brings The First AR Glasses To America, Via Verizon Light was previously only available in Germany, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. It weighs around three times a heavy pair of sunglasses, or a third of a Magic Leap One headset. To achieve this form factor Light is powered by your smartphone over a USB cable, there is no battery or full-fledged chip onboard. https://uploadvr.com/nreal-light-ar-glasses-usa-launch/ Ultraleap raises £60 million in Series D fundraise to be the primary interface for the metaverse Ultraleap, the world leader in interface technologies – hand tracking and mid-air haptics – announced it has completed a £60 million ($82 million) Series D round of investment. The raise will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next generation computing platforms. https://www.ultraleap.com/company/news/press-release/series-d-fundraise/ Huawei Launches VR Glass 6DoF Headset Speaking at the Huawei Full Scenario Smart Life Conference, the Chinese tech giant said as quoted by Huawei Central it would launch its VR Glass 6 degrees-of-freedom (DoF) game headset, which weighs only 188 grammes and can connect to Huawei smartphones and PCs with a Type-C cable. https://www.xrtoday.com/virtual-reality/huawei-launches-vr-glass-6dof-headset/ Niantic Receives $300 Million Investment From Coatue Niantic Inc., developer of the world’s first and only planet-scale AR platform, announced that Coatue has made a $300 million investment in the company at a valuation of $9 billion. Niantic will use the funds to invest in current games and new apps, expand the Lightship developer platform, and build out its vision for the Real-World Metaverse. https://nianticlabs.com/blog/coatue/

Apple To Launch An Augmented Reality Headset In Late 2022
November 26, 2021
Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction: Apple to launch an augmented reality headset in late 2022

A renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple’s augmented reality headset release in late 2022 in a new research report. According to Kuo, the headset’s main processor will be similar to the M1 chip that Apple introduced to its computers last year, with a second processor operating the sensors of the device. Presumably, the AR headset will work independently, without the need to be tied to a Mac or iPhone, and Apple intends to support a “wide range of applications” with an eye on iPhone replacement within ten years. There is also the possibility that the headset will be able to support the virtual reality function thanks to 4K Micro OLED displays from Sony.