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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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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. Qualcomm launches new AR dev kit, acquires Clay AIR Qualcomm today launched a new developer platform for building head-worn augmented reality experiences: the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform. https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/09/qualcomm-launches-new-ar-dev-kit-acquires-clay-air/ Niantic releases Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit AR technology company Niantic has announced that it is opening its Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) to developers that will make creating augmented reality experiences more accessible. https://www.financialexpress.com/brandwagon/niantic-releases-lightship-augmented-reality-developer-kit/2366292/ Meta Announces AR Glasses Prototype Project Nazare Alongside the reveal of the new Project Cambria VR headset, Meta (formerly Facebook) has just given a codename to its first pair of consumer AR glasses. Meet Project Nazare. https://uploadvr.com/meta-ar-glasses-project-nazare/ Cisco Launches Webex Hologram For Meetings At WebexOne, Cisco unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product. Webex Hologram is the industry’s only real-time meeting solution that takes advantage of augmented reality headsets to combine feature rich Webex meeting functionality with immersive 3D holograms. http://svdaily.com/2021/11/02/cisco-launches-webex-hologram-for-meetings/ Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings Microsoft is entering the race to build a metaverse inside Teams, just days after Facebook rebranded to Meta in a push to build virtual spaces for both consumers and businesses. Microsoft is bringing Mesh, a collaborative platform for virtual experiences, directly into Microsoft Teams next year. https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/2/22758974/microsoft-teams-metaverse-mesh-3d-avatars-meetings-features