Varjo Introduces Varjo Aero Headset To Bring the Highest-Fidelity Virtual Reality For Professionals and Leading-Edge VR Users Alike
The new VR headset, together with Varjo’s recently announced Reality Cloud platform, marks the next step toward enabling a true-to-life metaverse for all
Helsinki, Finland – October 21, 2021 – Varjo™, the leader in professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, today announced the launch of Varjo Aero, the company’s newest virtual reality device in its portfolio. The headset expands the company's reach beyond its traditional enterprise customer base to also advanced VR users like flight simulator enthusiasts. Varjo Aero offers industry-leading visual fidelity, featuring true-to-life, edge-to-edge clarity across 115 degrees field of view. The headset is available at an attainable price of $1,990 with no annual software subscription fee and lower PC hardware requirements.
“We’ve heard the demand from leading-edge VR users such as aviators, creators and racing simulation enthusiasts to bring our highest-fidelity devices to everyone, not just enterprises,” said Urho Konttori, founder and CTO of Varjo. “As a result, we are proud to bring to market Varjo Aero, the best VR headset that anyone can get. This device, together with our Reality Cloud platform, continues our mission to make a true-to-life metaverse accessible for all.”
With a resolution of 35 pixels per degree, Varjo Aero offers an industry-leading immersive experience to both professionals and high-end VR enthusiasts alike. Its advanced ergonomics and significantly reduced weight make it the lightest headset from Varjo to date. The headset features professional-grade mini LED displays, colour tuning, contrast levels, and crystal clear aspheric variable resolution lenses. In addition, its built-in eye-tracking powers not just interaction and analytics, but also foveated rendering that further reduces compute requirements and enables a crystal clear resolution. The lower PC hardware requirements of Varjo Aero enable more scalable deployments and various multi-user experiences, including flight and racing simulations, enterprise training scenarios, design and creative use-cases, as well as delivering immersive experiences in showrooms, museums and virtual arcades.
Varjo Aero also integrates with the company’s recently launched Varjo Reality Cloud service and will fully support virtual collaboration immediately with early access to the platform’s VR teleportation software. Additional functionality, such as content streaming from the cloud, will be supported in steps when Varjo Reality Cloud becomes generally available. With the delivery of a lower-barrier-to-entry headset option, Varjo Aero marks Varjo’s next step in making a photorealistic metaverse accessible for all.
The first customer shipments of Varjo Aero will begin by the end of 2021. The headset can be ordered starting now for $1,990 (USD and Euros) via www.varjo.com/aero.
Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster. www.varjo.com
“Varjo Aero is the next level of VR. With edge-to-edge clarity, true-to-life fidelity, and total comfort, training in VR has never felt so close to the real experience. Together with Varjo, VRM Switzerland is proud to develop EASA-qualified Virtual Reality Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices for the most demanding professionals.” – Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland
“Varjo Aero is a great addition to Varjo’s professional-grade HMD portfolio. The reduced weight and ultra high-resolution displays provide a very comfortable and immersive experience.” – Tillmann Dorsch, Product Owner for Visualization, Autodesk
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