In recent years, VR has become an integral part of the operations of many Fortune 500 companies as the understanding of the applications available for virtual reality in the workplace has improved. As recently as 2019, Walmart launched their internal training program for 30,000 employees worldwide who used VR to train their store associates. Bank of America is the first financial services firm to launch virtual reality (VR) training in nearly 4,300 financial centers nationwide. This innovative training technology will allow approximately 50,000 employees to practice a range of routine to complex tasks and simulate client interactions through a virtual environment. The VR program is the latest in the company’s long-standing investment in the success of its people and dedication to providing a full range of professional development tools. 3DoF VR headsets are typically utilized for such major VR projects, and the preceding two instances are no exception.
Do you know why enterprises typically choose 3DoF VR headsets instead of 6DoF VR headsets to carry out major projects?
1. 3DoF VR headset can significantly improve the space utilization rate
3DoF VR headsets can be used either sitting or standing, so they are very easy to use and manage in workplace environments or educational scenarios considering all you need is a desk to sit at or a comfortable chair. Therefore implementation is more flexible, faster & easier to implement for the majority of training applications. 6DoF VR headset in such a scenario, when the space for each person is not large enough, there will be a situation where people bump into each other and can not enjoy VR content very well. Let’s take a look at a scenario: Image 50 people in a conference room, and each of them only has 5ft². Then how can they freely swing their arms to interact with the content?
2. 3DoF VR headset needs lesser time to set up before using
In general, 6DoF equipment needs to be set up for the tracking. If an event requires 10 VR devices, each device takes 10~15 minutes to set up, and the organizer must spend 3~4 hours troubleshooting each machine in advance. A single-handed 3DoF Bluetooth controller is commonly used to communicate with a 3DoF VR headset. The controller has a three-axis rotation function and no movement function and utilizes the Cursor pointing mechanism. Thus using 3DoF VR headsets, you can avoid complex setups. Just turn it on and start to watch.
3. 3DoF VR headset is more cost-effective than 6DoF VR headset
From an enterprise users’ perspective, there are several important elements to consider like plug-and-play capabilities, affordable pricing and protecting privacy. The most vital one is the price.
The hardware device Meta Quest2 mentioned by users is currently the best-selling product in the world. According to IDC data, Meta dominates 70% of global sales in a single quarter, followed by DPVR and other brands. Quest 2 end-user license agreement doesn’t allow you to use the retail version in a commercial setting. You will have to buy the business edition for USD799 with a mandatory USD180 per year contract. It is suited to large enterprises and cannot use any of the apps from the Quest Store. Instead, it offers tools for administrators that can install and manage devices from a central console. The price range of DPVR P series 3DoF products is between $150~250. At the same time, we can undertake adaptive optimization for each project based on the customer’s demands, such as boot animation, setting an APP as a New Launcher, pre-installing your app, and so on.
What DPVR can bring to you
Most manufacturers of virtual reality headsets have a range of models with different specifications aimed at different use cases, price points or market segments. Although a number of manufacturers, like DPVR, can also customize the specification of a headset to suit a particular need.
So, for example, DPVR’s P1 Ultra 4K can be specified with a number of different modules like heart rate monitoring or eye tracking so that a system integrator can build an application to record a user’s behaviour.
For an enterprise, it could be used to measure a person’s behaviour during a training program, stress levels or other factors to help with the measurement & assessment of individuals.
DPVR offers more software customization options than other VR companies, like boot logo customization, boot animation customization, setting an APP as a New Launcher, pre-installing your app, and so on. We can even assist customers in developing operating systems. Here is our software customization procedure.
A more cost-effective alternative is the Starlink system released by DPVR. The system allows 50 or more employees to be trained at one time, with content easily shared across multiple wireless VR headsets. It reduces the need for computer hardware & makes it possible to create training based on safety hazard management, OH&S procedures and more.
So rather than having a small room that can only train two or three employees at a time, learning can be shared across hundreds of people in a matter of days.
Compared to 6DoF VR headsets, 3DoF VR headsets are more proper for big conference sites, allowing dozens of people in a confined space to utilize VR headsets most economically and efficiently to deliver immersive emotions.