Wide Open Workspace: ‘vSpatial’ Available Now on Oculus Quest
As COVID-19 continues to drive a growing trend around remote work, VR can transform how we collaborate and help teams be more productive from home. While Oculus for Business offers unique solutions at scale, a great productivity app can go a long way. That’s where vSpatial comes in. Letting you surround yourself with unlimited monitors, vSpatial stands out from other virtual workspaces with carousels to organize your work and direct integration with desktop productivity apps including Microsoft Office. And it’s available now on Oculus Quest.
Resize and pin your apps and windows to help you focus, or take a break by shooting hoops. You can seamlessly bring your team into your workspace, sharing the same view of multiple applications at once. Avatars and crystal clear spatial audio help you distinguish your teammates in the workspace as you share and draw on select screens.
How did you get your start in the tech industry?
I’ve built my own computer, programmed in a dozen different languages, and learned to listen to really smart people. While I am an entrepreneur CEO by day, I transform into a software engineer by night—and I keep up with all of our brilliant and much younger engineers!
What was the original inspiration behind vSpatial?
This has provided a strong history and background around compute, networking, and communications, but virtual reality became a passion for me with the introduction of Oculus Rift. When Rift came out, I immediately saw the future of work and knew there was a major opportunity with my past expertise and this new virtual/ immersive medium—thus we started vSpatial in 2016.
How has the application changed during the course of development?
What sorts of use cases have you seen for vSpatial thus far? Any future use cases you can imagine that would be particularly effective? RBP: The most obvious use case is remote working—especially now. Remote working needed immersiveness, new ways to collaborate as a team, and news ways to attend large meetings and events. Remote education is really struggling right now.
What can you tell us about your future product roadmap? Anything that users should be on the lookout for?
RBP: Although remote desktop access is a part of the product now, we have a huge upgrade coming very soon that includes internet remote access, virtual machine access, multiple device access, and a much better experience—letting you access your devices from anywhere.
Teaming functionality is coming very soon, which will redefine how we work remotely as teams.
How do you think VR and AR will continue to change the world of enterprise in the future?
RBP: The future of work has become remote work due to the pandemic and is here to stay.
Aug 24, 2020 at 07:26