HTC, the Taiwanese manufacturer, has announced the launch of its latest HTC Vive Business Edition (BE) virtual reality headset in India. With this, the company seems to be aiming to cater to the enterprise audience that has virtual reality applications in the commercial market.
In India, the virtual reality headset comes at a price of Rs 1,26,990 (approximately $1953) and can be purchased from Amazon India as well as www.imonline.co.in. The company would also allow organizations to order Vive VR systems with additional services adapted for business and commercial environments.
The package contents for the HTC Vive Business Edition system includes Vive BE headset, two Vive BE controllers, two Vive BE base stations, 4 Vive BE face cushions, and a Vive BE 3-in-1 cable. The company is also providing 12-months limited warranty on purchase of the HTC Vive Business Edition in India.
Commenting on this, Faisal Siddiqui, President – South Asia at HTC, said:
Vive BE is reshaping the future of business operations by offering them a complete VR eco-system. Built to scale with growing business requirements, Vive BE delivers exceptional experience and innovative solutions that address the growing business needs of companies globally. As a part of our Vive focus in 2018 we plan to expedite the growth of our partner through application of Vive technology across key areas like gaming, entertainment, automotive, engineering and medical amongst others.
The device comes with a 3.6-inch dual-AMOLED display setup with a combined screen resolution of 2160 x 1200 pixels and a refresh rate of up 90Hz, 110-degree Field of View (FoV), and lens distance adjustment features.
It sports a Deluxe Audio Strap, making it easier to switch the headset between users. The headset comes equipped with several sensors, including G-sensor, SteamVR tracking, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Connectivity options on the device include HDMI, USB 2.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB Vive controller.
Last month, at Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), HTC announced the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adaptor. The Vivo Pro comes with a dual front-facing camera and has also built a new head strap that includes “integrated high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier”. The company has not yet released the full tech specs nor the pricing and availability details.