Snap Spectacles 3: Why Less Is More for AR at Snapchat

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles

In the latest round of new smartglasses announcements for 2019, Snap Inc. announced on August 13th the release date for Snap Spectacles 3. In trend with previous versions of the camera-equipped sunglasses, Spectacles 3 works alongside the Snapchat app. The device also improves on preceding models with the addition of a second camera, which enables stereoscopic capture and the use … Read More

Spending on CAVE and Dome Displays to Exceed $800 Million by 2023, According to Greenlight Insights

Avatar Alexandra Vidger Press Releases

New report finds Volumetric, Autostereoscopic and Transparent Displays making significant inroads in non-head-mounted display marketplace. San Francisco, August 13, 2019 — Worldwide sales fo CAVE and dome displays are expected to reach $825 million by 2023, according to a new report from Greenlight Insights, the global leader in virtual and augmented market intelligence. Greenlight Insights’ annual Immersive Displays Industry Report … Read More

Vuzix 2Q19 Earnings Recap: Blade Continue Sales Accelerate

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles

Rochester, New York-based VR/AR display manufacturer Vuzix reported fiscal 2Q19 revenues of $2.2 million, down 17% year-over-year and missing the $2.8 million consensus estimate. One bright spot from the quarter, however, was the sales performance of the company’s consumer augmented reality smart glasses products.

GlobalFoundries, PTC Announce Adoption of Vuforia AR for Training

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Augmented Reality, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Software

Following its Q3 earnings call, PTC announced on July 30th that semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries (GF), will begin using its Vuforia augmented reality solutions platform. GF will implement the newly released Vuforia Expert Capture (providing location-specific augmented reality guidance) software for use with AR HMDs such as RealWear’s HMT-1. GF will also be using PTC’s Vuforia Studio (its drag-and-drop authoring environment), … Read More

Mi VR is Uncertain, But China Still To Drive VR Growth

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

According to reports, Chinese electronics company XIaomi has decided to permanently shutter its consumer VR operations. Western and Chinese media outlets circulated a report stating that Xiaomi had fired the Mi VR Go development team, signaling its intent to discontinue development of the platform. Best known for its large smartphone and consumer electronics business, Xiaomi served as a key OEM … Read More

Microsoft, Sixense, HP, Pico and More Join VR/AR Innovators for Solutions Showcase at xRS Week 2019

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At xRS Week 2019, October 16-18 in San Francisco, top solution providers, investors, and enterprise users of xR technologies will share winning strategies and technology breakthroughs. San Francisco, August 9, 2019 — As the only xR (virtual and augmented reality) conference devoted to providing C-level executive with the information they need, xRS Week will this year offer an expanded Solutions … Read More