Tech giant Microsoft has introduced its HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset in India to enable businesses in the country to capitalize on the capabilities of its mixed reality solutions. The device was first unveiled three years ago at MWC Barcelona and has several applications in the manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, and education sectors.
“We are in a new era of computing, in which the digital world goes beyond two-dimensional screens and enters the three-dimensional world,” said Microsoft India COO Rajiv Sodhi. He further explained how the device could help businesses and their employees to execute essential functions faster, safer, and more efficiently.
The mixed reality headset has use cases across the industries. For instance, it can help enhance worker productivity and accuracy, facilitate upskilling initiatives, and enable remote maintenance solutions for manufacturing and automotive industries.
The headset packs see-through holographic lenses with 2k 3:2 light engines. Its four visible light cameras facilitate head tracking, and the two IR cameras enable eye tracking. It also features a 1-MP time-of-flight depth sensor and an 8-MP RGB camera sensor.
The HoloLens 2 has a five-channel microphone array and built-in speakers with spatial audio. The device features smart microphones and natural language speech processing to support voice commands. Users can log on to the device securely using their eyes with Windows Hello.
The device can also be integrated with mixed reality business applications, industry ISV solutions, and Azure services. It has been made available in India via commercial authorized resellers Softline and Team Computer.
Last year, Microsoft had also unveiled an ‘Industrial Edition’ of the mixed reality headset. The company states that it is “designed, built and tested to support regulated environments that have rigorous requirements.”
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