Improved mixed reality quality for spatial applications

March 23rd, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Microsoft launched the HoloLens 2, a mixed reality device. The device’s field of view has been more than doubled, while maintaining the holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. User interaction with holograms takes advantage of a new time-of-flight depth sensor, combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, which enables direct and more instinctive manipulation of holograms. Time-to-value is accelerated by Microsoft mixed reality applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Layout and Guides applications. Microsoft also announced two new Azure mixed reality services to build cross-platform, contextual and enterprise-grade mixed reality applications. Azure Spatial Anchors enables businesses and developers to create mixed reality apps that map, designate and recall precise points of interest that are accessible across HoloLens, iOS and Android devices. These precise points of interest enable a range of scenarios, from shared mixed reality experiences to wayfinding across connected places. Azure Remote Rendering improves 3D experiences for decision making, rendering high-quality 3D content in the cloud and streaming it to edge devices, all in real time, with details intact.

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