Organizations working in secure environments can be held back by stringent security requirements prohibiting their ability to embrace VR technology. HTC is undergoing development to validate a VIVE Pro Secure Deployment headset capable of receiving authority to operate in classified environments.
The goal is to provide everything that VIVE Professional-grade VR offers, without data collection or transmission. HTC is now in the product validation and testing phase of development. Certification units will be available for purchase in Q2 and mass production is targeted for late Q3 / early Q4.
VIVE VR products use multiple wireless technologies for tracking, power management, and connectivity. Secure location deployment requirements vary, but in most cases, the fundamental requirement is the ability to disable all wireless communication. Less secure environments allow modifications to firmware, while more secure environments will require either the power to be physically severed or the component removed. In both cases, solutions are available for VIVE Pro products.
Organizations’ ability to develop faster and more effectively using new technologies are paramount to the national security of any nation. To maintain the security of these organizations, they need to accelerate their design cycles by innovating and collaborating securely, effectively, and efficiently from site to site.
Virtual Reality’s ability to be implemented inside classified environments enables cross-site collaboration. By utilizing fully secure HMD solutions, multiple users inside of a virtual environment are able to:
• Reduce and/or eliminate the need for physical prototypes.
• Reduce the need for travel by collaborating with virtual avatars.
• Easily identify and create actions against critical design errors earlier in the process.
Current methods of conducting collaborative design reviews can be slow, inefficient, and costly. To resolve these issues and maintain national security, we must connect our teams more effectively to accelerate our design cycles.
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