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Location Based Entertainment (LBE) is rapidly growing in popularity around the world.
Our VIVE Focus 3 headset is one of the most prolific headsets for LBE venues, due to its rich hardware and software ecosystem making it flexible and easy to work with at scale. VIVE Focus 3 features 5K visuals, 90Hz refresh rate, WiFi 6 & 6E, well-balanced ergonomics with a removeable battery, and the easy-to-clean magnetically attached face gasket.
On the hardware side we also launched a VIVE Focus 3 Multi Battery Charger*, perfect for days when VIVE Focus 3 is in constant use. We partnered with Cleanbox for quick and easy UVC cleaning. And we brought out the VIVE Wrist Tracker, making it easy to track either hands or smaller handheld objects (such as props for games, like pistols) with high accuracy.
In terms of software and services not only do we have our VIVE Business Warranty, we designed VIVE Focus 3 to work with popular MDMs as well as offering our own bespoke solution, it’s easy to stream PCVR content via VIVE Business Streaming, and we’ve constantly been rolling out new updates to our LBE software.
To reflect the growing use cases, including education and arts/culture, we’re renaming that software from LBE to
Location Based Software Suite (LBSS
. And VIVE’s LBSS software is going from strength-to-strength, here are the highlights:
Game space is easy to define
In LBE Mode, VIVE Focus 3 can scale up single-tracking areas up to 1,000 m2 (33 m x 30 m)—about the size of 4 adjacent tennis courts—while maintaining smooth, free-roaming, inside-out 6DoF tracking with sub-millimetre accuracy. And the game space can be a tailored, from simple rectangular spaces through to irregular shapes with cutouts and alcoves.
Co-location made easy
Multiple users, one map. Share a headset’s room setup map with multiple headsets to achieve instant multiuser experiences where users can see and interact with each other in the same physical and virtual environment. Map Sharing not only eliminates the need to perform a room setup for each headset individually, but also saves time and resources-allowing for simple, quick, and scalable deployment.
Multiple maps, multiple headsets. With the Group Management feature, different maps can easily be assigned to
a large number of
intranet Wi-Fi connections.
Scale up user rotation with Visual Odometry (VO) mode
This makes it super-simple to get users straight into the VR experience. VO is the process of determining the position and orientation of a headset through headset-captured images while the headset is in use. VO Mode allows users to bypass the environment setup process so they can jump right into 6DoF experiences as soon as they put on their headsets. Quickly deploy LBE or VR-based training programs in different environments instantaneously.
Easy onboarding with LBE Hybrid mode
LBE Hybrid Mode allows for a seamless transition between VO Mode and LBE Mode for easy onboarding. By using VO Mode, users can start in VR while still in the prep area, where they can set everything up and get acclimated to the headset. Then after entering the designated play area, they can switch right into LBE Mode for the full experience. This smooth transition enables higher throughput of users, for a greater return on investment.
Simulator VR mode – 3DoF to 6DoF simulation
Simulator VR Mode is a unique 6DoF VR solution for motion platform experiences such as cars, training simulators, and amusement park rides. A fixed VIVE Focus 3 controller or VIVE Wrist Tracker is used to convert a 3DoF environment into a 6DoF experience, providing more natural interactions that help prevent motion sickness. The capability to track in low-light environments makes Simulator VR Mode perfect for closed-cabin training simulators and movie theaters alike.
Similar to QR codes, ArUco codes are easily reproducible visual trackers that provide unique ID points and extra position information to VR headsets in real time. ArUco codes can provide additional tracking points to reduce positional drift, and they can act as unique markers to align virtual scenes and assets with real-world environments for more immersive experiences.
With ArUco markers, Vive Focus 3 headset can instantly detect and align the coordination in a shared space . Marker-based location sharing is ideal for eliminating the typical cumbersome setup processes involved with multiuser VR experiences—such as calibrating each headset from a specific starting point in the play area.
Services and Customisation
LBE Environment Setup Support. To make sure you get the most out of the VIVE Location-Based Software Suite, our dedicated support team will guide you step-by-step when building your maps. Just send us your 3D models and texture designs, and we’ll provide a comprehensive tracking risk assessment as well as suggestions for how you can improve your environmental setup.
The VIVE Location-Based Software Suite can be customized and integrated according to the needs of your enterprise. We will work with you to make sure you get the most out of the available features and options.
And there’s so much more we’re doing. Keep track of the latest via
our new pages
nd our YouTube tutorials.
*Currently available in selected regions