Verizon Partnering With Mixed Reality Company ThirdEye Gen for 5G Mobile Edge Computing
The advent of 5G connectivity and the increased speeds that this will spell out is expected to give the enterprise mixed reality glasses a major shot in the arm. To capitalize on this high-tech future, Horizon has just partnered with the mixed reality hardware company ThirdEye Gen to offer users the benefits of the synergy between mixed reality and 5G speeds. With the inking of the partnership, the obscure mixed reality company is set to become Verizon’s first official smart glasses partner for the rollout of 5G-powered mobile edge computing.
ThirdEye Gen is set to see some buzz in the mixed reality space after it was granted tech patents for a low-latency data streaming architecture and OLED displays.
With these new developments, the mixed reality company is now entering an “exciting” frontier in its mixed reality innovation journey. The company has two approved patents and it has just inked its first major partnership with a major US technology provider. The startup now becomes the first mixed reality glasses company to partner with Verizon in developing cutting-edge 5G use-cases that will provide users with a new ecosystem of hands-free human interaction with its mixed reality devices.
5G technology holds a bright promise for the immersive technologies. Almost all the major hardware manufacturers have their eyes trained on the rollout of 5G technology and in the coming years, you can expect to see new immersive reality hardware that will be designed around the presence or availability of the high-speed low-latency 5G networks. The rollout of 5G will help unlock some of the key functionalities of mixed reality technology.
Some mixed reality hardware vendors are already ahead of the curve when it comes to the leveraging of the possibilities presented by 5G. The mixed reality hardware company Nreal, for example, is already launching mixed reality glasses that can connect to 5G.
5G mobile networks will enable a massive improvement in speeds that will open the way for functions such as the mobile streaming of 3D videos, including the streaming of live videos. This will make it possible for viewers to use mixed reality hardware to view content such as live sports events.
The increased speeds will also carry positive implications on the enterprise front. Enterprise applications rely on various software tools that require high speeds for an optimal experience. With 5G, it will be possible to seamlessly implement critical applications such as the remote assistance services that connect experts at the headquarters with field service technicians. This could lend itself to multiple critical use-cases. In remote assistance applications, experts at HQs can use mixed reality, leveraging on 5G, to remotely guide service techs in the fields around the world by projecting the instructions on the technicians’ real-world view through the use of mixed reality glasses. This will create a two-way 3D feed where a lot of data has to be transferred within the shortest time possible and the high-speed 5G networks will lend themselves easily to such an application. They will be quite the game changer.
With the rollout of 5G, you will have smart glasses that can work seamlessly even where there is no Wi-Fi. This will practically unlock limitless use-cases. One example that has been highlighted by ThirdEye Gen would be the use of mixed reality smart glasses by auto mechanics in scanning objects such as complex motors by using the built-in cameras and then transmitting these images back to a remote expert who can provide real-time help in troubleshooting the problems. The instructions can be transmitted via video guidance or through live audio.
According to ThirdEye, its XR MR smart glasses are currently the smallest mixed reality glasses in the market, weighing only 6 oz. The ThirdEye’s X2 Mixed Reality glasses provide users with a field-of-view that’s similar to that of a 90” screen through two OLED displays. The ThirdEye Gen smart glasses will sell for less than $2000 and can be pre-ordered now.