Virtual Reality Worlds for Business


2020. HTC offers businesses virtual reality meetings


Hundreds of millions of people are taking online meetings from home due to the coronavirus lockdowns. And now they can do it in virtual reality. HTC announced its Vive Sync platform for business meetings in virtual reality is now in open for free (till the end of 2020). The experience of using Vive Sync should be familiar to anyone who has used VR apps before. First, you create your Vive Sync avatar, starting with a selfie and then customizing it further. The virtual meetings on Vive Sync are integrated with business tools such as OneDrive, meaning you can publish stuff like PDFs, videos, and 3D models in your virtual meeting space. Vive Sync currently supports up to 30 meeting participants per session. Of course, those participants will all have to wear Vive headsets, which range from $549 to more than $1,000, so ... you know what to do, bosses.


2013. Virtual 3D-worlds for business come back: Timvi


About 7 years ago the idea to bring virtual 3D worlds to business meetings emerged on the IT market. Some start-ups appeared and even Second Life opened the enterprise version of its virtual world. But then global economic crisis began and companies had no time to test the new toys. The 3D worlds for business were sent to the deadpool. Maybe their second coming will be more successful. Russian company Avrorus recently introduced their new platform Timvi - the virtual business center, where any company can build own 3D office or conference room of any size and use it for meetings with partners, customers or staff training. 3D office - is just an environment for online meetings. During the meeting, you can use the usual tools: video, voice, chat, screen sharing, online presentations. Why do you need this environment?


2010. Sococo Team Space - virtual office in four walls



How does a ordinary virtual office for the geographically-distributed teams look like? Probably something like Basecamp or Google Apps: user list with online status indication, chat, a page for shared files, calendar, tasks, forum. Looks minimalistic and efficient. But the lack of such online office is that the project participants don't have a team-feelings that comes when working in the same real office. Of course, there are already virtual worlds for business like Second Life, where you can create a realistic 3D-office and 3D-avatars. But for a small startup using such a 3D-world as an online office - is overkill. Sococo Team Space is something average between virtual reality and traditional online office.