Jaunt expands VR/AR platform with new R&D efforts

Immersive content firm Jaunt has announced new research and development (R&D) efforts to support its Jaunt XR platform.

This business-to-business extended reality platform enables partners to distribute augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) content through their own applications and channels.

The new R&D efforts focus on volumetric capture, which makes it possible for Jaunt’s partners to film a subject from a 360-degree perspective and then output an avatar that can be used as an AR asset.

“Standing as one of the early, major players in the virtual and augmented reality space, we’ve taken our consumer-facing technology and storytelling capabilities and made them available to our partners,” said Jaunt CTO and founder, Arthur van Hoff.

“Our B2B focus addresses a need for companies to be able to deliver AR and VR, and we see our XR Platform’s real-time volumetric capabilities as yet another avenue for them to share engaging stories through their own channels. It’s just one of the ways we’re continuing to push the boundaries of XR content at Jaunt.”

Jaunt announced its Jaunt XR platform at the end of 2017 and Sky is a major customer, using it to deliver virtual reality content to consumers via the Sky VR app.

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