Immersive Display Solutions, Inc. and Varjo announced they had signed an agreement to enhance their business relationship by leveraging Varjo’s industry-leading mixed reality head-mounted displays to expand IDSI’s simulation and training capabilities. By incorporating the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition into IDSI’s solution offerings, they can provide a realistic training experience where trainees can engage in hands-on training while immersed in a virtual environment.
IDSI is a leading immersive training visual display solution supplier for military and industrial applications. Varjo is the global technology leader in advanced virtual and mixed reality hardware and cloud services for professional use, seamlessly merging the real and digital worlds in human-eye resolution. IDSI has deployed more than 600 training solutions over the past 17 years.
The partnership begins with IDSI integrating Varjo’s latest XR-3 Focal Edition headset into IDSI’s turnkey Extended Reality (X.R.) solution, ChromaXR. ChromaXR is purpose-built to transport the user to a virtual training environment while still seeing the real world in the foreground (Augmented Virtuality). ChromaXR supports multi-mode occlusion, including video pass-through chroma, depth, or marker occlusion. The ‘chroma keying’ or ‘green screening’ technique is the preferred method to achieve clean, real-time separation of physical objects in the foreground from the virtual environment in the background, enabling tactile hands-on training.
ChromaXR also has the flexibility to operate in Virtual Reality (V.R.) mode for situations where gamified training is sufficient to meet the training objectives. The initial focus of ChromaXR is Joint Fires Training, whereby the XR-3 Focal Edition enables trainees to interact with physical equipment.
“We are pleased with the outstanding performance of the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition as an ideal complement to our traditional direct-view projected and LED immersive training systems.”
“Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition, with its high resolution and close focal range, is an ideal extension to our industry-leading immersive CAVE and spherical dome displays. Trainees can easily perform training activities such as reading maps, reading/writing, and exchanging tactical digital communications via simulated digitally aided close air support (DACAS) activities using the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK), which allows precision situational awareness, navigation, and data sharing,” said George Forbes, CEO of IDSI. “We are pleased with the outstanding performance of the Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition as an ideal complement to our traditional direct-view projected and LED immersive training systems.”