HTC announced today that a business version of the HTC Vive (Vive BE) will be coming to capture the huge demand from industries to enable them to deploy commerical applications using the virtual technology.
HTV Vive BE will be available from June 2016 and will allow both companies and individuals to order the VR systems with additional services adapted for commercial and business application. Alongside the Vive VR system, Vive BE comes with commercial licencing and a dedicated customer support with a 12 month limited warranty. Organisations will be able to buy multiple hardware with the option for purchasing large quantities.
Daniel O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC says,
“with Vive BE, we are answering the overwhelming demand from global industries for a complete VR experience, to provide innovative solutions for their business needs. Expediting the growth of partner organisations through application of Vive technology is an incredibly important part of our ongoing VR strategy, and will ensure Vive continues to be at the forefront of the enterprise sector.”
Priced at £849 GBP, HTC Vive BE will launch in 5 markets US, Canada, UK, Germany & France. The BE edition will include the following:
- Complete Vive BE System
- Vive BE Headset
- Vive BE Controllers x2
- Vive BE Base Stations x2
- Vive BE 3-in-1 Cable
- Vive BE Face Cushions x4
- Dedicated Vive Business Edition customer support line
- 12-month limited warranty (certain exclusions and limitations apply)
You can find out more about the business edition of the HTC Vive at their website and how to order one when it becomes available June 2016.