At Mobile World Congress 2024, HTC VIVE has announced new enterprise features for VIVE XR Elite Business Edition, including location-based software suite support, and VIVE Business+ to make fleet management and content deployment effortless. VIVE XR Elite Business Edition also has new physical accessories to support more versatile use cases and enhance comfort for longer sessions or multiple users.

Every year, the XR industry is delivering more innovation to support humanity, according to HTC chair and co-founder, Cher Wang.

“In 2023 we helped older people have new experiences while also optimising medical diagnostic tools. We put a VR headset onto the International Space Station for mental and physical health. And VIVE Arts helped to create a beautiful look at Vincent van Gogh’s final works, in a way never seen before. XR is inspiring people around the world, and the possibilities are endless,” she said.

Preview of the HTC VIVE booth at MWC 2024.

VIVE’s location-based software suite also helped develop the first functional VR system in microgravity. VIVE’s simulator mode was adapted for use on the International Space Station, as Commander Andreas Mogensen used a VIVE Focus 3 for mental and physical health support.

The new VIVE XR Elite Business Edition features include location-based software suite support, a new face gasket designed for high-user turnover scenarios like LBE, new over-the-top headstrap, enhancing comfort and making it easier to switch users, and security clips for the temple arms, to prevent anyone from removing the battery cradle.

VIVE is also launching a new 5-in-1 USB-C dock for VIVE Ultimate Tracker, allowing five units to be charged at the same time. The VIVE USB-C Dock (Five Ports) is perfect for power users and businesses with a large number of VIVE Ultimate Trackers in use.

As remote collaboration becomes increasingly important, VIVE is launching a special VIVERSE Starter Pack to help organisations build their capabilities. The pack promotion includes three months of VIVERSE for Business, 10 free VIVE XR Elite Business Edition units including free VIVE Business Warranty, free access to VIVE Business+ for fleet management and content deployment with total savings over $12,000. There’s also 20 VIVE XR Elite Business Edition bundle available, with total savings over $15,000.

VIVERSE is adding a number of new features, including AI tools, support for VIVE Ultimate Tracker and VIVE Full Face Tracker for VIVE XR Elite, as well as non-VR motion capture for avatars. The new AI technology includes a Personal Assistant, which also functions as a Voice Assistant for productivity tasks. The AI technology also supports Voice-To-Text Transcription and Real-Time Translation into eight languages.

VIVERSE is adding support for VIVE Ultimate Tracker for precise body tracking. VIVE Full Face Tracker is capable of eye-tracking and capturing subtle facial expressions – 38 blend shapes across the lips, jaw, cheeks, chin, teeth, and tongue at 60Hz. This means avatars will be more natural and realistic in VIVERSE.