Facebook plans ‘enterprise edition’ of VR headsets

Facebook plans ‘enterprise edition’ of VR headsets

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Facebook wants to sell more virtual reality headsets to businesses.

The company is working on an “enterprise edition” of its Oculus Go and Oculus Quest headsets, according to a new job posting that was first discovered by Variety.

The job listing is for a software engineer position on Oculus’ AR/VR Enterprise team. Though light on specifics, it says enterprise editions of its headsets will launch in 2019.

“Starting with VR, we are building an Oculus Go and Oculus Quest Enterprise edition expected to launch in 2019,” the description says.

Facebook has previously dabbled in this space. The company has offered Oculus Business, Rift bundles meant to appeal to businesses, since 2017. But a dedicated enterprise version of its hardware would be a significant expansion for Oculus. The job description suggests Facebook is working on partnerships with “enterprise-developer ecosystems” and other software platforms in order to create business-specific features.  Read more…

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