Enterprise-grade Extended Reality (XR) training platform ARuVR has been granted a patent by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO). The title of the invention is ‘Virtual and Augmented Reality units, systems and methods’. The technology covered by the patent (which includes a total of 15 claims) solves many issues, including multi-user simultaneous VR/AR training solutions being so far only satisfactory for individual use due the inherent latency issues associated with such real-time, high data payload applications. The patent is numbered GB2586627 and will remain in force for 20 years.
Following three years of research and development, the ARuVR training platform enables enterprises to train multiple employees in real-time, in any location globally, through a multiway interactive AR/VR experience. All participants are able to collaborate in an immersive or augmented reality experience and to see what all participants are doing, in real-time with zero latency.
The invention is already present in the ARuVR platform, which has been deployed by many leading global enterprises, including Coca-Cola, BT, Rio Tinto, Amazon, American Express, BP and PwC.
“Until now the potential of VR/AR in a training capacity has been limited by its 1-2-1 nature and problems with latency,” said ARuVR CEO and Founder, said: Frank Furnari. “ARuVR VR/AR training solutions significantly solve this, allowing enterprises to effectively communicate, collaborate and train their workforce at the same time, wherever they are, interactively and in real-time. Our technology innovation has been recognised with this patent and we, as a team, are immensely proud of what we have achieved.”