Dell partners with Meta to bring AR to industries

Dell will become the first authorised reseller of the Meta 2 Augmented reality Development Kit, in a partnership aimed at giving enterprises the tools they need to make effective use of AR.

The development kit is designed to provide commercial companies with a range of tools for AR business deployment, particularly those operating in healthcare, manufacturing and construction.

"There continues to be tremendous potential for VR and AR across various industries and in addition to building technology powerful enough for the job, we're also committed to working with our innovative partners to make AR more comprehensive and accessible for our commercial customers to explore and adopt," said Rahul Tikoo, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Precision workstations.

Getting down to business

The Meta 2 AR development kit makes the company’s AR headset compatible with a range of Dell professional PCs, such as the Precision workstations and Canvas.

Among the use cases is a ‘medical holodeck’ which uses the Meta headset in conjunction with the Dell Canavas to allow medical professionals to work together in AR. The kit provides enterprises with the world’s widest field of view for AR, as well as a powerful optical engine that allows for the overlaying of photorealistic content. The headset also allows holographic 3D content to be manipulated by touch.

Engineers, for example, would be able to visualise and manipulate virtual schematics that are overlaid over their working space, or doctors could be training using dummies with holographic details overlaid on top.

"We're very excited for this partnership with Dell. Dell users will now have the opportunity to get their hands on a seamless AR solution that is considered the best on the market by many," said Joe Mikhail, Chief Revenue Officer, Meta.

"This is a major element of Meta's ecosystem development initiatives. We are certain our partnership with Dell will deliver our game-changing technology into many creative hands and drive productivity measures to both developers and corporates alike." 

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