Deep integration allows HTC VIVE end users and remote meeting participants to collaborate in a common virtual environment using Agora’s video, voice, and messaging technology.
SANTA CLARA, California., June 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneering platform and leader in real-time API (RTE), announced today that its video software development kit (SDK) is now pre-integrated into the HTC VIVE Sync Application, the main virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR) remote meeting and collaboration application.
By integrating the Agora video SDK, the HTC VIVE Sync app can enable smoother remote collaboration between HTC VIVE users and non-VR users within the same virtual environment. This gives users the ability to share the same immersive experience on any device without the need for virtual reality headsets. In addition, users can share their screens and files around collaborative meetings, making the virtual reality experience more accessible, productive, and enjoyable for all participants.
“Augmented reality, along with real-time participation, will drive the next generation of workplace collaboration,” he said Tony Zhao, Founder and CEO of Agora. “We are excited about our work with HTC VIVE and the potential of XR live streaming because it allows for perfect human connections between the real world and the metaverse and between different metaverses, through the power of the Agora network.”
Last month, Agora first announced its ISV collaboration with HTC VIVE at VIVECON, where the world leader in premium VR launched its latest business headphones. Following that announcement, this integration marks the first big step for Agora to help develop more accessible, innovative, and powerful real-time engagement applications for audiences around the world.
As the rise in market demand for more real-time collaboration continues to accelerate, more and more people are finding new and innovative ways to stay connected. Augmented reality has become an increasingly popular way to interact with the immersive experience it offers.
“The Agora RTE solution is the platform needed to connect the virtual and physical world, providing everyone with a unique insight into what’s happening in the virtual world and being able to interact with it,” he said. Cher Wang, CEO of HTC. “Its ease of use is an important part of our innovation puzzle to create meaningful human connections.”
The VIVE Sync app, with Agora Video SDK, is the perfect hybrid collaboration tool, connecting both the virtual and the physical world.
As for Agora
Agora’s mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, in any app, anytime, anywhere. The Agora platform provides developers with simple, flexible, and powerful application programming interfaces, or APIs, to incorporate real-time voice and video sharing experiences into their applications. For more information about Agora and its associations, visit: www.agora.io.
As for HTC
HTC VIVE is the leading virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates real virtual reality experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is based on premium VR hardware, software and content. The VIVE business includes the best XR hardware in its category; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a 100 million US dollars VR business accelerator; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information, visit www.vive.com.
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