HTC has formed a strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes to drive virtual reality (VR) into the enterprise space. HTC has a VR system called Vive, which the two companies will work on refining applications for.
Dassault Systèmes has developed the 3DExperience platform as a collaborative virtual environment for businesses to create differentiating customer experiences.
Dassault Systèmes applications can already be used on the HTC Vive VR system, which is said to provide “total experiential immersion and room-scale capability”, say the companies, adding that it delivers a 3D experience in a highly accessible format that enables their customers to easily envisage potential solutions.
“We are in the age of the experience economy, which means that innovation must be driven by the value of experiences,” says Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.
“With HTC Vive, our collaborative 3DExperience platform provides a second to none consistent experience of the virtual twin of the real world, thus addressing our customer needs in collaborative innovation from ideation to marketing and selling.”
Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO of HTC, says: “Virtual reality is a truly disruptive technology in business as well as our lives, and Dassault Systèmes is leading the way in demonstrating how VR can help organizations transform their business, enhancing their products and services or creating completely new offerings.
“We are delighted to have Dassault Systèmes as our partner who shares our values of innovation and quality and our ambition to drive VR into the enterprise space.”
HTC and Dassault Systèmes will showcase world-class applications for business and governments at several upcoming global events. These include Dassault Systèmes’ high profile Age of Experience series of events in Milan, Boston, Shanghai and London, where the HTC Vive virtual reality system will demonstrate the power of the 3DExperience platform across four megatrends: design, science, manufacturing and marketing.
The two companies will also demonstrate Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperienCity at the World Cities Summit 2016 in Singapore on 10-14th July. 3DExperienCity is a 3DExperience universe allowing governments and local authorities and their business partners to model, simulate, optimize and operate urban projects and services for the city in a virtual 3D environment.