MRO Magazine

Zeiss Introduces New VR ONE Plus Virtual Reality Headset at E3


June 13, 2016
By Business Wire News

LOS ANGELES

ZEISS, an internationally-leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries, today announces the VR ONE Plus, an upgraded version of the company’s award-winning VR ONE virtual reality headset.

“The VR landscape has changed significantly since we launched the VR ONE in 2014,” said Franz Troppenhagan, Senior Product Manager at ZEISS. “The new VR ONE Plus VR headset addresses feedback we received from thousands of VR ONE users. It also meets the demands of an evolving VR industry and new platforms for immersive and interactive VR, such as Google Daydream.”

The ZEISS VR ONE Plus is designed with the same premium ergonomics, material quality and precision ZEISS optics as the original VR ONE headset. However, it includes several key changes to enhance the device’s functionality, including a universal smartphone tray that works with any Android or iOS smartphone with a screen size between 4.7 and 5.5 inches. This includes both iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus.

The VR ONE Plus also comes with a removable head strap that allows users to configure the device to their viewing needs dependent on application, along with a removable front faceplate and foam inserts that can easily be replaced after heavy usage.

The VR ONE Plus will make its debut at the E3 expo in Los Angeles from June 14-16 in booth #501. ZEISS will be showcasing the VR ONE Plus alongside three innovative use cases for virtual reality, including:

  • A new hidden object mobile VR game produced by Side-Kick that is based on the summer movie release Now You See Me 2.
  • Integration with the DJI Inspire 1, which allows users to experience first-person views from the cockpit of their drone through virtual reality.
  • A partnership with Dacuda that provides a mobile room-scale VR headset based on your smartphone. This plug and play Steam-enabled solution provides an immersive walking or sitting experience generally reserved only for high-end VR headsets, but at an affordable price point.

The VR ONE Plus will be available for purchase in-stores and online beginning in August. For more information on the VR ONE Plus, visit http://zeissvrone.tumblr.com.

About ZEISS
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/ Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.

In fiscal year 2014/15 the company generated revenue approximating €4.5 billion with around 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information at www.zeiss.com

Press:
ZEISS VR ONE
Franz Troppenhagen, +497364 20-9761
franz.troppenhagen@zeiss.com
www.zeiss.com/press