Back in January Facebook has removed its 3DOF helmet, the Oculus Go, from the commercial platform and started to offer the Oculus Quest instead as part of a new Oculus for Business initiative. However, this has so far only been in closed beta.
Facebook has some details about the Oculus for Business platform in a blog post on the Oculus website and a landing page, Oculus for business.
When a company buys a quest via the Oculus for Business platform for $ 1,000, it does not receive a consumer device. Instead, this quest is specially designed for their business with business-oriented features like a kiosk demo mode and two years of quality business support by phone, live chat or email.
Business Edition quests have a custom operating system that does not access the classic Quest store to download games and other consumer content. Instead, businesses benefit from unique features such as configuring multiple devices, the ability to load headsets with their own content to launch directly, and even remote access.
The multi-device configuration should help speed things up for corporate events and for internal use. Using a separate version of the Oculus mobile app, businesses can configure and update multiple headsets at once with the app as a central hub.
When you use Oculus for Business Quest, the user interface is also different, putting company-approved content in the foreground rather than needing to load items or access a store that doesn’t was not designed for business use cases.
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