XR Management Systems Help Scale AR and VR Simulation Deployment
The use of extended reality (XR), which encompasses augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR), can greatly benefit learners through healthcare simulation exercises. As more facilities and institutions begin employing training utilizing XR, an increasing number of AR and VR devices are being developed and released. However, managing these devices can be difficult. To help combat this challenge, companies ArborXR and ManageXR are offering XR device management solutions. These companies are helping to revolutionize clinical simulation training through advanced computer software capabilities.
More About ManageXR
ManageXR solves the challenges of working with XR at scale. The company services as an enterprise device management platform designed for VR and AR devices. Using ManageXR, admins can remotely control every aspect of their XR device fleet, including distributing apps and files, customizing the home screen user experience, tracking device health and usage, and much more.
Users can also distribute content, customize the user experience, and troubleshoot devices, without leaving their desks. They can also monitor their fleet, check device statuses, and gain insight for easy troubleshooting. There exists the opportunity to remotely deploy all XR content to keep devices up-to-date while out in the field. Other features include the ability to use Kiosk Mode to lock a device to a single app or tailor the Home Screen to create a streamlined user experience. ManageXR works on any Android-based XR device, including Pico, Vive, and Oculus headsets.
“We haven’t met a lot of companies that have been as responsive, creative, imaginative, and that have such high-quality delivery as ManageXR. Having ManageXR on our side is a big strength point for getting XRHealth to run smoothly,” said Sagie Grunhaus, the vice president of product at XRHealth.
In November 2021, ManageXR announced that the software has been preloaded on Pico Interactive devices in the U.S. ManageXR’s embedded solution on new Pico headsets is perfect for companies that are deploying devices to end-users in the field. Rather than requiring admins or IT groups to load apps and configure devices, the end-user can get up and running simply by inputting a code.
“This is a huge win for admins, as it takes a full step out of the supply chain. Non-technical end-users can follow a couple of simple steps to bring a device from a blank slate to fully configured in less than 2 minutes,” said Luke Wilson, ManageXR’s Founder and CEO.
More About ArborXR
ArborXR is an enterprise-grade XR device management, content management, and content distribution solution for enterprise companies and XR solutions providers looking to scale. This solution offers group devices to manage apps, files, and settings in bulk, spot deployment issues, and gain insights with analytics. ArborXR also allows users to see device battery, storage, and network status at a glance, and to remotely wipe headsets with the click of a button.
With this solution, users can save time by provisioning multiple AR and VR devices simultaneously (a single PC can provision as many devices simultaneously as you have USB ports). They can save time and bandwidth by generating a configuration package as well. Further, with one click headsets get apps, files, Wi-Fi configurations, and other device settings installed on device setup.
With ArborXR, we’re able to look at the health of the headset and the software. We’re able to make immediate updates, replacing legacy files with new files if necessary. It’s easy for the client to get the latest and greatest version of the content that they’ve invested in,” said Marcus Brown, CMO at Digital Twin Studios.
Users can manage AR & VR device policies and deploy content to a range of Android-based standalone AR and VR devices, including popular headsets like the HTC VIVE Focus 3, HTC VIVE Focus Plus, Pico Neo 3, Pico Neo 2, Pico G2 4K, Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, Vuzix M400, and more.
“ArborXR allows us to manage our users, devices, and software in a simple, clean interface quickly and easily. We can now protect our IP and deploy to multiple devices while our users only need to put on their headset to access the latest available content,” said Daniel Peachey, CTO, OxfordVR.
In November 2021, ArborXR announces a strategic partnership with Axon and HTC VIVE for public safety training in North America. With ArborXR, Axon can remotely manage and deploy content to thousands of headsets that will help protect lives through healthcare simulation training.
“VR is rapidly growing, and this announcement is big news for the entire AR/VR industry. We’re excited to partner with Axon to build a comprehensive solution for VR on a large scale, in what is anticipated to be one of the largest VR deployments to date,” said Brad Scoggin, CEO at Arborxr.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.