Looking Glass Factory, creators of the world's first desktop holographic display, announced Tuesday, May 28, the Looking Glass Pro: A Holographic Workstation, a complete, all-in-one 3D visualization solution available for pre-order for a limited time at $5,500.
The Looking Glass Pro is designed specifically for enterprise customers seeking a turnkey holographic display solution for groups of people without the need for VR or AR headsets.
The Looking Glass Pro Workstation will be showcased to the public for the first time at AWE 2019 (Booth #705). Pre-orders are available at look.glass/lkgpro.
The Looking Glass Pro is a general purpose, self-contained holographic interface that comes with a powerful suite of software tools licensed for commercial use, including the HoloPlay Unity SDK, HoloPlay Plugin for Unreal, and the three.
Looking Glass library, enabling companies to generate holographic applications in the fields of 3D design & simulation, volumetric and 360 3D video capture, architecture, medical visualization, education, and experiential marketing.
The hardware features a proprietary 15.6” lightfield display with a powerful embedded computer for fully standalone functionality, an integrated full-size 15.6” touchscreen, secondary fold-out 2D display for UI navigation, and a Leap Motion controller for 3D spatial interaction.
“After shipping thousands of standard and large Looking Glass dev kit displays to 3D content creators earlier this year, we received numerous requests from companies for a self-contained holographic solution that they could start using instantly, without needing to connect separate peripherals or an external computer,” said Shawn Frayne, co-founder and CEO of Looking Glass Factory. “Which is why today we're extremely excited to announce the launch of the Looking Glass Pro.”
When customers turn on The Looking Glass Pro for the first time, they will see a sample app library containing dozens of holographic apps in the system which they can browse and experience. Customers can then use some of the apps to display and interact with their own content holographically (through the 3D model and animation viewer app or the lightfield photo app, for instance) or use a special commercial version of the Looking Glass Unity, Unreal, and three.js SDKs to generate their own holographic apps for the Looking Glass Pro, for their own use or for their customers.
“We've found that customers can really benefit from visualizing true 3D content communally as opposed to donning a VR/AR headset to do so,” said Nitin Bhargava, VP of business development at Looking Glass Factory. “With the Looking Glass Pro, we're able to deliver what these customers need in a single unit. We're really excited to work closely with them to unlock new holographic enterprise experiences.”
Looking Glass Factory is also announcing partnerships with companies like Orthoscience and Kandao VR to offer turnkey solutions in specific industries seeking an all-in-one holographic solution. Their joint work will be on display at AWE (Booth #705).
Pricing and Availability
The Looking Glass Pro Workstation lists at $6,000 and will be offered at a special pre-order price of $5,500 from May 29 - June 2. The units will begin shipping mid-July 2019.