Socializing in VR is increasingly popular and Cisco is now possible to hold business meetings in VR? The enterprise has come up with an adaption of its Cisco Spark software, via which users can meet, talk and mingle in a virtual business world.
Now available as an early access app for Oculus Rift with Touch, Cisco Spark in VR features full integration with the standard Cisco Spark version. This means that all files, whiteboards, and other features are easily accessible for VR users, as long as you have a (free) Cisco Spark account. Due to this integration, companies with a Cisco Spark Board can connect with users in VR in real time.
“Cisco Spark in VR is another way to access Cisco Spark content, just like the apps we have for the web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. It runs on the Cisco Spark platform, using the same APIs, and is tightly integrated with the Cisco Spark application,” explains Dr. Jens Meggers, Cisco’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Cloud Collaboration Technology Group (CCTG) in a blog posting. “You can grab, open, share, and present files – using just your hands. Using VR enhances the current (two-dimensional) collaboration environment, like being able to interact with a 3D model of a car engine, or stepping into an architectural design and see the building before any concrete is poured.”
Real time collaboration
Cisco Spark is a useful tool for real time collaboration. Being able to design, draw and create together in virtual reality makes for a better experience. With the tool’s white-boarding capabilities, teams can create content together by drawing on the same virtual Cisco Spark Board in virtual reality. Users can also access the virtual board on their physical Spark Board or mobile device. All devices are fully synchronized, enabling people to collaborate in real time, both virtually and physically.
Cisco Spark in VR is a concept launch. “Our testing with early VR adopters led to some interesting results, not least of which was that users enjoyed the experience. We are continuing to work with this group to identify previously unexplored collaboration experiences with VR.” Get your Early access app for free via the Oculus Store.