As one of less than two dozen young companies and startups worldwide, Hololight will receive first-hand development support through Qualcomm´s Snapdragon Pathfinder program. Pathfinder offers participants benefits like early access to software releases, development and marketing support as well as a development kit including Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses and a Motorola Edge Plus smartphone. Hololight will bring an entire Business-Ready Industrial Metaverse to Snapdragon Spaces.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform is an Augmented Reality (AR) development kit designed to create immersive experiences that run on head-mounted displays. With the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program, Qualcomm aims to foster an active community of Snapdragon Spaces developers. As a leading provider of semiconductors in the mobile sector, the company wants to team up with AR innovators to create immersive experiences that augment the content ecosystem of the Metaverse. As Hugo Swart, General Manager of Qualcomm’s XR Business Group, stated at AWE 2022, the company´s goal is to take as many developers as possible along on this journey.
XR Streaming for immersive experiences
Through the Pathfinder program, Hololight will bring its industrial XR Streaming solution Hololight Stream to the Snapdragon Spaces platform. This will enable streaming of XR apps with Hololight Stream to end devices like ThinkReality A3 – allowing users to experience highly performant XR use cases, since streaming from a cloud or on-premises server ensures the required performance. Use cases with high-polygon content and complex data sets are easily possible in real-time. What’s more, data security is increased because there’s no need to store data on the end devices.
Business-Ready Industrial Metaverse
Hololight also aims to bring its Business-Ready Industrial Metaverse Hololight Hub to Qualcomm users. The global, all-encompassing immersive ecosystem enables streaming and hosting of every XR app. Thanks to streaming via Hololight Stream, Hololight Hub brings the power of the cloud to mobile XR devices and enables companies to scale their XR apps without limitations.
“Merging Hololight Hub and Snapdragon Spaces will generate great value for a wide customer base, since it will enable complex, high-quality immersive experiences on various light-weight end devices,” states Phillip Landgraf, Head of Technology at Hololight.
As part of Snapdragon Pathfinder’s first cohort, which Qualcomm announced at AWE 2022, Hololight has received development and marketing support as well as a development kit including Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses and a Motorola Edge+ smartphone.