Press release
19th June 2017

 
 

Varjo Emerges From Stealth With “20|20” – The First Human Eye-Resolution VR/AR/XR Immersive Display

First In A Series Of Products To Jump-Start The Next Computing Platform; Shipping Q4 2017, 70 MPix vs. 1 MPix+ Resolution for Oculus, Vive, Hololens, Magic Leap

June 19, 2017 – Helsinki – Varjo™ (Shadow in Finnish) Technologies today announced it has emerged from stealth and is now demonstrating the world’s first Human eye-resolution headmounted display for upcoming Varjo-branded immersive computing products.

Designed for professional users and with resolutions more than 70X beyond any currently shipping or announced head-mounted display (including Magic Leap™), this major technology advancement enables unprecedented levels of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) realism. This is accomplished by Varjo’s patented technology that replicates how the human eye naturally works, creating a super-high-resolution image to the users gaze direction. This is further combined with video-see-through (VST) technology for unparalleled AR/MR capabilities.

Codenamed “20|20” after perfect vision, Varjo’s prototype is based on unique technology created by a team of optical scientists, creatives and developers who formerly occupied top positions at Microsoft®, Nokia®, Intel®, Nvidia® and Rovio®. This technology will be shipping in Varjo-branded products specifically for professional users and applications starting in late Q4, 2017.

Comparative matrix Effective resolution Field of view
Varjo 20|20 70 MP 100°
Oculus, Vive 1.2 MP 100°
VR in 5 years * 16 MP 140°
HoloLens 1 MP 32°
ODG R9 2 MP 50°
Meta II 1.8 MP 100°
* Prediction 2016 by Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash at Oculus Connect 3

Varjo has demonstrated 20|20 to more than 30 technology journalists and analysts worldwide. Comparative images between different headsets and more can be found at www.varjo.com/media. Interested ISVs and developers seeking access to Varjo’s Beta program should contact beta@varjo.com for more details.

“Varjo’s patented display innovation pushes VR technology 10 years ahead of the current stateof-the-art, where people can experience unprecedented resolution of VR and AR content limited only by the perception of the human eye itself,” said Urho Konttori, CEO and founder of Varjo Technologies. “This technology, along with Varjo VST, jump-starts the immersive computing age overnight – VR is no longer a curiosity, but now can be a professional tool for all industries."

Varjo Technologies Oy is based in Helsinki and is creating the world’s best hardware and software for groundbreaking VR/AR/XR computing devices, merging the real and digital worlds seamlessly together.

 

Varjo is a trademark of Varjo Technologies, Oy – All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are hereby recognized and acknowledged.

 

For further information, please contact Varjo Technologies PR Counsel Jonathan Hirshon at jh@horizonpr.com or Varjo press at contact@varjo.com

See and embed the Varjo announcement film over at Vimeo.