June 28, 2017

VR early days see connection and size constraints, says Technicolor execs

Virtual reality (VR) seems to be the darling of the moment, with its potential talked up and trumped by almost everyone.

Virtual reality (VR) seems to be the darling of the moment, with its potential talked up and trumped by almost everyone.

This is clearly evidenced by campaigns, agencies, governments and even adult streaming sites getting cozy with the new format.

While Asia might be seeing faster and better broadband into the home, providing an avenue for content providers to think about VR. Latency however will the key issue to overcome, as Asia ramps to Gigabit speeds according to Jon Walkenhorst, Chief Technology Officer, Connected Home Division, Technicolor. “It is appropriate to be putting fiber [optic] into people’s homes in anticipation of the mass explosion of IoT (Internet of Things) devices… all will demand bandwidth but I think it’s about latency than it is about bandwidth,” said Walkenhorst.

“When you move into virtual reality and augmented reality, you want low latency, you want to be able to turn your head and have the new content come without having to resynchronize again, it’s more about the speed of interaction,” he added.

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