XR-1 Developer Edition Recognized as 2019 Lumiere Award Winner

Varjo is a 2019 Entertainment Technology Lumiere Award winner. Organized by the Advanced Imaging Society, the Lumiere Awards recognizes distinguished international achievements in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies such as VR, AR, and real-time rendering.

Varjo won the award for its recently announced XR-1 Developer Edition, which is the world’s first photorealistic mixed reality device targeted at engineers, designers and researchers pioneering a new reality.

Based on sophisticated video pass-through technology and Varjo’s human-eye resolution Bionic Display™, the XR-1 is able to seamlessly merge virtual content with the real world for the first time. The device can portray true-to-life colors, lights, and shadows in full field of view (82 x 82 degrees) with <10 ms latency, as well as enable switching between virtual and mixed realities. The XR-1 Developer Edition will become commercially available later this year for business use.

Other winners of the 2019 awards included Magnopus’ Tycoon Virtual Production System, which helped create Disney’s The Lion King, as well as Skydance/Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Unity Technologies, Felix and Paul Studios, and Sony Innovation Studios. The winners were recognized at the Advanced Imaging Society’s 10th annual ceremony held in Beverly Hills on October 28.

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Varjo’s Bernard Mendiburu and Brandon Turnage at the award ceremony