Reliance announces at the annual Reliance AGM 2020, its new product called Jio Glass for 3D interactions, enable watching holographic content, being a mixed reality headset.
This new product is aimed at enhancing the virtual space by making it more interactive using 3D avatars, holographic content and even normal video conferencing features.
The Jio Glass weighs just 75gms and comes with personalized audio. In order to access content on the device, the company will provide a simple cable that can be attached to the smartphone in order to access different use case scenarios. It looks just like any normal pair of sunglasses at the outset but is thicker in some places to integrate the sensors and necessary hardware.
The Jio Glass can use 3D avatars to make interactions better in the virtual world. The company will also allow designed discussions by sharing 3D holograms. According to the company, Jio Glass will get support from 25 apps for now. The Glass can be used for educational purposes using holographic content.
Reliance Industries also announced a new stakeholder in Jio Platforms. The company has announced Google as a new strategic partner. The company has claimed that the search giant will invest ₹33,737 crore with a stake of 7.7%. This takes the total investment by stakeholders to ₹1,52,056 crore.
Before the Google announcement, Reliance Industries had sold stakes worth ₹1,18,318.45 crore which includes investors like Facebook. While the lockdown and times of uncertainty hit the share values of most companies, Reliance Industries has managed to soar through by an increment of over 120% since the lockdown began in mid-March. Other major investors and collaborators from the tech world include chipset makers Intel and Qualcomm.
Jio Glass could prove to be useful for teachers and students as well, allowing them to come together in a 3D virtual classroom and conduct holographic sessions through the Jio Mixed Reality Cloud in real-time. The mixed reality headset could also enable immersive learning where students could virtually travel to Taj Mahal or the Pyramids of Giza in their geography lectures. The company did not indulge into too much detail for the Jio Glass, but now that it has been unveiled, availability and pricing details should be announced in the near future.