Microsoft Thoroughly Revolutionizes AR/VR Conferencing With Its ‘Mesh’ Program

Mar 3, 2021

Category: Tech

As part of the American multinational technology company’s Ignite 2021 campaign, Microsoft has just unveiled what is almost certainly the most profound breakthrough and leap forward in the augmented reality and virtual conferencing space with the debut of its game-changing Microsoft Mesh program.

Pairing with a state-of-the-art VR/AR headset, Microsoft Mesh is a mixed reality platform in which individuals located in different geographical areas can collectively collaborate on projects via cutting-edge mixed reality sessions that use full-size holographs. Rather than a simple video chat, Mesh creates a 3D map of the hosting space (or “Hanai portal”), as well as physical avatars for each team member in the session, allowing them to walk around the room, and see, hear, and communicate as if in the same physical location. Microsoft’s promo video for Mesh does a superb job of demonstrating the possibilities afforded by the new AR/VR offering, including team architecture projects, automotive design, air traffic control use, remote medical applications, and even traditional Japanese Kanji and calligraphy lessons. To learn more about this game-changing release, you can watch the promo video or check out the full Microsoft Ignite 2021 press release linked below.

Learn More: Microsoft

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Elevate Your Urban Running Experience With lululemon's 'Fast And Free' Collection

It includes everything from adjustable no-bounce belts to sweat-wicking performance shirts.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

The 12 Best Apple Watch Alternatives

Proof that the square wearable isn't the only capable smartwatch on the market.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

The 8 Best GPS Trackers For Hiking

Digital eyes-in-the-sky that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

A Redesigned Siri Remote Highlights The Updated Apple TV 4K

The new clickpad control offers five-way navigation for better accuracy.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Apple Unveils A 5G-Compatible iPad Pro With An M1 Chip & A Liquid Retina Display

Better Pro cameras, more accessory support, and 40% faster processing power

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Apple Gives The iMac A Long-Overdue Redesign Featuring Its Powerful M1 Chip

As well as a much-improved camera, three-mic setup, and six-speaker sound system.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021