As people are stuck at their homes during the Coronavirus pandemic, these glasses will help users attend holographic video calls from the comfort of their homes.
The Jio Glass comes with High-resolution display and high-quality audio. The company also says that Jio Glass supports all standard audio formats. In terms of weight, it only weighs 75 gm. The glasses come with a cable that lets you connect it with your phone and then connect it with the internet.
A new entrant has emerged in the race to develop smart glasses that provide consumers with mixed and augmented reality experiences.
Jio Glass is a new Mixed Reality solution showcased by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) during its 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM). It is currently one of the most innovative launches by the telecom giant. They demonstrated how this will help schools and business with classes and meetings respectively. However, they did not explain how it works.
With the help of the Jio Glass, the users will be able to create a 3D virtual room where others can join and conduct a class or a meeting. Using these 3D virtual rooms, the users will be able to use holographic images of self, showcase graphs and other presentations.
India’s Jio, part of the Reliance Industries conglomerate, announced a new mixed reality headset at its annual general meeting on Wednesday called Jio Glass.
Kiran Thomas, president of Reliance Industries, said Jio Glass already works with over 25 applications. The black headset connects to the internet via a cable that must be plugged into the owner’s smartphone, he said. It weighs 75 grams and has a camera in between the left and right lenses. It’s unclear how much the device will cost or when it will go on sale.
The executive demoed Jio Glass being used to hold a work meeting in a virtual office with two colleagues. One of them appeared as an avatar while the other appeared in 2D form.
Thomas also showed how the technology could be used in an education setting.
“With Jio Glass, the traditional way of learning geography will now be history,” he said, showing how students and teachers could make virtual visits to the Taj Mahal in India, the pyramids of Giza in Egypt, and the Colosseum in Rome.
Jio is entering a market that others have failed to crack.
Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLens and Snap Spectacles are arguably the three best known efforts, while Magic Leap has also been working on a device in secret for years. None of the offerings have gained mass adoption.
The Reliance beast
Reliance Industries is a large, sprawling company owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in Asia. Traditionally a petrochemical company, today it has many subsidiaries including a technology arm firm called Jio Platforms.
Over the last few months, Ambani has been selling off large chunks of Jio Platforms in order to clear Reliance Industries’ debt pile. Facebook invested $5.7 billion in April, while Google announced a $4.5 billion investment on Wednesday. In total, investors have bought over $20 billion worth of shares in Jio Platforms.
“Reliance is now truly a zero net debt company well ahead of my goal of March 2021,” Ambani said at the AGM on Wednesday. “We now have an extremely strong balance sheet that will support all our hypergrowth plans.”
He added: “I believe that the time has come for a truly global digital product and services company to emerge from India and be counted among the best in the world.
Jio Glass is making teachers and students come together in 3D virtual rooms and conduct holographic classes through our Jio Mixed Reality cloud in real-time.
Try out Jio Glasses, come together and interact in this pandemic.