b<>com takes part to the creation of the VR Industry Forum

Taking the opportunity to CES at Las Vegas, 28 companies, including b<>com announced the creation of Virtual Reality Industry Forum, a not-for-profit company formed to promote the adoption and end-to-end interoperability of VR across key media and entertainment sectors. The purpose is to further the widespread availability of high-quality audiovisual VR experiences, for the benefit of consumers.

b<>com is a founding member of VRIF with other key players of the VR industry: Akamai Technologies, ARRIS International plc, Baylor University, CableLabs, Cinova Media, Dolby Laboratories, DTG, DTS, EBU, Ericsson, Fraunhofer, Harmonic, Huawei, Intel, Irdeto, Ittiam, MovieLabs, NABPILOT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Technicolor, TNO, Sky, Sony Pictures, Vantrix, Verizon, Viaccess-Orca and Orah.
The goals of VRIF include:

  • Advocating voluntary industry consensus around common technical standards for the end-to-end VR ecosystem, from creation to delivery and consumption
  • Advocating the creation and adoption of interoperable standards (VRIF will not develop standards itself); promoting the use of common profiles across the industry, and promoting and demonstrating interoperability
  • Developing voluntary guidelines that describe best practices, to ensure high quality VR experiences
  • Describing and promoting the use of VR services and applications.

More information : www.vr-if.org