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VESA Forms Special Interest Group Focused on VR and AR

Announced this week, The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) have formed a Special Interest Group. This group addresses standardization for the Augmented reality and Virtual Reality Markets.

The Video Electronics Standards Association AR/VR Special Interest Group, will be working on the following points:

  • Establish the hierarchical structure for AR/VR services, including physical connections, data transfer protocols, software drivers and application layers
  • Define the basic communication data structure and communication channel between the source and sink devices
  • Study the related technologies and algorithms, and standardize them to enable economic and efficient implementation
  • Suggest any changes to existing VESA standards that may be needed for better AR/VR support
  • Work with other standards bodies to merge suggested changes into related standards

Bill Lempesis, VESA’s executive director, has said “It’s exciting to see the growth in the AR/VR market, evident in such venues as the Consumer Electronics Show, which this year featured more than 260 AR/VR exhibitors with more show floor space than ever before.”

The AR/VR SIG is open to both VESA members and non-members, allowing discussion to address the varied needs of all the ecosystem players, including headset makers, glass makers, and other types of providers not typically involved in VESA standards development. The SIG will work with other VESA task groups, as well as other standards organizations, to help build a robust ecosystem that offers optimal benefits for end users.