AREA Interoperability & Standards Webinar | Introduction to Khronos Group OpenXR

Date of Event:

Jun 2 2020


This is an online webinar. Please use the links below to register.


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Overview of event

The AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global membership-funded alliance helping to accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) by supporting the growth of a comprehensive ecosystem. We support innovative companies that invest in AR technology and who seek knowledge about the tools available, use cases, methods of implementation and return on investment. The AREA Interoperability and Standards program produces thought leadership content to increase awareness and provide concrete ways that all members of the AR ecosystem can use standards to integrate AR solutions in scalable ways.

In mid-2019, the Khronos Group’s OpenXR Working Group provisionally released version 1 of its royalty-free API (Application Programming Interface) for XR applications. The API makes it easier for developers to design and deliver platform-agnostic XR experiences by permitting XR applications to connect with run-time processes on diverse AR hardware platforms without having to port or re-write their code. The processes may be local, remote, single or multi-threaded and offer functionality such as real time frame composition, peripheral management, and the handling of raw tracking information. The OpenXR specification is an extensible API that can grow through the addition of new features.


During this public webinar, Paul Davies of the Boeing Company will share how following the progress of OpenXR and other standards is helping companies futureproof their deployments and investments in AR technologies. Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Group, will give an overview of the Khronos standards relevant to AR deployment, and Brent Insko, Lead VR Architect at Intel and OpenXR Working Group Chair, will present the OpenXR architecture, and an overview of a typical OpenXR application lifecycle including the creation of objects, session state changes, and the rendering loop. Attendees will learn:

  • How large enterprises introducing AR today can protect their investments through engagement with standards development groups and adoption of standards,
  • Why use OpenXR and how it simplifies development of AR applications
  • What AR functions are currently supported and under development,
  • How to access and use OpenXR,
  • How to provide requirements and input to the OpenXR Working Group.

Host: Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting


Neil Trevett, Khronos Group

Brent Insko, Intel

Paul Davies, The Boeing Company

Registration and Fees

There is no charge for this webinar.

Location and Travel

This is an online webinar. Please use the links provided to register.

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