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Navigating the Future of On-Demand VR Streaming with NVIDIA CloudXR and PureWeb

By Jesse Corning05.02.24
Future of VR Streaming: NVIDIA CloudXR & PureWeb

In the field of virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR) technologies, NVIDIA CloudXR stands out as a significant innovation that reshapes the delivery and consumption of immersive experiences globally. However, like any advanced solution, it presents challenges. At PureWeb, our focus is on simplifying the adoption process and maximizing the benefits of such technologies. With our CloudXR support, we aim to dramatically streamline the experience, making it as effortless as drag-and-drop.  In this post we’ll address some of these challenges and how PureWeb solves them.

Cloud Computing Overcomes Onboard Hardware Limitations

NVIDIA CloudXR with PureWeb Reality's on-demand VR streaming support addresses many of the key obstacles in the widespread adoption of VR experiences. Traditionally, the limitations of all-in-one hardware, such as constraints on battery life and the cumbersome nature of heavy devices, have hindered mobility and comfort for users. However, NVIDIA CloudXR leverages cloud computing to offload resource-intensive tasks from the user's device to remote servers, unlocking the possibility for running VR experiences on an all-in-one device that were previously only possible on a tether headset.  This further paves the way for entirely new form factors of headsets that are even more lightweight and streamlined.

Addressing Technical Complexities with PureWeb Reality

While CloudXR is a groundbreaking technology, deploying VR streaming workloads in the cloud, even at small scales, involves overcoming a myriad of technical challenges, such as:

  • Correctly configuring cloud environments to run remote streaming workloads
  • Managing the complexities of SteamVR in virtualized environments
  • Signaling and matchmaking to connect your client headset to your cloud instance
  • Provisioning and updating your streaming application across all your cloud infrastructure
  • Global load balancing and routing to minimize round trip latency

As you start to scale from dozens to hundreds or even thousands of concurrent streams, these problems compound exponentially.

PureWeb addresses all the above challenges and much more, providing a comprehensive platform that streamlines the deployment and management of CloudXR applications, making it as simple as drag-and-drop to deploy your streaming applications onto our platform, and our ready-to-use VR streaming clients make it easy to get up and running quickly.

Through advanced signalling mechanisms and seamless support for development engines like Unity and Unreal Engine, PureWeb empowers developers to focus on creating immersive content while abstracting away the intricacies of infrastructure management.

Embracing the Future of On-Demand VR Streaming

As the XR landscape continues to evolve, PureWeb remains at the forefront of innovation, driving forward the future of on-demand VR streaming. Remote streaming allows us to embrace more seamless form factors for VR hardware today and in the future. This can have meaningful implications for industries that are poised to take full advantage of VR such as education and simulation, healthcare, real estate visualizations, and more.

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Transforming the VR Landscape with NVIDIA CloudXR and PureWeb

CloudXR represents a paradigm shift in how VR experiences are delivered and consumed, offering a compelling solution to the challenges posed by onboard hardware limitations. By harnessing the power of cloud computing, PureWeb opens the doors to unprecedented levels of accessibility and scalability of VR content.

Interested in learning more about our NVIDIA CloudXR on-demand VR streaming support? Check out the recording of our webinar “Unlocking the Future of On-Demand VR Streaming” for a demo and get valuable insights into the challenges and solutions inherent in deploying CloudXR applications.

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