Cloud AR/VR Streaming: Accelerate mass adoption and improve quality of experience of AR/VR using 5G and edge cloud

March 25, 2019

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Currently, to fully appreciate the benefits of Virtual Reality applications such as gaming, users require expensive hardware, i.e. a high-end PC or gaming console and a head mounted display (HMD). This is because VR applications require a large amount of processing power and storage mainly for visualization of the virtual scenery in order to enable truly immersive experiences. As a result, users of VR are confined to a particular location and mass market adoption is so far rather low due to the high entry barriers such as equipment costs.

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Ithaca College's ICTV is based in Ithaca, NY. Founded in 1958, it is the nation's oldest student-run station. ICTV reaches approximately 26,000 households in Tompkins County. It airs original, student-produced programming Sunday through Thursday, 6:30-11PM, during the academic year on Time Warner Cable (Channel 16) as well as on a live stream at ICTV.org. ICTV airs approximately 20 shows a semester through the efforts of over 300 volunteers.

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