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Jaunt drops VR projects, will focus solely on AR and XR

October 15, 2018 / JEREMY HORWITZ

Jaunt’s last two months have been pretty eventful: Originally known for virtual reality experiences, the company recently shifted into providing augmented and extended reality technologies to other companies, and even installed a new CEO. Today, it unexpectedly announced that it’s winding down its VR products and services to focus its efforts on AR and XR creation technologies.The company says that it’s going to focus its resources on “further developing technologies that allow for the scaled creation of AR content.” Back in August, Jaunt showed off a volumetric body scanning technology capable of streaming a real-time AR video feed of a person as recorded by six depth-sensing cameras effectively hologram-style content. Weeks later, Jaunt acquired Teleporter, a streaming solution capable of sending volumetric AR content over the internet.These offerings appear to be core to Jaunt’s efforts going forward. Its San Mateo and Chicago teams will continue ...