MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: First block of speakers announced including John Cutter, Product Manager for @IBMWatson. #Immersed2017 #VR #AR https://t.c…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Thanks @GfxSpeak! Immersed 2017 brings #VR and #AR to Toronto. https://t.co/ZcIOi2XMuL
MTBS3D Join Neil & his 1st Officer in his Messy Basement reviewing #StarTrekBridgeCrew from @UbisoftCanada! #VR #StarTrekhttps://t.co/RNfgC5VoQR
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: I predict Gran Turismo Sport will be a killer app for PSVR. The racing is very good and the content is deep @PlayStation
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Cool! I was able to get an RSVP for PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport this morning. @PlayStation #E32107 @MTBS3D #VR http…
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Forza 7 looks really good, especially on a really big screen and fancy motion rig! @ForzaMotorsport @MTBS3D #E32017 https…
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: MotoGP17 and F12017 look good, but no VR support on launch @SquareEnix @MTBS3D #E32017 https://t.co/rKb105fz02
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: New TS-XW Racer with Sparco rim running Project Cars 2 in VR! @TMThrustmaster @MTBS3D #E32017 #VR https://t.co/yYtnWXkN65
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Awesome Motion Platform V3 driving rig and F1GT seats from Next Level Racing! @nextlvlracing @MTBS3D #E32107 https://t.co
MTBS3D RT @Robertsmania: Project Cars 2 in #VR with motion rig - yesterday the demo setup had huge triples in addition to the Oculus @BandaiNamcoU

Standards, Standards, Standards

Some cool developments happening in the immersive technology standards world.  There are now at least three organizations working on open standards for virtual reality and immersive technology.

Khronos Group Logo

First up would be the Khronos Group.  Khronos is well known for APIs like OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and more.  They are currently working on OpenXR, a software development API that will make it possible to support multiple VR and immersive tech solutions with a lot less coding from the developer.

IEEE

IEEE just announced their AR/VR Working Group that covers everything from technology definitions to product safety and video formats.

VESA Logo
Finally, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), the organization behind the DisplayPort and embedded DisplayPort standards is working on more of the hardware side of things; a plug and play type of model and what is needed to achieve that.

Immersive Technology Alliance Logo

As for The Immersive Technology Alliance, our mission is market viability, and we see standards as one of many challenges that need to be met and overcome.  For example, standards are most valuable when there is a customer base waiting to use them.  We very much want to work with the industry to solve this.  Other stuff in the works too!