A year and change in its shift to enterprise customers, Magic Leap has updated Lumin OS and its accompanying Lumin SDK with some key requirements for the enterprise sector.
First and foremost, Magic Leap has added support for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) in Lumin OS 0.98.20, including an update of the Helio browser to improve compatibility with audio and video communication platforms.
“This powerful standard is rapidly becoming an essential part of many business applications,”
In the same vein, Lumin SDK 0.25 includes new Unity APIs that allow developers to use WebRTC in their enterprise apps, as well as mixed reality camera APIs to enable capturing the physical environment along with virtual content.
“This allows developers to create any remote assistance scenario creating a seamless two-way audio-video channel between two users in different locations,” said Pellet. “They are able to share real-time video from their point of view and stream any content – virtual or physical – to the other person. Collaboration can then be greatly enhanced by building application-level annotation and recording features.”
The Lumin OS updates also include additions to make life easier for IT administrators, namely certificate-based Wi-Fi authentication and the option to skip certain setup options such as fit and eye calibration. Meanwhile, Lumin SDK is also getting APIs for QR code tracking, inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data, device identification and enhanced eye tracking, along with sample code to keep up to date with the new APIs.
Both updates are compatible with Magic Leap One Creator Edition and Magic Leap 1. Users can download the OS update through the Developer Portal, while developers can access the SDK through The Lab.
Enterprise companies have very different usage needs, particularly in terms of interoperability and device management, which are just nice extras when it comes to the consumer segment. Enterprise-centric updates like these are hallmarks of the growing pains Magic Leap will face with their business focus, and something people like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Samsung know all too well when positioning desktop computers, smartphones and tablets (and HoloLens , in the case of Microsoft) for the corporate world.