Virtual Reality, Meet Cisco Spark
Here at Cisco, we started thinking about the possibilities for VR in the business world – and ways to integrate that with our best-in-class collaboration technology. People are using VR for rich, fully immersive, gaming experiences. And naturally, as avid gamers themselves, our Cisco Emergeteam started thinking about the practical applications of VR, specifically in meetings using the Cisco Sparkplatform.
Cisco Spark is built around the concept of virtual spaces, where all your work lives, like messaging, files, whiteboards, etc. It is designed to allow people to work and meet together, effectively, no matter where they are. And VR headsets let you go virtually into new worlds, rooms, and spaces. You have new ways for people to connect, even though they are thousands of miles apart. Bringing these two together has the potential to create an amazing work experience.
Which is why I am excited to introduce Cisco Spark in VR, a new experiment with the potential to improve team collaboration. It is available for download today from the Oculus Store.
Cisco Spark in VR is another way to access Cisco Spark content, just like the apps we have for the web, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. It runs on the Cisco Spark platform, using the same APIs, and is tightly integrated with the Cisco Spark application. All your files, whiteboards, and conversations are available in virtual reality.
Cisco Spark is a great tool for real-time collaboration – and when you can design, draw and create together in virtual reality, it makes the experience better. The white-boarding capabilities with Cisco Spark in VR allow teams to create content together by drawing on the same virtual Cisco Spark Board… in virtual reality. But we’ve also built it so that you access the virtual board on your physical Spark Board or mobile device – with everything synchronized – collaborating in real time, both virtually and physically.