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Futuremark Announce Collaboration with VR First

Benchmarking company to join VR First initiatives.

Developer of benchmarking applications such as 3DMark and VRMark have announced that the company will be joining VR First, the global initiative aimed at bringing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology to schools and colleges.

VR First have previously announced that they are aiming to create 50 VR/AR labs all over the world by the end of 2017 and that they are working with standards writers at IEEE to help establish standards to guide the future of VR technology.

Futuremark will be providing its knowledge of benchmarking and performance enhancing technology to the efforts of VR First and IEEE.

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Jani Joki, Director of Engineering at Futuremark, said: “In a short time, VR First has made impressive progress in bringing together industry partners, creators, and educators to deliver real results. The lack of consistent standards for VR has been widely discussed over the last 12 months. I look forward to working with VR First members to address this important issue.”

Ferhan Özkan, Co-Founder, VR First added:“I am delighted to welcome Futuremark to the VR First initiative. Futuremark’s extensive benchmarking experience and independent voice will be invaluable in our mission to democratize VR innovation, set industry standards, and create a global VR knowledge base.”

Earlier this year Futuremark announced a device for measuring latency and performance of VR devices, which allowed for a full breakdown of GPU and CPU activity.

VRFocus will continue to bring you news on VR First and Futuremark’s new projects and initiatives.

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