VRIF, which is composed of companies and organisations from a broad range of sectors in the industry, advocates consensus around industry standards for the creation of an interoperable, end-to-end ecosystem for high-quality audiovisual VR services.
It wants to hasten adoption of VR by ensuring a good consumer experience.
At NAB, the VRIF spoke of work that it has undertaken and the activities of its various working Groups.
“At CES, we discussed our plans. At NAB we will be discussing how we have been putting these plans into action,” said Rob Koenen, VRIF President.
“VRIF has an end-to-end perspective – from the production through to playback on consumer devices,” said Koenen.
”Our multifaceted Industry Guidelines will cover the VR production, delivery and consumption chain, helping ensure best practices are used and interoperability is maintained.”
The industry guidelines aim to avoid fragmentation of VR caused by closed systems and proprietary solutions, and the Forum expects to publish the first guidelines later this year.
Building on open international standards, they will address elements of the end-to-end VR chain including production, distribution, playback and security.
VRIF also seeks to make content and tools available to help the industry test and deploy interoperable services.