Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition is built for regulated environments, and it's available now
Microsoft's new HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition can be used in clean rooms and hazardous environments.
What you need to know
- Microsoft's Hololens 2 Industrial Edition is now available for order.
- The mixed reality headset can be used in clean rooms and hazardous environments.
- The Hololens 2 Industrial Edition costs $4,950.
Microsoft announced the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition (opens in new tab) back in February. The mixed reality headset is built to work in regulated industrial environments and meets several industry standards. Organizations can use the headset in a broad range of environments without having to alter their workspace to fit the headset. Now, the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition is available to order.
The HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition meets important industry standards, which we outline below, and can be used in Class I, Division 2-Groups A, B, C, and D hazardous location environments.
|HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition Standards||Rating|
|Clean room compatible||ISO 14644-1 Class 5-8|
|Intrinsic safety||UL Class I, Division 2|
The HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition also comes with a two-year warranty and a Rapid Replacement Program that includes expedited shipping.
This isn't the first Hololens headset from Microsoft that's customized for specific work environments. The Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 is built for workers in dirty, loud, and safety-controlled environments.
Earlier this month, our executive editor Daniel Rubino wrote about how mixed reality is Microsoft's race to lose. The HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality devices are used in professional environments at several major organizations, including Airbus (opens in new tab), Lockheed Martin/NASA, and the U.S. Military. With the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition, that list can grow as organizations can use the device in a wider range of environments.
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cant wait for the consumer version with windows cloud
Been waiting for a consumer edition since they first started talking about the Hololens. I am beginning to think it's never ever going to happen which is just sad.
Does it play DOOM?