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 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, 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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