Making the Decision to Explore VR Applications is Easier With No Capital Investment

If your organisation is wondering whether to use VR for training, meetings, or assessments, most companies start with a small pilot.

However, even a small pilot can have substantial costs, with enterprise headsets typically costing around £800 each. So for a group of 10 people, this cost could quickly grow.

We help companies pilot VR to see how they could use it to support remote or on-site employees for specific training needs.

Hiring means no capital investment. VR hire ensures you’ll always have the latest headset model, already configured for your organisation.

 

The Many Questions an Organisation Should Consider – We Can Help

When planning a VR pilot, there are many factors to consider that could impact headset selection, setup, and use, including:

  • What software do you want to use? Some software is compatible with certain headsets but not others.
  • How long will you use the headsets? A new version may be launching soon.
  • Do you need remote access for setup, updates, etc.?
  • Is comfort a priority? Some headsets have rear battery packs to reduce front weight.
  • Is high resolution most important? Headset resolutions vary.
  • Do you want AR capability too?

We specialise in VR consulting and hiring, so we can help assess your needs and provide appropriately configured headsets with the required software pre-installed.

 

Hands-on Experience is Key for VR Pilot Success

It’s difficult to convey the VR experience through words alone. We’ve found that scepticism evaporates once stakeholders try VR themselves. First-hand experience during a pilot is critical for winning over decision-makers.

When piloting internally, VR allows team members to experience for themselves how it can make remote colleagues feel present in the room. It also demonstrates VR’s advantages over video conferencing for meetings and training.

We often encounter healthy scepticism when running VR pilots, but this disappears once sceptics use VR first-hand.

 

Planning Your Pilot

How you want to use VR will guide your pilot design. Companies often pilot VR for live virtual training, as it allows teams spread across regions to learn together effectively.

For pilots, try to include people from different countries/time zones when possible, so all can attend during work hours. Our short VR courses (240 or 90 mins) make scheduling easy.

 

Clear Communication is Key for Smooth VR Pilots

Some may be less tech-savvy than others when piloting VR. Clear communication and step-by-step support is essential to ensure comfort.

If you engage our services, we provide:

  • Shipment confirmations when sending headsets
  • Scheduling for individual orientations
  • Orientation sessions (typically 20-30 mins)
  • Reminders 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before VR training
  • Tech support during courses
  • Return shipping instructions

The orientation is critical, as it’s often the first VR experience. Our team loves seeing the transition from scepticism to enthusiasm, even after just minutes of first-time use.

 

Want to Pilot VR? Talk to Us About Hire and Consulting

Using VR can dramatically cut costs compared to in-person training and travel. To determine if VR is right for your needs, a pilot is crucial. Our VR hire and consulting services support low-risk pilots, allowing you to validate VR before committing resources.

Our global VR hire hubs make pilots affordable. With most live training services, VR hire is free when you purchase monthly training. You can then extend your free headset loan if needed.

We love talking about VR, feel free to reach out if you would like to find out more.