Meta launches its new Quest For Business program
by Nathan Chadaigne on Nov 22, 2023
Meta recently unveiled 'Meta Quest For Business'. This new programme is a comprehensive upgrade, focusing on advanced device management capabilities.
Previously, Meta (formerly Facebook) offered a business solution for the original Oculus Quest, called 'Oculus For Business', which integrated with Workspace, a rival platform to Slack and Teams. However, this service is being phased out. Over the past year, Meta has been fine-tuning a successor, "Meta Quest For Business", which is now fully operational.
The programme includes the Quest 2, Quest 3 and Pro models. There are two subscription options: "Individual mode" and "Shared mode".
Individual mode" assigns a headset to a specific user, with a personal Meta account. Users in this mode can access the entire Quest Store and customise their settings. Meta suggests this mode for activities such as remote teamwork, creative projects and design, treating headsets as personal laptops.
This mode is compatible with several enterprise management platforms, including Microsoft InTune, VMware Workspace ONE and Ivanti UEM.
In contrast, 'shared mode' offers a more restricted experience. Users have a simplified interface that displays only the applications selected by the administrator, and the settings are predefined. Rather than individual accounts, users use the headset with a session-specific PIN code provided by the administrator. This mode is ideal for situations such as employee training or large-scale demonstrations at trade shows.
Shared mode is managed by Meta's administration centre, with no support for external user management systems as there are no user accounts.
Even more functions
In both modes, administrators can effectively manage headsets in batch via a device manager on a PC, allowing them to update, install Wi-Fi certificates or reset devices remotely.
Meta's subscription also includes dedicated ticket-based support for businesses, promising a 24-hour service level agreement (SLA). For direct support via live chat, businesses can opt for 'Support Plus' for an additional charge, which offers a 4-hour SLA and weekend availability.
The enterprise virtual reality market is currently dominated by HTC with its Vive Focus 3 and ByteDance with the Pico 4 Enterprise, both designed for business applications. Meta's introduction of the Quest 3 aims to challenge these established players.
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