This app lets HoloLens export image data to your PC

By: Costea Lestoc
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Just a few days ago, everybody was talking about how Microsoft off-loads the processing required for the HoloLens device to a PC nearby. Now, you can find the app that helps you to do so in the Windows Store under the name Holographic Remoting Player.

This is a companion app that lets you connect a PC to apps compatible with Holographic Remoting. This means you are able to stream any holographic content from your PC to the Microsoft HoloLens in real time with the help of a Wi-Fi connection.

Basically, the app lets HoloLens export sensor data to the PC using the Wi-Fi. On the PC, you can do all the processing you want and then import the final images back in the headset. Contrary to some people’s expectations, performance is still good at 60 frames per second. This would allow even more complex data to be placed on the image the headset user sees.

But this is not the only feature the Remoting app brings to the users. For instance, you can simulate inputs with the Unity Play Mode, which is very useful for developers. Moreover, you have the option of Unity Remote Debugging, which lets you run an app you built on the HoloLens by connecting to the headset through Unity in Play Mode. This lets you access the Unity Editor screen, offering input and letting you work on debugging your code directly from here.

You can find the HoloLens on sale in the Microsoft Store for $3,000. It is targeting power users, developers and enterprises. It will be interesting to see how enterprises decide to use HoloLens and if it will tobe successful in this domain. At the same time, we are curious to see how many regular users would buy it.

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