At F8 2019 this week Facebook announced an enterprise edition of the Oculus Quest 6DoF standalone headset. It’s priced at $999 and has 128GB of storage, like the $499 consumer model. It will launch this fall.
The first year of software services is free, but after that companies must pay $180 per year for access.
The edition will include mass device management from a web interface. Administrators will be able to deploy device profiles en-masse, install or update apps remotely, or even wipe devices.
It also includes two years of enterprise-grade priority support via phone, live chat or email. Priority shipping is also offered for required hardware replacements.
Enterprise editions will also have “exclusive features”, which possibly refers to features like controller-free kiosk mode.
An Oculus Go enterprise edition is also on the way, with similar software services for a price of $599. While Facebook will sell Rift S in volume to enterprise, it doesn’t have the same software and services offering. The company seems to be betting that the enterprise market wants standalone VR, not PC based.
The new enterprise offerings replace the old business offerings. Under the old offerings, Oculus Go 64GB was available for $299, but the only differences to the consumer model was the support, licence and included accessories.
Facebook already has companies like DHL, Johnson&Johnson, Farmers Insurance and ExxonMobile on board. It looks like the company is directly taking on the $799 Vive Focus Plus in the enterprise space. It’s as yet unclear which offering the enterprise market will end up preferring.