IrisVR + Puget Systems: Custom VR-Ready Computers For AEC Firms

Posted by Daniel Evans on Feb 8, 2019

IrisVR +Puget Partnership

We’ve always aimed at making immersive design review and collaboration easy and accessible for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve taken another step towards that goal. We’re teaming up with Puget Systems to design computers that are optimized for Prospect, our instant 3D-to-VR software, making it simpler than ever to assemble a VR-ready workstation.

As a VR-first company, it’s important to us that your VR experiences with clients and collaborators alike are comfortable and productive. Now, obtaining a computer that’s capable of delivering smooth, premium VR is no problem.

All 3 of Puget Systems’ new IrisVR workstations - available for purchase starting today - have been custom-tested to ensure the most effective performance for virtual reality, all the way down to the hardware component level. Each workstation is perfect for pairing with an immersive VR headset, like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

But our partnership with Puget System isn’t stopping with these VR-ready computers. We’ll also be providing Puget Systems IrisVR Workstation customers with collaborative technical support from AEC, VR, and computer hardware experts, sourced from each of our world-class CX teams.

Here’s a quick look at the new, VR-Ready Workstations:


Compact IrisVR Workstation


Compact IrisVR VR Workstation


Puget Systems’ Compact IrisVR Workstation is built for viewing 3D models in VR while minimizing the physical space taken up in your office.

This workstation is tailored to provide plenty of CPU and graphics performance for interacting with all sorts of 3D models - even large ones.


Advanced IrisVR Workstation


Advanced IrisVR VR Workstation

Based on Puget Systems’ Deluge gaming system, the Advanced IrisVR Workstation is designed for experiencing all that immersive virtual reality headsets have to offer.

While great for rendering VR experiences, this workstation also provides powerful performance across a wide range of other applications when you aren't wearing an HMD.


Ultra IrisVR Workstation


Ultra IrisVR VR Workstation

The Ultra IrisVR Workstation’s tower chassis has room for additional drives and expansion cards in order to better handle virtual reality experiences and game development, art and content creation, and more.

The core hardware specs are the same as Puget Systems’ more compact VR computers, ensuring the performance needed to test out VR applications as they are developed.

We’re kicking off our Puget Systems partnership with a collaborative webinar on VR computers, headsets, and more. Keep reading to find out more.


How To Build An Enterprise VR Workstation For Your AEC Firm

Ready to learn more about VR? Tuning into our Best Practices Webinar on how to build an enterprise VR workstation for your AEC firm is a great next step. Join us live on Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2019 @ 2pm EST / 11am PST.

William George, Lab Technician at Puget Systems, and Ailyn Mendoza, Director of Customer Experience, will walk attendees through everything you need to know to get started with VR for AEC, including:

  • Key requirements for setting up a VR-ready computer
  • Selecting the right VR hardware for your firm
  • Next generation VR hardware you should be aware of
  • How to budget for virtual reality in 2019 without wasting resources, and how to pull it off with limited resources
  • The biggest mistakes everyone makes when setting up a VR workstation, and how to avoid them
  • Tips and tricks for setting up a VR system without an IT person

William George has been working with Puget Systems since 2005. For nine years, he helped Puget Systems customers configure and purchase computers. Since 2017, he’s been researching the applications those customers use - like CAD and VR - and testing them on various types of computer hardware.

As our Director of Customer Experience, Ailyn Mendoza acts as a liaison between IrisVR’s customers and the engineering team. She’s worked at a number of internationally recognized AEC firms and helped lead our CX team to a 98.6% CSAT (Customer Satisfaction Rating) through over 10,000 support tickets. 


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