OptoFidelity Oy is one of the leading companies in the world in the field of technology testing that utilises robotics. The customers of this technology company, which is based on three continents and employs more than 120 people, include Google and China Mobile, among others. One branch of testing equipment produced by OptoFidelity is solutions that are suitable for testing virtual glasses. In this field, Leonidas Oy is a natural and necessary partner for the company on the road to success – Leonidas produces applications that are an essential part of the test solutions.
“Leonidas has top-notch expertise in the technical aspect of the VR/AR world and invests in the continuous development of its own expertise. As a result, the people at Leonidas are able to propose features that are suitable specifically for our needs – we wouldn’t necessarily know to request these features ourselves; the initiative comes from them,” says OptoFidelity’s CTO Kimmo Jokinen.
Jointly designed application
The “artificial head” developed by OptoFidelity is used in testing the operation of virtual glasses by different manufacturers – do the glasses work quickly and smoothly or do they cause a feeling of motion sickness due to a lag? The WMRH Test Application, a Windows Mixed Reality test application designed together with Leonidas, is already available in the Microsoft Store.
“With the help of standardised tests, the manufacturers of glasses want to determine whether the glasses work as well as or slightly better than those of a competitor – but not too well, so that the development costs don’t exceed the sales margin,” Jokinen laughs.
The software designed by Leonidas seamlessly complements the package delivered to OptoFidelity’s customers. Cooperation has been excellent between the two companies; Jokinen praises the Leonidas staff, describing them as quick, precise and open. Sending an e-mail or making a call is enough to get the ball rolling, and the partners also regularly meet up.
Growing industry, continuous cooperation
OptoFidelity’s previous good experiences in cooperating with Leonidas spoke in favour of partnering up with it for the VR/AR project as well. Jokinen believes that the project has only scratched the surface with testing in product development – the aim is to access the production side, where the great flows are.
“I warmly recommend Leonidas as a partner in all projects related to virtual reality; they have top-notch competence in the field and an excellent, dynamic approach to project management,” says Jokinen.
With new operators entering the field and glasses and VR ecosystems constantly evolving, testing work is never over. The demand for testing solutions is growing alongside the VR business, ensuring that there will be more cooperation in the future.