Microsoft is expanding its HoloLens program, allowing all developers and business customers in the U.S. and Canada to purchase up to five of the blended reality devices. The announcement is part of today’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which celebrates a year since the operating system was released.
The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant is also launching the HoloLens Commercial Suite, which combines security and device management features with the existing developer hardware.
Data encryption, private network connection via HoloLens, and private app stores for businesses are some of the new features included in the Commercial Suite.
In June, Microsoft opened up Windows Holographic, the platform that powers HoloLens, to all virtual and augmented reality hardware makers. Today’s announcement continues to expand the HoloLens program.
Here’s HoloLens chief Alex Kipman, a technical fellow in the Windows and Devices Group, on today’s update:
In the four months since we began shipping Microsoft HoloLens to our developer and commercial partners, we’ve been absolutely amazed at the innovation shown by the creative people and companies building real solutions using HoloLens. From training aircraft mechanics and flight crews, to helping golf pros and fans get more out of their game, I’m inspired by the experiences you are creating.