Microsoft Debuts HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition for Pharmaceutical & Semiconductor Enterprise Users

Ever since the US Army awarded Microsoft’s HoloLens a $480 million contract, the battle for enterprise augmented reality has heated up in earnest.

Now, the Redmond, Washington tech giant is looking to strengthen its hold on the burgeoning AR enterprise space by introducing the HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition.

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The new version of the HoloLens 2 is specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical and semiconductor clients by adhering to cleanroom (ISO 14644-1 Class 5-8) and particle emissions (UL Class I Div 2) standards.

The HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition. Image via Microsoft

“With HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition, customers can now use HoloLens 2 in restricted environments without modifying your space, protocols, or workflows,” reads a statement released by Microsoft on Monday.

The new version of the device is particularly meaningful in the wake of the pandemic as a wide range of industries attempt to modify their workflows to accommodate some of the new challenges the past year presented. In addition to the enhanced device, Microsoft is also offering a two-year warranty as well as a rapid replacement option.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition is available for pre-order today for $4,950 and will ship in the spring.

Cover image via Microsoft

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