A few days ago we wrote about Microsoft expanding the ability of the HoloLens device by off-loading processing to a nearby PC.
Now the app which enables this, the Holographic Remoting Player, has popped up in the Windows Store.
The app description reads:
The Holographic Remoting Player is a companion app that connects to PC apps and games that support Holographic Remoting. Holographic Remoting streams holographic content from a PC to your Microsoft HoloLens in real-time, using a Wi-Fi connection.
The software lets the HoloLens export sensor data to a PC over WIFI, where all the processing can be done, and then import the resulting images back to the headset, enabling performance as good as 60 frames per second, and would allow more complex data to be overlayed on the image seen by the headset user.
Other new features enabled by the Remoting app is the ability to simulate inputs directly in Unity Play Mode which can be useful for developers, and also Unity Remote Debugging through which you can run your own app on Hololens connecting to the headset by Unity in Play Mode. This will allow access to the Unity Editor display, providing input and letting you debug your code directly from this.
The HoloLens is currently on sale to enterprise, developers and power users and can be found at the Microsoft Store here.