Varjo Technologies  

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Mixed reality made for secure simulation training

With Varjo's true-to-life virtual and mixed reality technologies, training programs can reduce costs by up to 99% while enabling increased trainee readiness in even the most dangerous scenarios, and at the highest level of security and privacy.

Train effectively and securely any time, any place.

Varjo VR and XR empowers our customers and partners to:

  • Replace and supplement expensive traditional solutions with low-cost immersive learning, giving trainees access to full-scale training environments earlier and more often in the training process
  • Increase training velocity and enable more trainees to become proficient in less time
  • Optimize user engagement with a solution where trainees want to engage in and repeat exercises
  • Increase the value of existing part-task simulators with full field of view, immersive visuals using mixed reality technology
  • Reduce travel time and costs by training at the point of need, thanks to portability and reduced simulator size
  • Train effectively for the most dangerous scenarios in a completely safe immersive environment
  • Train securely with our TAA and non-RF models manufactured by our production center in Finland.

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Brands: Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition, Varjo XR-3, Varjo VR-3, Varjo Aero

 Press Releases

  • Varjo will provide head-mounted display (HMD) technology for U.S. Army’s RVCT Air Program

    Helsinki, Finland – August 29, 2023 – Varjo, the global leader in professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, today announced it has been selected to provide head-mounted display (HMD) technology for the U.S. Army’s Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer (RVCT) Air Program. The Air program is centered around providing a portable training capability for three different Helicopters: Apache, Chinook & Blackhawk and is part of the U.S. Army’s efforts to create a synthetic training environment (STE) that can be utilized regardless of location.

    RVCT is an adaptable hardware system that connects to the STE to activate collective, mixed-reality training scenarios. The RVCT will now include a special variant of Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition headsets that will enable squads to navigate exercises using actual and computer-generated movements.

    With the enhanced Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition capabilities, U.S. Army pilots will leverage Varjo’s human-eye resolution displays augmented with video pass-through technology to experience a fully immersive training environment where they can interact with physical controls in real-time. The headset has advanced video pass-through capabilities, performs well in dark and light environments, allows for deep immersion for long periods of time and also can simulate night-flying scenarios. RVCT also leverages Varjo’s high-security offering as the headsets are Finland manufactured TAA-certified products and do not have radio frequency.

    “We’re proud to work with the U.S. Army in creating the world’s first video pass-through mixed reality-based air training in this quality and scale,” said Seppo Aaltonen, Chief Commercial Officer of Varjo. “Mixed reality technologies can lower overall defense training costs, increase training flexibility, and improve adaptability to any operational environment.”

    Varjo will work closely with the integrator partner Cole Engineering to further improve the core technologies and implement solutions into mission rehearsal.

    “We’re thrilled to work with Varjo to scale the level of training immersion based on specific user needs and requirements without impacting the hardware design of the training systems,” said Eric Carr, Program Director at Cole Engineering Services Inc.

    The RVCT program is one of the over 70+ immersive defense training programs featuring Varjo’s hardware and software solutions worldwide. For more information on the partnership, please contact 

    About Varjo:

    Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster.

    About CESI:

    Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, is a premier provider of modeling and simulation (M&S) training solutions. Since 2004, CESI has been at the forefront of developing, maintaining, and integrating simulation-based training, serious gaming, technical services, training, and other support in live, virtual, constructive, and gaming (LVCG) domains. CESI also designs, builds, and runs infrastructure, platforms, applications, and processes that enable cyber training for the integrated multi-domain force. Our vision is to become a worldwide full spectrum LVCG and cyber training/analysis developer, integrator, and services provider.

  • All U.S. Air Force undergraduate rotary-wing virtual reality pilot training will be accomplished using Vertex Solutions devices equipped with Varjo headsets

    Helsinki, Finland – August 15, 2023 – Varjo, the global leader in professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, today announced its partnership with Vertex Solutions, a leading developer and integrator of Extended Reality (XR) flight simulators for the U.S. Department of Defense. With this partnership, Varjo will provide virtual and mixed reality technologies for its rotary- and fixed-wing XR flight simulator solutions. In addition, all U.S. Air Force (USAF) undergraduate rotary-wing XR pilot training will be accomplished using Vertex Solutions devices equipped with Varjo Aero and XR-3 Focal Edition mixed reality headsets.

    Vertex Solutions’ Multi-Place Mixed Reality (MPMR) Flight Simulator equipped with Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition headsets will be evaluated for an Advanced Aviation Training Device or Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 7 FAA certification, which is a first for rotary-wing XR training.

    “Vertex is honored to have won three out of three advanced pilot training contracts with Defense Innovation Unit: an overall integrator of Pilot Training Transformation (PTT), the Multi-Place Mixed Reality flight simulator, and, our most recent win, Fighter/Bomber Fundamentals MR enhanced fast jet trainer. Our success is dependent on partners we can trust to deliver high-quality products at the speed of innovation, and Varjo and Vertex Solutions’ simulators make a great match for delivering best-in-class pilot training to the US Department of Defense,” said Vertex President and COO Dennis Wikoff.

    Previously, the USAF used Weapon System Trainers (WSTs) and Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) to train pilots, which is costly and have outdated visuals and fewer capabilities. The Vertex replacement devices will save $3M and have almost no additional infrastructure costs since the devices fit in a typical office space, are powered by standard 110VAC, and require no additional heating, ventilation, or air conditioning. In previous USAF fixed-wing efforts utilizing Vertex’s XR solutions, the time to solo has been reduced by 30-50% and, in some cases, up to 70%.

    “The use of XR in rotary training replacing outdated WSTs is a big step forward for the industry,” said Timothy ‘TJ’ Moser, Vertex Air Force Business Unit Lead and former 19AF Deputy of Operations for the Pilot Training Transformation program in Air Education and Training Command (AETC). “USAF cannot compromise on the quality of its training, but will always strive for ways to save time and costs while providing the highest quality training experience so we’re looking forward to integrating the latest and greatest mixed reality technology into their training.”

    The Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition is specifically designed for use in the cockpit, given the reduced focal length of the 4K cameras optimized for items within arm’s length. With the enhanced Varjo mixed reality capabilities, pilots can quickly read instruments as in a real cockpit and continue to scan outside the window. 

    “We’re thrilled to partner with Vertex Solutions to improve USAF’s flight simulators,” said Seppo Aaltonen, Chief Commercial Officer of Varjo. “Due to its potential for FAA certification, tactile feel, and the mixture of affordable visuals and realism, mixed reality solutions are the future of pilot training,” he added.

    The MPMR prototype recently went through rigorous user experience validation and will be operational in early 2024. Combined with the ten VR simulators already incorporated in the syllabus, Varjo and Vertex Solutions, along with other partners, will exclusively provide simulation solutions for USAF undergraduate rotary-wing training.

    For more information on the partnership, please contact and 

    About Varjo: 

    Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster.

    About Vertex:

    Vertex Solutions, LLC (Vertex), is a certified woman-owned small business that has been providing award-winning training support services to the U.S. Government and private-sector firms for nearly 30 years. We specialize in integrating the latest in learning science, hardware, and software to produce the most effective training possible, from instructor-led training, to courseware development (CWD), to advanced, lightweight, reconfigurable XR simulators. We are a prime contractor for three Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) programs focusing on revolutionary extended reality (XR) training systems: Pilot Training Transformation (PTT), the Multi-Place Mixed Reality (MPMR) Flight Simulator, and, most recently, the Virtual TRaining for Air Dominance (VTRAD) programs. Under these three programs alone, we have successfully designed, developed, and delivered more than 260 fixed- and rotary-wing XR flight simulators, as well as hundreds of smaller XR training devices, to the USAF. The US Navy has also adopted these same reconfigurable simulators for their T-6 and T-45 training programs. Learn more about how Vertex can help your personnel Learn Faster, Retain Longer, and Perform Better.


  • Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition
    Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition offers enhanced security measures and superior visual quality for advanced mixed reality simulation use cases where seeing small text and illustrations on physical instruments close-up is mission-critical....

  • Delivering visual precision for advanced mixed reality training, Varjo XR-3 Focal Edition offers:

    • Optimized mixed reality camera components for seeing crucial dials and knobs close to the user in proper focus.
    • Enhanced security measures, with the ability to access the device offline and with full invisibility to radio frequency communications.
    • Full TAA/BAA-compliance (the Trade Agreements Act and the Buy America Act), for deployments with special requirements.
    • All features and developer tools of the standard Varjo XR-3, delivering the most immersive mixed reality experience ever with photorealistic visual fidelity.

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  • Varjo Aero
    Varjo Aero offers a generational leap in visual fidelity. With a future-proofed optical design and stunning dual mini-LED displays, Aero is the lightest & brightest VR headset available for both professional and recreational use....

  • Varjo Aero features:

    • Dual mini-LED displays with 35 ppd peak fidelity, 150 nits of brightness, and a 115° field of view for stunning edge-to-edge clarity.
    • Crystal-clear, variable resolution, aspheric lenses offering a massive step-up in visual fidelity over consumer-grade Fresnel optics.
    • Automatic IPD adjustment and ultra-fast, built-in eye-tracking at 200 Hz for a tailored, optimal experience to every user, every time.
    • Premium lightweight comfort with a 3-point precision fit headband, active cooling, and optimized ergonomics for long-duration usage.

    Since its launch in October 2021, Varjo Aero has made waves among professionals and advanced VR users, in particular VR pilots and racing drivers.

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  • Varjo XR-3 (Standard)
    Varjo XR-3 delivers the most immersive mixed reality experience ever constructed, featuring photorealistic visual fidelity across the widest field of view of any XR headset....

  • Varjo XR-3 offers unmatched mixed reality performance through:

    • Photorealistic, true-to-life mixed reality powered by low-latency, 12-megapixel video pass-through.
    • The industry’s highest resolution (over 70 ppd) and the widest field of view (115°).
    • The widest-ever color gamut matches 99% with sRGB and 93% with DCI-P3 color space for the most realistic scenes ever produced.
    • Depth awareness powered by LiDAR for pixel-perfect real-time occlusion and 3D world reconstruction.
    • Integrated Ultraleap hand tracking
    • Integrated 200 Hz eye tracking for natural interactions.

    Explore true-to-life virtual visualizations as natural extensions of the real world and switch effortlessly between XR, AR, and VR.

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  • Varjo VR-3
    Varjo VR-3 sets a new standard for virtual reality headsets with the industry’s highest resolution across the widest field of view....

  • Varjo VR-3 features:

    • The industry’s highest resolution (over 70 ppd) and the widest field of view (115 degrees)
    • The world’s fastest, most accurate integrated eye tracker at 200 Hz and built-in Ultraleap hand tracking to precisely capture natural hand movements
    • Total comfort with a 3-point precision fit headband to enable longer VR sessions
    • Automatic IPD, 90 Hz frame rate and custom lenses reduce eye strain and simulator sickness
    • Broad compatibility with the professional 3D software you already use

    By powering true-to-life virtual reality experiences, Varjo VR-3 enables a deeper level of focus in your daily workflow.

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  • Varjo Reality Cloud
    Simplify VR and XR software use, and the hardware required to run it, to empower professionals of all skill levels to join the future of immersive workflows....

  • Varjo Reality Cloud moves the immense rendering loads of XR or VR software to powerful offsite GPUs. Immersive content can now be streamed to affordable hardware in real-time, in industry-leading human-eye resolution.

    Varjo Reality Cloud key benefits:

    • Reduced Costs — Tapping into the power of the cloud drives down the system requirements for local hardware, resulting in reduced procurement costs, less maintenance, and extended replacement cycles.
    • Unparalleled Quality — Stream photorealistic immersive content in Varjo’s industry leading human-eye resolution (up to 59 PPD), and rely on imperceptible latency with best in class performance.
    • Effortless Collaboration — Invite new roles to the professional metaverse through an ultra intuitive UX, and ramp up efficiency by managing and distributing 3D content

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