Vuforia Engine 7.5 – Leading Augmented Reality Update

Written By: Alyanna Ilyadis
  • 9/27/2018

Connect the digital and physical worlds and invite users to seamlessly interact with both. You’ll transform more than just products, operations, and services. You’ll transform your business.

Vuforia Engine is the leader in augmented reality (AR) development software and offers a wide range of functionality to help power some of the most innovative AR applications. As the expectations for AR grows, so does the demand on the technology.

PTC's Vuforia Engine team is excited to announce our feature focused 7.5 release

We strive to provide our customers not only with new ways to create AR experiences, but to also improve on that features we have now. That’s why the Vuforia Engine team is excited to announce our feature focused 7.5 release!

  • Introduction of our new feature: External Camera
  • Support for ARCore 1.4
  • Enhanced tracking for Model Targets
  • Increased ability to detect small targets
  • Support for DragonBoard™ 410c

External Camera provides a new perspective on what’s possible with augmented reality. It allows Vuforia Engine to access video outside of the camera equipped in phones and tablets, enabling AR experiences that offer a first-person view from toys, robots or tools. In an industrial setting, technicians and assembly workers can benefit from hands-free, AR instructions for greater efficiency and safety where phones or AR glasses may not be possible.

Always looking to improve, we made several updates to our current features. Small target detection has now been enhanced, supporting even more use cases, near and far, when recognizing VuMarks and Image Targets. When using Model Targets, lighting, reflections, and other surface conditions can cause problems with recognition. Our enhanced edge tracking improves the ability to lock on to objects to provide a more accurate and reliable experience.

PTC’s AR solutions have the largest breadth of device and OS support. In our effort to continue offering the best cross-platform experience through Vuforia Fusion, we’ve added support for ARCore 1.4 devices and iOS 12.

For a more detailed look at each of our new updates, please review our release notes and be sure to visit our Developer Portal to download the newest version!

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About the Author

Alyanna Ilyadis

Alyanna is a technology enthusiast, writer, and mentor working on the cutting-edge of Augmented Reality as a Vuforia Product Marketing Manager at PTC. Passionate about high-tech and rich storytelling, she strives to bring both engaging content and thought leadership to the industry. Alyanna graduated with her B.B.A from Bryant University where she focused on Marketing, Communication, and Computer Information Systems.