Pico, Vive, and HP headsets get picture quality boost with Almalence DLVR OpenXR Layer

The free plugin doubles the visible resolution, removes chromatic aberrations, and enlarges the eye box – for any OpenXR-compatible content.

In the ever-evolving world of virtual reality (VR), app developers and users often encounter constraints posed by the limits of VR devices. These limitations may include restricted picture resolution, optical aberrations, and overall poor picture quality, affecting the level of immersion and realism experienced. To break through these barriers, Almalence developed its Digital Lens technology which computationally corrects the optical performance deficiencies in VR head-mounted displays. Without modifying the VR device hardware, Digital Lens achieves the effect of using a higher-resolution display panel and sharper optics with a larger eye box. Recently the technology has been made available in the form of an OpenXR Layer. This integration promises to elevate picture quality in VR devices, benefitting both users and app developers.

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Seamlessly Enhancing Compatible Apps with Zero Code and Integration

Thanks to the versatility of OpenXR, Almalence's Digital Lens technology can seamlessly enhance picture quality in every compatible VR application without requiring any additional code or complex integration. The integration process is as simple as having the user install the OpenXR Layer, and the magic of Digital Lens starts working behind the scenes, elevating the visual quality of the content in a way that was previously unimaginable.

With this approach, users can now enjoy a new level of realism and detail, making their VR experiences more captivating and immersive. App developers also benefit significantly as their content automatically looks better without the need for specific optimizations for different devices. This streamlining process saves valuable development time, which can now be allocated to further improving the core elements of their applications.

Accelerating Time to Market for Cutting-Edge Technology

One of the most significant advantages of integrating Digital Lens technology as an OpenXR Layer is the accelerated time to market it brings for both users and app developers. Traditionally, waiting for VR device makers to adopt new technologies can be a slow and uncertain process. However, by leveraging the power of OpenXR, Almalence can deliver the benefits of Digital Lens directly to users and developers right now.

While VR device makers may eventually adopt this technology, embracing it through OpenXR ensures that users can enjoy enhanced picture quality immediately, regardless of their existing hardware. This also empowers app developers to stay ahead of the competition and offer high-quality, visually stunning experiences, further fueling the growth and adoption of VR applications.


By integrating Almalence Digital Lens into an OpenXR Layer, we can now offer a previously unachievable level of picture quality and realism to users and developers alike, improving the way we perceive and interact with virtual environments. OpenXR's adaptability and widespread support play a crucial role in democratizing access to advanced technologies, allowing innovations like Digital Lens to flourish and enrich the VR landscape.

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Almalence Digital Lens OpenXR plugin is compatible with Pico 3 Neo Pro Eye, HP Reverb G2 Omnicept and Vive Pro Eye displays and is available for free at: https://almalence.com/dlplugin