China's Huawei presents virtual reality prototype "MirrorSys" at IT expo



People could soon be able to enjoy the virtual reality of exotic scenery sent wirelessly from friends' cameras or by remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), experience live sports events on the field with athletes, and shopping virtually.

One of China's leading IT companies, Huawei, is attempting to achieve this with its latest prototype, Mirrorsys, revealed here at CeBIT 2015 on from March 16 to 20. The prototype aims to redefine the concept of communication by allowing people to experience the simulated environment of any place on Earth with no time delay.

Mirrorsys, derived from a new concept called "field communication" by Huawei, was designed to meet the extreme limits of human visual and auditory perception in a full-size, high definition, real-time sharing and communication system, according to Huawei.

In Huawei's words, "field communication" is dedicated to transmitting the environment in the real world by super high-bandwidth and super low-delay system so that people on the other end can see it, and hear it.

The initial MirrorSys prototype provides 8K ultra high definition video with a 110-degree-wide viewing angle, along with a 22.2 channel sound field with imperceptible latency, aiming at presenting all information at a remote terminal and offering audiences an extremely immersive audiovisual experience.

Moreover, MirrorSys may, in the future, also allow skilled technicians to remotely repair complex machinery, specialized surgeons to perform delicate operations remotely, and students to explore the most advanced frontiers of science in hard-to-reach geographies of the world, Huawei said.