Khronos News

The Vulkan website has a new home and look!

By Kristofer Rose - Developer Relations, The Khronos Group

It has been a while in the making but we are very excited to launch the new Vulkan website to the community. Don’t worry, Vulkan is still maintained and owned by The Khronos Group; we just felt that it had outgrown its old website now that it has been five years since the Vulkan 1.0 launch.

The original Vulkan website was designed for the launch of a cutting edge new API that would, initially, have limited official materials and community content. The old website performed that role admirably, but Vulkan has come a long way and we now have a large and increasing amount of tools, libraries, educational material, and news to showcase that a single page website cannot handle. The new website allows us to gather all these currently disparate internal and community resources in a single, easily navigable place.

Our primary goal with the new vulkan.org site was to place key resources prominently to allow developers to quickly and easily find what they need. With this in mind, each page has buttons in the banner leading straight to the most essential and popular resources. If you need the Vulkan Specification, SDK or Guide you can just jump straight there, no digging needed.

The new site has a whole page dedicated to Vulkan tools and support , giving developers access to SDKs, profilers, debuggers, libraries, language bindings, game engines and frameworks all easy to navigate to through a series of quick buttons. This is a huge improvement and it let’s developers discover new tools or quickly find their go to favorites.

Vulkan is enjoying a boom in adoption by world class developers and we want to make sure we are showcasing this exciting content to our visitors. As such you’ll notice much more prominent use of imagery across the site that will be updated as time goes on and new content is available. There is also now a dedicated “Made with Vulkan” showcase which is a living list of Vulkan content and reveals just how powerful and versatile the API is. If you have a Vulkan project that you would like to let us know about, please use the linked form on the Made with Vulkan page above the showcase.

We hope this website becomes a new focal point for the Vulkan community and improves the Vulkan development experience for both new and experienced developers.

Shaping the Scene for Vision Standardization

In response to industry requests, the EMVA and The Khronos Group joined forced in February 2021 to form an Embedded Camera API Exploratory Group, open to all at no cost, to explore industry interest in the creation of open API standards for controlling embedded cameras and sensors. All participants — currently, 60 companies, with 145 representatives — are able to discuss use cases and requirements for new interoperability standards to accelerate market growth and reduce development costs in embedded markets using vision and sensor processing and associated acceleration. All sensor and camera manufacturers, silicon vendors, and software developers working on vision and sensor processing can participate in this initiative. If the exploratory group reaches significant consensus, then EMVA and Khronos will work together to initiate the proposed standardization initiatives at the appropriate organization.

Khronos Group Welcomes AdHawk Microsystems as Associate Member

AdHawk Microsystems develops eye tracking technology that helps unlock the connection between the eyes, the brain and the world around us. By developing the first camera-free eye tracking system that offers unprecedented speed and data quality in a mobile device, AdHawk is powering immersive experiences and creating new opportunities for advancement in healthcare and behavioral research. A New Breed of Eye Tracking Technology for Research, Extended Reality (XR), Gaming and Healthcare.

Khronos Group Welcomes botspot as Associate Member

botspot is specialized in the construction and development of photogrammetric 3D scanning systems. Since its founding in 2013, the company has evolved from a scanning service provider into a technology leader in the field of photogrammetry and serial manufacturer of 3D scanners.

In addition to various 3D scanning systems for the digitization of people and objects, botspot offers customized scan solutions for numerous applications in the fields of E-Commerce, VR/AR/MR, Health Care and Industrial Applications.

The scanners from botspot provide highly precise and colorfast 3D models, thanks to an easy and automated scanning process within fractions of a second – contactless and completely safe.

The company is located at the traditional industrial site Berlin-Oberschöneweide and has 28 employees.

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