TPCAST Announces Wi-fi Aid for Oculus Rift

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(Enterprise WIRE)–Oculus Link (OC4) – TPCAST, the leader in wireless digital
reality (VR) know-how, announced right now that it is functioning on a
wireless adapter for the Oculus Rift headset. TPCAST is the very first to
introduce a business Wi-fi Adapter for Virtual Reality, which
preserves the video clip quality and application functionality. The TPCAST
option has been shipping and delivery in output and demonstrating high video clip
quality and low latency.

The present-day high-conclusion VR HMDs are pushed by a cable transmitting the
video clip, voice, data, and electric power utilizing HDMI, USB, and electric power connectors.
The major-responsibility wire limitations the VR expertise by tying the person to a
server and proscribing the liberty of motion. With the TPCAST wireless
option, Rift users will attain an improved expertise, as they roam
all over freely and perform online games, though preserving the same high quality as
a conventional wired relationship.

“TPCAST is dedicated to guidance the Oculus Rift HMD with our one of a kind
wireless know-how solutions, and supply VR users a high-quality,
immersive VR come upon,” said Michael Liu, TPCAST CEO. “With the
TPCAST wireless adapter, we will be transforming the VR usage and expertise
by delivering the full liberty of motion with no cables hooked up.”

The wireless adapter supports 2K video clip transmission at 90Fps with sub
2ms latency. The adapter comes with a battery to electric power the headset and
the wireless module and can previous for 5 hrs of operation. This wireless
adapter gives company content material developers the liberty to make much more
impressive content material in numerous industries which include automotive, healthcare,
oil & gasoline, true estate and much more.

“We have been applying the TPCAST wireless option everyday for the past
thirty day period and it truly can take VR experiences to the following amount. TPCAST
guidance for Oculus Rift, a person of the top HMD distributors, is a excellent acquire
for the full VR local community,” explained Karl Krantz, CEO of SVVR.

Item Availability

TPCAST has been shipping and delivery the know-how in China for the past 6 months
and is concentrating on on owning the Wi-fi Adapter for Oculus Rift
obtainable by the conclusion of Q4 2017.

About TPCAST:

Creator of the very first business wireless digital reality option,
TPCAST’s vision is to unleash the VR environment by taking away cables now
built-in to all VR/AR/MR head-mounted shows (HMDs). The company’s
patent-pending systems allow hugely economical bi-directional
communications involving the Computer system and a VR HMD with close to-zero latency. The
firm has its mental assets legal rights in the fields of wireless
communications and digital reality. Its mission is to operate with all
functions in the VR marketplace which include HMD manufacturers, recreation developers,
content material providers, GPU makers, and important VR know-how providers to
provide the best wireless VR expertise to buyers and company
users.

TPCast Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive to Ship by End of April

Why it matters to you

If you ordered your TPCast wireless adapter for the HTC Vive headset from China, then you can expect it to ship this month.

HTC’s Vive virtual reality system has some of the best room-scale sensors around, letting VR users roam throughout a space and experience a more immersive experience. But that experience is hampered by the need to keep everything connected with cumbersome wiring.

That is about to change, as HTC announced a partnership with TPCast to create a wireless adapter that cuts the cord and lets users move around without tripping over wires. Now, it appears that TPCast is set to release its solution by the end of April after a bit of a delay, Road to VR reports.

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The story is a bit convoluted, as apparently the product was first up for pre-order in November via the online Vive store in China and expected to ship in the first quarter of 2017. It’s those pre-orders that are expected to ship by the end of April. The rest of the world was going to receive units sometime in the second quarter of 2017 and so it’s possible that those shipments might also be arriving a bit late.

In our first take on the TPCase wireless adapter, which connects to the Vive headset and removes the need to keep that component tethered to your PC, we found the solution promising but problematic in a few ways.

The adapter works as expected, allowing users to move freely within the Vive room-scale sensors without encumbrance. TPCast promises less than two milliseconds on latency and, by our testing, was able to keep up.

At the same time, we also found the wireless connection to be sensitive to movement and jostling of the adapter. While the connection was reestablished quickly, the disconnect detracted from the overall experience. TPCast indicated that final versions of the product would be less prone to the issue.

In addition, wireless adapters naturally require their own power. In our experience, the battery pack got rather warm. While it lasted up to five hours, it made for an uncomfortable experience that we hope will be also resolved with the final shipping product.

Now that the TPCast wireless adapter has a firmer shipping date, at least for Chinese pre-orders, we will be looking forward to moving around more freely within the HTC Vive’s VR landscape. If you have been waiting for your own TPCast, though it might yet be delayed, at least there is a light at the end of the virtual tunnel.