FINALLY, good news on the VR front, but first let’s take a look at the old way of doing things! So you are crawling through your favorite VR Dungeon game when, suddenly, out of the shadows a troop of skeletons ambushes you. With a swing of your mighty sword, you quickly dispatch the first attacker. He goes as down in a clanking and clunking pile of bones, as does the second, and the third that approached from behind. You see a fourth moving towards you and you raise your weapon for a powerful swing. Then with a crash and a jerk your VR headset is ripped off your head and the interface box is flying across the room, and you suddenly realize that your controller caught the cable to the headset and that mighty swing ripped the goggles right off of your head! Horrible, I know, but it has happened many times, some with disastrous ends.
But fear not VR adventurers, nuMedia is leveraging exciting new technology that is coming soon to the US markets! Just announced, TPCast will soon be offering a wireless adapter for the the Oculus Rift, and nuMedia already has the technology in hand! As many of you already know, nuMedia Innovations and nuMedia Medical have been developing new software for information, training, visualization and collaborative design and we are very exciting to be breaking the chains on our VR productions!
The current high-end VR headsets are driven by a cable transmitting the video, voice, data, and power utilizing HDMI, USB, and power connectors. With the new TPCAST, Oculus Rift users will be able to enjoy a wireless VR experience, as they roam around freely and play games, while preserving the same high quality as a standard wired connection. TPCAST’s wireless support for the Oculus Rift Head-Mounted Display will allow the North American users to experience real freedom – the freedom to explore a beautiful scene, to turn 360 degrees, jump, and even flip without impediment.
“I have been following the VR market for the past several years and I'm excited about TPCAST’s new wireless VR product that makes my VR headset wireless. TPCAST is helping to bring the VR experience to a whole new level by removing the cord and allowing you so much more freedom when you are using the Oculus Rift," via Micah Blumberg Founder of Silicon Valley Global News SVGN.io and Organizer of San Francisco Virtual Reality SFVR360.com, "You have to try this to understand how freeing it is to be able to spin around and around without needing to worry about tripping over a cord."
Equally exciting, the nuCrew were also able to get our hands on a version for the HTC Vive as well!!!! That’s right, untethered room-scale VR is right around the corner and you are going to love it! We are looking forward to leveraging this exciting innovation for our clients, after all Innovation is part of our name. I do not know about you, but here at nuMedia Innovations, we are excited because no more cables means no more accidental destruction of very expensive gear. (Give us a call, we are happy to show off our VR lab and production facilities!) Keep you eyes open for more news on the VR front as more and more players get in the game. Lower prices, better technology and MUCH better experiences are in the works and nuMedia is determined to bring these exciting developments to our clients! Stay tuned for more news, coming soon!