TPCast has announced the opening of its US Office in Sunnyvale, California at the heart of the Silicon Valley. Headquartered in Beijing, TPCast is set to introduce a commercial wireless adapter for PC virtual reality (VR), the TPCast Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive, to North America this month. The product has been commercially available in China since November 2016.
The TPCast United States office will cover all marketing, sales and customer support activities across the North America market. In support of its US launch, TPCast is planning a series of initiatives, including building sales channels and a customer service team to serve its fast-growing list of US customers and expanding partnerships, which currently include the likes of NVIDA and Lattice, to focus on business development activities in North America.
“Following the pent-up demand in the U.S. market we’re excited to bring our revolutionary wireless technology to the American users,” said Tony Ho EVP Sales and Marketing at TPCast. “With the United States team, we are planning on addressing verticals such as Medical, Education, Entertainment, Real Estate, Oil &Gas, and make VR more available to the U.S. consumers.”
Creator of the first commercial wireless VR solution, the company’s patent-pending technologies enable highly efficient bi-directional communications between the PC and a VR head-mounted display (HMD) with remarkably low latency. Pre-orders for the TPCast Wireless Adapter launched throughout North America and Europe in September, including via the online Microsoft Store.
“The U.S. is the world’s #1 market for VR headsets followed by China, both of which will face expedited growth as a result of wireless capabilities enhancing the VR experience,” said Udi Yuhjtman, general manager for North America, TPCast. “Having a footprint in the U.S. is important for TPCast and we are looking forward to introducing the TPCast wireless product line to both consumers and enterprises in order to support the VR market expansion.”
The TPCast Wireless Adapter that supports the HTC Vive HMD has already been shipping in China, and is currently available for pre-order in Europe. The company is planning on launching the product in the U.S. in November 2017, with an Oculus Rift edition set to follow. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.