VRStudios, the location-based virtual reality (VR) company, has today announced its latest partnership to improve its tech offerings to commercial outlets. The company has now partnered with Beijing-based TPCAST to use its wireless technology in a new VRcade product line.
The partnership with TPCAST will provide VRstudios with technology that will be utilised for a new product concept (to be announced soon) that will complement the company’s existing VRcade Zone and VRcade Arena systems.
“VRstudios was the first company in the world to provide totally wireless, full-motion capability to virtual reality,” said Kevin Vitale, VRstudios’ CEO in a statement. “By partnering with TPCAST we can provide an even more comprehensive product line of high performance attractions to address the requirements of LBE facilities around the globe. This exemplifies the benefits of our Attraction Management Platform(tm) that has been designed to allow easy integration of the best emerging technologies in the VR industry.”
“We are excited to partner with VRstudios, the leader in delivering immersive VR attractions to the commercial LBE market, and enable them to expand the LBE industry and create a pivotal change in the future of wireless, full-motion, arena-scale VR,” said Udi Yuhjtman, TPCAST’s North America GM. “TPCAST is committed to the VR market by supporting untethered high-end systems providing a fully immersive experience with enhanced video and audio quality.”
VRStudios announced the VRcade Arena and its Attraction Management Platform (AMP) software back in June, as a means of providing a warehouse-scale VR platform for up to eight simultaneous users, offering full-motion, immersive and competitive gaming experiences.
AMP as well as a half-sized VRcade Arena will be demonstrated for the first time publicly at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida, 14-17 November.
TPCAST is already available for HTC Vive and most recently the company announced work on a version for Oculus Rift. The company has said the Wireless Adapter will be available by the end of Q4 2017, supporting 2K video transmission at 90FPS with sub 2ms latency and a 5 hour battery life.
As further details are released VRFocus will keep you updated.