There is currently a great deal of interest in getting wireless virtual reality (VR) technology into the mass market. The appeal of cord-free VR experiences is clear, especially for location-based VR centres. One company working on this technology is Peraso, who has today announced it intends to demonstrate wireless VR at CES 2018.
CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is one of the biggest tech events of the year, with many companies, both new and established, looking to show off the products that will hopefully soon be in the hands on consumers. Peraso has been working with wireless gigabit, or WiGig chipsets for a range of uses, including VR and videogames. The company is intending to demonstrate a variety of applications for its technology at CES in January next year.
The Following demos are planned to be available at the Peraso booth:
Wireless VR – An immersive videogame experience using a high-bandwidth, low latency connection
Wireless Gaming – A videogame mirrored wirelessly from a laptop to a high-definition TV
Outdoor Fixed Wireless – Point-to-point outdoor access point with 1km range on the 60 Ghz band.
802.11ad vs 802.11ac – A showcase of the advantages of the 60 GHz band over the 5 GHz band
Wireless Hard Drive – Showing the speed of file transfer when used to access and back-up using real-time connectivity
802.11ad Interop – A demonstration of multi-vendor 802.11ad access point interoperability.
“Delivering multi-gigabit performance, near-zero latency and low interference not possible with traditional Wi-Fi to short-range, in-room and outdoor applications like VR/AR, smartphone-to-HDTV streaming, mobile cloud sync, super-fast public hotspots and 5G fixed wireless broadband, the market potential for WiGig and the 60 GHz band has always been clear and very compelling,” said Ron Glibbery, President and CEO at Peraso. “As we continue to be actively engaged with VR, consumer electronics and gaming companies around the world, we anticipate this CES to kickoff a breakthrough year for WiGig-enabled products and services.”
CES attendees will be able to find Peraso at the Tech East section of Westgate Hospitality Suite 1010. VRFocus will continue to bring you the latest news on what to expect from CES 2018.