ALO ALTO, Calif.– January 8th, 2018 — DisplayLink®, the leading provider of wireless virtual reality (VR) graphics technology and HTC Corporation® today announced a new accessory for the HTC Vive headset and newly introduced Vive Pro, that transforms it into a completely wire-free experience. The HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor uses the DisplayLink XR codec and Intel’s 802.11ad WiGig products operating over 60GHz to eliminate the headset cable and create an unhindered VR environment.
The new HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor will be showcased in the ballroom of the Wynn Las Vegas from January 9-12 during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.
“Wireless VR is a top feature request for Vive owners and intenders today, and it demands the highest level of performance,” said Daniel O’Brian, GM US, HTC Vive. “The promise of VR is met when users can run, jump, duck and dive in a fully immersive, cable-free environment. We’ve brought the best partners together in DisplayLink and Intel to make wireless VR an impressive option for customers this year.”
“Enabling the very best wireless VR user experience requires a combination of the best technology and partnerships,” said Frank Soqui, General Manager VR and Gaming at Intel. “Intel 802.11ad WiGig radios working in conjunction with DisplayLink’s XR codec take HTC’s Vive to a whole new level.”
“We’re stoked to release the first wireless VR solution with Vive,” said John Cummins, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at DisplayLink. “From our first public demonstrations last year, users were in awe of the experience and eager to see a product come to market.”
The Vive Wireless Adaptor enables VR users to easily convert an existing HTC Vive headset and the upcoming Vive Pro into a wireless solution simply by replacing the existing cable to the headset with the HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor and adding a wireless card into the PC. Connectivity runs over the 60GHz frequency band, eliminating any concerns of interference with existing Wi-Fi networks, while the DisplayLink XR codec ensures high fidelity graphics even as bandwidths dynamically change.
Come and visit DisplayLink at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3, upper level, booth #31772 to experience the benefits of wireless VR firsthand. Vive will also display the new Vive Wireless Adaptor at the Wynn’s Alsace Ballroom.
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