IMR’s benchmark design, which allows for a wireless experience with less than 1ms latency for Rift and Vive, is scheduled to hit the market in the third quarter of this year.
Company IMR, owner of VR+, a new algorithm for understanding virtual reality content, is this week in San Francisco showcasing its reference design, which offers a wireless solution for virtual reality viewers. HTC and Oculus. The new design integrates the battery into the same device that is placed on the head, counteracting the weight of the viewfinder.
With this new event, IMR aims to find manufacturers that bring VR + to the market. Whether integrating it into your own technology, manufacturing the accessory for your commercial distribution or using the reference design for your internal applications. IMR hopes to find a suitable partner during this month that will allow it to bring its wireless accessory to the general public, and if possible, start receiving orders as soon as possible for shipments to take place in the third quarter of this year.
The compression technology is compatible with current viewers, 2K and 90 fps, and does not sub-sample pixels, does not introduce motion blur or artifacts in the image and does not degrade the quality of the experience, according to the company. Compressed content for current viewers can be sent over the 5GHz band, the traditional WiFi, and with the 60GHz band, used by solutions such as TPCast. With 60GHz you could achieve a resolution of up to 2 times 4K. All with a latency less than 1ms, according to IMR. In addition, it supports eye tracking for greater efficiency.
The accessory with VR+, will not require drivers, since it will act transparently, making the software continue to think that the viewer is connected with the usual cable. At the moment, the price that the accessory will have is not known, because they are still looking for manufacturers willing to bring the product to the market.