Up to 6 users will be able to share the same space without using cables from the end of the year. The single-user version delays its international shipment to the third quarter.
TPCast announced yesterday in San Francisco, during an event organized by the VRVCA of HTC, a new edition for companies of its wireless solution for HTC Vive. The Business Edition it allows up to 6 users share the same physical space and enjoy wireless connection. TPCast BE still requires one receiver and transmitter per user and their corresponding PC, but the system guarantees that all 6 can be together and no interference occurs between them. Thanks to Lighthouse technology, these users can also share the same base stations, without requiring more than two.
“We believe this industry milestone will truly be a total game changer for multi-user VR and fundamentally unleash the world of wireless VR,” commented Michael Liu, CEO of TPCast. “We sincerely thank the VRVCA for giving us this opportunity to showcase our latest wireless VR product to the world. We would also like to express our gratitude to HTC Vive for always supporting us.”
The objective of this edition is to bring the freedom of movement without cables to different environments such as, for example, education, real estate, tourism and entertainment venues such as arcades and theme parks. Its release date is planned by the end of the year and it will be sold in packages with capacity for 4 or 6 users. TPCast has not yet shared the price that this new edition will have.
TPCast works in the 60GHz band, offers a solid solution to eliminate cables and their single user version it is already being distributed in China for $250, although for the rest of the countries it will arrive in the third quarter, as it has suffered a new delay due to FCC tests, as indicated by TPCast.