ORLANDO, Fla. – Serious Simulations LLC recently announced a new milestone for its patent-pending wireless video “Reformatter”.
Chris Chambers, chief executive officer at Serious Simulations said the wireless video “Reformatter” has been adapted for the Oculus Rift and now has established itself as “the world’s first wireless video interface for the Oculus DK2 Head Mounted Display (HMD) and its industry-unique approach to frame rotation, makes it the world’s fastest wireless process.
The Oculus development kit, released only in a wired configuration, is currently being used by an estimated 140,000 developers for virtual reality entertainment and simulation applications, Chambers said.
Serious Simulations’ Reformatter is a device that adapts a computer video output into a wireless feed for a variety of wired head mounted displays, and eliminates the substantial frame rotation latency that is induced by other wireless methods, Chambers explained.
The Reformatter overcomes longstanding limitations associated with attempts at untethering virtual reality experiences, and Chambers stressed that the Reformatter totally eliminates the long latency video frame buffering technique that has been standard in the past.
Chambers added that the Reformatter device delivers video frames to the screen in approximately 17 micro-seconds which is 1000 times faster than standard frame buffering.
“Without the hassle of wire tethers, users can experience 3D virtual worlds with unencumbered freedom of movement,” said Chambers.
The first Reformatters were just recently offered for sale at www.serioussimulations.com and have garnered tremendous interest from the VR community.
Serious Simulations is a client company of the UCF Business Incubation Program located in the Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County
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About Serious Simulations, LLC
Serious Simulations LLC, an Orlando based Veteran Owned simulation business, produces wireless head and helmet mounted displays (HMDs) with very high resolutions and wide fields of view. The industry-leading HMDs are available separately and also as components of Serious Simulations’ professional grade VR training systems for military, police, emergency responders and other trainees for complex or dangerous tasks. The company designs training systems using custom made hardware and software components for specific skill training needs, combined with motion tracking systems, wireless communications devices, display technologies and commercial game engines. The company is a partner in the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) network. For more information, visit our web site at www.serioussimulations.com
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.