Vrgineers Announce Wi-fi Module for XTAL Ultrawide FOV Headset

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Vrgineers, the staff behind enterprise-focused wide-FOV VR headsets, introduced at CES 2023 this week that it’s releasing a wi-fi model of its newest XTAL VR headset.

To appreciate the latest taste of XTAL coming to enterprise, the corporate labored with IMRNext to create a belt-style Wi-Fi transmission module that features what Vrgineers name “a robust battery pack.”

Vrgineers XTAL natively runs 4K decision per eye, making it a tricky feat to transmit through Wi-Fi. To get round this, the businesses developed a particular mode operating a compressed decision of two,560 × 1,440 at 70 Hz per eye, which is then transmitted through Wi-Fi 6E to a devoted receiver plugged into the workstation.

A belt-worn resolution might be for the perfect, for the reason that XTAL headset is already pretty cumbersome in measurement, though not terribly heavy at solely 600g (~1.3lbs) with out the headstrap. A prototype of the belt-worn transmitter is obtainable at CES 2023, which is claimed to weigh 920 grams. The ultimate model is slated to weight in practically half that, which might practically double the burden of the headset if the corporate opted to mount it to, say, the again of XTAL’s headstrap.

The receiver module, a proprietary Wi-Fi entry level from IMRNext, connects to a single USB and Show Port from the GPU, after which converts the sign into Wi-Fi 6E and streams it on to the on-belt module.

We’re right here in Las Vegas, and will likely be visiting the Vrgineers/Somnium sales space to collect our impressions.

Right here’s a take a look at the newest ‘XTAL 3 Digital Actuality’ specs, which is able to stay the identical with the brand new module, which is claimed to ship to pre-order clients in Q3 2023. There’s no public pricing obtainable, so enterprise clients might want to attain out to enterprise@vrgineers.com to order.

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Two fast-switching 4K LCD shows for digital actuality


75 Hz @ 4K per eye, 120 Hz @ QHD per eye


180° horizontal, 90° vertical


Foveated Rendering, Timewarp

WEIGHT (with out headstrap) 600 g / 21 oz
DIMENSIONS (headset solely)

293x123x113 mm / 11.53×4.84×4.44 in


Gaze analyses, heatmap visualization, operating native 120 Hz (as much as 210 Hz)


Inside-out/ART/Optitrack/Polhemus/Vicon/Mosys or customized


Auto IPD – vary 60-76 mm


VirtualLink (5m / 16.40 ft) cable or DisplayPort 1.4 , USB 3.2 gen 2, Energy 12V, 3A (5m / 16.40 ft)


Steam VR and OpenXR drivers
Unity, Unreal and different recreation engines plugins
C++ libraries (Direct X, OpenGL, Vulcan)


Lockheed Martin Prepar3D, DCS World, X-Aircraft 11, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (VBS3, VBS4), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Aero FS 2, FlyInside, and different customized integrations



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