Pimax says it will produce new ruggedized (RE) headset versions, dubbed Pimax “8K” RE, “5K” Plus RE and “5K” OLED RE, the latter of which is patterned after the Pimax “5K” XR (ex-“5K” BE).
The new line will offer numerous hardware ruggedization features intended for high-traffic venues such as location-based entertainment (LBE) facilities, and education/training institutions.
Ruggedization features include water resistance, a new foam insert, rigid headstrap, and thicker cabling.
But they are more expensive: about 500 dollars more. Already with the crown headstrap, etc…
Henderson additionally told Road to VR that the new RE line will feature greater shock tolerances, more robust components, metal buttons, higher lifespan switches, and accessories including a cover that can go over the front of the headset for greater protection in high-traffic environments.
They will release a new Pitool version with the Brainwarp 1.0 next week, with optimizations of different things… that will already be a first version that will replace the others.
Brainwarp will create “delta” frames, inserted when the fps go down: from 45 fps would go to 90 fps.
This pitool version has fixed foveated rendering for nVidia working, which would give 13% more frames.
This week Sebastian will test the crown headstrap?
A new program with developers to optimize the most popular games will start also this week.
The manufacture of Lighthouses 2.0 has begun! They could be here in two weeks!
Lighthouses would get here before the controls, because they do many control trial versions.
They don’t know whether to release the lighthouses or wait a month and send lighthouses and controllers. Something to discuss here, in the forum.
They won’t show the controllers on the GDC.
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