Pimax to Launch Ruggedized “8K” VR Headsets for Enterprise This 12 months – Highway to VR


In the present day Pimax introduced it’s introducing a brand new business-focused ruggedized line of its “8K” sequence digital actuality headsets, set to launch someday this 12 months.

In line with an MRTV video interview with Pimax’s head of US operations Kevin Henderson, Pimax says it would produce ruggedized (RE) variations, 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 corporate says the brand new line will provide quite a few ruggedization options supposed for high-traffic venues corresponding to location-based leisure (LBE) services, and training/coaching establishments.

Henderson instructed MRTV that ruggedization options embody water resistance, a brand new foam insert, inflexible headstrap, and thicker cabling.

Pimax to Launch Ruggedized "8K" VR Headsets for Enterprise This 12 months – Highway to VR 4Pimax client model, Picture courtesy Pimax

Henderson moreover instructed Highway to VR that the brand new RE line will function higher shock tolerances, extra strong parts, metallic buttons, larger lifespan switches, and equipment together with a canopy that may go over the entrance of the headset for higher safety in high-traffic environments.

There’s no phrase right now on precisely when the headsets can be obtainable to companies, or at what worth, though Henderson tells MRTV it will likely be due out “within the coming months” and that they’ll be priced “round $500-ish extra on the per-unit foundation.”

The business-focused headsets are stated to incorporate the identical large subject of view and modular skill because the respective client variations because of the 2 USB Kind-C accent ports. The ‘RE’ headsets function the identical elementary specs as the patron counterparts (seen under).

Pimax can be at the moment within the manufacturing section of the long-awaited SteamVR 2.zero base stations. Henderson tells MRTV that it’s “very probably the Lighthouses will beat the controllers to market,” though he admits its unclear how the corporate will proceed, be it by means of a staggered launch or a controller/basestation bundle. Henderson expects to launch extra data within the subsequent few weeks, and that the corporate plans to meet backers first, then speak in confidence to basic shoppers at a later date, though the bundling subject continues to be undecided right now.

A Pimax-built basestation would signify the primary alternative for shoppers to buy a 2.zero SteamVR basestation, as HTC doesn’t actively promote them individually.

Specs (Shopper Model)

Pimax “5K” Plus – $700

Display: CLPL(Custom-made low persistence liquid)
Decision: twin 2,560 × 1,440
MTP: <15ms
Refresh Charge: 90 Hz,Brainwarp Assist
FOV: 200° (diagonal)
Audio: three.5mm audio jack, built-in microphone
Connection: USB 2.zero/three.zero, DP 1.four
Sensor: SteamVR monitoring, G-sensor, gyroscope, hand movement(Choice)
Match: Adjustable headset strap/headband(Choice)IPD adjustment, VR body
Content material: SteamVR and Oculus Residence
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD equal or above

Pimax “8K” – $900

Display: CLPL (Custom-made low persistence liquid)
Decision: twin three,840 × 2,160
MTP: <15ms
Refresh Charge: 80 Hz, Brainwarp Assist
FOV: 200° (diagonal)
Audio: three.5mm audio jack, built-in microphone
Connection: USB 2.zero/three.zero, DP 1.four
Sensor: SteamVR monitoring, G-sensor, gyroscope, hand movement(Choice)
Match: Adjustable headset strap/headband(Choice)IPD adjustment, VR body
Content material: SteamVR and Oculus Residence
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and AMD equal or above

Pimax “5K” XR (beforehand BE) – $1,000

Display: OLED
Decision: twin 2,560 × 1,440
MTP: <15ms
Refresh Charge: 85±three Hz
FOV: 200° (diagonal)
Audio: three.5mm audio jack,built-in microphone
Connection: USB 2.zero/three.zero, DP 1.four
Sensor: SteamVR monitoring, G-sensor, gyroscope, hand movement(Choice)
Match: Adjustable headset strap/headband(Choice)IPD adjustment, VR body
Content material: SteamVR and Oculus Residence
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD equal or above