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January 07, 2011

Vuzix Displays Widescreen Virtual Reality Video Eyewear at CES

Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of video eyewear products in the defense, consumer, and media and entertainment markets, will ship the first-ever widescreen virtual reality video eyewear, the Wrap VR1200, in the spring.

WrapVR1200 provides a viewing experience similar to a 75-inch flat panel television viewed from 10 feet. The product will be displayed at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show being held through Jan. 9. Visit Vuzix at the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Hall, Booth #11740.

The Wrap VR1200, which supports display resolutions of up to 1280 by 768 with a diagonal field of view of 35 degrees, includes a Wrap Tracker 6TC, the latest head-tracker technology offering up to 6 degrees of freedom, providing a true "where you look is what you see" experience.

Vuzix also plans to launch VR Manager software with 3D driver support for virtually all makes and models of Windows graphics cards.

"The Wrap VR1200 sets a new industry standard for virtual reality eyewear,” said Paul J. Travers, CEO, in a press release. “With higher resolution 16:9 widescreen support and a new head-tracker, it surpasses anything currently on the market."

"Thousands of software developers have downloaded our software developer kit (SDK) and many applications have 3D stereoscopic video support and head-tracking support that take advantage of our video eyewear. Our most recent SDK release supports the Wrap VR1200," added Travers.

Wrap VR1200 displays 2D video for all games and applications and 3D video and/or head tracking for a large assortment of Windows-based programs. The next-generation hardware also connects to component video devices, such as the xBox360 or PlayStation 3 and an optional composite adapter enables connection to virtually any audio/video device including the Apple (News - Alert) iPod Touch or iPhone.

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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