BELLEVUE, WA. – November 1st, 2017 – VRstudios, the leading provider of award-winning VR solutions for Location-Based Entertainment (LBE), announced today, a partnership with TPCAST Technologies headquartered in Beijing. VRstudios will become the first commercial distribution partner of TPCAST in the United States, and will be deploying TPCAST’s wireless technology in a new VRcade® product line to be announced soon. VRstudios currently has deployed 50 systems of its next generation VRcade products in 14 countries around the globe. The partnership with TPCAST will provide VRstudios with technology that will be utilized for a new product concept that will complement the company’s existing VRcade Zone™ and VRcade Arena™ systems.
“VRstudios was the first company in the world to provide totally wireless, full-motion capability to virtual reality,” said Kevin Vitale, VRstudios’ CEO. “By partnering with TPCAST we can provide an even more comprehensive product line of high performance attractions to address the requirements of LBE facilities around the globe. This exemplifies the benefits of our Attraction Management Platform™ that has been designed to allow easy integration of the best emerging technologies in the VR industry.”
“We are excited to partner with VRstudios, the leader in delivering immersive VR attractions to the commercial LBE market, and enable them to expand the LBE industry and create a pivotal change in the future of wireless, full-motion, arena-scale VR,” said Udi Yuhjtman, TPCAST’s North America GM. “TPCAST is committed to the VR market by supporting untethered high-end systems providing a fully immersive experience with enhanced video and audio quality.”
VRstudios is very pleased to be adding TPCAST into the “VRstudios Partner Showcase” program along with several major technology and game industry companies to be announced in the coming months. TPCAST is the first company to introduce a commercial Wireless Adapter for Virtual Reality, which preserves video quality and application performance. Launched on November 11th, 2016, TPCAST created the world’s first commercial wireless VR adapter for HTC VIVE. In October 2017, TPCAST announced that it is working on a wireless adapter for the Oculus Rift headset.
VRstudios recently announced its Attraction Management Platform (AMP), the VRcade Arena™, an 8-player, free roaming, warehouse-scale system, and Terminal 17™, a high action multi-player arena game, as the latest additions to its product line. AMP as well as a half-sized VRcade Arena will be demonstrated for the first time publicly at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida, November 14-17.
VRstudios is the VR industry’s premier global provider of Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) solutions. VRstudios makes it easy for owners and operators of theme parks, family entertainment centers, cinemas and casinos to offer innovative virtual reality attractions to their guests. VRstudios’ Attraction Management Platform (AMP) enables quick installation and efficient operation of VR attractions. VRstudios launched in 2014 as the first company to offer out-of-home fully immersive VR with free-roaming, wireless and untethered, multi-player capabilities.
Creator of the first commercial wireless virtual reality solution, TPCAST’s vision is to unleash the VR world by making all VR/AR/MR head-mounted displays (HMDs) wireless. The company’s patented technologies enable highly efficient bi-directional communications between the PC and a VR HMD with near-zero latency. TPCAST’s mission is to work with the VR Industry including HMD manufacturers, game developers, content providers, silicon manufacturers, and key VR technology providers to deliver the best wireless VR experience to consumers and enterprises.