WorldViz Announces Consumer Priced Immersive Virtual Reality with Kinect and Sony 3D Goggles

WorldViz brings affordable virtual reality to the hands, and heads, of everyone by bundling its VR software Vizard with Microsoft Kinect motion sensing and the new Sony 3D goggles for $2,990. The stand-alone immersive VR system lets users create their own apps and commercially distribute them.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--()--WorldViz, the industry leader in interactive virtual reality solutions, takes a major step forward in bringing Virtual Reality to the mainstream. At a price tag starting at $2,990, budget is no longer a constraint for leaping into the future of 3D human computer interaction. The benefits of immersive real-time 3D have long been proven for product & design visualization, industrial training, consumer research, interactive education, and academic research. But high hardware costs have slowed the success story of VR. The pace is picking up.

“With costs for enabling hardware plummeting, we are experiencing what could be a significant breakthrough in the virtual reality industry,” says Peter Schlueer, President of WorldViz. “Products like the Kinect motion sensing device and the new Sony 3D goggles bring us to an inflection point in the quality to price ratio: Fantastic immersive 3D visuals, robust real-time motion sensing, and high-performance graphics CPUs, are now all incredibly affordable. We bring these convergent technologies to life with Vizard, our intuitive VR software toolkit. It puts at your fingertips everything you need to create killer 3D apps.”

The new Wirks VR bundle represents the latest advances in immersive VR technologies applied in areas such as education, manufacturing, and architecture. Wirks is used by schools to introduce 3D education content in their curriculums, by midsize and large manufacturers to improve prototyping, design review and training tools, and by architects to communicate their customers’ designs in the most impressive fashion possible today. Wirks comes with vivid OLED display technology, 1280 x 720 resolution per eye, 52 degrees field of view, Kinect and inertial body tracking, rapid app development tools, and a fun app starter kit. Training and support are available from WorldViz. See details and videos of Wirks in action at www.vizapps.com.

ABOUT WORLDVIZ

WorldViz is the industry leader in turnkey interactive virtual reality solutions for Fortune 500 industry and top government clients, including Boeing, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Nissan, Disney, NASA, NIH National Institutes of Health, Stanford University and MIT. The company’s Virtual Reality solutions include the industry’s favored 3D software platform VIZARD 4.0, custom application programming, 3D graphics design, real-time optical motion tracking, and expert onsite installation & training. For more information about WorldViz, go to www.worldviz.com.

Contacts

WorldViz
Peter Schlueer, President
805-966-0786 x201
schlueer@worldviz.com

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WorldViz brings affordable virtual reality to the hands, and heads, of everyone by bundling its VR software Vizard with Microsoft Kinect motion sensing and the new Sony 3D goggles for $2,990.

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Contacts

WorldViz
Peter Schlueer, President
805-966-0786 x201
schlueer@worldviz.com