StarVR Corporation set the bar an inch higher after unveiling the iconic StarVR One on Tuesday at the SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.
The StarVR One proved to be the real deal as it is equipped with an eye tracking attribute as well as visuals working at 90 frames per second and a field of view that almost covers the entire human vision. Geared with 5.4 million pixels on display, the StarVR One is certainly an upgrade for the Vive Pro which only has 4.6 million pixels.
Significant Upgrades On StarVR One
Previous StarVR versions have been critically acclaimed for its extremely wide viewing angles that cover 210 degrees horizontally and 130 degrees vertically. With the help of the precise Tobii eye-tracking feature, the StarVR One can directly point out where on the screen you are looking, hence allowing foveated rendering.
"StarVR continues its legacy of innovation that pushes past the barriers standing in the way of enterprise-grade VR experiences," said Emmanuel Marquez, CTO of StarVR Corporation. "StarVR is blazing new trails to deliver breakthrough technology for a new world of realism to support real business decisioning and value creation. With our StarVR One headset we are conquering the VR final frontier - the enterprise," he continued.
The StarVR One is also armed with a SteamVR Tracking 2.0 which is a built-in tracker that supports a tracking volume of 10 x 10 meters. The SteamVR Tracking 2.0 which is the same tracking system that is used by HTC Vive is also supplied with a prevailing optical tracking program through the plugins granted by StarVR.
StarVR Partners With Leading Technology Companies
StarVR partnered with major technology companies such as Intel, Epic Games, and NVIDIA in the launch of the StarVR One. Kumar Kaushik, GM, AR/VR of Intel praised the advanced commercial VR technology of StarVR, saying that VR has the capability to revolutionize various industries.
"We are excited to partner with StarVR to combine Intel's computing performance with StarVR's advanced commercial VR technology to create incredibly true-to-life virtual experiences that are bound only by one's imagination. VR is destined to transform industries of all kinds, and Intel and StarVR are on the forefront of this wave," a thrilled Kaushik said.
Meanwhile, according to multiple sources close to the company, the price of StarVR One is set to fall under the range of $2,000 and $10,000 since it is already placed toward various commercial and enterprise sectors. The 450-gram virtual reality headset has also got rid of the soft headstrap of the previous versions by incorporating semi-rigid mounts for improved comfort through better weight distribution.