Spearheading the wireless VR revolution.
Today at GITEX 2018, HTC has officially announced the local availability of the Vive Wireless Adapter. The event was hosted at the Dubai Internet City stand, where it was also highlighted how VR technology is being utilized in different open platforms from companies so they make their own VR content.
Some of the sectors who have already utilized VR include healthcare, education, government and retail in addition to its already successful implementation in gaming.
It was also revealed that the market for both AR and VR her in the Middle East and Africa region is already expected to increase from a $181.59 million value to a whopping $6 billion by the year 2020.
Ramit Harisinghani, VP and head of Middle East & Africa at HTC Vive, said: “The future of virtual reality is happening now, with the convergence of new open platforms and technologies delivering unprecedented experiences for consumers, businesses, and governments. The growth of VR in the coming years will come not only from a mass-market proposition but also with the development of applications from a larger base of developers. Building an ecosystem to test and build new VR concepts is essential, and it is very encouraging to see so many organizations across the region keen to get involved in this journey.”
Launched a couple of months ago, the Vive Wireless Adapter enables users of the Vive and the Vive Pro to move freely without the hindrance of wires that might get in the way of the experience. The device is powered by Intel’s WiGig technology to deliver zero latency during VR use.
The Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive 1.5 will be available for AED/ SAR 1,349, while for the HTC VIVE Pro, the wireless experience would require the wireless adaptor for HTC VIVE 1.5 and an add-on Wireless Adapter which is priced at AED/SAR 299. Both the Adapters will be available at select retail outlets across the UAE and Saudi Arabia by end of December 2018.