Saturday, October 24

HTC brings VR system into Malaysian market

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KUALA LUMPUR: HTC VIVE announced that VIVE Pro Starter Kit and VIVE Consumer Edition virtual reality (VR) system will be available in Malaysia from October 31 onwards.

The launch brings the best VR system to Malaysian consumers, providing them with an immersive and realistic virtual reality experience available.

“We are thrilled to start offering the best VR system in Malaysia,” said HTC Asia Pacific Sales vice president Charles Huang, in a press statement.

“VIVE Pro and VIVE Consumer Edition have been very well regarded by both consumers and media in the world, and we are very excited to bring them into the hands of Malaysian consumers and developers.”

The VIVE Pro Starter Kit is a complete premium solution for VR enthusiasts. It includes a VIVE Pro HMD, two wireless controllers and two SteamVR tracking Base Station with room scale capability.

HTC VIVE

VIVE Pro HMD comes with dual-OLED displays, making for a crisper image resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78 per cent increase in resolution over other VR systems in the market. In addition to visuals, VIVE Pro HMD also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier that creates a heightened sense of presence and sound.

These improved graphics and audio allow users to experience VR with enhanced clarity.

The VIVE Pro Starter Kit will be available for purchase in Malaysia towards the end of November and priced at RM6,099.

Consumers who pre-order online and in-store starting from now until December 31 will get a free three-months subscription to VIVEPORT, the VIVE’s app store for VR content.

Alongside the availability of the VIVE Pro Starter Kit in Malaysia is the VIVE Consumer Edition which will be available on-shelf via HTC’s online partners and major IT retailers in early November. Priced at RM2,999, it includes a 2160 x 1200 resolution headset, two wireless controllers and two SteamVR tracking Base Stations.

The official launch of VIVE in Malaysia also saw the introduction of VIVEPORT, HTC VIVE’s global platform, app store and subscription service where customers can explore and experience the content they love and need, and its curated library of over 1,400 diverse VR titles.

HTC VIVE Pro

VIVEPORT subscription allows customers to select five titles with unlimited access for RM37.99 a month. Customers are provided with the option to renew their list every month or cancel their subscription without obligation.

In conjunction with the launch of VIVE VR, HTC VIVE will also enable VIVEPORT Arcade, a simple, intuitive content management system that allows operators to flexibly control their VIVE VR stations for arcade owners in Malaysia.

The self-guided experience allows customers to select their own content through the headset, eliminating the need for additional staff. VIVEPORT Arcade offers a comprehensive, effortless way to manage every detail of their VIVE VR stations.

 

 

Technical Specifications

HTC VIVE

Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.6 inch diagonal

Resolution: 1080 x 1200 pixels per eye (2160 x 1200 pixels combined)

Refresh rate: 90Hz

Field of view: 110 degrees

Safety features: Chaperone play area boundaries and front-facing camera

Sensors: SteamVR Tracking, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity

Connections: HDMI, USB 2.0, stereo 3.5 mm headphone jack, Power, Bluetooth

Input: Integrated microphone

Eye relief: Interpupillary distance and lens distance adjustment

Controller sensors: SteamVR Tracking

Controller input : Multifunction trackpad, Grip buttons, dual-stage trigger, system button, menu button

Controller use per charge: Approximately six hours

Connections : Micro-USB charging port

Tracked area requirements: No minimum space requirements for sitting or standing, 6’6” x 5’ minimum room size, 16’4” maximum between base stations

 

 

Technical Specifications

HTC VIVE Pro

Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.5 inch diagonal

Resolution: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels combined)

Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Field of view: 110 degrees

Audio: Hi-Res certificate headset, Hi-Res certificate headphone (removable), high impedance headphone support

Headphone input: Integrated microphones

Connections: USB-C 3.0, DP 1.2, Bluetooth

Sensors: SteamVR Tracking, G-sensor, gyroscope, proximity, IPD sensor

Ergonomics: Eye relief with lens distance adjustment, adjustable IPD, adjustable headphone, adjustable head-strap

Controller sensors: SteamVR Tracking

Controller input: Multifunction trackpad, Grip buttons, dual-stage trigger, System button, Menu button

Controller use per charge: Approximately six hours

Controller connections: Micro-USB charging port

Tracked area requirements: No minimum space requirements for sitting or standing, 6’6” x 5’ minimum room size, 16’4” maximum between base stations