Optoma Demonstrates World’s First Wireless Virtual Reality HMD

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Renewed innovation focus is driving company portfolio expansion across audio and visual consumer lifestyle products; more product firsts

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The next immersive and experiential frontier is virtual reality - we’ve been working tirelessly to develop a product that will open the market, and we believe wireless will be a key driver.

Optoma, a world leading manufacturer of video and audio products, today privately showcased at the Game Developer Conference 2016 the first wireless virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).

Currently in testing, the OSVR-compatible wireless Optoma VR HMD for PC features a 5.46-inch full color AMOLED high-definition (1080P) display with a 90-degree field of view and near-zero latency. Precision wireless head tracking is achieved with a 2.4 GHz proprietary wireless signal, integrated receiver and USB-connected transmitter. The company plans to bring it to market later this year.

“We are constantly looking at what’s next in personal and home entertainment, and pushing technology and product innovation accordingly,” said Optoma President Robert Sterzing. “The next immersive and experiential frontier is virtual reality - we’ve been working tirelessly to develop a product that will open the market, and we believe wireless will be a key driver.”

With the hiring of Sterzing last summer, the company set its vision on driving innovation broadly across consumer lifestyle products with market-leading firsts. Optoma’s entry into virtual reality is a natural evolution for a company with deep roots in developing award-winning projection products with high performance light engines and optics.

Building upon the company’s already strong foothold in the projection space, Optoma at CES unveiled two new products designed to expand the home theater market segment: the industry’s first 4K-resolution UHD home theater projector, and a revolutionary short-throw HD laser home theater projector. Both projectors will bring the flexibility and large-scale high-quality imagery that home theater offers, with cost effective price-points to appeal to a broader range of consumers.

In addition, with the acquisition of NuForce more than a year ago, the company has been introducing a steady stream of award-winning audio products, from earbuds to audio amps. Later this year, Optoma plans to introduce multi-room wireless speakers, which allow for maximum flexibility coupled with high quality sound for movies, TV and music.

Optoma also recently hired marketing veteran Carolyn Scott to work alongside Sterzing to bring the company’s brand vision to life. Scott’s experience includes senior roles at Texas Instruments and Starbucks.

About Optoma Technology
Optoma Technology is a world leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning video and audio products for home entertainment and theater, ProAV and business. With a focus on premium quality and functional style, products are designed with the end-user experience in mind. Optoma products deliver stunning crystal clear images and exceptional sound with ultimate reliability. Optoma Technology is part of The Optoma Group, which has continental headquarters in the USA, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.optomausa.com.

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