To enable the use of the Vive Pro and Valve Index headset with its motorized VR chair, Roto VR has finalized the development of its DisplayPort cable magazine.
After first opening up the pre-orders for the Roto VR Chair in May of 2016, the company began shipping the motorized chair for virtual reality experiences last year, taking roughly four years to ship the first set of the products out.
The company’s top-selling point is the data cable passthrough system that allows the chair to rotate in continuous 360-degree rotations without wrapping the cable around the user. Roto VR designed a device called the Cable Magazine to give the headset a place to plug in that rotates with the chair.
However, by the time Roto VR brought the product to the market, the industry had changed directions as the HDMI cables were replaced with DisplayPort connections. Unfortunately, this left the company’s product incompatible with every VR headset in the market currently. But, thankfully the company had developed the Cable Magazines to be swappable, which only requires the updated version to upgrade the Roto VR Chair for modern devices.
The DisplayPort version of the Roto Cable Magazine is not yet available but is in the final stages before production can begin. The upgraded version will enable the HTC Vive Pro and Valve Index headsets to work with the Roto VR Chair.
A future version of the Cable Magazine specifically for the Oculus Link is also under development.
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