XTAL Upgrade Features Custom-Made Lenses with Wider FOV and Less Distortion
Last summer, VRgineers rocked the VR industry when it released XTAL, the first headset with specs advanced enough for aerospace prototyping and military simulations – including a pair of 2.5Kdisplays for a total of 5K.
Now, after months of additional development VRgineers is preparing to showcase an even more advanced version of XTAL, incorporating proprietary non-fresnel lenses that deliver the clearest, most immersive VR experience to date. Plus, unlike competing solutions which only use a subset of the display, XTAL utilizes every pixel of the display to improve panoramic immersion.
“XTAL’s new non-fresnel lenses will deliver a wider field of view and binocular overlap, a bigger sweet spot, and much less distortion compared to the existing model,” explained Marek Polcak, CEO & Co-Founder of VRgineers. “This is critically important to our customers. When prototyping a new automobile design, for instance, they’ll be able to see more of the vehicle at once, and come closer than ever to a true-to-life image. We’ve getting ever closer to our goal – which is to make virtual reality indistinguishable from reality itself.”
Members of the media may experience the new XTAL first-hand at Showstoppers at CES 2019. Customers may purchase the new XTAL today, while those who have purchased the previous XTAL model may upgrade their device free of charge via a lens-swap if they participate in XTAL’s professional support package.
Unlike typical VR headsets designed for gaming or entertainment, XTAL was designed meticulously around the needs of professional designers and engineers who require superior image quality and accuracy, wide field-of-view, easy integration, and data security. Whether users want to virtually design, create, prototype, teach or train, XTAL offers the visual quality needed for even the most demanding tasks.