TPCAST 2.0 is protocol-independent and supports full-coverage Wireless VR
January 10, 2018, CES, Las Vegas, Nevada. TPCAST, the Wireless VR Solutions leader, announces its Next-Generation Wireless VR Technologies, TPCAST 2.0, which utilize the new generation ultra-low latency codec technology and an upgraded TPCAST real-time data control protocol. These combined technologies pave the way to allow TPCAST to continue to deliver high video quality, low latency, and real-time data transmission. The introduction of these new technologies, supporting short, mid and long-range distances and covering multiple VR deployment ranges, strategically places TPCAST in the forefront of the future evolution of the Wireless VR Market.
The TPCAST 2.0 technology includes three main features. The first element is the ultra-low latency codec, capable of compressing VR content on a 50:1 ratio which significantly reduces the bandwidth required for video data transmission while bounding the latency to 1ms. This easy-to-use, stable, and ultra-low latency codec enables TPCAST’s product family to deliver consistently high-quality real-time video transmission. The second feature of the TPCAST 2.0 technology is its scalability making it easy to adapt to any headset including 3k, 4k, and 8k video resolution HMDs in the market. The third feature is the capability to preserve the user experience compared to a wired connection. TPCAST’s proprietary technology and accumulated VR knowledge base, gained by its long-term leading position in the Wireless VR space, enables TPCAST’s products to deliver a stable and commercial-grade VR experience.
TPCAST’s cloud VR rendering technology, recently announced at CES, combined with the adaptability of the TPCAST 2.0 technologies allows TPCAST to be the first wireless VR provider to support short, mid and long-range VR demands in multi-user environments. The short-range distance utilizes WiGig or 802.11ay technologies and supports the HTC VIVE, Oculus RIFT, Windows MR and other mainstream headsets. For the mid-range environments, TPCAST will support Wi-Fi or 802.11ax to allow users to utilize TPCAST's unique large-space wireless solution. The support for long-distance uses Cloud VR to achieve real-time VR content sharing on the cloud (5G / 4.5G / FTTH). All of these technologies, based on the TPCAST 2.0 platform, place TPCAST in an advantageous position in the Wireless VR Market.
TPCAST’s CEO, Michael Liu, stated: “The new TPCAST 2.0 announcement is another milestone for TPCAST’s innovation. As a leader in the Global Wireless VR space, TPCAST is committed to moving the industry forward with its technological advancements. The newest technology in Wireless VR, TPCAST 2.0, has the highest performance, the broadest scalability, and the most mature product capabilities. TPCAST 2.0’s support for a full range of mainstream headsets in various deployment ranges allows TPCAST to continue with its vision of unleashing the VR world.”
Creator of the first commercial wireless virtual reality solution, TPCAST’s vision is to unleash the VR world by removing cables now built-in to all VR/AR/MR head-mounted displays (HMDs). The company’s patent-pending technologies enable highly efficient bi-directional communications between a PC and a VR headset with near zero latency. The company has independent intellectual property rights in the fields of wireless communications and virtual reality. Its mission is to work with all parties in the VR industry including HMD manufacturers, game developers, content providers, GPU makers, and key VR technology providers to deliver the best wireless VR experience to consumers and enterprise users.