High Fidelity Integration and Dev Kit Pre-orders

March 2017 Update

Integration with High Fidelity

On February 2nd, High Fidelity has officially announced that BinaryVR’s real-time facial tracking system has been integrated, providing users with more immersive and interactive social experiences when communicating each other inside its VR platform. Anyone with our development kit can easily turn on the facial tracking mode and show his/her mouth movement to other avatars.

Here you can check out a demo video that High Fidelity created. Looking great, isn’t it?

Facial Tracking Demo in High Fidelity

CEO Jihun Yu had a fireside chat with High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale to explain how our real-time facial tracking works and what it means in real-time communication in virtual reality. During the session, Jihun and Philip showcased our mouth tracking demo to the audience with their avatars in the High Fidelity’s virtual auditorium. Not only everyone was so excited to see the demo but we also had a great experience in interacting with people who have a great passion in social VR world.

CEO Jihun Yu having a virtual fireside chat with High Fidelity CEO Philip Rosedale in High Fidelity’s VR platform

Please visit our pre-order page and get our development kit. Your High Fidelity avatar will mimic your expressions that others do not have.

Status of Our Pre-order Shipment

On December 30th, we’ve announced that our dev kit V1 was finally shipped out to our first customer. (and we appreciate that UploadVR covered our announcement!)

The beginning has been slow while we were testing the performance of our SDK with early customers. Now we are speeding up our delivery, and as of today, about 20% of pre-orders has been shipped out or in process. If you have not been contacted with your pre-order request, we will soon reach out to you!

Camera Mount (left) & Facial Tracking Camera (right)

What’s Next?

In addition to Vive and Oculus Rift, we are adding more VR headsets to support. There will be an announcement to come at the end of this month so stay tuned!

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