Arrival of New Standalone Pico Neo VR Headset and Solutions

We are definitely expect new VR headsets from companies such as Oculus and HTC in 2018, while the new Pico Neo standalone headset appears to be promising.

Founded in 2015, Pico is a team of over 300 team members from around the world, with office locations in China, US, Japan, and Europe.

The company will be attending CES 2018 toshowcase their VR standalone headset. Pico Neo has 6 degrees of freedom for head and controller. Features Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile VR Platform, and integrates all-in-one ID design. It is equipped with light breathable material, 3K high definition display, and supports 256 GB expanded storage.

Pico Neo

Image credit: Pico

Pico CEO, Mr. Hongwei Zhou says

“the Pico Neo uses Qualcomm Technologies’ Inside-Out 6DoF technology, optimizing the spatial positioning ability from the lower level of Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform. Even using the positioning function for a long time will not affect Pico Neo’s gaming performance. The Pico Neo matches users’ actions perfectly, bringing the super immersive VR interactive experience to life.”

User-friendly design allows the user to simply power up and enter the Pico UI launcher. After adjusting the position and posture to proper direction, the calibration process will be completed. The user can move or dodge attack in games, as well as operating complex game reactions such as bimanual operation. The Pico Neo is also optimized for refresh rate to prevent choppy or loss frames.

Image credit: Pico

The Pico Neo is available for pre-order in the US and EU for qualified business customers and developers for $749.00.

The company also revealed their plans for B2B VR Enterprise Solution Program. Pico Zense is a sub-brand with it’s first set of Time of Flight (TOF) depth sensor solution and camera module. The performance of Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform and ultrasonic remote controller solution, the headset can track movements without any external sensors. Although the company focus has primarily been on the consumer level, they are also exploring the B2B Enterprise space. Some noteworthy B2B clients are Toyota, Volkswagen, Mengniu, China Life, and other industry leaders. After 2 years of R&D, the company has developed several application solutions based on their hardware, such as:

•VR education broadcast control system

•VR theatre broadcast control system

•Spatial orientation and motion capture

•Depth perception systems

•Family VR entertainment systems

Pico can provide clients with customized hardware, software, content, and system solutions. These enterprise application demos will be displayed at CES involving education, VR theaters, commercial displays, and automobile.

Pico Zense – Exploring Depth Vision

In adidition to their VR products, Pico also launched a series of Pico Zense TOF depth sensor solutions as core hardware product. Two camera modules based on TOF technology featuring small form factors, economic power consumption, VGA standardized precision, and clear imaging. It can be used in range between 0.2 meter to 8 meters. The modules are available for pre-order for qualified business customers and developed located in US and EU for $299.

To learn more, please visit the Pico booth at CES located in South Hall 1, Tech East Zone at Booth number 21718.

Author: VR Reporter

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