Oxford, UK– September 25, 2008– The latest software release from Vuzix Corporation, for its VR920 award winning virtual reality iWear® headsets, is its most significant overhaul to date. It provides support for 8 new titles, plus native support for Second Life, a 64-bit signed driver package for XP and Vista, and user interface improvements.
With this release, the iWear® VR920 video eyewear supports 89 games and other applications on all versions of Windows XP and Vista. As well as Second Life the new titles added to this release include:
• Age of Conan
• Madden NFL 2007
• Madden NFL 2008
• NBA Live 2007
• Tomb Raider Anniversary
Announcing the improvements, Vuzix President, Paul Travers said:“We are committed to keeping the VR920 headset ahead of the game by ensuring the VR920 is compatible with the latest games and leading internet applications. Inhabitants of Second Life can now immerse themselves in a true stereo 3D environment and view it intuitively with the latest head-tracking technology– you can now literally step inside Second Life.
“Our success and continued support from the software development community has meant our list of supported titles has become extensive and the user interface improvements in this latest version of VR920 software will make is very easy for users to manage this list.” concludes Travers.
As part of the Second Life development community, the Vuzix engineering team, with this release, has created a native mode Second Life Viewer that is compatible with both the v188.8.131.52 and v1.20.15 releases of Second Life. Native support means that the VR920 can now be used to its full potential in Second Life, bringing its worlds to life with full 3D stereoscopic video and head tracking.
The addition of a 64-bit signed driver set for XP and Vista is provided in answer to heavy demand both from dedicated game and simulation users as well and the software development community.
The new iWear® VR920 v2.3 software is shipping in new iWear® VR920 orders and is available as a free download from www.vuzix.com for all iWear® VR920 customers.
Winner of the 2007 CES Innovation award, the iWear® VR920 video eyewear is the world’s first, affordable, fully immersive virtual reality headset to offer full head-tracking and 3D video capabilities.
About Vuzix Corporation.
Vuzix Corporation manufactures personal display devices for the entertainment, defence and medical markets. Vuzix products provide users with a portable and private big screen experience that delivers tactical information in the defence markets, big screen mobile entertainment in the consumer markets and low vision assist in the medical markets. The company is revolutionising the mobile display industry and aims to continue to create products that enrich the lives of its customers. Vuzix has won six CES Innovations Awards since 2005, the 2008 RetailVision Best New Product– Hardware, the awards for the 2006 Frost&Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award for European Mobile&Wireless services and has been named the 12th fastest growing privately held company in Rochester, NY by the Rochester Democrat&Chronicle. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a privately held company with offices in Oxford, UK, Tokyo, Japan, and Rochester, NY. For more information, please visit: www.vuzix.co.uk
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