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VirtualLink standard introduced for connecting VR headsets to PCs, other devices

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | 18:47 CET | News
A new industry consortium led by Nvidia, Oculus, Valve, AMD and Microsoft introduced the VirtualLink specification, an open industry standard that enables VR headsets to connect with PCs and other devices using a single, high-bandwidth USB Type-C connector, instead of a range of cords and connectors. This new connection, an alternate mode of USB-C, should simplify and speed up VR setup time, avoiding key obstacles to VR adoption, the companies said. It also brings immersive VR experiences to smaller devices with fewer ports, such as thin and light notebooks.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft / Nvidia / Oculus
Countries: World
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