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Video: TE Connectivity Shows-off It's Virtual Reality Hang Glider

04 October 2016

At CEATEC 2016, Japan's largest IT and electronics show, TE Connectivity showcased its TE VR Hang Glider in partnership with HTC Vive.

The company offered an enhanced visual demonstration of its product innovations via the VR hang glider experience.

TE Connectiity merges with HTC Vive for this presentation.TE Connectiity merges with HTC Vive for this presentation.

The VR experience combined the HTC Vive, a leading VR device, and the TE Hang Glider. TE mounted a real hang glider with its products, such as the dynamic connector, heat shrink tubing and automotive sensors (geared for harsh environments).

The HTC Vive device employed TE’s high speed input/output (HSIO) 3-in-1 high-performance multimedia connectivity cable to ensure a stable and reliable user experience. The HSIO cable, embedded with an equalizer that can amplify signals, has the ability to improve data and power transmission performance.

“It is a massive inspiration across the industry with the exciting collaboration between HTC Vive and the TE hang glider at CEATEC Japan. HTC Vive is dedicated to provide users with leading innovations to immerse themselves in world of VR. By collaborating with a variety of industries, we are able to showcase the technology's practical application capabilities. Through VR, we are proud to enable enterprise users to explore the possibility of this revolutionary new technology in various fields," said Raymond Pao, vice president of VR New Technology, HTC.

“The booming VR markets are driving increased demand globally for wireless, high-speed streaming video, processing capabilities, and storage-related products and applications,” said Jason Merszei, vice president & general manager of Asia and EMEA for TE Connectivity’s Data and Devices business. “This poses vast opportunities for TE to provide our engineering expertise and advanced connectivity solutions to the market innovators. Our collaboration with HTC Vive is another example of TE’s agility to provide innovate solutions that ultimately help improve user experiences.”

According to Merszei , the company is ready to address the connectivity challenges of the next generation of VR development.

In addition to the VR hang glider experience, TE showcased other connectivity and sensor solutions for applications such as automotive, industrial, aerospace, medical, energy, mobile and appliances.

To contact the author of this article, email Nicolette.Emmino@ieeeglobalspec.com


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