OMNIFINITY LAUNCHES THE OMNIDECK™ 6
THE MISSING LINK BETWEEN VIRTUAL AND REALITY
Älmhult, Sweden (November 20th, 2014)
Omnifinity, the Swedish developer of solutions for natural movement in the virtual world, today unveiled the new Omnideck 6 after two years development on the omnidirectional treadmill first exposed on The Gadget Show’s ‘Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator’.
The increasing popularity of Virtual Reality headsets has opened up new visual possibilities in the gaming and simulation fields, yet users are still chained to their old- fashioned input devices. The revolution of using the Omnideck 6 will lead to the ultimate demise of keyboard warriors.
“Growing up as a gamer I dreamt of the day when I could run, walk, jump or crawl in a game, and I’m proud to say that day has now arrived! Gaming and simulation is only the beginning, as we see opportunities in many different industries”, Omnifinity Sales Manager Richard Guilfoyle said.
The core of the Omnideck 6 solution is a 6m wide omnidirectional motorised treadmill combined with optical tracking technology. Natural body movements are then translated seamlessly into the default input commands of any game or simulation software.
“The effectiveness of the Omnideck will improve infantry training methods, just like the success of flight simulators for pilots”, Daniel Hopstadius, CEO of Omnifinity said.
The first opportunity to get hands on with the Omnideck is next month between December 1st and December 5th, when the product is showcased at I/ITSEC 2014 (Booth #1249), in Orlando, Florida.
Omnifinity is open to opportunities to work with hardware and software with the aim of further evolving the Omnideck 6, and the way people move in the virtual world.
Based in Älmhult Sweden, MSE Omnifinity AB is a start-up with the aim of developing the future of motion in the virtual world. We were established by MSE Engineering AB who are renowned for designing and producing high fidelity military hardware simulators to global defence organisations and leading industrial companies since 1952.