DPVR unveils new E4 Arc VR headset with hand tracking from Ultraleap

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April 23, 2024 –  DPVR, a Shanghai-based provider of virtual reality (VR) hardware and software solutions, has announced the launch of its new hand tracking supported headset, the E4 Arc. A variant of its E4 6 DoF PCVR headset, the E4 Arc is integrated with Ultraleap’s Leap Motion Controller 2 hand tracking camera, allowing for operation and natural interaction in VR environments without the need for separate controllers.

DPVR noted that this latest model has been specially crafted for arcade game manufacturers, corporate training use cases, and 3D designers.

What are the features of the DPVR E4 Arc?

According to DPVR, exclusive features, advantages, and benefits of the E4 Arc include:

  • Integration of the compact, low-power Leap Motion Controller 2 camera from Ultraleap, which itself features robust and advanced hand tracking algorithms, enabling a tracking range depth between 10 cm and 110 cm and a maximum field of view of 160° x 160°. This ensures the capture of hand gestures from wide angles for ultimate interactivity.
  • The E4 Arc is “the only VR headset model at a consumer-level price point that is available on the market that utilizes a built-in structure for enhanced durability and stability,” according to DPVR. The company added that this marks the E4 Arc ideal for unattended attraction spots.
  • Equipped with a turbo cooling system that features an upgraded fan model, improved vapor chamber and optimized fan operating logic. E4 Arc’s cooling system ensures better air outflow and internal heat control, for a more stable performance for high-traffic usage scenarios.
  • Additionally, the device includes easily replaceable cables for more straightforward maintenance.
The E4 Arc VR headset from DPVR with an integrated Ultraleap Leap Motion 2 Controller hand tracking camera.

Commenting on the release of the E4 Arc, Derek Liu, VP at DPVR said: “DPVR stands ready to provide support whenever and wherever headset customization is required. Aligning with Ultraleap’s visionary pursuit of breaking down the barriers between the physical and digital worlds, we anticipate bringing E4 Arc and its intuitive, touchless gesture control to arcade cabinet manufacturers as our first step.” Liu added, “Through this strategic partnership, we envision endless possibilities for our upcoming next-gen headset.”

What industries does DPVR cater to?

While initially designed for arcade needs, the E4 Arc from DPVR is also suitable for demanding enterprise use cases, according to the company, since the device is well suited to enable collaborative spatial design, prototyping, and immersive visualization and review of CAD designs.

Additionally, with the natural interactions that Ultraleap hand tracking delivers, the E4 Arc has uses for safety training, industrial skill development, surgical education and aviation training, offering realistic, hands-on experiences for building muscle memory in VR without the need for physical materials or equipment to train with.

Does the E4 Arc work with VR games?

DPVR stated that empowering gamers, as well as designers, engineers, educators, VR enthusiasts, and anyone requiring precise interaction whilst in VR is “a top priority for the company,” and that its R&D team is conducting compatibility tests to ensure a smooth gaming experience for hand-tracking supported titles in the SteamVR library, including VRChat, Half-Life: Alyx, and more.

Who else does DPVR work with?

DPVR has worked with Raw Thrills on its ‘Godzilla Kaiju Wars’ VR arcade title, as well as with LAI Games on its simulators. The company is also the only VR headset vendor for Taiwan-based game developer International Games System. Other companies DPVR has worked with include manufacturers Wahlap Tech, UNIS Technology, and VR 360 Action, DPVR stated that it “provides a high premium on arcade-related projects, continually polishing hardware durability to meet the most challenging commercial requirements.” Ultraleap is now of course a partner that DPVR has added to this list.

“Ultraleap is proud to collaborate with DPVR in introducing the brilliant new E4 Arc headset to the market,” added Miguel Rodrigues, Senior Vice President of Product at Ultraleap. “With our world leading hand tracking technology seamlessly integrated into DPVR’s innovative hardware, users can now experience immersive virtual interactions like never before. We’re excited to empower users across industries with natural and intuitive interactions and can’t wait to see what new and engaging experiences they will create.”

When will the DPVR E4 Arc be available?

The DPVR E4 Arc is available now for pre orders, with shipping expected to begin in late May. For more information on DPVR and its range of virtual reality headsets, click here. To learn more about Ultraleap and its hand tracking solutions, click here.

Image credit: DPVR

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