Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

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KaelNL
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Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

Post by KaelNL » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:06 am

Hi,

I want to add the great TrackIR (I own the TIR5 with pro clip) as hardware in videogamegeek.com , a relatively young video game site.
However, to do this, I have to enter a date (dd-mm-yy, or mm-yy, or even year only) of release. So when became the different TrackIRs available? And what'd their defining difference?

So:
TrackIR5, released: ?, 6DOF
TrackIR4, released: ?, 4DOF (?)
TrackIR3, etc...

Hope this'll also enhance TrackIR's publicity, and attract new users for this great peripheral.

Seth Steiling
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Re: Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

Post by Seth Steiling » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:50 pm

TrackIR - 2001
2 DOF

TrackIR 2 - 2003
2 DOF

TrackIR 3 - 2004
2 DOF + increased resolution/frame rate

TrackIR 3 6 DOF expansion - end of 2004

TrackIR 4 - 2005
6 DOF + increased FOV

TrackIR 5 - 2009
6 DOF + increased resolution + improved image analysis + increased FOV
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BlueHeron
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Re: Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

Post by BlueHeron » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:46 pm

TrackIR 6 - 20??

I'm on the verge of ordering TrackIR 5, but wouldn't want to see a new product announcement right after ordering.

Any hints on whether there's a new product offering in the pipe?

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Re: Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

Post by Seth Steiling » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:40 am

You're safe. :)
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BlueHeron
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Re: Non-tech question: when was the TrackIR first marketed?

Post by BlueHeron » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:49 am

Excellent, I just got a great deal on TrackIR 5 from pcaviator.com.

After years of using TrackIR 2 and TrackIR 4, I'm looking forward to being impressed yet again!

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