2 TrackIR devices in one system.

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kx2us
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2 TrackIR devices in one system.

Post by kx2us » Tue Oct 07, 2003 5:03 pm

Is it possible to have two TrackIR devices in one system? Will the driver see two devices or just combine them as one?

Halstead York
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Re: 2 TrackIR devices in one system.

Post by Halstead York » Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:15 pm

The next generation product will allow users to create trackIR 'arrays' for pixel accuracy on multi-monitor setups and such.

MattThomas
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Re: 2 TrackIR devices in one system.

Post by MattThomas » Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:18 am

Halstead,
I love using TrackIR and I'm always interested in new advances in TrackIR technology.

You mentioned "trackIR 'arrays' for pixel accuracy on multi-monitor setups". I plan to build a multi-monitor setup next year.

What exactly will the track IR arrays do? What is pixel accuracy?
Thanks a bunch!

AV8R
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Re: 2 TrackIR devices in one system.

Post by AV8R » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:28 am

Part of the challenge will have to do with how the handoff of the head tracking is smoothly transitioned from one device to the next as the "dot" reflector is out of range as the user's head pans across multiple monitors.

It may be, that it makes more sense to have one TIR (head mounted?) but multiple DOTs placed on the multiple monitors. Cheaper implementation too. Still it would take software enhancements to deal with the area transitioning and view control.

AV8R

[ January 09, 2004, 01:29 PM: Message edited by: AV8R ]

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