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I/ITSEC 2012: Reality headsets enter the military market

5th December 2012 - 09:47 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Orlando


Oculus VR has introduced its Rift virtual reality headset to a military market for the first time.

The company used the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida, to demonstrate to military customers the Oculus Rift, which incorporates a lightweight headset and software elements.

The system, which has already been introduced to the computer game market, recently raised $2.5 million in a launch campaign and has the backing of developers including Epic, Valve, ID, and Meteor. The company is now making a push into the military market.

‘We are offering a very immersive headset,’ Joseph Chen, senior product manager, told Shephard.

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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