Your next PC VR headset will (almost) cut the cables

USB Type-C the most exciting boring connector in the industry right

"At Oculus, we're committed to making VR easily approachable for a wide variety of people", said Nate Mitchell, head of Rift, Oculus.

The spec uses the USB Type-C connector's "Alternate Mode" capability to implement different data protocols-such as Thunderbolt 3 data or DisplayPort and HDMI video-over the increasingly common cables, combined with Type-C's support for power delivery.

The adoption of the new standard means that VR requires fewer ports, which means immersive experiences are now possible for users who own smaller devices with fewer ports, such as lightweight notebooks. The members of the consortium tout VirtualLink's open nature and the fact that it's "purpose-built for VR", including considerations for latency that more general display and audio standards might not account for. It's a consolidated connection point, it's purpose-built for VR and will help "push the industry forward" into its next phase.

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The consortium has published an advance overview of the VirtualLink specification, available for anyone to take a look at over on VirtualLink's website.

"While serious VR and AR experiences will still require more advanced processors and graphics chips, casual PC users won't need to get HP's Omen X backpack, for example, to get started with VR", DT continues. "Given Microsoft's involvement, it may be just a matter of time before we see VirtualLink crop up on a future Windows Mixed Reality headset".

For further information, contact PR@virtuallink.org. VirtualLink supports four HBR3 DisplayPort lanes for high-resolution displays, a USB3.1 data channel for high-resolution cameras and sensors, and up to 27 watts of power. These specifications should ensure a good degree of future-proofing when it comes to VR releases down the track. Acknowledging the issue, a new consortium seeks to introduce VirtualLink. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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