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OptiTrack V120:Duo and V120:Trio Tracking Bars Ship

6DoF Object Tracking Systems for Virtual Reality, Animation and Medical Visualization

CORVALLIS, Oregon—August 2, 2011—Bringing innovative and affordable motion capture technology to the desktop, NaturalPoint® today announced the immediate availability of the OptiTrack™ V120:Duo and V120:Trio tracking bars. Offering an out-of-the-box motion capture solution, the new OptiTrack tracking bars incorporate optical tracking technology that is accurate, flexible and very simple to use.

"Our new tracking bars are a distillation of our full-scale tracking architecture, offering users our most affordable and convenient motion capture system to date," said Jim Richardson, NaturalPoint president and OptiTrack’s lead engineer. "The Duo and Trio were designed with accessibility in mind and require almost no setup to get up and running."

Offering the power of multiple-camera, 6DoF object tracking in a single, plug-and-play package, the OptiTrack V120:Duo and V120:Trio tracking bars offer a turn-key approach to motion capture. Each tracking bar is self-contained and factory calibrated, providing the ideal solution for desktop capture applications, head tracking, image-guided surgery, computer automated virtual environments (CAVE), OEM integrations, and any other application that requires quick setup, a low profile form factor, or high portability.

"We utilize motion tracking as a tool for interacting with complex 3D objects in our immersive visualization systems," said Julien Berta, vice president of Technology and Innovation at Mechdyne Corporation®, and an early adopter of OptiTrack’s tracking bar technology. "The OptiTrack tracking bars are ideal for our needs as we integrate head, joystick and glove tracking into our systems, all of which require precise, low-latency data to ensure a natural experience."

"Optical tracking systems provide an accurate and non-invasive tracking platform, but for some installations their cost and complexity of setup can be problematic," continues Berta. "OptiTrack's V120:Trio gives us clean tracking data, out of the box, with no need for calibration or camera setup. Plus, the price is affordable, which enables us to roll the technology into a variety of systems without driving production costs too high." Mechdyne Corporation develops turnkey advanced Audio Visual (AV), immersive 3D, networked, and collaborative visualization solutions.

The V120:Duo is equipped with two cameras, for efficient marker-based object tracking. The V120:Trio includes an additional middle camera, useful for increased tracking accuracy or for creating augmented reality applications by combining simultaneous motion tracking and live video.

Additional Features:

  • Free license of Tracking Tools 6DoF object tracking software (regularly $799)
  • Simple I/O, with a single cable for power and data transmission
  • Portable, desktop friendly form factor
  • On-board image processing, including both marker tracking and full frame scene video modes
  • Stream (VRPN, trackd, NatNet) or save (C3D, CSV) motion tracking data
  • External synchronization I/O, for compatibility with shutter glasses and other hardware devices
  • Compatibility with OptiTrack’s Insight VCS virtual camera plugins
  • Support for OEM integration via the Tracking Tools API

For additional product specifications, please download the data sheet.

NaturalPoint will be demonstrating the OptiTrack V120:Trio Aug. 9th – 11th at SIGGRAPH 2011, booth #763.

Pricing and Availability

The V120:Duo and V120:Trio are both available for immediate purchase, priced at $1,899 and $2,499 USD. For more information, please contact the company's headquarters in Corvallis, Ore. 1-888-865-5535, or visit http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/products/v120-trio/.

About OptiTrack

OptiTrack™ is the leading brand of affordable high-performance motion capture technology. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include Under Armour, NASA, Mechdyne, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, EON Reality, Laser Shot, Ubisoft, Sony, Halon Entertainment, Nvizage, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, and other top contractors and studios around the world. For more information, visit www.optitrack.com.

About NaturalPoint

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, NaturalPoint® is the creator and manufacturer of the OptiTrack™, TrackIR™ and SmartNAV™ family of brands. NaturalPoint specializes in providing innovative control solutions through optical tracking technology, and has developed tracking systems for computers, video games, military simulators and unique display systems.

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