Opinion:

Sensics zSight

When:05.03.2014

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Summary

Professional HMD with high-resolution, full colour displays, low power consumption and integrated tracker, audio and microphone.

INITION says

“The zSight™ by Sensics is a light weight, high resolution professional plug-and-play HMD and comes with additional low latency wireless option suitable for your portable VR applications.” Jeff Ferguson, Immersive Technologies Consultant.

Manufacturer’s Description

The zSight™ is a professional HMD with high-resolution OLED displays, comfortable and lightweight packaging, low power consumption and integrated tracker, stereo audio and microphone. It has automatic configuration that makes it a truly ‘plug-and-play’ professional display product.

Features

  • Bright, crisp, high-contrast display that uses the latest in OLED microdisplay technology.
  • High resolution full-color SXGA 1280×1024 pixels per eye.
  • Patent-pending user-selectable usage modes:
    • 60º field of view with 100% binocular overlap – perfect for plug-and-play use
    • 70º field of view with 75% binocular overlap – excellent for wider field of view
  • Integrated yaw/pitch/roll tracker
  • Integrated high-quality stereo audio and microphone
  • Operates with single or dual HDMI/DVI inputs. HDMI inputs can also carry stereo audio.
  • Innovative “movie mode” allows widescreen viewing of 1680×1050 input signals across both eyes
  • Self contained: no need for bulky external control electronics.
  • Lightweight, low profile and comfortable: 450 grams (less than 1lb)
  • Accepts low power DC or USB power input .
  • Optional battery operation.
  • Compatible with the Sensics low-latency high-performance wireless viseo option for truly portable, untethered operation.

Specifications

Field of view

  • User-configurable:
  • 60° with 100% binocular overlap
  • 70° with 75% binocular overlap

Display

  • SXGA 1280×1024 full-color pixels per eye
  • OLED technology
  • Single display per eye
  • Contrast ratio: better than 10000:1
  • Lumnance: 150 fL
  • Color depth: 24 bit
  • Binocular or bi-ocular (auto sensing)

Video input

  • Single or dual HDMI 60 Hz.
  • Supported resolutions:
    • SXGA 1280×1024
    • HD720P 1280×720
    • WSXGA+ 1680×1050
  • Also supports side-by-side 3D in HD720P mode

Audio

  • Stereo sound
  • Integrated microphone
  • Audio input via input jack or embedded in HDMI signal

 DC in

  • +5DV, less than 4W
  • AC adapter supplied.

Weight and size

  • MD weight:450 gram
  • Cable breakout box: 5x10x2 cm (2x4x1 inch), 50 gram

Display adjustment

  • -4 to +4 individual diopter adjustment
  • Eye relief:16 mm
  • IPD: 54 to 72 mm

Integrated tracker

  • Degrees of freedom: yaw/pitch/roll
  • Interface: USB
  • Sampling frequency: 125Hz
  • Pitch/roll accuracy: 0.75°

Battery option

  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion
  • 2 hrs typical between charges

Non-volatile memory

  • Does NOT contain any latent memory capabilities to save video or static images from any data streamed to or presented by the device.