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HTC Vive Officially Joins The VirtualLink Consortium

October 30, 2018 / Peter Graham

Back in July companies such as Nvidia, Oculus, Valve, AMD and Microsoft announced the VirtualLink consortium to introduce a new specification high-bandwidth USB Type-C cable for virtual reality (VR) headsets. Today, HTC Vive has confirmed its now part of the group.The VirtualLink is a new open industry standard that aims to make the connection of VR headsets to PC’s as easy and seamless as possible. Currently, depending on the headset setting up a PC-based VR headset can be overly tricky, especially as they all have different amounts of cables. With VirtualLink there would be just one cable for everything, a USB-C “Alternate Mode” connector which includes support for four lanes of HBR3 DisplayPort for high-resolution displays, USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) for headset cameras, and sensors and up to 27W of power delivery.“At HTC, we strive to make the best VR experience with crisp resolution, audio, and ergonomics for our customers,” said Daniel O&rs...