Striker VR Reveals New Haptic Units Based on Magnetic Suspension

Today, we’re excited to finally reveal a project we’ve been working on for quite some time. We have been developing a special custom haptics unit specifically suited for VR and LBE applications in partnership with Nanoport Technology, coming first to the Arena Infinity LITE.

Based on patented TacHammer LMR technology, our new actuators use magnetic suspension technology to produce a wide range of haptics including traditional effects like vibrations and clicks, and also high G-force impacts. It is the largest production TacHammer to date, uniquely made for Striker VR products.

At Striker VR, our haptics have always been known for high G-force impact, and we’re proud to now support an even broader range of haptics, from subtle effects, like the rumble of a distant explosion to the throbbing heartbeat of a player.

Our partnership with Nanoport for LMR technology lets us bring Striker VR caliber haptics to not just the high end LBE market, but also to consumer level peripherals more broadly in the future.

“We worked with Striker VR to develop this new TacHammer and it was quite a challenge given the tight requirements and large G-forces. Testing was particularly nerve racking; the intense forces blew out our measurement equipment and destroyed the restraints that we initially used” explains Kyle Skippon, development engineer for TacHammer.

Look out for more exciting products to be announced in the future.

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