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Wireless Virtual Reality Headset Adapter

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Wireless USB Extension for Virtual Reality Headsets

The USB2Air launched on Kickstarter this week will be the first wireless USB transmitter built for 1080p video. Practical applications include wireless webcams, virtual reality headsets and USB hubs.

Philadelphia, PA – Feb 27, 2017 – USB devices have taken over the world of tech but the world has yet to discover a wireless solution for connecting these devices to the computers that use them. HuddleCamHD has recently launched a solution on Kickstarter called the USB2Air which will cost only $254 for early bird project backers. The USB2Air will provide a wireless USB 2.0 link up to 30 Mbps for multiple USB devices. The initial videos show multiple 1080p USB webcams in use with the USB2Air which can operate at distances up to 25′.

Wireless USB Virtual Reality Headset

Wireless USB Virtual Reality Headset

The USB2Air includes the following features:

  1. FCC Certified to wirelessly transmit 1080p video, audio and/or data up to 25′ between wireless transmitter and receiver pair
  2. 30Mbps of available bandwidth (Shareable between multiple devices) (See bandwidth chart below)
  3. Less than 1ms of latency (ideal fo video conferencing, virtual reality, image magnification and other real-time applications)
  4. Works with any Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 computer
  5. Eliminates the need for expensive USB extension cabling in small/medium sized rooms
  6. Includes a 1-year warranty from HuddleCamHD

HuddleCamHD is projecting worldwide deliveries to start May of 2017. Each week HuddleCamHD will host a live stream on Kickstarter to answer questions and show new USB devices connecting wirelessly with the device.

How is the USB2Air different from other products?

Anything you find under “Wireless USB” is for extending the ability to accept WiFi. There were some wireless USB transmission systems for video about 2-3 years ago but they were discontinued. Our is finally a reliable Wireless USB 2.0 extension system that can be used for webcams and other devices up to 30 Mbps.

USB2Air Wireless Extender

USB2Air Wireless Extender

About the Author:

 

Paul Richards is the Chief Streaming Officer at HuddleCamHD. Paul has over 8 years of experience in the professional audio visual technology world and works closely with engineering to bring the latest tech product launches to the companies avid audience.

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USB2Air Release Schedule

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The USB2Air will be the industries first wireless USB 2.0 extension system built for 1080p video transmission. Here is our published release schedule:

  1. December 2016 – Conceptual Design
  2. January 2017 – Prototype
  3. February 2017 – Press Release
  4. March 2017 – Live Show & Kickstarter Launch
  5. April 2017 – Partner Webinar
  6. May 2017 – Product Delivery

February 23rd, 2017, HuddleCamHD® announces the release of a new Wireless USB 2.0 extension system shipping in Q2 of 2017. The product launch will start with a YouTube Live stream keynote delivery with chief engineer Matthew Davis, on February 24th at 10AM PST, 1PM EST. Immediately following the live product announcement HuddleCamHD will provide early adopters access to the product on Kickstarter.

“This is the first product HuddleCamHD has released where the wireless USB connectivity hasn’t been integrated directly into one of our products” says Director of Business Development, Paul Richards. “In 2015, we released the industry’s first wireless conference camera and in 2016 we released the industry’s first wireless USB 2.0 speakerphone… Now we want to broaden our reach by making our wireless technology available for thousands of potential devices for plug and play setup” says Richards. “The applications we have tested include wireless webcams, speakerphones, touch screens, printers, microscopes, virtual reality headsets and HDMI video transmission…” Richards continues “Because our wireless USB 2.0 extension adapters have been built for 1080p video, the system also works for lower bandwidth devices such as keyboards, USB hubs and audio chat pods.”

HuddleCamHD is a high quality USB video conferencing equipment operating out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. Distributors include: Broadfield, Jenne, StarinAV, Stampede Global and JB&A. For more information visit www.HuddleCamHD.com.

Company: HuddleCamHD

Website: http://huddlecamhd.com

Phone: 1-800-486-5276

Blog: http://blog.huddlecamhd.com

Email: sales@huddlecamhd.com

Contact: Paul Richards

 

USB2Air with Computer

Wireless USB Webcam to Laptop – Point to Point Simplicity

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Wireless USB Webcam to Laptop

One of the most useful applications for the USB2Air is the point to point wireless USB connection between a laptop and a USB 2.0 webcam. Conferencing spaces around the world have to decide whether they will have a dedicated PC powering the television or allow users to bring their own devices known as (BYOD). In the dedicated PC application where the IT managers have a dedicated PC powering the display, there is often a speakerphone at the table used for video conferencing. In this scenario, the USB2Air can be used to wirelessly connect the speakerphone to the dedicated PC. In the BYOD scenario, the USB2Air can be used to connect a laptop to the USB webcam mounted on the wall.

Laptop with Wireless USB Connection

As you can see the Wireless USB 2.0 transmitter is labeled “Host”. The USB2Air includes a set of USB 2.0 adapters. One is labeled “Host” which is used to plug into the computer and the other is labeled “Device” which is used for the webcam in this case.

We have tested various USB video conferencing webcams such as:

  1. Logitech C920
  2. HuddleCamHD 3X
  3. HuddleCamHD 3XA
  4. HuddleCamHD 10X-720
  5. Logitech PTZ Pro

We have also tested various USB speakerphones such as

  1. Jabra Speak 410
  2. Phoenix Audio MT503
  3. Phoenix Audio Smart Spider
  4. Phoenix Audio MT505

USB Web Video Conferencing Market

Large Meeting Room with Wireless Camera

Large Meeting Room with Wireless Camera

Whether you are using the USB2AIR wireless USB extension system with Webcams or Speakerphones the USB web video conferencing market has been a focus for HuddleCamHD for many years. Wireless USB extension systems in particular has been a specialty with the invention of the industries first ever Wireless USB 3.0 conference camera, the HuddleCam Air in 2015. Then in 2016, HuddleCamHD released the HuddlePod which is the industries first 2.4 GHz wireless USB conferencing phone.

Plug and Play goes Wireless

HuddleCamHD has been a huge advocate for plug and play simplicity. In 2014, when HuddleCamHD had a full line of USB conferencing equipment most vendors were still promoting traditional hardware codecs and HDMI cameras. While these cameras and video conference codecs are certainly high quality, they lack the easy installation and use that USB devices offer. The entire line of HuddleCamHD products has always been focused on USB technology from USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connection for both video and audio.

Wireless USB 2.0 PTZ Camera (1)

Wireless USB 2.0 PTZ Camera

Other use cases – Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screens

While the wireless USB extension of webcams and speakerphones remains the focus of HuddleCamHD for the dedicated web video conferencing market, there are also other use cases in the same space. For example, we have tested multiple USB touch screen monitors from Mimo that work great such as the 10.1″ Mimo Vue HD. This device is a USB monitor that can be used to launch applications for video conferencing and collaboration much like a Crestron or Extron control system. Because the device uses a USB 2.0 connection for video and control the USB2Air works perfectly for wireless extension. The “Host” USB 2.0 extension adapter plugs into the computer and the “Device” USB 2.0 adapter connects directly into the output connection for the touch screen. The computer literally has no idea that the cabling has been transmitted wirelessly.

Wireless USB Reliability for video conferencing

Video conferencing is a high bandwidth video intensive software and hardware solution. From a software standpoint most newer web based video conferencing platforms are leveraging both harware processing and cloud / server based processing. This means that the computer you are using is just as important as your internet connection (usually an i5 processor is suggested). Assuming you have all of the latest hardware and software in place, the last thing you want is your wireless USB 2.0 extension system causing issues.

With the USB2AIR you can be assured that HuddleCamHD has gone through extensive testing. Our datasheet outlines all the necessary information for flawless wireless USB 2.0 video and audio transmission within the given limitations of the device. The USB2Air will be the third successful wireless USB product HuddleCamHD has brought to market. Our engineers have spent ample time testing the limitation of this device and outlining the details in our data sheet and knowledge base.

For more detailed information on wireless USB 2.0 extension limitations please refer to our knowledge base available at http://help.huddlecamhd.com

 

 

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

Wireless USB 2.0 Video Adapter Markets

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Wireless USB Video Adapter in the Video Conferencing Market

Wireless USB 2.0 Conference Camera

Wireless USB 2.0 Conference Camera

HuddleCamHD has experience manufacturing both wireless USB video and audio conferencing products with the HuddleCam Air and the HuddlePod Air. The HuddlePod Air has become one the industry’s most popular wireless USB 2.0 speakerphones with a 7 hour battery life and a reliable high bandwidth wireless 2.4 GHz connection to any Mac or PC computer over USB 2.0. The USB2Air will has a similar feel to the Wireless HuddlePod Air but will also be compatible with all wireless USB 2.0 cameras including the HuddleCamHD 3X, 10X-720 and new 3XA models. So the USB2Air will be the key to the next generation of wireless USB conference cameras available from HuddleCamHD. The best part is that this time around HuddleCamHD is offering the wireless USB video extension system as a independent piece of hardware (not built into the HuddleCam Air as it was previously) to extend the potential uses to millions of additional USB hardware devices.

Wireless USB Touch Screen Market

Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screen

Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screen

The use of USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 touch screens to display and control content from a computer is starting to become common place especially in the video conferencing and web-based collaboration markets. Expensive control systems from Crestron and Extron now have to compete with commodity type USB touch screens from companies such as Mimo and J5 Create who feature USB 2.0 HDMI Display Adapters. The USB2Air wireless USB video adapter has already been tested and confirmed compatible with most USB 2.0 Mimo touch screens and the j5 Creat JUA250 (USB 2.0 HDMI Display Adapter) and JUA230 (DVI Display Adapter). Extending cabling for USB touch screens will no longer be necessary within the distance limitations of the USB2Air making installation and project cost lower in many cases.

Wireless USB Video Adapter in the Virtual Reality Market

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

The Virtual Reality market in 2017 has been emerging rapidly and manufacturers of major headset devices have yet to release a wireless version. The Wireless USB2Air video adapter has already been tested with the industries most popular Virtual Reality Headsets including the Oculus Rift Tracker, YEI 3-Sapce USB Sensors and the Razer Hydra. The demand for virtual reality is expected to grow significantly in the 2017 and beyond. While HuddleCamHD created the USB2Air for video and audio conferencing devices, we see virtual reality headset owners as a core customer base demanding wireless USB 2.0 video adapters.