Acer Joins OSVR Platform

Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), an open software and hardware platform for virtual reality, today announced that Acer, one of the world’s top-five largest PC companies, will leverage OSVR technology in its upcoming products.

With 40 years of knowledge and experience in computing and communication, Acer recently affirmed plans to expand its interests into the VR industry. Technology research focused on VR experiences is underway at the company, and it plans to work toward VR devices that are compatible within the OSVR ecosystem.

“OSVR presents a great complement to our plans for bringing Acer into the virtual reality industry,” says James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The open-source ecosystem allows VR enthusiasts and gamers to use our products for VR-related experiences without worrying about compatibility with other technologies.”

Acer is the latest company to pledge support to the OSVR ecosystem, joining the ranks of more than 350 partners, including content producers, VR headset and peripheral developers, audio solution partners, VR entertainment centers, general technology developers and educators.

“We are excited to have Acer in the OSVR ecosystem and look forward to cooperating with them, leveraging their extraordinary resources, experience and passion for product innovation to advance virtual reality,” says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR lead, Razer.

“We believe in giving users the power to choose the best form factor, capabilities and price to suit their individual VR needs.”, says Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. “We are thrilled to have a leader such as Acer join the ooen source virtual reality movement to provide compelling choices to customers”

Acer will roll-out a series of computer systems equipped with NVIDIA GTX980 and Titan graphic processers that are designed to work with OSVR-powered VR technology and other VR products available today.