Vector Expansion (only compatible with the TrackIR 3 series, or later)
A great thing just got better! The Vector expansion, building on the proven and affordable TrackIR technology, takes head tracking to a new level of realism.
Vector precisely translates all head motion into your virtual point of view. Pan side to side, look around, even zoom with full 3-dimensional tracking. Combined with the TrackIR-3, you get the most realistic head tracking experience possible. Vector allows you to expand your view control to a full range of motion, from 2 Degrees (2DOF pitch/yaw), to all six degrees of freedom (6DOF). No matter how or which direction you move your head, Vector instantly captures it with extreme precision and accuracy.
6DOF is every way you can move - rotation :pitch / yaw / roll - translation : x / y / z
Tracking Points FULL 6DOF is supported in MSFS2004 and CFS3 on launch, many more titles to come shortly. Vector works in combination with any TrackIR3 or 3 Pro Vector works with all TrackIR Enhanced titles, in 2D or 6D positioning Translation no longer causes unwanted view movement. (leaning in chair) New Version 4.0 software, 2K/XP only, is needed and can be downloaded on the 17th of December All TrackIR3 users will get the benefit of Version 4.0 software
See It In Action The best way to understand what a TrackIR is and what Vector Expansion can do for you is to see it in action. A demo video featuring MSFS2004 and CFS3 is available for download from the videos page HERE
Vector Makes Games Better! Vector works with any TrackIR Enhanced title. Some titles support all 6DOF and others support fewer axis, but each will benefit from the real precise tracking. For 2DOF games like IL-2 Pacific Fighters you now have true pitch and yaw, no more worrying about leaning in your chair, or holding your head still, and translation no longer causes unwanted view movement.
Vector makes the TrackIR Even Better! With a TrackIR you can control the Pitch/Yaw via a single dot, however it does not know if you are rotating your head or translating it (leaning), requiring the user to not lean.
With the Vector Expansion we now track 3 points and compute where you are, tracking your actual motion, the system can now tell the difference between rotating or translating. Vector allows you to move around in your chair without iterfering with your view control.
Some users take longer to get comfortable using the TrackIR than others. But all users agree that once they do get comfortable with their new found view control that they won't fly without it. With Vector you get even more in-game immersion and it won't take a long time to get used to as you don't have to train yourself to hold your body still!
Vector And TrackIR Enhanced NaturalPoint works closely with leading developers in the gaming and simulation industry to bring TrackIR Enhanced support to the hottest titles on the market. TrackIR Enhanced allows for direct ABSOLUTE control of the view system, unlike the RELATIVE positioning of a mouse. Vector will expand TrackIR Enhanced from 2D to 6D, Pitch / Yaw will be complemented by Roll, X, Y and Z. It isn't just our customers that are anticipating 6DOF view control, developers are also excited about what this means for the gaming community, it changes the definition of view control.
TrackIR Enhanced is included in many of the most popular flight sim, racing and online titles today. Full 6D control is available today in Microsoft's FlightSim 2004 and Combat Flight Sim 3. Other popular 2D titles include IL-2 Pacific Fighters, GTR and Jump to Lightspeed. Many developers have committed to bring full 6D support to their titles and NaturalPoint announce these new titles regularly through 2005
This Expansion Includes:
The Vector Clip This lightweight black, powder coated spring steel clip, has 3 built in reflectors.
3 7/8 " wide, 5" long, 1 7/8" tall. After removing the Vector Clip from the packaging, you can clip it onto the TrackHat brim. The Vector Clip can be used with any standard baseball cap.
Vector Activation Code The Vector must be registered online at NaturalPoint in order to activate the extended capability of the TrackIR version 4.0 software.
TrackIR v4.0 Software : The Vector Expansion takes full advantage of our new TrackIR version 4.0 software, which will be available free for download from the support section of our website, soon.
This software is only available for users of Windows 2000/XP, and only works with TrackIR 3 series devices.
Quick Start Guide This reference guide will help you get up and running with your Vector Expansion in no time at all. It provides instructions on how to set up and use your Vector, and how to get the most out of it.