Antilatency, the Mobile VR Positional Tracking Developer, Raised $2.1M Seed Funding from IIDF VC

The new capital will be used to accelerate the release of ALT: Anti-latency tracker with the pre-launches scheduled for CES Asia and E3 in June


Antilatency, the developer of positional tracking solution for mobile VR and AR, today announced that it has raised $2.1M in seed investment from the Europe-based IIDF venture capital fund.

The new funding will be used to accelerate the worldwide release of ALT: Anti-latency tracker – a mobile VR and AR solution. The device allows user to walk around with mobile VR as opposed to existing solutions which only work with head rotations.

Other benefits include movement prediction with compensation of rendering lags, wide tracking zone, multi-user mode, and outdoor functionality. The system is cheap and easy to install, doesn’t require calibration, and doesn’t cause any dizziness or disorientation.

ALT: Anti-latency tracker demo was first shown in April 2017 at VRLA – the world's largest virtual reality expo in Los Angeles. Antilatency will pre-launch the device at two upcoming events – CES Asia (June 7-9) and E3 (June 13-16). The tracker will be sold in the USA, Europe and China starting from $99 for a Consumer edition.

Following the pre-launch, Antilatency plans to open a developer kit pre-sale and raise funds on Kickstarter by the end of summer 2017. Business edition of ALT: Anti-latency tracker will hit the market featuring extended software to create infinite tracking area.


Technology Uncovered

ALT: Anti-latency Tracker defines user’s position and movements using gyroscope and accelerometer data adjusted for optical data from on-board camera. It powers precise positioning with low latency, high update rate, and predictive tracking. The tracker predicts user’s position 30 ms ahead of time allowing to compensate latency.

The tracker detects its own coordinates by infrared light markers on strips which define the tracking zone. Unlimited number of trackers can locate itself within the same zone powering multi-device and multi-user scenarios. The system provides up to 4 seconds of redundancy for moments when the camera loses sight of the strips so it can keep working even if the markers are obstructed, for example, by another user.

USB-connected tracker supports Antilatency’s proprietary low latency radio protocol.

The tracker features a core module for key functionality and extra modules for adjusting to specific scenarios: headset mount platform, game-controllers, or user custom hardware

About Antilatency

Founded in 2015, Antilatency develops a positional tracking solution compatible with any mobile VR and AR systems. Its key product, ALT: Anti-latency tracker, allows user to move around using mobile VR. The device’s benefits include movement prediction algorithm which reduces the rendering lags, wide tracking zone, no calibration requirements, multiuser mode, and outdoor functionality.

Company’s founders work together since 2010. Prior to Antilatency, they launched NettleBox – a holographic screen table which is currently sold in 8 countries and used in real estate, manufacturing and defense industries. Antilatency is based in Silicon Valley (USA) with an R&D center in Voronezh (Russia).

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“Inspired by the idea of a perfect tracking system, we’ve spent over 2 years of research on hardware, software, math algorithms, and industrial design. Today our team is testing early prototypes and our dream is close to coming true. Virtual Reality powered by our tracker gives a miraculous sense of complete freedom, without wires and dizziness. And now we want everyone on the planet to be able to experience the same Virtual Reality as we do,” says Petr Sevostianov, Antilatency CTO.

«Virtual and augmented reality is a cutting edge niche demonstrating the capabilities of advanced technologies. As the global number of active virtual reality users is forecast to reach 171 million by 2018, the industry needs the solutions to improve the user experience. We are happy to support Antilatency in bringing innovative ALT: Anti-latency tracker to the market,» says Ilya Korolev, Principal (portfolio management) at IIDF.


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