We were excited to welcome Sulon Technologies on-stage with us at our GDC Capsaicin event today where they showcased an exclusive sneak peek of their upcoming Sulon Q headset: the world’s first and only all-in-one, tether-free, “wear and play” headset for virtual reality, augmented reality and spatial computing – realizing the promise of virtual and augmented reality made easy.
Sulon Q uses AMD’s 6th-generation A-Series processor for power-efficient and graphics-rich computing. Simple to use – with no wires or complicated tracking systems – the Sulon Q combines the power of the AMD FX-8800P Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) (that comes with AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics) with Sulon's Spatial Processing Unit, to deliver gaming console-quality graphics and full content immersion. This headset is yet another example of AMD powering a growing catalogue of VR headsets with the broad spectrum of AMD products.
Fuelled by AMD Radeon™ graphics and harnessing AMD LiquidVR™ technology to enable smooth and responsive VR experiences, Sulon Q represents the latest in an ever-expanding AR/VR market. It features unique spatial mapping technology, which scans your environment and gestures in real-time, and virtualizes them so you can interact with objects in ways never before possible – change the ambience and lighting of your room by adding a virtual fireplace, or augment your productivity with a full-surround computing workspace wherein you can manipulate holographic Windows® 10 panels. It's incredibly sophisticated technology that's absolutely simple and intuitive to use. You put it on, turn it on, and you're immersed in a virtual world that almost indistinguishably feels and interacts as you would expect from the real world.
Atmospheric enhancements and remarkable efficiency gains are only the start, though, as the Sulon Q is primed to completely transform how you watch movies and play video games. Sulon compatible movies and games will change looking at flat, 2D scenes into 3D, interactive and customizable viewing opportunities that place you at the center of the action. Imagine locking on your Sulon Q headset and being thrown in the heat of a melee with hordes of high-tech soldiers bent on your demise, or emerging from a portal realm of a monster serpent only to have the beast follow you back into your living room. That is an imaginable future of entertainment made possible by Sulon.
Sulon Q is an industry-first as well as a catalyst for a new class of virtual- and augmented-reality simulations and entertainment possibilities. And it's a great showcase for what companies can do with AMD technologies to enable exceptional interactive and immersive VR experiences.
Sasa Marinkovic is Head of Software and VR Marketing for AMD.