base stations 2.0 play area size limits

dslnc
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base stations 2.0 play area size limits

Hi All

 

The documantation is a bit scarce regarding the base station 2.0 specs - 

 

Setting up my tracking area with steamVR I cannot seem to be allowed a bigger play area than 4x3m although I have a vive pro Sku set with base stations v2.0 -

In theory it should be up to 6x6m with 2 basestations, right? meaning up to about 8,5m diagonal between the base stations?

If the base station are longer apart than 5,5m steamVR  complains as well (although the tracking works)

 

 

 

 

Vive Staff

Re: base stations 2.0 play area size limits

@dslnc, 2.0 basestations are now individually rated as having a range of 6 meters in ideal environments meaning that you could create a upto a 6m diagonal between two 2.0 basestations and expect that an device should be reasonably tracked by them. Real world conditions will vary from this ideal. This range is consistently with SteamVR's complaint. It is only by using additional basestations that areas with a larger diagonal can be achieved but these advanced featuresets have not been finalized yet. 


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dslnc
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Re: base stations 2.0 play area size limits

Sure, I am up to speed on that -

Looking forward to the firmwareupgrade to add two more base stations into the mix.

 

I find that the base stations handle 6m distance fine. Mounting them high really helps alot (3+m)

However in order to make a 6x6m tracking area the basestations will have diagonal distance of 8,5m? or am I calculating this wrong?

Reaching 5,5m steam vr complains. Although I had the base stations 6,83m(accordingly to SteamVR) apart and the tracking worked fine.