Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

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CameraTraveler
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Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

@deckert Do you have a idea of when HTC will release the update to support more than 4 lighthouses working at the same time in the same play area? 

Vive Staff

Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

@CameraTraveler, Basestation 2.0 updates and feature sets are managed by Valve.

 

These updates have already occurred within the last month and the main branch of SteamVR now has all of the required infrastructure to support 4x 2.0 stations. There is a new lighthouse management and discovery tool underneath the "bluetooth" tab of SteamVR's desktop side settings which can be used to manage the station's channels. You may need to pop into the beta branch momentarily to get the most recent hardware firmware updates to to be visible for download but that depends entirely on which firmware versions are currently installed. 

 

We are not quite selling 2.0 standalone accessories yet as of this post. 


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CameraTraveler
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Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

Thanks for the response. I've already done that actually. I was asking about support for more than 4 lighthouses however.

Vive Staff

Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

@CameraTraveler Support for more than 4 basestations on a single HMD session is not officially supported at this time per Valve. 


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RK
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Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?


@VibrantNebula wrote:

Support for more than 4 basestations on a single HMD session is not officially supported at this time per Valve. 


Could you clarify?  Does that mean the only use for more than 2 lighthouses is when you have 2 HMD's in the same space?

 

How soon do you think we'll get support for >2 lighthouses in a space with a single HMD?

Vive Staff

Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

@RK

The current status is as follows as of Sept 7th:

The base station management tool is now shipping in the main SteamVR branch. It will allow you to access all 16 channels supported by the current 2.0 base stations. With this you can array upto 4 basestations to be utilized by a single HMD/SteamVR session. You can also use the extended channels to allow for multiple basestations to be in a single location without causing interference with each other. Using this tool, you can set which basestation's signals will be accepted by a SteamVR session. You cannot get a single SteamVR session to work with more than 4 basestations concurrently. 

 

In short, support for 4 basestations is now currently live. Each instance of SteamVR determines which basestations it accepts data from via the management tool. 


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EnterRealityVR
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Re: Does the Vive Pro with Lighthouse 2.0 Support 4 lighthouses today?

So looks like that the Wireless adapter only supports a 6m range from the source...meaning that the 10x10 meters playable area is not supported ( unless you place the wireless receiver at the center of the room I suppose )...so basically the wireless device can be used with 2 base stations, but if you want to get the full 10x10 meters experience, the wireless device can't be used, correct?

Some explanation on that would be great, since I bought the Pro just to use the 10x10 meters setup ( as soon as the base stations 2.0 will be available for separate purchase )