03-16-2017 07:04 AM - edited 03-16-2017 07:10 AM
we´ve got yesterday the Vive Tracker and we found out that the Tracker is sending tracking data without the dongle but in the guidelines is written that this is not working.
So we are alittle bit confused why this is working and do we really need to use the dongle?
Is there an newer version of the guidelines (1.3)?
03-16-2017 10:56 AM
Hi @Odkhan, as far as I know 1.3 is the current latest version of the guidelines. I'll ask for clarification on what you're seeing here.
03-24-2017 06:58 AM
have you found out something about that topic?
I think it is connecting directly to the HMD like the controller
03-24-2017 01:56 PM
The tracker uses the same radio as the controllers. The dongle is basically a radio dongle and plugging it in to your computer is essentially adding to the two radios that already are in the headset. It is possible to pair the tracker to one of the radios in the headset if one is available and isn't currently connected to one of the already paired controllers. I suspect that's what you're seeing.
04-06-2017 07:34 AM
I was also suspecting that you had one of you controllers power off when you paired. I did this too. Just re-paired my controllers with dongles unplugged and trackers powered off. Then plugged in the dongles and paired trackers. All good now. 4Trackers working well in Unreal.
06-19-2018 02:10 PM
Do you need to plugin a dongle for each tracker, or can you use one dongle for multiple trackers?
I assumed one dongle, but the mention of 2 radios in the headset suggests otherwise.
06-19-2018 02:11 PM
@bradcarvey, you'll require one dongle for each tracker.
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06-19-2018 02:14 PM
Thanks. I just received 3 2018 trackers and 2 HDK kits. I have 4 Vive Pro headsets and 2 Vive Headsets. Can the HDK kits be setup to work with the Vive Pro headsets. I will also post this as a new post.