Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

rcdjong
Contributor

Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

I have the following scenario:

  • A single room with 8 HTC Vive VR stations, all equipped with wireless hardware.
  • The room has several walls placed in such a way that a single PC with WiGig antenna can only see (LOS) a max of 3 wireless adapters.
  • However, due to the wall placement, it is possible for more than 3 wireless adapters can see each other at the same time (LOS).

So my question is, I am aware that a PC with WiGig antenna may only see a max of 3 wireless adapters and a wireless adapter may only see a max of 3 WiGig antennas. But... can more than three headsets see each other at the same time without causing interference?

 

 

Vive Staff

Re: Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

@rcdjong 

 

Headsets (HMDs) cannot "see" anything except for base stations in the sense of Lighthouse tracking. They contain passive sensors that detect IR light signals from base stations. You can have quite a few HMDs in the same space so long as they're not occluding each other from the base stations.

Your real limitation here is the wireless signals. You can only have three (one on each channel) in the same play space.

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."

If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.

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rcdjong
Contributor

Re: Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

Hi John,

 

The question is not about the relation between headsets and base stations, but the limitation of wireless adapters and PCIe antennas.

 

Both the wireless adapters and the PCIe antennas are submitting and receiving, so the question is how many wireless adapters are able to see each other without causing interference?

 

rcdjong
Contributor

Re: Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

@Synthesis Can you help me out here?

Vive Staff

Re: Limitation of multiple headsets in LOS

@rcdjong 

 

Sorry, I thought I answered that above. You can only have three wireless adapters in the same area. One on each of the three channels.

Thank you,

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."

If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.

Vive Care Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm PST, M-F