BKSTEC AOC Embedded Solution Revolutionizes VR Headsets, Enabling Next-Generation Training and Entertainment Virtual reality (VR) headsets are rapidly transforming the way we train, entertain ourselves, and interact with the world around us. However, the weight and comfort of these headsets have remained a major challenge, limiting their adoption and use.
BKSTEC, a leading provider of fiber optic cable solutions, has developed an innovative active optical cable (AOC) embedded solution that addresses these challenges head-on. The BKSTEC AOC embedded solution combines data, video, and power cables into a single lightweight and flexible cable, significantly reducing the weight and bulk of VR headsets.
At the heart of the BKSTEC AOC embedded solution is an optical engine mounted on a flexure circuit board (FPC). The FPC is then used to connect the optical engine to the VR headset, providing a reliable and high-performance transmission path for data, video, and power.
The VR headset transmits various signals through separate cables for data (USB), video (HDMI/DP), and power, which can be heavy and prone to tangling during use, impacting the overall convenience of the experience.
All cables pass through a junction box, where they separate and integrate optoelectronic signals, ultimately exporting a slim, long hybrid AOC all-in-one cable.
The I/O ports for various signals occupy a substantial portion of the headset, which contradicts the goal of maintaining a lightweight VR headset.
We employ an embedded board-to-board connector mounted on the flexible printed circuit as the solution, optimizing the utilization of limited headset space most efficiently.
BKSTEC’s AOC solution offers several advantages over traditional VR headset cables:
BKSTEC’s AOC solution is already being used by several leading VR headset manufacturers. As VR headsets become more widely adopted, BKSTEC’s AOC solution is expected to play a key role in making them lighter, more comfortable, and more capable.
BKSTEC draw from the experience in customized AOC integration to offer different solutions. These solutions are designed to meet the client's specific signal types, budget, and performance preferences.
Knowledge from the telecom industry of knowing optical transmission integration.
Extensive experience in long-term research and development of specialized applications.
Full integration AOC design from module to fiber optic customization.