OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

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OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:58 pm

OCZ Technology Group Enters Mass Production and Imminent Delivery of the Highly-Anticipated Neural Impulse Actuator

Sunnyvale, Calif.—March 3, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components for enthusiasts and gamers, is pleased to announced the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) has begun mass production and launch into channel is imminent. A prototype was debuted last year at CeBIT 2007 which generated a newfound excitement in the global gaming community.

Neural Impulse Actuator - The Future of Immersive Gaming
OCZ saw an exciting opportunity to enhance the gaming experience and take PC gameplay to new heights. The NIA is not a replacement for a mouse but rather a pioneering new peripheral designed to provide an immersive experience for gamers. The NIA is the first commercially available BCI (brain-computer interface) specifically for PC gamers.

“Advances in hardware and software allow today’s games to offer consumers an exceptional entertainment experience, and we wanted to take the next step by immersing gamers into these environments with the innovative new NIA,” stated Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The NIA radically changes the ways that gamers can interact and control elements within games, and can be configured in a matter of minutes for any game that is already published or will be released.”

The commands are easily assigned with the NIA’s user-friendly software and are calibrated based on the individual’s physiology and personal preferences. Each of the Actuator’s signals can be assigned to a specific keystroke on the keyboard or a mouse button; consequentially, gamers can run, jump, and fire faster all without “lifting a finger.” Because the NIA converts EEG (electroencephalograph) signals into specified keystrokes, the device can be used with any software. Upon proper configuration, the NIA will allow users to control PC games without the use of a keyboard and minimal use of a mouse.

The final version of the NIA uses a sleek metal housing, a USB 2.0 interface, and streamlined headband with carbon “dry” interface sensors. Due to the anticipation surrounding the release of the NIA, OCZ will be demoing the mass production device and begin accepting orders at the CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, Germany.

About the OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops and manufactures ground-breaking, high performance memory and computer components that set industry standards. OCZ products are the first choice for users needing high-reliability, ultra-high performance solutions. In 2007, PC Power & Cooling and Hypersonic PC were brought into the OCZ Technology Group, forming a well-rounded, highly innovative organization that places the company at the forefront of high-end computing. All of OCZ Technology Group's products are available through its worldwide network of distributors, online resellers and retail stores. For more information visit our website at http://www.ocztechnology.com
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Re: OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:09 pm

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Re: OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

Postby HONkUS » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:34 pm

I will have one, that is the most awesome futuristic piece of anything ever.
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Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:06 am

Is not having the delay from pressing keys considered cheating?

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Postby HONkUS » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:19 am

so what?

this is the future! if this isn't THE tech then its the precursor to the tech that replaces the keyboard!
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Re: OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:40 am

Just got word from OCZ that they have launched 64-bit drivers... It took them 7 months, but it seems to have gotten done.

Grab them here - http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers/OC ... _Actuator/
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Postby Sporg » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:59 am

So has anyone on here actually picked one up? I'm really considering getting one of these. I remember reading this, but forgot about it.
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Re: OCZ Technology Starts Producing Neural Impulse Actuators

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 am

Sporg wrote:So has anyone on here actually picked one up? I'm really considering getting one of these. I remember reading this, but forgot about it.


We have one... was just waiting for the promised 64-bit drivers to come out... they told me 2 weeks in March
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Postby Sporg » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:29 am

LOL, well at least you have them now. :mrgreen:

Please let us know what you think. :drinkers:
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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:40 am

Sporg wrote:LOL, well at least you have them now. :mrgreen:

Please let us know what you think. :drinkers:


I've had them for 8 months... They told me the drivers would be ready and kept putting it off and putting it off...
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