Striker VR Announces Strategic Partnership with TacHammer Technology in Location-Based Entertainment Blasters

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Striker VR, the immersive VR hardware company, announces a new partnership for TacHammer haptic technology. The first product to be released under this partnership is the Arena Infinity LITE® peripheral, designed to deliver the strongest and most realistic tactile experiences for VR and Location Based Entertainment (LBE).

TacHammer is a new type of LMR haptic technology that uses magnetic suspension instead of springs to produce impact haptics in addition to traditional effects like vibrations and clicks. Strong impact haptics are a key feature for Striker VR, providing industry-leading G-forces and strong gunshot-like blasts. TacHammer technology also simulates more subtle effects, like the rumble of a distant explosion or accelerated heartbeat of a player.

Striker VR worked with Nanoport Technology to develop the custom unit suited for high g-force, LBE applications. It is the largest production TacHammer to date, uniquely sized and fitted for Striker VR products. "We worked with Striker VR to develop this new TacHammer and it was quite a challenge given the tight requirements and large g-forces. Testing was particularly hairy; the intense forces destroyed the fixtures and restraints that we initially used" explains Kyle Skippon, development engineer for TacHammer.

The first product to debut from the collaboration will be the next generation of Striker VR's Arena Infinity LITE® blaster. It will feature the widest range of haptic effects and timings in VR and LBE peripherals, and offer impact-based haptics for mainstream audiences that can reach up to 50 Gs of acceleration. The new Arena Infinity LITE blaster maintains the same signature form factor as the original model but is now 20% lighter, making it easier to wield.

"Haptics quality is our highest priority. It is how we create the highest level of immersion for AAA content and VR experiences," says Martin Holly, co-founder and vice president, Striker VR. "This partnership represents our commitment to delivering the best products in the LBE industry."

Arena Infinity LITE® blasters have started shipping with full production capabilities in Q1 2020.

About Striker VR

Striker VR is a New Orleans based immersive VR hardware company. The company specializes in designing & manufacturing haptic motor systems, and immersive peripherals for new virtual reality markets. See

About Nanoport Technology Inc

Nanoport Technology Inc. is a Silicon Valley R&D lab for user-interaction technologies. The company specializes in the development of advanced solutions for connectivity, haptics and multi-device applications. For more information about Nanoport and TacHammer haptic technology, visit

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