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    Your VR fulfilment service - Purchasing, Logistics, Delivery

    We are often asked to produce content and provide our services to our customers on-site, such as at a product release or conference. But often our customers have content that they have created and now need to release into the wild.

    Does this sound like the position your team is in? Do you have content but need equipment, demo staff, multiple delivery addresses and dates?

    This is where we can help. We can offer you our VR Fulfilment service to help complete your project. Our VR Fulfilment services include:

    • Equipment purchasing and rental
    • Device preparation
    • Logistics
    • On-site delivery

    VR Equipment Purchasing and Rental

    Having been around a while we know what equipment will work best with your content. We also know where to purchase equipment from to ensure it is reliable and cost effective. We can work with your budgets to find you the best options and offer advice along the way. Equipment costs are checked on a job-by-job basis to ensure you get the best price.

    If you're not looking to own the equipment, rental is the way to go. Virtually Mine began as a VR equipment rental company. We have maintained our customer base by offering quality and reliable equipment at some of the lowest prices in the industry. We offer daily and weekly rates with discounts being introduced the longer it is in your possession.

    For more information regarding the rental of VR equipment, head over to our VR Equipment page.

    Device Preparation

    Whether you decide to go with a mobile or PC based headset, you will need to install various programmes and deactivate some in order to get everything working correctly. In some of our customers cases, 100's of mobile devices are required to be setup. If they are setup incorrectly or something is missed that device will not work as expected.

    We can set up each device in house and test it to ensure everything is working as expected Our device preparation service includes but is not limited to;

    • Account setup
    • Installation of your software
    • Installation of mandatory software
    • Charged devices
    • Step by step instructions
    • Device ID and Oculus signature generation

    Device preparation is an optional service with all VR Equipment supplied by Virtually Mine.

    Logistics

    Getting equipment from A - B can be a chore, especially when you have many headsets going to multiple locations. Well fortunately we've nailed it. The sending and collection of equipment is what we've been doing for the past 3 years, supplying customers with tracked consignments all over the world. 

    Provide us with the necessary information and we can have equipment shipped around the world and locally within the UK with scheduled morning deliveries which you sign for.

    On-site delivery

    On-site delivery or VR Events is one of our most sought after services. We have travelled the world exhibiting content for clients at conferences and social events. Our team of trained VR Specialist's will travel with the prepared equipment, setup, greet your guests and troubleshoot any technical issues along the way.

    Would you hire a bar without bar staff?

    Our VR Specialist's will check the area for H&S issues relating to our VR integration, clean equipment so it's hygienic to use and make sure your guests are comfortable. We can integrate our equipment into your existing exhibition stand or provide our own exhibition stands made for virtual reality with branding opportunities. For more information regarding our VR Event services, head over to our VR Events page.

    We love VR and we enjoy what we do, whether its preparing kit so your team can be up and running as soon as possible, sending equipment across the globe or on-site delivery, Virtually Mine has got you covered. 

    To find out how you can benefit from our VR fulfilment service drop us an email and we'll get back to you with some solutions or call 0203 189 1676.

    Farpoint VR and Aim Controller for PSVR Review

    Standing in your room at home or at an event with a big white plastic gun in your hand pretending to shoot deadly spiders the size of a bus might seem a little odd for a fully grown adult. But inside the PSVR headset it’s a matter of life of death!

    VR Gaming

    Farpoint has made a real effort to take legitimate gaming to a VR platform. It’s designed in such a way that it quashes many of the difficulties we see users having in VR. For example, enemies largely approach from straight ahead and movement is for the most part restricted to forwards and backwards to avoid the need to whip your head around - PSVR one, motion sickness zero. But fear not! You’ll have little time to notice the game's limitations as you’re captivated by your Aim Controller.

    Aim Controller

     

    Looking at the gun in reality you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Aim Controller for a piece of drainage pipe in your bathroom. But inside the PSVR it’s transformed into a deadly weapon. The integration of the Aim Controller is seamless, it’s a thing of beauty! Every shooter should require the aim controller.

    Holstering the Aim Controllers makes every battle significantly more realistic. In pulling the trigger you can see every moving part of the gun operate to fire your bullets towards the onslaught of jet-pack wearing baddies. The need to hold the gun up to your eye to utilise the sight on the gun immerses you in the chaos playing out in front of your eyes. The shudder of the gun in your hands as your spray the enemy adds to the realism and in just five minutes you forget you’re not actually holding a shotgun!

    Compatible Games with the Aim Controller:

    • Farpoint
    • DOOM: VFR
    • Bravo Team
    • ChromaGun
    • Dick Wilde
    • Arizona Sunshine
    • ROM: Extraction
    • Special Delivery
    • The Brookhaven Experiment

    Verdict

    Farpoint feels like a stepping stone to something much greater. The locomotion issues of VR leave the game with little hope of greatness, but it does well to limit game play in such a way that you can experience a first person shooter in a small space in your living room. However this game is elevated by the Aim Controller and we’d buy it over and over again just to experience the controllers brilliance.

    We wait in anticipation of a AAA game that can harness the Aim Controller in a FPS with depth to its campaign mode and aesthetics to match.

    Try out Farpoint and the Aim Controller with any PSVR Bundle hire. For more information click here or get in touch and speak to one of our team.

    TPCAST NOW IN - Make the HTC Vive wireless HOO RAH!

    We now stock the TPCAST! An add-on for the HTC Vive that enables the user to roam free of cables while in VR. 

    Tethered

    One of the major problems facing high end VR right now is that you are tethered to a PC by a long cable. This cable shoots all the data from the PC to the headset and into your eyeballs delivering you the VR experience. In some cases this isn't a problem but for games and experiences that require the user to turn around such as Holopoint, The Brookhaven Experiment and most RPG's, you will get tangled up. Not only is this a health and safety issue, constant coiling of the wire causes it to degrade and ultimately shortens it's life span, meaning downtime of the whole HTC Vive headset while you replace the cable.

    Above: Up until now this was our best option. Fishing anyone?

     

    Why not try before you buy?
    Hire the TPCAST from us from £25 per day - click here

    NO LONGER!

    With the TPCAST you simply connect the cables provided into the Vive, replacing the original USB, power and HDMI cables, strap the receiver to the top and the receiver to a battery which fits in your pocket and you're on!

    Check out the video below from TPCAST which gives you an idea of whats in the box and how you connect it to the HTC Vive.

    Aquila Bird Flight Simulator

    Soar like an eagle 

    We recently had the pleasure of hosting Graeme in the Virtually Mine office to test his Bird Flight Simulator on the HTC Vive.

    Graeme, passionate about all things flying has coupled his 10 years of commercial flying experience and 20 years of gliding experience with a love for bird of prey to create a beautiful simulation of an eagle in flight.  In order to make this experience fully immersive Graeme also built a motion chair to replicate the mesmerizing environment you find yourself flying through.

    Watch the simulation is action HERE

    VR bird flying simulator

    Virtually Mine are fortunate enough to now be able to offer this simulation for events across the UK alongside other experiences like the ROVR. We asked Graeme to put together a few words to describe the simulation and explain the particulars:

    “Have you dreamed of what it would be ... to soar like an eagle?

    Aquila Bird Flight Simulator lets you experience soaring bird flight using virtual reality.  You embody one of three species of eagle flying over either Northwest Scotland, a part of Columbia, or Graham Island in British Columbia. This is not arcade-style flight but an accurate simulation where, like a real soaring bird, you can make use of ridge lift and thermals. You can use Motion Controllers, a simple gamepad, or head tilting to steer, while fans and a motion platform work to further immerse you.

    The various control options allow for a variety of differently abled individuals to try flying like a bird, as long as they can sit safely in the motion chair.  Meanwhile a large LCD screen allows spectators to watch their flight.  If you have another screen or projector you would prefer to use, this can be accommodated, as can any other reasonable request.”

    If you’d like to host the simulation or want to find out more just get in touch!

    The PSVR WEEKENDER DEAL - The Playstation VR + 3 Games for £85!

    Not busy this weekend? Fancy slaying 3 games in VR on your PS4?

    Well then you are in luck my friends! Have the Playstation VR headset + 3 games delivered straight to your front door and collected the following Monday all for £85 + postage.

    If you have a Playstation 4, we will provide everything else you need to immerse yourself in a world of virtual reality, built especially for your favourite gaming console.

    All of the below is included in the box along with 3 random games. All you have to do is head over to the hire page, select WEEKENDER DEAL from the Hire Term drop down menu, and select the FRIDAY you wish to receive the PSVR. We will collect everything from you on the following Monday.

    What you get inside the box;

    • PlayStation VR headset
    • PlayStation Move Controller x 2
    • PlayStation Eye
    • 3 x game bundle including; Driveclub VR, RIGS: Mechanize Combat League, PlayStation VR Worlds (games may vary)
    • Processor unit
    • Headphones
    • HDMI cable
    • USB cable
    • AC adaptor and power cord
    • PS VR headset connection adaptor
    • Care Package

    Click here to hire the WEEKENDER DEAL today!

    *Playstation 4 not included.