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SIXENSE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR ANDROID AND iOS STRETCH GOAL FOR STEM SYSTEM KICKSTARTER

Mobile Devices and Tablets Targeted for Successfully Funded Motion Control System

LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept 24, 2013 ndash; Sixense , a leader in motion tracking hardware and software, today announced it will add Android and iOS support for its upcoming STEM System wireless motion tracking platform once the stretch goal of $700,000 has been reached on the Kickstarter project. The STEM System exceeded its initial target of $250,000 within four hours of the projectrsquo;s launch on Kickstarter.

The addition of mobile platform support will enable many uses of the STEM Systemrsquo;s modular motion trackers. For example, virtual and augmented reality applications could turn any mobile device into a VR head-mounted display or virtual camera. The STEM System will also enable motion controllers for Android console devices. An updated Sixense software development kit (SDK) will support Android 3.2 or higher and iOS 6 or higher.

ldquo;Our Kickstarter campaign has generated a lot of ideas and requests from users and developers about how they want to use the STEM System and mobile integration is at the top of the list,rdquo; said Amir Rubin, co-founder of Sixense.ldquo;Whether using motion-tracked STEM Controllers to play games on a mobile device or using a STEM-equipped phone or tablet as a motion tracker, we look forward to seeing what the community can do with this added functionality.rdquo;

The Sixense SDK will provide both 32-bit and 64-bit builds to support iOS. For Android developers, the SDK will provide bindings for both native code and Java. The SDK library can receive data from the STEM System via wireless or USB if supported by the host OS and device.

Featuring a long range, wireless operation, improved tracking performance and support for up to five modular trackers (STEMs), the STEM System is the next evolution in Sixense motion tracking technology.nbsp;The STEM System will enable developers to create motion-based content for consumer software and hardware products for Windows, Linux, Mac OS and now Android and iOS.

To support the mobile developer community, Sixense is also announcing the availability of a new STEM Systemldquo;One-Tracker Mobile Bundlerdquo; to Kickstarter backers at $149. The STEM System Mobile Bundle includes one STEM Base, one STEM Pack and one STEM.

Also today, due to the great support from the Kickstarter community and the large number of backers pledging for the STEM System, Sixense is able to offer the Five-Tracker Bundle to everyone at the price of $299, which was previously limited to early backers. This will allow even more developers to start building great content that fully supports the STEM Systemrsquo;s capabilities.

To learn more about the Kickstarter campaign for the STEM System, please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/89577853/stem-system-the-best-way-to-interact-with-virtual

For additional assets, including press releases and renders of the STEM System, please visit: http://sixense.com/press

For more information on the STEM System, please visit: http://sixense.com/STEM

Related Links:

Official Website: http://sixense.com

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Sixense YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/sixensent

About Sixense

Founded in 2007, Sixense Entertainment, Inc. is a privately held company of developers, engineers, experts and enthusiasts in the visual simulation and entertainment industries who share a passion for creating technologies that enhance the way we interact with digital media. Sixense has developed immersive software content and products for all motion tracking technologies, including electromagnetic trackers, depth cameras and hybrid inertial/optical systems with partners including Intel, Namco Bandai Games, Razer, Sony and Valve.

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