Bulgarian company RSEAT, known for its premium sim racing equipment, and Canada-based D-BOX Technologies have announced that they are partnering to design and market the first high-fidelity, multipurpose haptic platform.
The HLF4 is an innovative plug-and-play, low-profile platform that will be compatible with all RSEAT sim racing rigs and almost all chassis from other sim racing equipment manufacturers. Aimed at sim racers of all genres and skill levels, this haptic product greatly enhances the racing experience, giving drivers an improved sense of realism transmitted through feedback to the chassis.
Featuring 4 of D-BOX’s high-fidelity G5 actuators, this innovative, multipurpose platform produces immersive, full-body sim racing feedback with lifelike sensations in combination with a direct drive wheel and professional pedals with load cells or hydraulics.
The challenge was to build not only a sim racing platform, which in of itself was a first, but a multipurpose platform that can be used to experience different types of content such as movies, TV series, music and relaxation clips, said Sébastien Mailhot, President and CEO of D-BOX. This innovation opens up a world of possibilities in home entertainment, in the commercial sector, and RSEAT understood this really well in deciding to work with us. This technological breakthrough once again demonstrates the recognition of our peers when it comes to innovation and our great expertise in haptic technology.
D-BOX has earned, over the years, a remarkable reputation as a key leader in home entertainment haptic technology,” said Hristo Gardevski, CEO of RSEAT. Given the innovation required and high expectations regarding what we were determined to achieve, we needed to work with a partner that has proven, sophisticated technology and a strong ability to deliver a hyper-realistic, high-fidelity haptic experience. It was an obvious choice that we partner with D-BOX for this innovative product.
Visitors of the ongoing 2022 Sim Racing Expo ( December 1st to 4th) in Nuremberg, Germany, can try out the new platform in the Cube Controls booth number A6.
At the time of writing, no launch date, or pricing was shared. I will keep you posted when more info becomes available.
Official Webpages – www.simucube.com – www.d-box.com