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OCZ Enters Mass Production and Imminent Delivery of the Neural Impulse Actuator

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  1. Tim S

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    SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Mar. 3, 2008 OCZ Technology Group (LSE:OCZ), 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
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    I want a CryoX instead of this!
     
  3. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    what the hell is a cryox?
     
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    $300 Chilly1 engenieer OCZ Phase system.
     
  5. iggy

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    ah. i was just getting some weird cryogenic brain freezing website.
     
  6. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    and yet there's no page for it on their website..
    seems a bit dumb, i was interested in it and now i'm just gonna forget all about it.
     
  7. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    It was called the Cryo-Z, actually. About a year (and a half?) ago, they were supposedly "shipping to reviewers". That thing is a ridiculous piece of vaporware. and tbh, a $300 phase system? Unless they're getting ridiculous deals on the parts and labor, this'll be another installment of extreme tech goes bad. Anybody remember those TEC coolers from Ultra and Titan?
     
  8. MrMonroe

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    Well, I know what I'll be buying instead of a new graphics card.
     
  9. iggy

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    plenty of folks making phase change systems anyway
     

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