"Gyration's motion-sensing hardware and software products have become the No. 1 aftermarket presentation input devices for business communications professionals," states Gyration CEO Tom Quinn. "Partnering with the largest and most successful game console manufacturer in the world will give us an exciting opportunity to introduce our amazing technologies to Nintendo's broad home video game market."
Gyration intends to be the first company to produce game controllers enhanced with gyroscopic motion-sensors, which have a tenfold performance increase over accelerometer tilt sensors and add the ability to sense yaw as well as pitch. A gyro-equipped, motion-sensing controller provides a natural method of game control that draws the player into the game and makes game play more enjoyable. The motion sensor can take the place of a typical thumb pressure pad allowing one-handed game play, or can be integrated into a two-handed controller to add a dimension to game playing not possible with traditional video game controllers.
About Gyration, Inc.
Gyration, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced hardware and software solutions that remove the technological barrier between user input devices and digital displays in the business communication, home entertainment and computing market segments. Gyration combines motion-sensing wireless peripherals with customized software applications to enhance and simplify use input. Gyration's flagship products include state-of-the-art wireless RF and IR controllers, keyboards and motion-sensing devices for Presentation, Interactive TV and Electronic Game markets. The company has developed GyroPoint Technology(TM), a unique method by which an inertial sensor detects natural hand motions to move a cursor or graphic on a television screen or monitor. This is combined with Gyration's wireless RF network to offer reliable communication with a game console, computer, set top box, or other device. Gyration offers its products through direct and OEM sales as well as through an extensive A/V reseller cannel. The Saratoga, Calif., company was founded in 1989 and is privately held. For more information, visit our WEBSITE.