Oculus VR Requests FCC Approval before March Launch
Cernescu Andrei / 2 years ago
Just in case you don’t know this already, products that use any part of the electromagnetic spectrum need to be certified by the FCC before they can actually be sold to the public in the United States. Obviously, this rule also applies to VR systems such as the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, and while the HTC Vive hs already asked for FCC approval back in December, the Oculus Rift has just begun to make its rounds prior to its official launch in March. Because Oculus VR has opened pre-orders for the Rift not too long ago, it makes sense for the company to submit all of the necessary documents to the FCC in order to make sure that it will actually be able to sell its product once it launches.
It looks like some of the documents in question are available to the public, but others are protected by a Confidentiality Request that conceals them from the public eye. These classified documents include block diagrams, schematics, bills of materials and theory of operations, but it’s also worth mentioning that Oculus has requested a limited confidential treatment for the product’s user manual, test set-up photos and internal photos. The available public documentation suggests that the Oculus Touch feature is located within the unit’s ‘battery well’, which means that we might be looking at a removable battery system. We’ll definitely find out more about the final version of the Oculus Rift after March 28.