The hardware that the Ovation software requires can be split into two major components: a computer and a VR headset.
Most virtual reality software pushes up against the limits of computer processing power. Ovation is no exception with its demanding Recording, Analytics, and Audience systems. As such, you will need a powerful computer with the following minimum specifications:
Operating System: Windows 10
CPU: Intel i5 (7th Gen.) / AMD Ryzen 5 or greater
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 590 or greater*
Graphics Card Memory (VRAM): 4GB or greater
Memory: 16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive Available Space: 5GB
USB Ports: 1x USB 3.0**
*Some laptop graphics cards can be significantly less powerful than their desktop equivalents. The graphics cards noted above refer to their desktop variants.
**The original Oculus Rift (non S) requires 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0.
Ovation is designed for — and has only been tested with — the Oculus Rift and Rift S, HTC Vive, Vive Pro, and Vive Pro Eye, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. We make no guarantees that it will run on any alternative virtual reality hardware. Ovation is not available for standalone or mobile VR, such as the Samsung Gear, Oculus Go/Quest, or Google Cardboard.
If you need help installing and setting up the software for your virtual reality headset, please visit:
Oculus Rift - https://support.oculus.com/rift/
HTC Vive - https://www.vive.com/us/support/
Windows Mixed Reality - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4041156/windows-10-mixed-reality-help
Ovation requires an always-on internet connection to authenticate the subscription status of the user, to enable various voice features via third-party speech-to-text, and to backup and sync data with the Ovation cloud.
Ovation is only available for PCs running on the Microsoft Windows operating system; it is not available for Mac or Linux.
Ovation does not support mobile phone (Cardboard) or standalone (Oculus Go/Quest, Vive Focus) VR headsets. There are no plans to add support for these headsets at this time.
If you are unsure about your hardware's ability to run Ovation properly, or would like help purchasing hardware, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.