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Polhemus Announces New Tracking Product

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Polhemus Announces New Tracking Product

Polhemus, the Vermont-based company behind the 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) motion capture, tracking and digitizing technologies, has released a new state-of-the-art tracking system. The LIBERTY 240/16 is a 16-sensor-capable motion-tracking system–the latest 6DOF tracking product in the series.

LIBERTY offers speed (240 Hz per sensor), ease of use via an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI), scalability and improved signal-to- noise ratios which increase stability and resolution while providing consistent high-quality data. A four sensor channel board is available on the base product and is easily user upgradeable by adding additional four-sensor channel cards up to a total of 16 sensors.

LIBERTY comes standard with both a serial I/O RS-232 and a high-speed USB interface, at no extra cost, to keep up with the voluminous rate of tracking data produced.

The LIBERTY series comes standard with Windows 2000/XP GUI and a comprehensive Software Developers Kit. The GUI allows four independent user-definable profiles for setting system parameters such as filtering, output formats, coordinate rotations and many more. For visualization, an integrated motion box provides navigable points of view and can include text data. Additional features include a data record/playback component, plus the ability to quickly export data via Microsoft "Named Pipe".

Polhemus 3D position and tracking, digitizing and eye-tracking and 3D scanner products are in wide use in such areas as medical applications, university research, military training and simulation and computer-aided design. For more info, visit

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