PNY Designated as HTC’s VIVE Pro Secure Distributor Across North America

Posted by PNY Pro on Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 01:00 PM

PNY Vive PRO Secure

VIVE Pro Secure Opens VR to Sensitive Government and Commercial Proprietary IP Environments

The demand for VR across government organizations is increasing and will continue to grow as agencies adapt many of the best practices developed and deployed across the private sector for use in training, data visualization, and manufacturing, among other use cases. A major obstacle to any technology – including VR – for adoption by organizations that require ATO (Authority To Operate) is access to hardware that meets strict and specific security and privacy requirements. The new VIVE Pro Secure is the first VR HMD and system that delivers specific hardware modifications to provide optimal performance, features and capabilities in the most demanding and strict secure environments.

VIVE Pro Secure can go where other VR offerings cannot. It’s a secure setup that delivers serious results. VR products typically use multiple wireless technologies for tracking, power management, and connectivity. Secure location deployment requirements vary, but in most cases the fundamental requirement is the ability to disable wireless communications. VIVE Pro Secure exceeds those requirements by having physically disabled wireless components, cameras, and microphones.


Component Purpose Removal Impact Hardware Modification
Headset Wireless Dongles Built-in wireless accessory to pair accessories such as controllers or trackers directly with the headset Accessories need to be connected directly to the USB port of a computer or the headset Component power is severed
Headset Cameras Used for augmented reality and additional chaperone functions No camera functions1 Component power is severed
Headset Microphone For chatting and audio recording

No audio detection1

Microphone chip is removed
Controller Radio

Wirelessly connect to the embedded headset dongles or standalone USB dongle to pass controller input, tracking, and haptic data

Controllers need to be connected directly to the USB port of the computer or headset Controller radio chip is removed
Base Station Radio Turn on the base station wirelessly. Switch to standby mode wirelessly. Update firmware wirelessly Turing the base station on or off must be done manually and firmware updates must be performed manually Base station radio chip is removed
Link Box Radio Controlling the base station or pairing a mobile phone Base station functions must be performed manually and no mobile phone interaction is available Replaced link box with a converter cable that has n radio chip

1The USB Type-C port on the headset can still be used to connect accessories.


VIVE Pro Secure offers the following features and benefits:

Secure Deployment

The VIVE Pro Secure hardware modifications ensure optimal performance while restricting all radios, cameras, and wireless communication functions.

Offline SteamVRTM Library

This VR system includes access to the Offline SteamVR Library, which allows installation in a secure environment where the machine is not connected to the internet. Even if a machine is connected to the internet, the installer will not send or receive any data online.

Precision Tracking

Teleport around your own virtual space while seated at a desk or create a dedicated room-scale area to physically walk around. The sub-millimeter accuracy of SteamVR Tracing provides the best experience possible.

High Resolution Display

VIVE Pro Secure features dual-OLED displays with a resolution of 2880 x 1600 pixels. This makes graphics, text, and textures look perfectly crisp. It provides the visual fidelity required for the most demanding use cases and environments.

Engineered for Comfort

Featuring even weight distribution, the headset has been ergonomically engineered to provide maximum comfort and flexibility, even with extended use. It adjusts easily to accommodate a wide range of head sizes, interpupillary distance (IPD), and even glasses.

3D Spatial Audio

Hi-res headphones and 3D spatial integration with a built-in amplifier offers true-to-life audio with increased volume and resonance.


VIVE Pro Secure VR HMD Specifications

Resolution 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye | 2880 x 1600 pixels combined
Refresh Rate 90 Hz
Field of View 110 degrees

Hi-res certified headset

Hi-res certified headphone (removable)

High impedance headphone support

Connections USB-C 3.0

SteamVR Tracking




IPD Sensor


Eye relief with lens distance adjustment

Adjustable IPD

Adjustable headphone

Adjustable headstrap


Included in the Box

• Modified VIVE Pro headset
• Converter, which includes USB 3.0, DP cable, and power cable
• All-in-one cable, speaker screw clips
• 2x VIVE Modified Base Station 1.0
• 2x VIVE Modified Controllers and USB cables
• Controller Protection Armor
• Documentation


Recommended System Requirements

Graphics:          VR Ready NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 or higher (also compatible with VR Ready GeForce)

Processor:        Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better

Memory:           4 GB DRAM or greater

Video Out:        DisplayPort 1.2 or later

USB Ports:       1x USB 3.0 or later port

OS:                    Windows 7, 8.1 or later, or Windows 10 64-bit


Vive Pro Secure is available now. Please contact PNY Technologies at for details.

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Topics: PNY, HTC Vive, VR Headset, HPEC, HTC, ATO, Authority to Operate, Secure VR, Military VR, Corporate VR, M&E VR, Air Gapped VR, VR Without the Internet, Radio Free VR, Classified VR, VR for Sensitive IP, TAA VR, TAA Compliant VR, Defense VR, VR Without Radios, VR Without Cameras, VIVE PRO Secure

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