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OCZ Announces Availability of Vista 64-bit Drivers for the NIA

After much anticipation from Gamers and Enthusiasts, the 64-bit Windows Vista drivers are now available for OCZ’s ground-breaking Neural Impulse Actuator (the nia). New drivers have been in constant development since the release of the nia, and with this latest availability gamers using 64-bit Vista can now fully integrate the nia into their systems as a revolutionary new gaming device.

"The migration to the Vista 64 environment with the unified ver. 2.0 software suite required a complete recoding of the human interface device library, but in view of the increasing acceptance of 64-bit computing, the effort was worthwhile," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology at OCZ Technology. "Adding the 64-bit executable into a unified driver package to embrace Windows XP-32, Vista -32, and Vista-64 once again demonstrates OCZ's commitment to the cutting-edge gaming community that is our most loyal customer base."

Calling all Gamers, OCZ Announces the “Win with the nia” Contest for Case and Prizes

OCZ Technology Group today announced its latest contest, “Win with the nia,” where competing gamers can use the revolutionary Neural Impulse Actuator to contend at national and regional levels for prize money and OCZ computer products. Gamers from all over the world will have the chance to put their nias to the test at LAN parties and e-sport competitions around the world, showing the gaming world just how incredible this new input device is at increasing immersion and lessening reaction times in the top PC titles.

OCZ Could Bring NIA to Gaming Consoles

OCZ Technology could take the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA), a device that provides input by interpreting brain waves to a PC, to gaming consoles where they replace the function of game-controllers. Using the device you could play games with complex and sometimes rapid control such as Unreal Tournament or Crysis without using your hands on a PC, proving it could provide a device input at a very rapid rate. TechRadar met Tobias Brinkmann, director of marketing at OCZ. Brinkmann told that the company was looking into the possibility of developing the NIA to function as an input device for major gaming consoles.

"It's definitely something we are looking into," he said. "The thing we think would be most cool is to get the NIA working with the Nintendo Wii - that would be good. But of course it would be great if we could get it working with all the consoles." Brinkmann also revealed that in the past Microsoft made attempts to acquire the technology from OCZ which was turned down by OCZ, pointing at the potential this technology has.

Source: TechRadar

OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Available Soon

Back in January of last year, OCZ Technology for the first time demoed their unique gaming device the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA). Showcased at the Computer Electronics Show 2007, the Impulse Actuator captured everyone's attention immediately. It aims to use human's brain power to control characters and other objects in games just like we ordinary do today with a keyboard, mouse or other game controllers. Now, some time after the first working prototype was displayed, OCZ Technology officials say that we should see the NIA in retail shops very soon. OCZ has updated its site to include the brain controller. First final samples are also starting to ship. Visit OCZ Forums for more information. Also if you want to have one, you can preorder it now from some of the major etailers such as for $159.99.

Source: XtremeSystems Forums

Price of OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Confirmed: $159

TG Daily has learned that the price of OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) will be well below the predicted $299 price tag. Ryan Petersen, co-founder and CEO of OCZ Technology confirmed that the suggested retail price of the NIA will be $159. "We want people to buy the thing, not to just look at it and think that they cannot afford it," he said. "We don't care about making money off it, we care about making people love it," Petersen also added. OCZ officially announced the Neural Impulse Actuator on March 3, 2008. Mass production of the mind-controlled gaming device is set so start soon after the already finished CeBIT 2008.Source: TG Daily

OCZ Technology Enters Mass Production of its Neural Impulse Actuator

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components for enthusiasts and gamers, is pleased to announced the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) has begun mass production and launch into channel is imminent. A prototype was debuted last year at CeBIT 2007 which generated a newfound excitement in the global gaming community.
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