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29/12/99

Mindflux will be closed from the 10th of January to the 7th of February. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please email any requests during this time although they will not be answered until we re-open.

27/11/99

We have all known it for a long time, and now we have the proof. C Pen is the Best IT Product in the European Union.
The European IST Prize is the prime award for ground-breaking products in the world of information society technologies.
 
For full details, you can follow what the press are saying at http://www.ist99pressroom.com and
www.ist-prize.org.

European IST 99 Award
12/11/99

New eyeSCREAM drivers have been released. They now support 3Dfx Voodoo2, 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee, 3Dfx Voodoo3 ATI Rage 128, ATI Rage 128GL, Intel i740, Intel i752, Matrox G200, nVidia Riva TNT, TNT2, TNT2 M64, TNT2 Ultra, Vanta, S3 Savage3D, S3 Savage4...and unofficially...The Matrox G400.

10/11/99

IIS just informed us that the VFX3D should be available within 2-3 weeks. Again apologies for the inconvenience.

Despite shortages of the C-Pen 200 Australia-wide, Mindflux has secured some units. They will not last long so get in quick.

New i-glasses LC will be available soon. It is transparent blue like the new Macs but is not stereoscopic. Fantastic for normal video applications.

Many new headsets available soon inc. Hi-Res 800 and headsets with tracker bundles. Watch this space.

5/10/99

Production units of the VFX3D will not be available for another month. Apologies for the inconvenience.

29/9/99 Mindflux has just been appointed the NSW distributor of C Technologies products which include the C- Pen and C-Pen 200, and Actisys Infra-Red (IR) adaptors like the IR220L.
The C Pen will OCR any typewritten text and store it for IR transfer to a PC at a later date! But there is so much more to it...

C Technologies just introduced C Message so you can send email, SMS (Short messaging system) or fax anything that you can scan into the C-Pen via your phone!! Now also reads Barcodes!

8/9/99 Kaiser Electro-optics has dramatically reduced the price of their ProView 30 and 60 head-mounted displays. 
Please email us for the latest pricing.
7/9/99 Mindflux has been appointed the Australian and New Zealand distributor of Intersense's Precision and InterTrax ranges of tracking products including the IS-300, 300 Pro, 600 Mark 2 and the newly released IS-900 series of products for CAVEs, large screens and workbenches. Information about these products will be added soon. Visit Intersense for more information.
6/9/99 Stocks of the eyeSCREAM (with Revelator glasses) have been delayed but are definitely on their way. We should receive the stock by the end of the week.
25/8/99 We will be receiving stocks of the new eyeSCREAM glasses at the end of next week. These will have larger LCD panels on the glasses and come with the latest global drivers to work with Voodoo2, Banshee, Voodoo3, TNT, TNT2 and ATI Rage 128 chipsets.

The VFX3D should be available in early October. We will be offering it at a special price of $3399 until we say otherwise.

16/8/99 The Mindflux website has moved over to its new server at CI Host and things seem to be running smoothly. Any feedback about the new server is appreciated. The move gives us more flexibility to edit the website. New features include:
- Faster response times
- FTP & Anonymous FTP facilities
(ftp.mindflux.com.au/pub/mindflux)
- Chat facility (coming soon)
- Shopping cart with SSL (coming soon)
& many more facilities to help us serve you better!

New pricing for video cards announced.

5/8/99 The Global eyeSCREAM drivers are now available for download from our download area.
3/8/99 Global eyeSCREAM drivers have been released by Wicked3D. These drivers are supposed to allow you to use your Voodoo3, TNT2, TNT, Banshee cards and more with the eyeSCREAM glasses! They were just released without any fanfare so no one is quite sure how they work. We'll put up a copy once we grab it. Or you can visit http://www.wicked3d.com.
2/8/99 Voodoo3 3500 due VERY soon. We are now accepting pre-orders.
25/6/99 New 3-D Video Freedom eyewear using infra-red 3D glasses (identical to the H3D glasses) will be available soon. Use them with any PAL 3D videos. The two below are just the start. Pricing will be announced soon. NTSC versions (with more 3D videos) available too.
16/6/99 Stereoscopic PAL videos now available:
Santa Barbara - Into the Deep - an underwater journey
Exotic EroticBall 3D - the San Francisco Exotic EroticBall 1998

New drivers for the eyeSCREAM expected soon. It should support almost every video card on the market including the Voodoo3, TNT2, TNT, Savage3D, i740 and more. Watch this site.

26/5/99 Stereo versions of the Sony Glasstrons are now available. They are part of the Professional range and don't have the consumer warnings on them. You can have them with 180k or 1.55million pixels, with/without battery capacity and with/without lenses.

We have just found out that Half Life can be used in stereo mode with headsets like the VFX1, SimulEyes, H3D/eyeSCREAM glasses and i-glasses.
Make sure that you run Half Life with '-console' parameter after HL.EXE. Then use the same instructions as Quake ie. lcd_x 1.0
(see previous News for further details on stereo in Quake)

25/5/99 Voodoo3 OEM (white box) are now available to dealers.
Voodoo3 dealer prices have also come down a touch.
Other prices have been added.

ELSA 3D Revelator glasses will be available soon. Read a review on the unit at GA-Source and GameLinks which gave it 90%
18/5/99 The Sony Glasstron PLM-S700 was on the cover of The Australian's Computers section as an article on wearable computers.
There was also a review of the unit close to the end by David Peterson. Have a read if you can still get a copy.
28/4/99 New pricing on many products. Check out the savings!

New i-glasses drivers under development.
Please email if interested.

The VFX3D comes equipped with Launcher Application to simplify title configuration and compatibility. The VFX Launcher will be equipped with support for select WWW enabled applications.

22/4/99 Mindflux appointed official NSW distributor of STB/3Dfx Voodoo3 cards.

Voodoo3 2000 (PCI) and 3000 (PCI/AGP) available NOW!

19/4/99 3D videos for use with the i-glasses and the new i-3D glasses (with transmitter) will be available soon. Day of the Werewolf will be one of the first available.
15/4/99 Golf Pro 2000 patch for faster machines.
15/4/99 Albacomp Personal Monitor now available. www.personalmonitor.com
5/4/99 The latest specifications for the VFX3D have been released. Pricing for the units will be announced soon.
11/3/99 Wicked3D eyeSCREAM CD available independently. These drivers not only give ALL Voodoo2's stereoscopic 3D capability but allows ANY two Voodoo2's to be SLIed, and increases the available resolutions to 1024x672 (1024x1024 in SLI).
4/2/99 The Glasstron PLM-S700 is in stock. The first consumer headset that is good enough to replace your monitor. Use it for word processing, spreadsheets and gaming.

Canopus Spectra 2500s available until stocks run out. Most likely our last shipment.

Canopus Pure3D IIs may still be available. Please email if interested.

 
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