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Installing the base stations

Installing the base stations

Before installing the base stations, decide first whether you want to set up a room-scale or seated/standing-only play area. See Planning your play area.
Important: During unboxing, remove the thin film that covers the front panel of the base stations.
  1. Mount the base stations diagonally at opposite corners of your space.

    For details on how to use the provided mounting kit, see Using the mounting kit.

    You can also use tripods, light stands, or cargo poles when mounting the base stations, or even place it on stable book cases. Just avoid using unstable mounting solutions or surfaces that are prone to vibration.

  2. Adjust the base stations so that the front panels are facing toward the center of the play area.
  3. Attach the power cables to the base stations, and then plug them each into a power outlet to turn them on.The status lights should be green.
  4. Connect the base stations and set the channels.
    Without the sync cable Press the Channel buttons at the back of the base stations so that one base station is set to channel ​“‍b”, while the other is set to channel ​“‍c”.
    With the sync cable (optional for added reliability)

    Press the Channel buttons at the back of the base stations so that one base station is set to channel ​“‍A”, while the other is set to channel ​“‍b”.

Important: Once turned on, do not move or adjust the angles of the base stations as it could disrupt the tracking process. Otherwise, you will need to set up the play area again.

Tips for setting up the base stations

You may set up the base stations in a way that's suitable for your place. For best results, you may follow these recommendations:
  • Mount the base stations diagonally and above head height, ideally more than 2 m (6 ft 6 in).
  • Secure the base stations in a location where they can't be easily jostled or moved.
  • Each base station has a 120-degree field of view, so it's ideal to adjust its angle between 30 and 45 degrees to fully cover your play area.
  • For optimal tracking, make sure that the maximum distance between the two base stations is 5 m (16 ft 4 in).

Using the mounting kit

For best results, install the base stations using the provided mounting kit.
Note: You will need a screwdriver or drill to install the mounts. Ask a professional for help when using power tools.
  1. Mark where you want to install each of the mounts on your wall, and then screw the mounts in.

    When mounting on concrete or drywall, first drill ¼ inch holes and insert anchors before screwing mounts in.

  2. Rotate the base station to screw it onto the threaded ball joint. Do not screw the base station all the way in, only enough to be stable and oriented correctly.
  3. Tighten the wingnut to the base station to secure it in place.
  4. To adjust the angle of the base station, loosen the clamping ring while carefully holding the base station to prevent it from falling.
  5. Tilt the base station toward the play area.

    Make sure it has an unobstructed view of the other base station. Each base station has a 120-degree field of view. They should be angled down between 30 and 45 degrees.

    To fix the angle of the base station, tighten the clamping ring back in.

  6. Attach the power cable to each base station.