Global VR Entertainment System

When Global VR wanted to build the most technologically advanced Virtual Reality system in the market at the time, along with top rated interchangeable software titles, they turned to Nytric to see if it could be done.

What resulted was the VR Vortek System – along with six blockbuster software titles. The Vortek is a comprehensive, networkable interactive gaming system that features unique virtual reality hardware, interfaced with a PC based software platform. It was a breakthrough that led the way for others to emulate.

Through extensive research and development Nytric:

  • Developed new hardware sub-systems
  • Developed custom drivers and firmware
  • Created compelling, challenging, game play
  • Developed a SDK and created a Vortek software game library
  • Developed comprehensive functional test procedures

A sensational achievement, the Vortek became an overnight success and can be found everywhere in North America and has hit the international markets with great success.

Global VR logo
Global VR product shot


The commercial grade Data Acquisition Card that Global VR was using for their arcade video game systems, perpetually exhibited reliability and performance problems. This made it very difficult for Global VR to deploy their systems into top tier locations with confidence. Although they have an internal hardware development team, Global VR did not feel that engineering a DAC was core to their business objectives, and so they approached Nytric, seeking a total solution.

Nytric increased the performance and durability of the board:

  • Designed multi-layer PCB
  • Developed custom firmware and drivers
  • Developed embedded software and acquisition methods
  • Developed unique USB bus interface