D-BOX showcases new Gen 5 Actuators at exclusive sim racing event
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D-BOX hosted its first exclusive sim racing summit at the Canada House (Canadian Embassy) in central London on Wednesday 29th June 2022.

A select group of media and influencers were invited to an exclusive preview and trial of D-BOX’s new Gen 5 actuators that will be launched mid-August.

Attendees experienced D-BOX’s unique sim racing technology first-hand, with two simulators on site, provided by D-BOX’s partner Vesaro; one simulator was equipped with 1.5-inch travel Gen 5 actuators, the second equipped with the current Gen 3 6-inch travel actuators.
As part of an opening presentation, D-BOX Vice President, Product and Branding, Stéphane Vidal provided guests with an overview of the company’s history, its current developments and insight into the technology behind the new Gen 5 actuators.
D-BOX ambassador and professional rally driver, Louise Cook was on hand to provide guests with a demonstration of D-BOX’s haptic technology, while Vesaro helped attendees get to grips with the simulators and motion technology when it was their turn behind the wheel.
The new Gen 5 system upgrades will include:

– A single, smaller new processor for all four actuators leading to considerable space gains when mounting the system to any simulator setup and significantly less wiring for the installation.
– Simple RJ45 (ethernet) connectors from each actuator to the processor, making installation much simpler and faster as well as easier manipulation of the system if a modification in actuator setup is required. Space saving is also increased too with much smaller cables.
– The system can now be easily changed between 110V or 230V with a simple switch. This enables a lot more flexibility with a 2-in-1 solution. There are also safety measures in place to prevent errors and damage from occurring if the wrong voltage is selected. Lastly the 230V buyers will benefit from cost savings too.

Stéphane Vidal said: “It was such a wonderful event and we are excited that we were able to give our guests an exclusive sneak preview of the new Gen 5 actuators. It’s a product we’ve been working on for a long time, and we’re looking forward to launching it mid-August. I had the great pleasure of being able to speak to our wonderful guests about the new and exciting technology that we know will be game-changing for sim racers especially. We’re grateful to the Canadian Embassy in London for helping us to host this event, it’s a very beautiful location right at the heart of the city.”

More information on the launch of the G5 product range will be released in the coming months.