Developers! Get SDK for Next-Gen Kinect for Windows for $399

Limited Time Opportunity for Developers to Get SDK for Next-Gen Kinect for Windows for $399. Pre-orders until July 31, 2013 at 9 AM Pacific Time Only

Microsoft is offering a limited number of SDKs for Microsoft's next-generation Kinect for Windows. And the pre-order window is open only until July 31, 2013, so pre-order now.

The next-generation Kinect for Windows sensor, can be pre-ordered until July 31, 2013 at 9 AM Pacific Time. The price for the access is $399 USD (or equivalent). Microsoft is only offering a limited number of spots; hence you will need to be lucky as well.

What SDK for Next-Gen Kinect for Windows for $399 Offers:

1) Direct access to the Kinect for Windows engineering team via a private forum and exclusive webcasts.

2) Early SDK access (alpha, beta, and any updates along the way to release).

3) Private access to all API and sample documentation. 

4)Will also receive a pre-release (alpha) sensor, and the final, released sensor at launch.

Unfortunately all those pre ordering the SDK for Next-Gen Kinect for Windows, will not get the access. Successful applicants will be notified by Microsoft starting August.

Next-Gen Kinect for Windows:

Microsoft introduced the next-generation Kinect for Windows last month. The new Kinect motion sensor will not be available for retail until 2014. According to Bob Heddle, Director of Kinect for Windows, the Next-Gen Kinect for Windows is being developed alongside the Xbox One's Kinect on a shared set of technologies. It will provide a higher fidelity than the previous version, an expanded field of view, improved skeletal tracking (means, more dots to track on the human skeletal structure. Helps get better motion sense. This means getting the ability to control more movements of the body), and new active IR capabilities. Further adding,

"The new sensor includes a high-definition (HD) color camera as well as a new noise-isolating multi-microphone array that filters ambient sounds to recognize natural speaking voices even in crowded rooms. Also included is Microsoft's proprietary Time-of-Flight technology, which measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off an object or person to create unprecedented accuracy and precision. All of this means that the new sensor recognizes precise motions and details, such as slight wrist rotation, body position, and even the wrinkles in your clothes."


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