Planar Systems Agrees to Acquire NaturalPoint

Planar Systems, which is now part of Leyard, is to buy NaturalPoint, a developer of optical tracking and motion capture solutions. The technology is used in CAVEs, drone tracking, sports performance analysis, game play, animation and visualistation. The deal is valued at $125 million and is a cash deal. NaturalPoint has an HQ two hours south of the Planar campus in Oregon and has a team of 60 in North America.

The deal is expected to be finalised by the end of the year or early in 2017.

NaturalPoint Developed the Trackir head tracker for gamers