Microsoft begins shipping Kinect for Windows v2 sensors and SDK 2.0 public preview to developers

Microsoft has begun rolling out thousands of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors to developers, as well as the SDK 2.0 preview. The SDK is free and there are no fees for runtime licenses of commercial applications developed with the SDK.

“Today, we began shipping thousands of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors to developers worldwide. And more sensors will leave the warehouse in coming weeks, as we work to fill orders as quickly as possible. Additionally, Microsoft publicly released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 this morning – meaning that developers everywhere can now take advantage of Kinect’s latest enhancements and improved capabilities,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post today.

The new Kinect sensor features improved skeletal tracking, higher depth fidelity, 1080p HD video, new active infrared capabilities, and wider/expanded field of view. The Kinect sensor also features improved skeletal, hand, and joint orientation, as well as support for new development environments, powerful tooling, advanced face tracking, and simultaneous multi-app support.

“When the final version of the SDK is available, people will be able to start submitting their apps to the Windows Store, and companies will be able to make their v2 solutions available commercially. We look forward to seeing what everyone does with the new NUI,” Microsoft added.

Head over to the VIA link below to check it out.