Lenovo announces ThinkReality VRX Virtual Reality headset designed for the enterprise metaverse

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September 29, 2022 – Lenovo has this week announced its new all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset engineered for the enterprise. The new six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) ThinkReality VRX features pancake optics and full color, high-resolution pass-through capabilities for mixed reality (MR) applications. The device is also supported by a full suite of end-to-end services to help businesses achieve speed-to-solution and realize return on investment faster, according to Lenovo.

Powered by the Snapdragon XR platform, the Lenovo ThinkReality VRX is built to be the VR solution for workers everywhere. The company stated that it has built the ThinkReality VRX to be a high-quality, versatile and secure on-ramp to the enterprise metaverse. The ThinkReality VRX is compatible for use with both 6DoF and 3DoF content and can operate as either a standalone device or tethered to a PC or workstation for streaming experiences. The headset is also capable of utilizing cloud-based rendering solutions, such as NVIDIA CloudXR for graphics-intensive XR experiences requiring high-end, GPU-based performance.

The built-in ThinkReality software platform helps to empower IT and operations with the ability to deploy, configure and manage XR devices at scale, enabling enterprise customers to support workers with updates and analytics to optimize worker performance.

According to Lenovo, the ThinkReality VRX headset incorporates several key design advancements to make it more comfortable for extended VR sessions in the office, at home, or anywhere the hybrid workforce is getting things done.

Pancake optics and the device’s slim form factor help to reduce the overall profile of the headset, while optimal battery position for better weight distribution and balance provides a better fit and feel. The all-in-one VR headset also features materials that are easy to keep clean between uses.

Four front mounted cameras provide 6DoF tracking, and two full color, high-resolution cameras enable pass-through functionality. Pass-through technology also offers MR application capabilities, allowing users to superimpose 3D graphics on the real-world, enabling workers to get more done with a single XR device.

Lenovo noted that enterprises can also develop for the ThinkReality VRX by utilizing the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform and its OpenXR-based SDK.

“Our customers are looking for reliable, flexible and scalable gateways into the growing enterprise metaverse. They need business-class solutions for the new realities of working in hybrid scenarios and virtual environments” said Vishal Shah, GM of XR and Metaverse, Lenovo. “We engineered the Lenovo ThinkReality VRX to be the VR solution of choice for training and collaborating in immersive 3D.”

Lenovo is also collaborating with enterprise software vendors, including ENGAGE XR, a metaverse communications platform for collaboration, training and education, to build and offer a Lenovo presence in the metaverse. The Lenovo space within the ENGAGE platform will be an ‘always on’ virtual home for Lenovo to showcase its products and solutions, as well as to meet and collaborate with partners and customers.

The ThinkReality VRX will be available for early access to select partners by the end of 2022, followed by general availability in select markets worldwide starting in early 2023. The price for the enterprise VR solution will be disclosed upon availability.

For more information on Lenovo and its XR solutions for enterprise, please visit the company’s website.

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