October 26, 2020 – Today, Lenovo has announced that it has become a reseller of Varjo’s human-eye resolution virtual and mixed reality (VR/MR) headsets. Lenovo noted that the announcement further deepens the existing collaboration between the two enterprise-class manufacturers, and will allow customers to easily access a complete solution for professional virtual and mixed reality (collectively XR) workflows. Through the reseller agreement, users can purchase “Certified for Varjo” workstations along with any device available in Varjo’s portfolio via Lenovo’s distribution channels.
Commenting on the announcement, Mike Leach, Solution Portfolio Lead at Lenovo, said: “Many existing VR offerings in the market today are enterprise versions of a consumer designed product. However, Lenovo’s professional workstations and Varjo’s VR and XR headsets are specifically engineered to perform in the most sophisticated and demanding enterprise use cases.” He added, “Our ability to offer customers a single point of purchase for certified workstations and VR/XR devices streamlines access to the tools needed for immersive workflows that are changing the way we work today.”
According to Lenovo, the agreement will further help to ease enterprise adoption of virtual and mixed reality, as well as further accelerate the ability of organizations to bring immersive technology into the workplace. The Lenovo and Varjo combined solutions are suited for use cases that demand high visual fidelity, including industries focused on design visualization, engineering, advanced training and simulation, medical imaging and demanding scientific research.
Lenovo added that the two companies continue to collaborate and test workstation and headset pairings to deliver a compatible solution that removes guesswork for enterprise users. As a result, today’s announcement also marks the expansion of Lenovo’s catalog of certified workstations to ensure a high-performance experience when deploying virtual and mixed reality applications. The following professional desktop and mobile workstations have been certified to work with Varjo’s various headsets and are capable of delivering the processing and compute power needed to power Varjo’s spatial computing devices:
- Optimized to support the VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1 devices:
- ThinkStation P520
- ThinkStation P720
- ThinkStation P920
- Optimized to support the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro devices:
- ThinkPad P53
- ThinkPad P73
- ThinkPad P15
- ThinkPad P17
“One of the biggest obstacles in accelerating the usage and growth of professional VR/XR is getting all the right equipment sourced for an enterprise-grade set-up and ensuring compatibility between computers and headsets,” said Timo Toikkanen, CEO of Varjo. “With Lenovo becoming a Varjo reseller, we eliminate a lot of this complexity, making it even easier for customers to adopt VR/XR in the workplace for increased productivity and ROI.”
Lenovo states that customers can purchase certified Lenovo workstations and Varjo headsets immediately by contacting a local Lenovo representative or by clicking here.
For more information on Varjo and it’s VR and MR headsets, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: Lenovo
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