Varjo and Lenovo announce cooperation agreement for technical and business collaboration

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November 20, 2019 – Varjo Technologies, makers of industrial-grade VR/XR headsets, has announced a cooperation agreement for technical and business collaboration with PC manufacturer Lenovo.

The new partnership, which was announced from Autodesk University 2019 in Las Vegas, will create “Certified for Varjo” pairings on Lenovo desktop and mobile workstations for all Varjo head mounted displays (HMDs), combining Varjo’s professional VR/XR products with Lenovo’s offering of high-end computers, enabling enterprise organizations to adopt and implement VR use cases more quickly.

“Our partnership with Lenovo helps drive a monumental shift in enterprise usage of immersive technologies,” said Timo Toikkanen, President & COO at Varjo. “Combining our products with Lenovo’s pioneering enterprise portfolio products into ready-made bundles eases adoption hurdles and quickly gives organizations the tools they need to start taking advantage of the many benefits of virtual reality.”

Professional virtual reality applications are requiring increasingly more powerful and sophisticated technologies in order to create a valuable user experience. According to the two companies, the combination of Varjo’s human-eye resolution VR devices, matched with the processing and compute power found in Lenovo’s workstation portfolio products, will help push the limits of spatial computing forward and deliver a more natural visual experience for exploring and interacting with high-resolution models and simulations.

“When you’re looking for the ultimate VR and XR viewing experience, you look for the only human-eye resolution display available,” said Rob Herman, General Manager, Workstation & Client AI at Lenovo. “The technology Varjo brings to the table is extremely sophisticated and requires professional workstation power to bring that clarity to life. That’s why I’m excited to see the partnership between Varjo and Lenovo come to life after months of development and collaboration – certifying several desktop and mobile workstation configurations across our ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series portfolio. This certification ensures the highest-quality experience for professional applications – spanning across automotive, simulation, training, architectural visualization and more.”

Today’s global partnership announcement comes on the heels of Varjo’s recent launch of two state-of-the-art VR headsets – the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. Attendees of the Autodesk University event in Las Vegas can see a demonstration of the new Varjo headsets at Lenovo’s booth this week.

Image credit: Varjo

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