DPVR announces partnership with ASI Corp. for North American distribution of its VR headsets

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March 11, 2024 – DPVR, a Shanghai-based provider of virtual reality (VR) hardware and software solutions, has announced a significant expansion of its distribution network through a strategic partnership with ASI Corp., a distributor of IT hardware and software products across the United States and Canada.

As a result of the partnership, DPVR’s diverse range of VR headsets will now be available through ASI, catering to a variety of different industry sectors, including:

  • Enterprise – DPVR’s enterprise offering is highlighted by its P1 VR headset series, which the company stated is trusted by education solution providers such as Lenovo Education and Umety for its affordability and customizability. According to DPVR, its P1 series has been widely integrated into hundreds of schools throughout the US. Furthermore, the company’s P2 headset has become a headset of choice for therapeutic applications thanks to its content security features, longer lasting battery life, and ergonomic design for increased comfort.
  • Arcade – DPVR’s E3C headset offers a mainstream display accessory for VR simulators, whilst the company’s E4C device, which was showcased at CES this year, offers a visually superior option for arcade equipment suppliers and family entertainment center (FEC) operators.
  • Consumer VR – The company’s E4 headset is specially designed for PC VR enthusiasts and the sim racing community, and offers an entry-level price point for a 4K 120Hz experience that allows gamers to explore AAA titles in the SteamVR ecosystem.

Commenting on the partnership, Derek Liu, VP of DPVR, said: “Teaming up with ASI Corp. dramatically extends our reach, ensuring that our comprehensive VR solutions are accessible to a wider audience. After a thorough evaluation of potential partners, we are confident that ASI’s vast experience and robust network will be instrumental in supporting local VR content solution providers, FEC owners and enhancing consumer satisfaction.”

DPVR stated that with an increasing volume of shipments of its VR headsets to the United States, the company is placing a high premium on the satisfaction of its North American customers. DPVR added that by engaging in major trade shows, launching impactful healthcare projects, and reinforcing its distribution network with ASI’s support, it aims to showcase its commitment to the North American market and strengthen bonds with its customer base.

“We’re very excited to add DPVR to our product line up,” said Kent Tibbils, VP of Marketing at ASI. “This strategic partnership and advanced technology will create growth opportunities for our customer base, particularly those that are gaming, healthcare, and education-centric.”

Founded in 1987, ASI Corp. is a national distributor of IT hardware and software products and carries over 150 product lines. The company maintains a professional staff of nearly 500 employees and operates nine sales/warehouse locations in the US and Canada.

For more information on DPVR and its range of virtual reality headsets for various industries, click here. To learn more about ASI Corp. and its IT hardware and software offerings, click here.

Image credit: DPVR

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