Varjo partners with Lenovo to improve enterprise access

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Varjo has struck a partnership with Lenovo that will see the Finnish company’s virtual and extended reality (VR/XR) headsets paired with the computer company’s desktop and mobile workstations.

Quick read

➨ The partnership covers all of Varjo’s headsets

➨ They will be paired with configurations across Lenovo’s ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series portfolio

➨ ‘This certification ensures the highest-quality experience for professional applications’

The story

The partnership covers all of Varjo’s headsets, from the flagship VR-1 and XR-1 headsets to the recently released VR-2 and VR-2 Pro, certifying several desktop and mobile workstation configurations across Lenovo’s ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series portfolio.

The “certified for Varjo” pairings, combining high-end VR and XR hardware with similar capable computers, will enable “enterprise organisations to adopt and implement VR use cases more quickly”, the companies said in a statement.

Timo Toikkanen, president and chief operating officer at Varjo, continued: “Our partnership with Lenovo helps drive a monumental shift in enterprise usage of immersive technologies.”

“Combining our products with Lenovo’s pioneering enterprise portfolio products into ready-made bundles eases adoption hurdles and quickly gives organisations the tools they need to start taking advantage of the many benefits of virtual reality.”

Rob Herman, general manager of workstation and client AI at Lenovo, added: “When you’re looking for the ultimate VR and XR viewing experience, you look for the only human-eye resolution display available.”

“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 visualisation and more.”

Earlier this year, Lenovo has launched its own augmented reality (AR) platform and headset for enterprise.

ThinkReality is a hardware and software solution aimed at enterprise workers who use AR applications to receive assistance, reduce repair times, eliminate errors, streamline complex workflows, improve training quality and collaborate.

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