Varjo and Lenovo boost enterprise access to immersive technology

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Varjo and Lenovo are making it easier and quicker for enterprises to deploy immersive technology in the workplace with a new reseller partnership

Quick read

➨ Enterprises can now purchase Varjo’s VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1 headsets at the same time as compatible computer workstations of Lenovo
➨ With the reseller agreement in place, Lenovo expanded its catalogue of certified compatible computer workstations. The list now includes ThinkStation P520, P720 and P920 for VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1
➨ ThinkPad P53, P73, P15 and P17 are also optimised for the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro headsets

The story

The newly agreed reseller agreement between Varjo and Lenovo, giving enterprises streamlined access to XR devices and certified computer workstations, has the potential to ease adoption of and speed up access to immersive technology in the workplace.

Enterprises can now purchase the Finnish XR specialist’s VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1 headsets at the same time as compatible computer workstations of the Chinese multinational technology company.

With the reseller agreement in place, Lenovo expanded its catalogue of certified compatible computer workstations. The list now includes ThinkStation P520, P720 and P920 for VR-2, VR-2 Pro and XR-1.

ThinkPad P53, P73, P15 and P17 are also optimised for the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro headsets.

Mike Leach, solution portfolio lead at Lenovo, explained that “many existing VR offerings in the market today are enterprise versions of a consumer designed product.”

He continued: “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. 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.”

Varjo’s reseller network expansion follows the investment of $54 million in series C funding over the summer.

The company revealed to VRWorldTech then that it had expanded its global operations and reseller network to more than 40 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, with the launch of sales and direct shipping to key markets including Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

But the addition of Lenovo to its reseller network overcomes “one of the biggest obstacles in accelerating the usage and growth of professional VR/XR”, according to Timo Toikkanen, chief executive officer of Varjo.

He said: “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.”

“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.”

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