Varjo and Lenovo Partner to Drive the Next Spatial Computing Evolution for Enterprises
Leading Industrial HMD Creator and High-End PC Manufacturer Collaborate to Bring “Certified for Varjo” pairings on Lenovo Workstations for all Varjo Headsets
Las Vegas, NV and Helsinki, Finland – November 19, 2019 – Varjo™ (Shadow in Finnish) Technologies, the leader in industrial-grade VR/XR headsets, today announced a co-operation agreement for technical and business collaboration with Lenovo, the number one PC manufacturer in the world and global technology leader. The new partnership, which is being announced from Autodesk University Las Vegas 2019, will create “Certified for Varjo” pairings on Lenovo desktop and mobile workstations for all Varjo HMDs. This combines world-leading professional VR/XR products with powerful, 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 VR applications including research, training and simulation, industrial design, and more require the most powerful and sophisticated technologies in order to create a valuable user experience. Varjo’s human-eye resolution VR devices, matched with the processing and compute power found in Lenovo’s workstation portfolio products, push the limits of spatial computing forward and deliver the most 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 AU Las Vegas 2019 can see a demonstration of the new Varjo headsets at Lenovo’s booth #104.
Varjo Technologies Oy is based in Helsinki and is creating the world’s best hardware and software for groundbreaking VR/XR computing devices, merging the real and digital worlds seamlessly together in human-eye resolution. www.varjo.com
Lenovo, known for product innovation, performance and reliability, offers a large portfolio of mobile and desktop workstations, with our ThinkPad and ThinkStation products. These high-performance workstations are designed to not just meet but exceed expectations; combining maximum performance with outright platform reliability. Pushing beyond the hardware, Lenovo strives to support the people behind the systems, to foster relationships and improve the industry overall. This includes supporting creative thinkers and enabling them with the latest technology to explore the possibilities. Learn more at www.lenovo.com/thinkworkstations.
Carve Communications for Varjo