Varjo recently announced it had partnered with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to upscale the availability of certified devices for the firm’s virtual and mixed reality products (VR/MR).
The partnership allowed Varjo to certify several of HP’s Z workstations, including the HP Z4 G4 and Z8 G4, for optimal use with Varjo’s product lineup, including its high-resolution VR-3, XR-3, and Aero head-mounted displays (HMDs).
Timo Toikkanen, Chief Executive of Varjo, said that his company was “thrilled” to work with HP to deliver such solution for immersive use cases “at work and at home,” adding,
“HP has long been known as the reinventor of digital work. As our work and play are now moving into the metaverse, this collaboration will allow even more virtual and mixed reality users to benefit from the unique visual fidelity of Varjo powered by leading workstations in the market.”
According to Suzette Simonich, Senior Director of Z by HP for HP Inc, her company’s workstations had been built to offer “professional performance” for bespoke, power-intensive workflows for immersive experiences.
She explained further, stating,
“Customers need a premium visual experience for true immersion across virtual and mixed reality environments, and HP and Varjo are helping enable that experience for engineering, visualization, and high-end simulations”
Varjo Event Launches Aero, Teleport Solutions
The news comes after the Helsinki, Finland-based firm debuted its Aero MR headset, which is set to reshape VR simulation training for the aviation, manufacturing, and other targeted industries.
Varjo’s industry-leading mixed and virtual reality solutions are changing the landscape of #simulation and #training. Hear how and why from pioneers pushing the boundaries of immersive learning across the floor at #IITSEC 2021. #XR #VR @IITSEC pic.twitter.com/hSdcDi08Q7
— Varjo (@varjodotcom) January 7, 2022
Varjo’s Aero headset will offer human eye-level resolutions, or 2,880 x 2,720 pixels per eye, aspheric lenses, and 115-degree field of view (FoV), and has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and VRM Switzerland to provide earned credit hours to train pilots.
The company began shipping Aero headsets in late December to meet customer demand on schedule.
The leading enterprise-grade headset manufacturer also unveiled its Teleport Metaverse solution for MR devices, which allows enterprise users to scan physical environments to create virtual worlds, share files, and collaborate jointly in shared immersive spaces, among other features.