When it comes to industrial, enterprise-focused head-mounted displays (HMD) the Varjo VR-1 is up there with the best. Originally released earlier this year for $6000 USD, today, the company has announced the launch of its local reseller network, bringing in-person demos and local support to more than 34 countries across Europe and North America.
The program will launch with 14 resellers to help bring the Varjo VR-1 to professionals across industries such as industrial design and architecture, training and simulation.
From the launch of the program the resellers are: Schenker Technologies (Leipzig, Germany), Immersion (Bordeaux, France), SystemActive (London, UK), Azken Mugan (Madrid, Spain), Nanco (Henån, Sweden), Inet (Gothenburg, Sweden), Fortum eSite (Helsinki, Finland), Osgenic (Helsinki, Finland), MACE Virtual Labs (Texas, USA), RAVE Computer (Michigan, USA), Silverdraft (Idaho & California, USA), iMotions (Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark), ELSA Japan (Tokyo, Japan), and NGC Corporation (Tokyo, Japan).
“We are incredibly happy to be able to start providing local support and demos of human-eye resolution VR with our premium partners in more than 34 countries across Europe and North America,” said Miika Jokinen, Sales & Channel Development at Varjo in a statement. “With the support of our local partners, we are committed to providing unmatched expertise and on-the-ground support for our customers who are eager to start utilizing VR across different markets.”
“Being the first reseller to bring human-eye resolution VR to businesses in the UK and Ireland is an exciting opportunity for us, and we are also pleased to provide tailored leasing and bundling opportunities to our customers,” said Ross Riley, Vendor Manager at SystemActive. “Varjo’s support for resellers in product training, marketing and events has been truly valuable.”
The Varjo VR-1 is dubbed the ‘the world’s first human-eye resolution VR device’ by the company thanks to a system called the Bionic Display. Made up of two screens, the main ‘Context screen’ delivers 1440×1600 per eye while a microdisplay or ‘focal screen’ delivers a resolution of 60 pixels per degree (or 3000ppi). Additionally, the headset also features Varjo’s own in-house 20/20 Eye Tracker system to help companies extract analytics data.
As Varjo continues to expand its presence, VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest announcements.