HP Inc. has announced its commercial solutions for virtual reality (VR) in India, with an aim to position itself as the partner of choice for businesses looking to reduce the concept to production cycle times, improve training procedures, and deliver immersive customer experiences.
The company has also unveiled the world’s first professional wearable VR PC – the new HP Z VR Backpack.
HP’s approach to virtual reality is founded upon partnerships that bring together the complete VR ecosystem with Intel, NVIDIA, Technicolor, HTC Vive, and others. HP is also opening 13 immersion centers in Palo Alto, Houston, Boise, Fort Collins, Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Boeblingen, Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo, and Singapore later this year where customers can have an immersive experience using HP VR technology and receive consulting and learn how to best deploy VR devices within their business to streamline workflows.
HP Z VR Backpack
The HP Z VR Backpack solution allows businesses to use VR to deliver safe and effective simulated training in dangerous environments, in medical training or for heavy/large equipment operations. It can be used in architectural building development for virtual walkthroughs at scale, in product development for product concepts, and in commercial entertainment for virtual reality experiences.
HP VR Backpack features an ergonomic backpack design and hot-swappable batteries with high-end processing power and the latest high-fidelity graphics solution. Powered by Intel Core i7 vPro processor with NVIDIA Quadro P5200 and 16GB video memory, the HP Z VR Backpack is available now at a price starting at ₹325,000 ($4965). The HTC Vive Business Edition HMD (sold separately) is part of the HP VR portfolio.
There’s also HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation starting at ₹165,000 ($2520) and the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower, a VR-certified PC, starting at ₹72,000 ($1099).