HP wants to use VR to take users to Mars
By Digital News Asia August 3, 2017
- HP to introduce range of VR ready solutions that commercial grade for businesses to adopt
- Partners with VR industry leaders to deliver an immersive Mars experience in virtual reality
HP HAS announced that it has developed a unified approach and commercial solutions for virtual reality (VR), positioning itself as the partner of choice for businesses looking to adopt VR.
This includes applications in VR from looking to reduce production cycle times, improving training procedures to delivering fully immersive customer experiences.
As part of this strategy, HP unveiled its first professional wearable VR PC- the new HP Z VR Backpack. Crafted to bring the full potential of VR to life, it said to be a secure and manageable VR PC.
“Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate and create,” said HP vice president and general manager for Z Workstations Xavier Garcia.
“Making the most of this technology requires a collaborative relationship between customers and partners.”
The opportunities for commercial VR broadly range from product design, architecture, healthcare, first responder training, automotive and entertainment. This may result in the reinvention of the automotive showroom experience to changing the way hospitals train their staff.
HP said its technology not only provides commercial-grade reliability but also established partnerships that bring together the complete VR ecosystem with Intel, Nvidia, Technicolor, HTC Vive and others.
According to the company, it is investing in immersive virtual and augmented reality technologies to give its customers and partners tools for commercial VR use cases.
HP said it will open 13 immersion centres where customers can have an immersive experience using HP VR technology later in 2017 in Palo Alto, Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and other locations.
Apart from that HP also announced its HP Mars Home Planet, a project in partnership with Nvidia, Technicolor, Fusion, Autodesk, Unreal, Launch Forth and Vive. The collaboration will create a global online co-creation community to reinvent life on Mars in virtual reality.