All the three new products are VR enabled and the HP Z VR backpack is a portable PC which comes with a docking station.
HP has announced its new Virtual Reality (VR) solutions in India. The company has launched the HP Z VR Backpack priced starting at Rs 3,25,000, the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation starting at Rs 1,65,000 and the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower which can be purchased starting at Rs 72,000. As the name suggests, the HP Z VR backpack is a portable PC which supports VR and can be mounted on a backpack. It is powered by the Intel Core i7 vPro processor, coupled with NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU and 16GB RAM.
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HP Inc. in India, today announced a unified approach and commercial solutions for virtual reality (VR), positioning itself as the partner of choice for businesses looking to reduce concept to production cycle times, improve training procedures and deliver fully immersive customer experiences. As part of this strategy, the company is unveiling the world’s first professional wearable VR PC1 - the new HP Z VR Backpack. Crafted to bring the full potential of VR to-life, it is the world’s most secure and manageable wearable VR PC2 ever created.
“Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate and create,” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India. “Making the most of this technology requires a collaborative relationship between customers and partners. As a leader in technology, HP is uniting powerful commercial VR solutions to reinvent the future and create a unified portfolio of commercial VR devices, thereby aiming at delivering empowering VR experiences to our customers.”
The opportunities for commercial VR are limitless for businesses in product design, architecture, healthcare, first responder training, automotive and entertainment. Emerging technologies like VR create breakthrough experiences for customers – from reinventing the buying experience in automotive showrooms to changing the way hospitals train their staff.
HP’s Winning Approach to VR
HP’s approach to virtual reality is founded upon its rich history of product innovation and deeply rooted customer relationships. HP works as an extension of its customers’ businesses, which enables it to deliver the most immersive technologies that help businesses lead their industries. HP technology not only provides commercial-grade reliability, but also established world-class partnerships that bring together the complete VR ecosystem with Intel, NVIDIA, Technicolor, HTC Vive and others.
The company is investing in immersive virtual and augmented reality technologies to give customers and partners superb tools for commercial VR use cases. This effort solidifies HP’s long-term commitment to VR and helping customers use VR to reinvigorate their business. Thirteen immersion centers will open later this year in Palo Alto, Houston, Boise, Fort Collins, Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Boeblingen, Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo and Singapore, and have been designed so 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.
The Mobility to Transform – HP Z VR Backpack
The HP Z VR Backpack solution provides the freedom to move and maintain total immersion with high-octane visual performance and docking capabilities that transform it into a manageable, powerful desktop PC experience. The HP Z VR Backpack is a catalyst for more powerful VR experiences across many enterprises and businesses including the following use case examples:
With the workstation-class HP Z VR Backpack, the full potential of VR is brought to life. HP’s fully immersive and untethered VR Backpack is light with an ergonomic backpack design and hot-swappable batteries to provide unrestricted freedom within an immersive experience. It has high-end processing power and the latest high-fidelity graphics solution to help prevent disruptive dropped frames so users can work in VR for as long as needed. The Intel Core i7 vPro processor provides the power to process applications quickly and includes the vPro chipset. The HP Z VR Backpack is the first wearable VR PC in the market with the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 with a huge 16GB video memory3.
Finally, its docking solution lets digital creators quickly transition back and forth between high powered desktop for content design and wearable VR PC to validate creations. The HTC Vive Business Edition HMD (sold separately) is part of the HP VR portfolio. HP Z VR Backpack is scheduled to be available in September. The datasheet is available here.
The HP VR Product Portfolio
HP’s versatile, high-powered devices empower customers to create and consume VR content. HP’s commercial grade products are designed for mission-critical business applications that require high levels of security, manageability, reliabilty and ISV certified applications.
The HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation delivers ultimate power and performance and can be configured with the optimal horsepower and graphics solutions to bring VR content to-life in an ultra-smooth 90 FPS VR experience.
The HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower, a VR-certified PC, features high performance and expandability in a stylishly redesigned 26 percent smaller chassis for the modern workplace. It is ideal for companies wanting to future-proof their technology and deliver state-of-the-art capabilities.
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