Lenovo has unveiled a new VR headset for business. The new Lenovo ThinkReality VRX six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) features pancake lenses and high-resolution pass-through capabilities for mixed reality (MR) applications. It forms the entry point to the enterprise metaverse.
Lenovo ThinkReality VRX unveiled
The Lenovo ThinkReality VRX designed as the VR solution for all employees. With it, the manufacturer aims to open up new opportunities in the business segment thanks to reality-based digital tools in augmented reality (XR).
“From improving efficiency in employee training and virtual collaboration to extending design and construction tasks in 3D, XR technologies are becoming more important than ever for businesses and enabling hybrid workforces to do more,” Lenovo said.
Enterprise training in particular is said to benefit from up to four times faster soft skills training compared to classroom training, and 275% more confidence in applying skills learned in VR, thanks to VR. VR training is also said to be able to reduce workplace injury risk by up to 43 percent.
The VR system is designed to be a high-quality, versatile and secure entry-level solution for the Enterprise Metaverse. The Lenovo ThinkReality VRX works with six- or three-degree-of-freedom content and can be used as a standalone device.
It can also be used – connected to a PC or workstation – for streaming. iii The ThinkReality VRX is also capable of using cloud-based rendering solutions such as NVIDIA CloudXR for graphics-intensive applications that require high-end GPU-based performance.
The ThinkReality integrated software platform enables IT and operations to deploy, configure and manage XR devices at scale. Enterprise customers can support their staff with updates and analytics to optimize worker performance.
The end-to-end service comes with it. From consulting and content creation to cloud deployment and customer support.
ThinkReality VRX promises high quality
The Lenovo ThinkReality VRX VR headset is said to enable greater comfort, even during longer VR sessions, thanks to a new design. The innovative pancake lens and slim form factor reduce the overall volume of the headset, while the optimal position of the battery ensures better weight distribution and balance.
The all-in-one VR headset is also particularly quick and easy to clean. Four front-mounted cameras offer 6DoF tracking, with two additional high-resolution full-color pass-through cameras, providing workers with a better, uninterrupted user experience while performing their tasks.
Pass-through also allows mixed reality applications to be used, for example, to dissect 3D graphics in the real world to work with virtual products in real space. The VR headset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR platform.
Together with industry leaders, Lenovo wants the ThinkReality VRX to help further expand the Metaverse and improve adoption of the platform. Although Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s VR platform Metaverse just drew ridicule. Enterprises can develop for the ThinkReality VRX by using the Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform and its OpenXR-based SDK.
ThinkReality VRX is supported by a portfolio of XR solutions that includes a cloud software platform for delivering and managing enterprise applications and content on a global scale and ThinkReality XR Services.
Lenovo is also working with leading enterprise software providers, including ENGAGE XR, a Metaverse communications platform for collaboration, training and education, to build and deliver a Lenovo presence in the Metaverse.
The Lenovo space within ENGAGE will be a virtual home for Lenovo to showcase products and solutions and meet and collaborate with partners and customers.
- More from Lenovo: Lenovo Glasses T1: Glasses as a multimedia solution
Price and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkReality VRX VR headset is expected to be made available to select partners as early as late 2022. From the beginning of 2023, it should be available in selected markets worldwide. The manufacturer currently did not name prices yet and wants to announce them at market launch. More information can be found on Lenovo’s product website.