PIXO VR and HP Inc. are joining forces to bring virtual reality training to enterprises around the world. PIXO VR is the virtual reality software designer that’s been making headlines and tantalizing both investors and corporations alike with its first-to-market feature set and AAA-game quality VR training experiences. The stated goal of the tech alliance is to provide global business with a complete virtual reality training solution, hardware and software, end-to-end.
For decades, HP has supplied the business and consumer world with tech hardware, namely PCs, gaming systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions. More recently, the company has been expanding its reach into the virtual world with a suite of virtual reality hardware products, putting VR technology into the hands of more businesses. But, this hardware needs software to complete the picture.
Enter PIXO VR, a Michigan-based startup that is building photo-realistic training solutions for industry verticals, including construction, manufacturing, energy and utilities. The two companies are working to ensure PIXO VR’s 3D, active learning experiences take advantage of the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset and the HP VR Backpack, which offers users a tetherless experience, complete with hot-swappable batteries that enable continuous usage. When combined with behavior-changing narratives from PIXO VR, the result is an experience to beat.
“We’re excited. Businesses may understand what VR can do, but they need a viable path for how to integrate it within their organizations and training programs. They want a complete solution,” says PIXO VR CEO, Sean Hurwitz. “HP hardware combined with PIXO VR software provides just that. We couldn’t ask for better partners.”
Hurwitz went on to say HP brings more than just hardware to the table. “HP brings a level of trust, credibility, and reassurance that can’t be bought. They built that. And I’m excited to build something great together.”
“HP is known for building good hardware. PIXO VR builds good software. But really, we both build experiences. That’s the passion for both companies,” says Jay Fraser, HP global head of VR for training. “We’re cutting the last few cords with the physical world and allowing users freedom. Freedom to explore new experiences, realities, ways of learning and doing.”