Mindware Signs Distribution Agreement with HTC VIVE for Enterprise Virtual Reality Solutions
Mindware has announced the distribution agreement with HTC. As per the agreement, Mindware will now offer HTC’s complete portfolio of VIVE Enterprise virtual reality (VR) solutions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). HTC VIVE Enterprise solutions are built around enabling businesses of all sizes to enhance their creativity, accelerate training, strengthen collaboration, and engage their customers.
Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager – Gulf at Mindware comments, “Are you ready for the New Reality? – this is the question we challenge regional enterprises with. Virtual Reality is a trend that is gaining considerable traction in the enterprise space at the moment. It enables powerful ways for employees to communicate, collaborate and learn. With remote working becoming increasingly prevalent in the context of the current pandemic, VR solutions provide a real sense of presence and personalization of interactions, contributing to better business outcomes. Today, VR is able to eliminate traditional physical barriers and provides incredibly immersive experiences. Organizations across different industries are gradually discovering new and interesting use cases and application areas, such as training, industrial design and architecture, scientific visualisation, virtual events and entertainment, to name a few.”
“With VR gaining popularity in the MENA region, we believe that there is an enormous amount of potential for HTC’s best-in-class technology that will usher in a new age for the enterprise. We are excited about our newest partnership and look forward to introducing our innovative solutions to the region through our channel ecosystem.”
One of HTC’s innovations, namely the VIVE Focus plus, features an all-in-one VR headset for enterprise designed for quality and portability. With the newly-added dual 6DoF controllers, increased comfort for extended VR sessions, and enhanced optics, VIVE Focus Plus blurs the lines between reality and virtual reality. The VIVE Pro Eye Office creates more immersive virtual simulations with precision eye tracking and is ideal for a wide range of environments and applications, such as training, design, construction, and more. Finally, the VIVE Sync is an all-in-one meeting and collaboration solution for VR, which is in beta stage but currently being used all over the world. It enables clients and co-workers to meet in a virtual setting in the blink of an eye.
HTC and Mindware will work together to develop a strong partner ecosystem based on a specially designed partner program – REED (Recruit, Enable, Engage & Deliver). The objective is to enable skilled and trained partners to consult, design and deliver on enterprise VR requirements. Mindware’s agile logistics operations with several warehousing facilities enable HTC to timely deliver the vendor’s solutions to resellers across the region.
Speaking about the partnership, Graham Wheeler, General Manager, HTC EMEA says, “The freedom and flexibility of VR is limited only by your own imagination, and we are seeing business use grow in a number of ways, from internal collaboration through to working with external partners. VR will continue to revolutionize how we work remotely and change how businesses operate in the future. HTC as a company is always searching for talented partners to collaborate with. Mindware has an expansive reach in Middle East and Africa and shares our ethos and vision. We are confident that we have found the ideal partner to support the business use of VR in the region.”