Mindware becomes significant player in Enterprise VR by signing distribution deal with HTC VIVE
VR solutions provide a real sense of presence and personalization of interactions, contributing to better business outcomes.
DUBAI, UAE - November 1, 2020: Mindware, the regional leader in Value Added Distribution, has announced a 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. They combine great hardware with versatile software and deliver an exceptional overall experience. Businesses have different requirements - some require best-in-class software and hardware, room-scale tracking, and multiple users in the same environment. Others seek convenience, portability, and a more affordable entry point to VR. HTC’s wide range of products cater to every need.
Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager - Gulf at Mindware commented “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 visualization, 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” added Nicholas Argyrides.
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 said, “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 expansion 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” said Graham Reed.
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything they do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498).
As one of the leading distributors of the finest IT products in the Middle East and Africa, Mindware’s extensive portfolio includes top-class global brands reaching out to over 3,000 resellers. Mindware’s comprehensive offering includes a selection of infrastructure, networking, security, and storage leading brands. As part of its VAD methodology, Mindware also offers supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Headquartered in Dubai UAE since 1991, and part of the Midis Group, Mindware has been uncompromisingly serving its customers for more than three decades.