A new North American distribution agreement between Seattle’s VRstudios and Stampede will add VR solutions to Stampede’s reseller network.
Stampede will serve as the primary North American pro AV distributor for VRstudios’ virtual reality platform and products. The agreement will introduce a new product category to the pro-AV industry and is aimed at accelerating the sales and distribution of VRstudios’ VR business solutions to a broad range of enterprise companies across the United States and Canada.
“VRstudios is the emerging leader in the global delivery of wireless, full-motion, and multi-user virtual reality (VR) experiences for entertainment and commercial enterprise customers,” said Stampede president & COO Kevin Kelly. “We believe that virtual reality is going to have a profound impact on the ProAV industry. The platform and products developed by VRstudios are going to make it possible for our 12,000 resellers to help end-user customers across all of our vertical markets to make virtual reality an integral part of their enterprise.”
According to Kelly, the VRstudios agreement marks the first time that enterprise companies across North America can access VRstudios’ products through major pro-AV resellers. “Just as we have pioneered the development of unified communities, IoT, drones, and drone video systems into dynamic new business categories for ProAV resellers, we will do the same with virtual reality solutions for enterprise customers,” Kelly said.
VRstudios also recently announced agreements with amusement theme park and arcade companies Meraas’ Hub Zero in Dubai, Simuline of Korea, and Denmark’s Smartlaunch, all of which operate globally.
“VR is moving from being an interesting application to a business necessity. Companies who adopt VR now will be the innovators and formidable competitors in their industries,” added Herrick.
The pro AV/IT Industry is projected to be a $114 billion industry, according to InfoComm.