This Chinese VR Headset Vendor is Entering North American Markets

DPVR looks to expand its US and Canadian presence following strong adoption by enterprise and entertainment sectors

This Chinese VR Headset Vendor is Entering North American Markets
Virtual RealityInsights

Published: March 12, 2024


Rory Greener

DPVR, a Chinese VR hardware and software education solution provider, is entering a strategic partnership with ASI Corporation to expand its global market reach to the United States and Canadian regions. 

DPVR looks to expand its headset portfolio into the western amusements, enterprise, education, and consumer sectors. The firm is already present in these Western markets; however, the ASI partnership will help boost this goal.  

Derek Liu, VP of DPVR, added: 

Teaming up with ASI Corp. dramatically extends our reach, ensuring that our comprehensive VR solutions are accessible to a wider audience. After a thorough evaluation of potential partners, we are confident that ASI’s vast experience and robust network will be instrumental in supporting local VR content solution providers, FEC owners and enhancing consumer satisfaction.

Interestingly, the move came a few years after Chinese XR firm Xreal entered the Western market. For Xreal, a Western expansion proved valuable to its smart glasses adoption rate, allowing the firm to position itself perfectly ahead of the Vision Pro boom. Will DPVR’s move hold the same success? If the trends are correct, DPVR could join the Western XR revolution.

Expanding to Western Markets 

According to DPVR, the firm’s solution portfolio covers a variety of use cases from enterprise, arcade, and consumer, and the portfolio is already present in DPVR’s targeted Western markets. 

Kent Tibbils, VP of Marketing at ASI, added: 

We’re very excited to add DPVR to our product line up. This strategic partnership and advanced technology will create growth opportunities for our customer base, particularly those that are gaming, healthcare, and education-centric. 

DPVR states how the western market expansion will assist the firm in continuing its US regional success and mirror its eastern success in schools where the firm’s P1 VR headset is leveraged. The firm notes that the P1 is already widely integrated in US schools. Firms such as Levenono Education and Umety partner with DPVR for their education focus, showing how the firm supports some leading worldwide companies.  

Moreover, DPVR states that its new P2 headset holds increased value for enterprise and education clients thanks to the newer device’s content security features, longer battery life, and ergonomic, comfortable design. 

On the gaming and consumer side, DPVR offers an E3C headset for in-person simulation attractions. On the other hand, DPVR’s E4 headset is a PCVR device offering a massily competitive 4K 120Hz display experience.  The Chinese firm states it is experiencing an “increasing volume of shipments” for its VR headset in Western regions.  

DPVR is now reacting to Western demand by creating the correct partnership and increasing its presence at Western emerging technology shows like CES to showcase its commitment to North America while strengthening bonds with the region’s customer base. 

More on DPVR

The firm is experienced in leveraging its VR headset portfolio in the East. In 2021, the firm first introduced the P1 Ultra 4K.

The following describes the features of a device called P1 Ultra 4K. The device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a 3840 x 2160 LCD with a 100-degree field of view, and a smart fan significantly reducing power consumption.

According to the manufacturer, the P1 Ultra 4K has double the processing power of its predecessor, the P1 Pro 4K. The P1 Ultra 4K has an updated head strap and face guard for improved comfort.

The modular design of the headset allows users to swap components to customize their hardware and software configurations. A Light version of the device includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor for a more affordable price. The P1 Ultra 4K and P1 Pro Light base prices are $599 and $399, respectively.

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