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Tech Data to Offer Microsoft HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset Device in Europe


Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility, Consumer Electronics and Mixed Reality Solutions, Europe at Tech Data
Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility, Consumer Electronics and Mixed Reality Solutions, Europe at Tech Data

Broadliner Tech Data has unveiled an agreement to offer Microsoft’s holographic mixed reality headset HoloLens 2 to its B2B enterprise partners in Europe.


HoloLens 2 offers users an immersive experience, enabling increased precision on complex physical tasks, remote collaboration using holograms, and a robust, secure ecosystem combining intelligent edge technology and cloud applications.


IDC predicts that European AR/VR spending will grow to a total value of €18.3 billion by the end by 2025 with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 69.9%. To help its partners capitalise on this opportunity and accelerate HoloLens 2 adoption among their customer base, Tech Data is building a range of market-ready AR/VR solutions which combine the HoloLens 2 platform hardware, software, accessories and services from across its end-to-end edge-to-cloud portfolio, for outcome-focused use cases in verticals such as healthcare, construction, engineering and telecommunications.


Luc Van Huystee, vice president, Mobility, Consumer Electronics and Mixed Reality Solutions, Europe at Tech Data, said: “HoloLens 2 harnesses mixed reality, intelligent edge and cloud technology to help people across diverse industries to work better, safer and more collaboratively. It also offers our partners an opportunity to engage with the growth opportunity presented by the arrival of the metaverse. As we support its adoption in the region, we will look to leverage our strengths as an end-to-end solutions aggregator, combining HoloLens 2 with complementary hardware, software and service offerings from our extensive line card, making it easier and faster for our partners to go to market with complex industry-specific solutions.


Mariano Mailos, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft HoloLens said: “we’re delighted to welcome Tech Data as a distributor of HoloLens 2 across the EMEA Region. We look forward to working together to deliver even greater value to Tech Data’s customers by helping them unlock the power of the fourth wave of computing: Mixed Reality.


Tech Data will offer HoloLens 2 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


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