HP Brings Sprout Immersive PC to Enterprises, Classrooms
The new Sprout Pro includes the latest Intel processors, Microsoft's Windows 10, new applications and security features.HP Inc. is expanding the capabilities in its Sprout all-in-one immersive computing system to make it more suited for the education and professional markets. The company on Jan. 19 introduced Sprout Pro, which comes with new applications and security features that are designed to improve performance and protect data, according to officials. The new offering will help HP extend the reach of Sprout to new customer segments, according to Louis Kim, global head and general manager of immersive computing at HP. "Sprout Pro adds tools for creative professionals, students and instructors to the ground-breaking Sprout platform," Kim said in a statement. "Instant 2D/3D scanning, augmented reality and an immersive dual screen is now boosted by pro-class applications and security." The vendor launched Sprout in October 2014 as the foundation of its Blended Reality immersive computing initiative. Aimed at consumers, it's designed to bring together physical and virtual worlds with the goal of arming users with innovative creative tools. Sprout integrates such components as a projector, 3D camera, scanner, keyboard and mouse, and a canvas with touch capabilities into a single system. It also includes a 23-inch full-HD touch-screen, and is designed to enable users to merge physical objects into a digital workspace.
The new Sprout Pro is armed with Intel's latest sixth-generation Core i7 processors with 8GB of DDDR4 memory and integrated graphics, and can run Microsoft's Windows 10 Professional operating system. It also comes with Trusted Platform Module for improved security.