HP says new Z workstations the 'right machines' for construction

SPONSORED: New range of next-gen desktop and book mobile workstations can be scaled up for 4K production and VR

The HP Z workstation was rolled out earlier this year.
The HP Z workstation was rolled out earlier this year.

Palo Alto-headquartered HP is targeting construction companies with its newly launched Z-branded workstations, which have been designed for heavy workloads, are equipped with high-capacity graphics technologies, and can be scaled up for larger projects, such as 4K production and virtual reality (VR) activities. 

Having unveiled the machines earlier this year, the HP Z desktop range includes the HP Z2 Mini, HP Z2 SFF/Z2 Tower, HP Z4m HP Z6, and HP Z8 workstations.

Book mobile workstations include HP ZBook 14u and 15u, HP ZBook Studio/Studio x360, HP ZBook 15/15 and 17, and HP ZBook x2/

Thunderbolt TM 3, an Intel-developed dual-protocol input/output (I/O) technology — which can support simultaneous data transfer and digital video — has been used for the HP Z workstations.

HP said it was listening to the needs of construction companies and that its Z workstations were the “right devices for the right jobs” in the Middle East's high-activity building sector.

Z workstations can offer proactive monitoring tools and leasing services for construction clients looking for lower upfront costs, the company said, adding that traditional computer-aided design applications were no longer enough to maintain the expectations of customers.

HP added that technology trends such as 3D printing, VR, 3D capturing devices, and artificial intelligence, plus building information modelling tools, were all helping to change age-old processes in the construction industry.

With a workstation with a 4K display, such as, the HP Z27s or Z32x, Autodesk users can zoom or pan and see more detail on a single screen with more ease, HP told Construction Week.

The technology also produces renderings with realistic lighting, finishes, and detail, helping manage architectural design and engineering.

Construction companies in the Middle East are focusing on technology adoption in order to build stronger and more energy-efficient structures, as well as to make construction sites safer for their workers.

HP said the use of its Z-branded workstations would mean reduced downtime and improved returns on investment for construction companies. 

For additional information, please visit hp.com.

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