Microsoft has launched a HoloLens subscription service with UK education partner JTRS.
The new programme will see customers lease the mixed-reality headset for £260 per month, for up to two years.
JTRS is the first UK partner to offer the service, along with its parent company Econocom.
Paul Corriveau, Microsoft's global head of partners for HoloLens, said: "The aim of this partnership between Microsoft and Econocom is to help our clients speed up their digital transformation.
"By offering mixed reality as a service, Econocom is establishing itself as a market leader and confirming its commitment to making mixed reality and 3D technologies accessible to any company looking to improve its productivity and ways of working."
Microsoft did not explicitly state that it is targeting the education market with the subscription programme, but JTRS is a specialist education partner for Apple, LEGO and Google.
The vendor said JTRS can provide the option of increasing the number of HoloLens headsets involved in a deal, potentially allowing the customer to keep some of the devices when the term ends.
Marc Bringuier, strategic and international partnership manager at Econocom, said: "With the HoloLens partnership, we've brought together a community of companies, all of which are leaders in their markets and are committed to facilitating companies' access to mixed reality.
"The technology and solutions are now becoming accessible to all companies."
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