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Dec 11 2013

Augmented Reality: Nach dem Hype ist vor dem Durchbruch

Ein Gastbeitrag von Johannes Eiseler, Capgemini Deutschland

Zu Beginn des Smartphone-Booms waren Augmented-Reality-Apps der Hingucker schlechthin. Mit dem Sternenatlas lies damals beispielsweise das Nexus One in dieser Beziehung auch das iPhone 3G alt aussehen, da es bereits über den für[…]

Dec 05 2013

Opel setzt Augmented Reality in Marketing und Kommunikation ein

Augmented Reality - kurz AR - blendet virtuelle Modelle in die reale Umgebung ein. Anwender können damit beispielsweise ein Automodell in 3D betrachten, obwohl das reale Fahrzeug nicht zu sehen ist. Markenkommunikation und Marketing profitieren von einer interaktiven und emotionalen Ansprache[…]

Oct 29 2013

Fünf Anwendungsfelder für Augmented Reality in Automotive

Wer nach Anwendungen für Augmented Reality sucht, findet diese häufig in Marketing und Vertrieb. In den vergangenen Monaten rückte der Automobilssektor mit seinen vielen Facetten - zusammengefasst unter dem Begriff Automotive - stärker in den Fokus von AR. Hat die Automobilindustrie neuerdings[…]

Oct 14 2013

WE ARE AR berichtet: InsideAR 2013

Eines vorweg: Wer über die InsideAR läuft merkt schnell, dass sich AR immer weiter von Gimmick-Marketing-Apps hin zu Anwendungen mit fokussiertem Einsatzgebiet entwickelt. Der Großteil der Aussteller und Vorträge zeigte Lösungen für AR in Industrie und Automobilwirtschaft. Ergänzt um Google Glass

Sep 26 2013

NUOFFICE-APP: RE'FLEKT MACHT IMMOBILIEN MIT AUGMENTED REALITY ERLEBBAR

Die NuOffice-App verwandelt ein Immobilien-Printexposé in ein digitales Erlebnis. 3D-Illustrationen der Immobilie geben neuartige Einblicke und erklären auf spannende Art die technischen Funktionen. Benutzer können einzelne Gebäudeteile auswählen und eine beispielhafte Raumeinteilung vornehmen. Wer[…]

Sep 13 2013

Augmented Reality, Sport und Google Glass

Mit Segeln und Baseball gibt es neben Fußball und Eishockey weitere Sportarten, die Augmented Reality zur Visualisierung und Erweiterung mit zusätzlichen Informationen nutzen. Bereits im Juni hatte ich auf WE ARE AR über Augmented Reality im Sport geschrieben. Darin war auch bereits das Segeln[…]

Sep 06 2013

Landschafts-Visualisierung mit der Augmented Reality Sandbox

Die Augmented Reality Sandbox ist zwar schon ein Jahr alt, zeigt sich momentan aber wieder größerer Beliebtheit. Und das hat sich die zunächst unscheinbar wirkende Holzkiste gefüllt mit Sand auch verdient. An den Sandkasten erinnern wir uns alle noch, auch wenn es ein paar Jahre her ist. Wasser[…]

Sep 04 2013

Wie Augmented-Reality-Anwendungen die Immobilien-Wirtschaft revolutionieren

Sehen, Tasten, Hören: Mit diesen Sinnen erkunden wir unsere Welt. Die Eindrücke, die entstehen, wenn mehrere Sinne angesprochen werden, sind bildhaft und lebendig - ganz im Gegensatz zu reinem Text. Dennoch verbringen wir viel Zeit damit uns Informationen und Themen durch Lesen näherzubringen. Je[…]

Aug 27 2013

Augmented Reality visualisiert Diagnose

Im Post der vergangenen Woche - AR aus Expertensicht - habe ich die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten zur Erweiterung der realen Umgebung durch Augmented Reality genannt. Das Beispiel der visualisierten Liegediagnose im heutigen Post zeigt, wie die Einblendung eines 3D-Objektes zur Visualisierung[…]

Aug 20 2013

RE’FLEKT Labs: Was ist Augmented Reality aus Expertensicht?

Was Augmented Reality (AR) ist, wird in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung bisher meist aus technologischer Sicht bzw. aus dem Blickwinkel der Informatik erklärt. Dies liegt in der Natur der Sache, weil der Ursprung von AR im industriellen Umfeld liegt. Mittlerweile kommt Augmented Reality in immer[…]

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PAC RADAR 2021 REPORT SHOWS REFLEKT AS #1 STARTUP AMONG AUGMENTED REALITY COMPANIES FOR CONNECTED WORKER PLATFORMS

 July 30th, 2021. Since 2016, REFLEKT has been continuously listed as a leading company for enterprise AR software by renowned analyst and research firms. Teknowlogy’s PAC Radar Report confirms the successful journey with the top position in the latest 2021 edition.

The focus on a modular and integrated software for industrial augmented reality has led to a high quality of medium-sized and corporate customers in the portfolio. 

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OUR CUSTOMERS BENEFIT FROM PAC RADAR

“We are very proud to be awarded ‘Best-in-Class’ for the second time. This can only be achieved with an exceptional team and customers who work with us in partnership. At the same time, the PAC radar demands our best performance year after year in order to play a decisive role as the leading startup in the top group”, says REFLEKT Co-founder and CEO Wolfgang Stelzle. 

Learn more about the REFLEKT ONE Work Augmentation Platform. 

WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. While onsite trainings remain limited, and travel is restricted and time consuming, remote support apps combined with smart glasses make instructor-led training possible from anywhere.

 

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DIGITALIZED MANUALS AND TRAINING BUILT WITH REFLEKT ONE AUGMENTED REALITY SOFTWARE IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REMOTE ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY

Siemens and REFLEKT today unveiled Augmented Reality (AR) manuals and training guides for a process-based testbed together with Dow. The testbed demonstrator at the MxD Innovation Center in Chicago shows how digital twin technology and work augmentation simplify manufacturing and make remote accessibility easier in the process industry.

Workers can use visual step-by-step instructions and 3D visualizations to perform service work such as replacing a pump faster and with a lower risk of errors than before. The advantage over classic documentation lies in the simple visual guidance as well as the realistic representation directly on the machinery and equipment.

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SIEMENS CUSTOMERS BUILD AR SOLUTIONS WITH REFLEKT ONE

Siemens customers benefit from the integration of the work augmentation platform REFLEKT ONE into Teamcenter PLM and Mindspehre. This allows companies to create AR instructions and trainings in a short time without any programming knowledge.

“Together with Siemens, we show the digital toolset for the connected mobile worker. The combination of Teamcenter with REFLEKT ONE is the most powerful AR system using PLM and CAD data. It saves our joint customers a lot of time and money”, says Wolfgang Stelzle, CEO and Co-founder of REFLEKT.

WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. 

 

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ABB, MEDTRONIC AND ROCHE ACHIEVE MEASURABLE RESULTS WITH REFLEKT WORK AUGMENTATION FOR TRAINING

  • Medtronic accelerates operator onboarding by 50% using the new AR Training Aid built with REFLEKT ONE

  • Roche Diagnostics turns traditional documentation into mobile training guides to make work easier for their service technicians

  • ABB Drives reduces training time by 40% with the white-labeled ABB Ability Remote Insights solution

Munich/San Francisco, July 20th, 2021. After the significantly increased demand for Enterprise AR in the last 12 months, industry leaders ABB, Medtronic and Roche report first results in training and onboarding their workforce with RE’FLEKT solutions.

“Training field service technicians with ABB Remote Insights has become a highly effective alternative to in-person training. It frees up time for instructors, saves cost, and increases utilization”, says Kim Fenrich, Digital Services Product Manager at ABB.

MEDTRONIC ACCELERATES OPERATOR ONBOARDING TIME BY 50%

Medical device manufacturer Medtronic found that complex Operating Procedures (OPs) lack user-friendly and clear instructional guidance for the manufacturing specialists.

To speed up training and provide EPIX operators on the manufacturing floor with clear instructions, Medtronic builds their AR guides on the AR content creation platform REFLEKT ONE.

EPIX Training Leader Khanh Vo says: “This AR application will save us so much time” and his co-worker Hermanth Kumar, EPIX Site Analyst, adds: “The ease of use of the AR guides is simply 5/5 stars.”

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Each guide transforms the most crucial OPs into visual AR animations, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, videos, images and quality control features. The operator can perform a procedure by walking through each step on a tablet or other mobile device.

Peter Tortorici, Senior Engineering Manager at Medtronic explains the value: “The digital training guides built in REFLEKT ONE speed up our onboarding process by 50%. Operators now only need half the time to familiarize themselves with new OPs compared to training with paper-based instructions.” Learn more.

ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS ENHANCES LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH AR TRAINING

Roche are using REFLEKT ONE to create training guides in-house that are based on existing technical documentation but train service engineers closer to the real equipment by using animated content. The content creation platform enables Roche to feed product data into step-by-step instructions combined with animations that explain the diagnostic systems visually.

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“Switching from paper-based manuals to digital guides allows us to replace standardized classroom trainings by more individualized and task-oriented trainings”, says Ralf Distler, Global Customer Support Lead at Roche Diagnostics. Learn more.

ABB DRIVES REDUCES OVERALL TRAINING TIME BY 40%

To ensure high-quality installation and commissioning of ABB drives at customer sites, ABB field service technicians undergo extensive technical training. However, the in-person classroom training requires participants to incur time away from the plant.

With ABB Ability Remote Insights field service technicians learn how to install and commission electrical drives in a fully digital environment that combines instructor-led remote training with an eLearning experience.

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ABB Drives reduces the overall training time by 40% as trainees save two days they used to spend travelling to training sites. The training with ABB Remote Insights leads to significant reductions of travel expenses and utilization cost.

Based on REFLEKT Remote, the app connects instructors and trainees across the globe via video call from the comfort of their workstation or home office. Instructors can conduct the technical training on a laptop or PC and guide participants wearing RealWear smart glasses. Learn more.

WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. While onsite trainings remain limited, and travel is restricted and time consuming, remote support apps combined with smart glasses make instructor-led training possible from anywhere.

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