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Aug 10 2017

Why DAQRI’s Smart Glasses are an option for Augmented Reality

Most conversations covering Augmented Reality glasses are currently focused on the Microsoft Hololens and the Meta 2 — followed by the rumors around Magic Leap. But there are many more players in the field such as ODG, Avegant and DAQRI. Last week, I had a meeting with DAQRI to get some updates[…]

Aug 04 2017

Reality Report #7: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Google Glass is back! I always had to smile when I said it'll come back. And here it is. But thats not all. Mira has also presented an interesting headset for Mixed Reality with the iPhone and Amazon has filed another AR patent. We have new AR/VR maps from VR Fund and the Top 50 list of AR blogs[…]

Aug 01 2017

From Consumer to Enterprise: Why Apple will change Augmented Reality

These days, most of the news around Augmented Reality are about Apple and its new ARKit — a development tool to place digital objects into real scenery and display it on iPhones and iPads. Still in its beta version, ARKit has started a second wave of public awareness for AR after the most[…]

Jul 05 2017

Reality Report #6: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Apple, Facebook and Snap are still driving the AR market with new investments and patents. The biggest impact - and it will stay like this for a while - has come from Apple's ARKit. In the last five years I've never seen so many people creating AR examples as I am seeing now with the[…]

Jun 07 2017

Reality Report #5: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Apple WWDC, Google I/O and Augmented World Expo. Three big happenings all at once and now the focus of this edition of the Reality Report. Google  already hinted heavily about their focus on AR, now the search engine has clearly indicated how important the technology is - check out their major[…]

Apr 28 2017

Reality Report #4: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Each Reality Report I try to cover all the latest monthly Augmented, Mixed and Virtual news. This month was unusual with all the major developments coming all at once last week.  The "Week of Wow!" began with the live streams from Facebook's F8 conference... Two years ago, Mark Zuckerberg said[…]

Apr 06 2017

House Hunting in the Digital Age

No matter where in the world you are looking to rent or buy, it is likely that your house hunting market is overrun with complex, time consuming - and in most cases tiresome - rituals. Whether searching for a shared dorm room or a multi-million-dollar estate, there is usually a seismic shift of[…]

Apr 03 2017

Reality Report #3: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Most of the question I've been asked around Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality in the last weeks were around Apple and Magic Leap. Virtual Reality on the other hand seems to be using the pause of breath to prepare the next impact in the film and entertainment sector... and it's all about Mixed[…]

Mar 15 2017

Leaving the reduced reality: with the FlyingLab to SXSW

"Keep Austin weird" - a slogan you will hear on repeat after arriving at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. It is one of the biggest festivals worldwide where film, music and interactive industries converge into a giant creative mixing pot. Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are[…]

Feb 24 2017

Reality Report #2: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

It's great to see how many new things are popping up in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality. The hardware suppliers are in full preparation for major events such as Mobile World Congress, GDC, SXSW and many more where Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality are important parts of the show. Magic[…]

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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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“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. 

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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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