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Jan 16 2020

Reality Report: CES 2020 and beyond

Augmented and Mixed Reality News

As 2020 begins this year’s CES in Las Vegas was particularly interesting to follow. It not only seemed to set the course for the year but also for an entire decade. Below we summarize this year’s AR-news from the show, plus a few other recent AR-headlines. For a[…]

Aug 16 2019

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

While the wait for HoloLens 2 continues with no official release date in sight, Microsoft tries to impress its Inspire audience with their hologram demo. Even putting the definition of ‘hologram’ aside, wasn't it simply a clever merge of existing technology? In other news, Vuzix continues to add[…]

Jun 25 2019

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

The new ARkit 3 is here and with it comes Apple's continuous focus on consumer AR features, this time including people tracking and occlusion. In other news German media group ProSiebenSat1. taps their foot into VR, Qualcomm continues the trend towards shifting processing capacities to the smart[…]

May 02 2019

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

HoloLens 2 in the spotlight at Hannover Messe, LetinAR introduces 8K AR Smart glasses and Google invests in more than just gesture recognition with new invisible computing venture. These topics and more on investment deals and latest AR/MR tech news in this month's Reality Report.

Feb 15 2019

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

In January we enjoyed the splendor of the world’s largest consumer electronics and automotive tech show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now the world is again gearing up for the European answer to the American event with the biggest annual show for wireless and phone manufacturers (Mobile World Congress -[…]

Dec 14 2018

We tested the Magic Leap for months: This is what we think

Is the Magic Leap ready for industry?

While this may seem like a trick question to some, it was front of mind for the RE’FLEKT team during the unboxing of our very own Magic Leap. We’ve read the reviews and seen the tests but how would it really match up to the current seasoned veteran in the[…]

Nov 14 2018

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

Samsung takes it to the cloud, HTC Vive gets untethered, future-proof VR headsets capable of human eyesight resolution and more all in this months Reality Report.

Sep 14 2018

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

From major investment deals to new acquisitions - The last weeks saw some big developments in the Augmented and Virtual Reality fields. The world finally witnessed the unveiling of the much anticipated Magic Leap One device, Alibaba plans to transform its online platform using AR, and Virtual[…]

Jul 01 2015

Microsoft Hololens: Interview mit Philipp Bauknecht

Wir erinnern uns: Microsoft überraschte bei der Präsentation von Windows 10 mit der Vorstellung einer Augmented-Reality-Brille: der HoloLens. Während andere die VR-Renaissance vorantreiben, setzt Redmond auf die erweiterte Realität. Wir sprachen mit Philipp Bauknecht, Microsoft-Experte und einer[…]

Dec 17 2014

Tops und Flops 2014: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearables

Wieder geht ein Jahr vorbei und wir schauen uns an, was 2014 so passiert ist. Viel wurde diskutiert, z.B. welche Entwicklung die Wearable Devices nehmen werden. Insbesondere Google Glass und Oculus Rift waren die Renner in den Medien. Doch was bleibt jetzt? Was lässt sich wirklich nutzen und wo[…]

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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. 

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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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