Maintaining expensive equipment can require a lot of expertise and needs to be done just right. Now Design Interactive, Inc, a virtual, augmented and mixed reality development firm and Atheer Inc., a leader in industrial enterprise augmented reality solutions, have announced the launch of their first joint product: AUGMENTOR™ powered by Atheer AiR™ Enterprise, aimed to helping companies create solutions which guide less experienced engineers during procedures, saving time and money.
The solution brings together the AUGMENTOR purpose-built augmented reality troubleshooting application developed for the Microsoft HoloLens by Design Interactive and Atheer’s AiR Enterprise augmented reality solution for industrial enterprise customers.
Atheer’s AiR Enterprise is an enterprise-class AR application that uses smart glasses to connect a worker’s physical and digital workspaces – and provides a Web console that can be used for online step-by-step “taskflow” creation as well as secure, cloud-based data storage of those taskflows.
Any employee wearing a compatible head mounted display can livestream what they see to a remote expert. The expert can guide the employee and send them relevant drawings or procedures.
The combination of these two products into AUGMENTOR™ powered by Atheer AiR™ Enterprise allows any procedure to be authored from Atheer’s web accessible portal or in the field through DI’s tools in the HoloLens.
An expert out in the field can directly author a procedure within a Microsoft HoloLens – or save information about how they solved a problem to the cloud. Any employee can then download that procedure on demand to more efficiently troubleshoot.
Soulaiman Itani, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Atheer, says that the new product is not only exciting in the way that it allows taskflows to be authored from the web or from within smart glasses, but also because Design Interactive’s deep experience in a number of key industrial enterprises will help bring this solution to a much broader audience.
“Design Interactive is really forward looking,” he says. “It has been focused on solving problems in some of the most challenging industries – such as heavy trucking and the military. It is Design Interactive’s insight from these applications that makes this relationship so promising.”
Design Interactive and Atheer will jointly launch the product at the Truck Maintenance Council trade show and exhibition in Atlanta, GA March 5th to 9th. DI’s Matt Johnston will be speaking on the merits of augmented reality for heavy truck and machinery operations and the product will available for demonstration at booth 1543.