Atheer acquires Flype with aim to accelerate augmented reality in the enterprise

Mountain View-based Atheer, known for what it calls AiR (augmented interactive reality) computing, has acquired San Francisco-based Flype, a secured sharing economy platform for international delivery, to bring about greater AR adoption in the enterprise.

Atheer – which was recently awarded as the Best Enterprise AR Solution at the industry's annual international AWE 2019 conference – will be accelerating the...

By Enterprise CIO, 05 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

RealWear secures $80 million in series B funding for industrial-grade wearables

RealWear has raised $80 million (£63.35m) in a series B funding round led by industrial automation company Teradyne to continue its expansion and accelerate its platform development. Others who participated in the financing round include Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Kopin, and JPMorgan Chase.

The company, which is known for designing the HMT-1 ruggedised head-mounted monocular tablet computer, has been focusing on...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Is the speed of mobile technology too fast and too furious for the enterprise?

Opinion If you think of technological advancement for the enterprise as a highway, there seem to be two distinct lanes with very different speeds.

The first lane is where “traditional” technology such as monitors, laptops, and desktops live. While OEMs refresh this technology every year (usually timed to chipset refreshes from Intel and their...

By Ross Homans, 03 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet, Wearables.

Report: Two in three industrial firms are accelerating AR deployment to improve productivity

Two thirds of industrial companies polled by PTC say they are accelerating deployment of augmented reality (AR) to improve worker productivity.

In a newly released ‘State of Industrial Innovation’ report series, PTC has analysed the industrial AR and IIoT markets. Among the findings included in the latest AR report are those focused on delivering enhanced methods of training for frontline workers, enabling the workforce optimisation necessary to address the growing skilled labour shortage the...

By Enterprise CIO, 21 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Productivity, Wearables.

Why wearables need to be seen as the latest wave of enterprise lifecycle technology

With recent announcements and new lifecycle technology launches, wearables are the latest asset to make a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide.

Today’s wearable technology market is growing annually by more than 15%—at this...

By Chris Koeneman, 05 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

PTC and Nokia looking to augmented reality for industrial contexts at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe this week is set to promise much for anyone with even a passing interest in industrial technology – and PTC and Nokia have gotten a jump on the rest by launching augmented reality (AR)-flavoured offerings.

PTC announced the unveiling of its new Vuforia Expert Capture AR solution. The product aims to improve the entire manufacturing process, including productivity, quality, safety, and compliance. The...

By James Bourne, 01 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, UX, Wearables.

Scope AR secures $9.7m series A funding to provide enterprise AR expertise

Meet Scope AR. The San Francisco-based startup aims to in its own words ‘help make any worker an instant expert with augmented reality’ – and it has secured $9.7 million (£7.4m) in series A funding to help achieve that goal.

The funding round was led by Romulus Capital, with existing investors Angel ListHaystack, New Stack Ventures, North American Corporation, SignalFire and Susa Ventures all...

By James Bourne, 21 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Upskill unveils support for Microsoft HoloLens, improves enterprise AR experience

Upskill, a provider of enterprise-centric augmented reality (AR) software, has announced the launch of Microsoft HoloLens for Skylight, its primary product.

Skylight is a software platform which enables frontline industrial workers to interact hands-free. As this publication previously noted when the company

By James Bourne, 11 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

An analysis of Apple’s enterprise mobility advances

Have you heard the news? Last week, Apple hosted a special announcement event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

If you missed it, don’t worry. We’ve got all the enterprise-essential takeaways you need to know. Just keep reading.

The next generation of iPhone

In the most anticipated announcement of the day, Apple revealed its three latest iPhone endpoints: the XR, XS, and XS Max. While the XS and XS Max essentially represent the same mobile asset in two different sizes, the XR is...

By MOBI, 26 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, UX, Wearables.

New collaboration aims to explore VR and AR for engineering and automotive design

StarVR and Autodesk are coming together for an initiative to provide virtual and augmented reality for automotive design and engineering.

The product, VRED Professional, is optimised for the StarVR One head mounted display, which is also being unveiled this week. The headset offers a professional-grade colour spectrum, custom full RGB AMOLED displays and integrated eye tracking, among other features.

By James Bourne, 15 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

Enterprise AR and VR will be the operators’ playground – once 5G wrangling is sorted out

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over wireless networks is gaining momentum in the industrial sector. According to the latest study from ABI Research, 10% of industrial smart glasses, alongside standalone VR devices, will be connected to 5G by 2026.

The analyst firm argues that many telecom operators, such as Verizon, SK Telekom and Orange, as well as connectivity players such as Qualcomm, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia, see VR as a key benefit of 5G technologies – when they get here. ABI...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

Toshiba launches Windows 10 Pro-enabled enterprise AR glasses

Toshiba has announced the launch of what is claimed to be the first smart glasses product which combines industrial-grade hardware with Windows 10 Pro software.

The new dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, which come in at less than two ounces in weight, can be seen as another step forward in the enterprise wearable and augmented reality (AR) arena. The product offers document viewing, live video calls and barcode scanning, alongside alerts and messaging, and photo and video capture.

The company adds that the usage of...

By James Bourne, 15 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, UX, Wearables.

Upskill raises $17 million in further boost towards enterprise augmented reality

Meet Upskill. The Washington D.C. based provider of enterprise augmented reality (AR) software has raised $17.2 million in funding to further its growth and product development.

The company’s primary product, Skylight, aims to enable frontline workers to interact hands-free on top of Vuzix hardware. In October, the company released the latest iteration of its platform, involving a greater user interface, and allowing rapid creation of new applications.

Among the companies who are using Skylight AR...

By James Bourne, 07 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

RealWear secures $17 million in series A funding for AR-enabled industrial wearables

RealWear has secured a total of $17 million (£12.1m) in series A funding round to speed up the production of its flagship product – the HMT-1 – the AR-enabled fully voice-controlled ultra-rugged wearable device for oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as utilities and manufacturing sectors.

Noting the increasing demand for a hands-free communications and connected wearable solutions globally, the fund will be utilised to cater to this demand.

The Series A funding round was led by...

By Enterprise CIO, 19 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.

Energy and utilities sector to comprise 17% of AR glasses shipments globally in 2018

According to estimates put forward by ABI Research, the energy and utilities sector will comprise 17% of augmented reality (AR) glasses shipments throughout the world in 2018 as the industry emphasises on the importance of workers’ safety provided by these smart glasses.

According to the company’s “Augmented Reality in Energy and Utilities” report, total AR market revenues for the energy and utilities sector are anticipated to reach $18 billion by 2022 - with platform and...

By Enterprise CIO, 01 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

An example of the enterprise machine in action: Xloong AR glasses

If you asked us to describe the benefits of the enterprise machine, one of the biggest would certainly be that it allows you to greatly broaden the potential of products you’re already making. 

We can talk about that all we want, but few things are as good for showing the benefits of an idea than a good old-fashioned example. 

That’s exactly what we thought of when we read about Chinese technology company Xloong, and what they’re doing to change the way...

By App47, 29 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

GE’s aviation arm successfully pilots Vuzix AR glasses and video streaming

The aviation arm of General Electric (GE) is focusing on augmented reality (AR) to help its engineers and technicians work more productivity ‘hands-free and heads-up’, according to AR hardware manufacturer Vuzix.

The Rochester-based technology supplier announced that GE’s aviation operations unit has successfully piloted streaming product Vuzix Basics Video. Working in tandem with the Vuzix M300 smart glasses, the combined product aims to connect field technicians with remote experts for...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Employee Education, Productivity, Wearables.

Red Hat study shows how field services are improving through IoT, AI, AR and more

A new study from Red Hat argues that field services operations are ‘bullish’ on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

The survey, carried out by Vanson Bourne which quizzed 300 organisations with significant field workforce operations, found that field workforce technology was seen as important to 94% of organisations polled. More than half (53%) of respondents said they have implemented IoT to support field service, with 24% adding AI, 20% virtual...

By James Bourne, 18 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research, UX, Wearables.

The opportunities for wearables to enhance enterprise workflows

Constantly transforming digital business processes offer new opportunities to adopt upcoming technologies. Wearables have the potential to transform business processes and next-generation mobile strategies; however, businesses are still struggling to understand how they can fully help.

According to Gartner, by 2020 more than 60% of organisations will be using wearables to transform their business processes. This is clearly reflected in the small but growing number of early-adopting organisations that have...

By Shalini Ramakrishnan, 02 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Wearables.

Jamf working with Simplifeye for wearable healthcare data security

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Simplifeye, a company based in New York, has announced it is working with Apple device management provider Jamf to help mitigate the security of patient information on wearable devices.

The startup provides what it calls a ‘next generation cloud system’ which syncs with existing patient management software. Healthcare teams can see medical records on any device – in this instance, an Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.

Jamf, a

By James Bourne, 24 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Wearables.