Design Interactive and Atheer Partner to Release AR Solution for HoloLens: AUGMENTOR
Design Interactive, Inc, a virtual, augmented and mixed reality development firm and Atheer Inc., the leader in industrial enterprise augmented reality solutions, are excited to announce the launch of their first joint product: AUGMENTOR™ powered by Atheer AiR™ Enterprise.
It brings together the AUGMENTOR™ purpose-built augmented reality troubleshooting application developed for the Microsoft HoloLens by Design Interactive (DI) and Atheer’s AiR™ Enterprise augmented reality solution for industrial enterprise customers.
Atheer’s award-winning AiR™ Enterprise is a breakthrough 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 (allowing taskflow content to be accessible across the enterprise).
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.
AUGMENTOR™ complements AiR™ Enterprise by focusing on longer term retention of knowledge, empowering experts to author and share what they know with others at any time, from anywhere. 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 CEO Kay Stanney says that she also sees unique benefits from the Atheer/Design Interactive partnership. “We are excited about the partnership Atheer affords,” she says. “What makes Atheer so appealing is not just their software, but their hardware experience. Most competitors make software. But in Atheer, we found a partner that has developed AR hardware and truly understands the entire AR ecosystem that brings value to a client. That is simply unmatched in the marketplace.”
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.
About Design Interactive
DI, a systems integrator founded in 1998, specializes in developing virtual, augmented & mixed reality solutions for the enterprise. Experts in human factors and cybersickness, DI’s portfolio includes military/industrial reality training solutions, AR applications for drone operation, facility planning and medical training. DI solutions accelerate the learning of workforce, reducing downtime and errors while increasing operational efficiency.