Today in ARtillry, Mike Boland posted an article about the incredible ROI metrics experienced by Lockheed Martin, Unilever and Prince Castle. Here are some highlights from the article:
As we’ve examined in past reports and our latest market sizing
figures, enterprise AR’s biggest friction is with enterprises
themselves. This is due to typical red tape, sales cycles and risk
aversion. But the walls are breaking down and we could see a tipping
point in the next few years.
This is the adoption pattern we saw with enterprise smartphone adoption over the past 10 years: Like that shift, enterprise AR (and VR for that matter) will build slow then happen fast.
Speaking of Scope AR, it also announced it’s integrating its two main
products: Remote AR and WorkLink. The former enables remote live
assistance, while the latter enables creation and authoring of AR
instructions which are then overlaid on machine parts with dimensional
Bringing them together makes sense and creates a “whole is greater
than the sum of its parts” dynamic. For example, pre-authored
instructions can guide field workers, but then remote subject mater
experts (SME) can drop in via video call for an additional layer of “see
what I see” support.
This makes the product suite more versatile, which should in turn
support Scope AR’s continued growth, which has been strong so far. For
example, the combined product could accelerate penetration into new
verticals beyond the industrial settings where Scope AR focuses today.
This week in Tom’s Hardware, Kevin Carbotte published an article about the merging of Scope AR’s two products, Remote AR and WorkLink. Here are some highlights from the article:
Scope AR today revealed its plans to bring the Remote AR and WorkLink applications together as one.
Scope AR offers two enterprise-level augmented reality applications. The company’s WorkLink software enables hardware manufacturers to create 3D augmented reality repair procedure instructions for on-site service technicians to follow, and Remote AR is remote assistance application that enables service technicians to collaborate in real time with remote product experts who can advise on a repair.
This week in UploadVR, Jamie Feltham published an article about the
merging of Scope AR’s two products, Remote AR and WorkLink. Here are
some highlights from the article:
Among many other possibilities, two of AR’s most promising use-cases are real-time collaboration and instructional experiences. San Francisco-based Scope AR has been working on both of these solutions for some time but, to take its work a step further, it’s now combining the two.
By combining the two into one platform, Scope AR hopes to provide a
more versatile experience for users. Experts will be able to ‘drop-in’
to the pre-built instructions to provide further assistance or assess a
task completed using WorkLink instructions. Having a call with an expert
just a few button presses away incase you have questions about setup
could be incredibly useful
This week in Next Reality, Tommy Palladino published an article about the merging of Scope AR’s two products, Remote AR and WorkLink. Here are some highlights from the article:
Enterprise augmented reality software maker Scope AR is bringing the
powers of its two productivity apps together like the Wonder Twins into
the form of a single app.
Rather than swap back and forth between the apps, users can now press a single button to access the functions. Having trouble understanding a job workflow? Call a colleague from within the app. Likewise, experts assisting frontline workers can refer them to instructions during a call.
Venture Beat released an article this week on how Remote AR now
supports ARCore, with contributions from Scope AR’s Scott Montgomerie.
Here are some highlights:
Know your security needs
Today’s AR solutions are sophisticated enough to meet
existing security protocols, it’s a matter of finding an AR partner that
values your security needs as much as you do in order to navigate
emerging needs together.
This is a whole new industry; there are no workplace
standards or certifications for AR yet. It’s up to chief information
officers to make sure the technology they’re implementing has the proper
vetting. Many Fortune 500 companies are already blazing this trail with
the support of AR technology providers who have also made security a
The important thing to remember is that today’s entry-level
AR solutions won’t necessarily be what your business needs tomorrow.
There will come a day when the cost of AR-specific hardware comes into a
range where the benefits of upgrading outweigh the cost.
To future-proof your AR integration, be sure to choose a
development partner who can create content for you that someone can
adapt to any platform — both the preferred ones of today as well as
those of the future.
Keep it simple, scalable
No single member of your team is going to be an expert on
everything. By utilizing tools that allow anyone to be a creator, you’ll
be able to refine, implement, and deploy best practices as processes
change and new elements are introduced. If a single change in your
process requires an invoice and a timeline to your AR partner, it’s time
to think about switching to a content-first strategy.
Understand workforce perception
There is a growing concern among today’s workforce that new
technologies are going to lead to unfathomable job loss. “If AR can
lead to a 30 percent improvement in job efficiency,” they may ask, “will
it lead to a 30 percent reduction in staff?”
For the adoption of AR to be successful, it’s imperative that you breach the workplace culture barrier to communicate the value that AR brings to the business and the team. Efficiency doesn’t inherently mean fewer workers; it can also mean fewer mistakes. Everybody benefits from a better and safer job.
Kyt Dotson from SiliconANGLE released an article this week on how Remote AR now supports ARCore. Here are some highlights:
Enterprise-class augmented reality company Scope AR today announced
the integration of Google Inc.’s ARCore into its remote support video
calling application Remote AR. This integration of ARCore extends Remote
AR capabilities on newer Android devices and follows the integration of
Apple Inc.’s ARKit for greater iOS device support.
Scope AR worked hand-in-hand with Google to build Remote AR app so
that it will be compatible with all ARCore-enabled devices, which
includes over 100 million Android smartphones.
The Remote AR app allows a remote helper to assist someone else in
the field who has a mobile device with a camera and a screen. Normally
this will be a smartphone the user probably already has. The onsite
technician can point the device at what needs to be discussed and the
app allows the support expert to draw on the screen while speaking in
order to provide animations and graphics that will appear to be attached
to objects in the world.
This is an empowering effect of augmented reality for connecting
support and field workers. Someone in the field essentially can give a
“window” into a remote workspace, the remote car garage, that gives the
support expert a much better idea of what is being looked at and also
allows more accurate communication.