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Toshiba Partners With Atheer To Provide Enterprise-Grade AR To Smartglasses

Atheer, a leader in industrial enterprise augmented reality (AR) software solutions has announced it is partnering with Toshiba to bring their AiR Enterprise solution to the Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 smartglasses.

Only the other day was it revealed that production had begun on the smartglasses that Toshiba and Vuzix are branded as Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 smartglasses. Designed to be connected directly to the Toshiba DE 100 Mobile Mini PC, which is a smart belt-worn unit that powers the smartglasses via a USB type-C cable. The unit is designed to allow Windows 10-based remote support using custom applications, aiding workers and technicians communication with eachother via text, video and audio.

Toshiba dynaEdge AR SmartGlasses

The new partnership with Atheer will see the development of an enterprise-grade AR software platform that will work with the new smartglasses. The touchless, gesture-based interaction will allow for a number of different applications that will benefit the user in multiple ways. This could include AR solutions for industrial application such as field service, manufacturing and repair operations, assembly line management, warehouse picking and remote visualization and much more. This will all be possible thanks to AiR Enterprise in conjunction with the Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 smartglasses.

Atheer’s integrated suite of capabilities is designed to meet the needs of today’s industrial enterprises including:

  • See-What-I-See (SWIS) video conferencing through remote communications
  • User point of view (POV) photo and video capture using the embedded camera
  • Configurable step-by-step task guidance (with touchless, gesture-based interactions)
  • Barcode scanning and info display
  • Detailed task and workflow process analytics
  • Easy integration with other enterprise systems
  • Enterprise grade security: on-device, in-transit, and at-rest.

Soulaiman Itani, Atheer co-founder and CEO commented on the partnership saying: “We are delighted to partner closely with Toshiba on the development of a uniquely-powerful implementation of our award-winning AiR Enterprise application optimized for Windows 10 on Toshiba’s new dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, we believe that this relationship will provide a huge boost for enterprise customers who have been waiting for exactly this kind of Windows 10-based enterprise AR solution from a world-class hardware manufacturer.”

The implementation of AiR Enterprise for the Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 smartglasses marks the first time that the solution has been offered natively on Windows 10, though Atheer have been providing users of Android-based smart glasses with AR solutions since 2012. The application will be available in the second quartter of 2018 on Toshiba dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses.

Carl Pinto, vice president, marketing and engineering, Client Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. added: “Partnering with Atheer is a natural fit and allows Toshiba to deliver an enterprise-ready, Augmented Reality solution for users of our new and powerful dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, we are particularly excited by the fact that Atheer brings its award-winning AiR Enterprise software and its unique touchless, gesture-based interactions to our smart glasses. Throughout our collaboration, Atheer has proved to us that it has the experience and technology leadership to be the right AR solution provider in this emerging space.”

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