Upskill Announces Early Access Release of Skylight for HoloLens

A number of businesses are taking advantage of the capabilities of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Enterprise AR company Upskill is offering these capabilities to more companies by making its Skylight AR platform available for public early access for the Microsoft HoloLens.

Skylight for HoloLens provides employees with the ability to visualise necessary information through the HoloLens. This is useful for workers on complex operations in areas such as manufacturing, maintenance and repair as well as on-the-job training.

Using Skylight with HoloLens allows workers to access to reference complex information while working hands-free on various tasks, visualise and interact with various different sources of information, such as reference materials or use gesture controls and gaze controls to interact with applications in an intuitive way.

“Our customers see augmented reality as the force multiplier that allows them to fully realize the potential of their workforce and digital investments,” said Brian Ballard, Upskill CEO and co-founder. “Skylight for Microsoft HoloLens will serve as the foundation that delivers the latest advances in visualization, cloud computing and artificial intelligence in a mixed reality environment.”

Terry Farrell, Director of Product Marketing, Mixed Reality, Microsoft Corp. said, “As adoption of Microsoft HoloLens continues to rapidly increase in industrial settings, Skylight offers a software platform that is flexible and can scale to meet any number of applications well suited for mixed reality experiences. With Skylight for HoloLens, hands-on workers are provided with the ability to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible, leading to a safer, more efficient workplace.”

The Skylight AR platform is also said to support assisted reality and mobile devices. Further information can be found on the Upskill website, including information on how to access the early access program.

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