Ubimax, May 29, 2019
Ubimax, the world-leading provider of industry-standard AR solutions, expands its entire Ubimax Frontline platform to Microsoft’s mixed reality (MR) device. With the easy-to-use authoring tool Frontline Creator, assisted reality (AR) workflows can now easily be enriched with interactive 3D objects. Combining Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Ubimax’s platform approach upgrades the unique benefits of the solution platform to an immersive user experience. Deployment use cases particularly encompass employee training.
Atlanta/ GA, 29 May 2019: Ubimax announces the availability of Frontline Workplace MR for Microsoft HoloLens 2. With Microsoft’s smart glasses flagship being fully integrated into Ubimax Frontline, the proven benefits of the software platform, spanning end-to-end of the industrial value chain, are transferred to MR environments. Key to this technological leap is Ubimax’s unique authoring tool, Frontline Creator. Three-dimensional projects become feasible in a glimpse as AR workflows are translated into MR applications using the same backend as before. On top, Microsoft Azure Services are integrated into Frontline Creator allowing to simply obtain further Microsoft HoloLens 2 specific resources.
Frontline Workplace MR addresses use cases in which 2D smart glasses do not suffice due to the content that customers desire to display. For pdf files, such as blueprints or large manuals, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 is highly suited. Multiple windows with different information can be on display right in front of the user’s eyes, enhancing the amount of information accessible exactly when needed. With its eye tracking functionality, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 helps to navigate through texts: The glasses adapt to the user’s reading speed and automatically scroll down as the end of the page is reached. Ubimax customers get a truly hands-free user experience as one can control Frontline Workplace MR using only voice commands.
The maximized immersive effects when using the Microsoft HoloLens2 are particularly interesting for training scenarios. Employees can benefit from the third dimension as the interaction level with holograms gets increased. Passively absorbing information is replaced by actively experiencing it. With the intuitive full hand gesture control of Microsoft HoloLens 2, 3D models of component parts can be touched, grasped and moved in ways that feel natural.
Customers like a German premium car manufacturer as well as worldwide logistics giant DHL are early adopters of Frontline Workplace MR. “It is great to see that our customers were quick to identify the potential of MR applications for their businesses and training use cases,” explains Dr. Hendrik Witt, CEO of Ubimax. “With Frontline Workplace MR we have created a product for pioneers looking for a smart and scalable solution. Using our Frontline Creator makes it as easy as it can get to upgrade workflows to the third dimension,” he elaborates. Nancy Li, Global Head of Industry Solutions Portfolio, Mixed Reality & AI at Microsoft, acknowledges the achievements of Ubimax: “By adding the MR branch to their portfolio, Ubimax becomes a genuine one-stop-shop for their customers. Microsoft HoloLens 2 integrated within the Ubimax Frontline platform and other Microsoft Azure Services generates actual value for Ubimax customers.”