Julia Widmer, June 4, 2018
The long-term global strategic partnership between Ubimax and Toshiba now comes to fruition with the integration of the Ubimax Frontline solutions on Toshiba’s new Windows 10-based mobile edge computing device dynaEdge. Visitors of the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara were able to exclusively experience xMake, xInspect and xAssist on the Windows 10 powered wearable solution, designed to assist frontline workers in manufacturing, field service and remote support use cases through hands-free, more flexible and faster operations.
Palo Alto, May 31, 2018: Ubimax, the leading supplier for enterprise wearable computing and augmented reality software solutions, and Toshiba officially announce the availability of the first Ubimax Frontline software solutions on Toshiba’s recently launched dynaEdge DE-100 and AR100 Viewer Assisted Reality smart glass solution at Augmented World Expo 2018. With the global availability of Toshiba’s dynaEdge smart glass solution in Q2 2018, Ubimax Frontline now also offers full optimization potential for customers relying on Windows 10 based operating systems.
The major step forward in further expanding the acceptance of wearables and AR in large enterprises across industries opens a variety of opportunities for locally run services on smart glasses with regards to standardization, reliability and security. Due to its full performance PC with a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor, image recognition and the execution of other data and high computing power algorithms is now made possible for building AR applications.
Dr. Hendrik Witt, CEO of Ubimax, and his co-founder Percy Stocker, President Ubimax Americas, were present at AWE and both show themselves enthusiastic that the joint move will hit the spot: “The arrival of smart glass solutions running on the Windows platform has sparked genuine excitement among our customers and partners. We are proud to be leading the way, alongside Toshiba, in delivering game-changing smart glasses solutions for the work place. We are confident that the availability of our frontline solutions on Toshiba’s dynaEdge platform will prove instrumental in driving further uptake and growth in this area. Being the world’s largest AR + VR conference, AWE is a great opportunity to demonstrate the productively running solution stack to an expert audience.”
Maki Yamashita, Senior Vice President, PC & Solutions EMEA, Toshiba Europe GmbH highlights the great market potential of the joint effort: “We are seeing significant interest in smart glass solutions for business use, with 82 percent of organizations saying they plan to deploy this technology within the next three years*. Yet many are stuck at the proof of concept stage because of bottlenecks around security, reliability and infrastructure standardization. Such challenges are removed by our Windows 10-based solution, while the fruits of our partnership with Ubimax are now also enabling us to take smart glass functionality to new levels within the enterprise.”
(*) Toshiba research based on online interviews among 1,036 senior IT decision makers in medium and large organisations across UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium, conducted in partnership with Walnut Unlimited, February 2018.