By Bobby Carlton
Advancing spatial computing and building the Enterprise Metaverse requires large-scale collaboration across the industry. Having the proper tools at your disposal is important when it comes to using AR/VR as an Enterprise solution.
Lenovo's ThinkReality hardware is actively working with a growing ecosystem of enterprise AR app developers to offer ready-to-deploy solutions for companies seeking XR technology as a solution.
The Lenovo ThinkReality headset is designed to provide a scalable, and streamlined path from proof of concept to productivity for enterprise AR/VR applications that lets companies focus on problem-solving by working across diverse hardware and software. On top of streamlining the idea of productivity, the approach lets you build, deploy, and manage enterprise applications and content on a global scale.
To help bolster the adoption of XR for Enterprise solutions and to show their commitment of supporting ThinkReality, the company recently launched the following collaborations with AR app developers:Lenovo ThinkReality announced that they will be working with TechViz, a leader in 3D visualization software, to offer a solution to visualize data in augmented reality (AR) from CAD files used in design, engineering and architecture. The specially developed version of TechViz software combined with the ThinkReality A3 PC Edition allows users to switch seamlessly from their CAD desktop application to a 1:1 scale 3D representation of their model in AR.
While wearing AR smart glasses, engineers are able to view both their PC screen and the virtual model on display in their real-world workspace with 1080p resolution, and would have the ability to make changes in the CAD environment and check them in 3D. The ThinkReality A3 with TechViz software can display the content directly from the most commonly used CAD software without data conversion. Before this solution, engineers and designers would need separate activities to work on the model and then visualize the result with a headset.
In addition, CareAR, an augmented reality (AR) Service Experience Management and Lenovo announced a collaboration to deliver an improved and smarter service experience for ServiceNow empowered field technicians and end users. As part of this cooperation, Lenovo will integrate CareAR’s service experience management platform into Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 smart glasses to deliver immersive visual AR powered interaction, instruction and insight.
Through the combined solution, a ServiceNow enabled field technician wearing Lenovo smart glasses can connect with an outside expert who, through CareAR technology, is able to see exactly what the technician is seeing and provide easy, step-by-step instructions that the field technician can follow along from within the smart glasses’ field of view.
Along with these partnerships, Micron turned to Lenovo's ThinkReality technology to oversee a fleet of devices to help scale its business into the future. Launching ThinkReality only took a few months, and helped with helping Micron reestablish a more efficient workflow the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Levovo sees their ThinkReality platform and XR technology playing a very critical role in building the foundation of running a business in today's digitally connected world and through the multiple layers of what is the metaverse.
Lenovo ThinkReality has also recently partnered with Qualcomm’s newly launched Snapdragon Spaces program to support the development of AR applications and help grow the enterprise AR market.