Augmensys and Microsoft launch cooperation in the field of Augmented Reality (AR) for enterprise customers. The objective is to establish this progressive technology in the process- and manufacturing industry and its suppliers, since both partners see mobile use of valuable data on the verge of becoming a competitive advantage for companies in this space.
Augmented Reality for Windows 8 Devices
As a first result, Augmensys will henceforth develop and offer its industrial Augmented Reality solution UBIK for Windows 8 based devices.
Existing UBIK customers will also benefit from the new partnership, since the Windows 8 platform will significantly extend the range of available rugged devices with numerous products from independent hardware vendors. Besides that, UBIK for Windows 8 will allow a far deeper integration between client and server, the latter being already based on Microsoft technology. This will result in unique new features on the mobile device, but also enable a comprehensive use of Windows Azure cloud services.
„For the process- and manufacturing industries this cooperation marks the fulfilling of a long-cherished wish: making our technology available in the market-leading B2B ecosystem. In contrast to the B2C arena, industrial mobile applications and their operating systems need to excel in reliability and maintainability, while providing high investment security – those are exactly the domains where Microsoft is setting the standards for decades now.” explains Juergen Kneidinger, CEO of Augmensys.
“We do see Augmented Reality as one of the key technology to simplify industrial processes radically. For us as the market leader it is simply not enough to look into innovations only from perspectives that grant high public visibility. Our customers demand that we constantly extract, push and package value-creating innovations into enterprise-proof solutions. Augmensys is a partner that thinks alike, and this is why the overlap of our visions is very high.” comments Christian Bartl, Member of the board at Microsoft Austria, on the background of the collaboration.