Acty is compatible with Microsoft Hololens 2

Acty & HoloLens 2

The Microsoft Hololens 2, one of the market’s most sophisticated smart glasses devices, is now fully compatible with Acty’s Augmented Reality remote assistance software. Acty’s new software release ensures that Acty customers can enjoy all the great features offered by Microsoft smart glasses.

AR technology – a cornerstone of remote support for industry

The industrial sector has been leading the way with the adoption of AR and smart glasses technology to optimize production lines, reduce machine downtime, and improve workflows while the consumer sector is racing to catch up. 

Smart glasses are no longer considered a niche product with limited use but are increasingly essential for industries to function optimally. Improvements in smart glass devices and remote support options allow front-line operators to no longer rely on experts’ and colleagues’ support to maintain equipment.

Remote assistance with Microsoft HoloLens 2
Remote assistance with Microsoft HoloLens 2

Acty and HoloLens 2 – a match made in heaven

The rate of development and improvement in the smart glasses space is relentless, with new devices hitting the market all the time. Here at Acty, we are committed to supporting the most used devices in the industrial sector to continue to offer our customers the best options. We are pleased to announce that our new software release includes an updated user experience that supports Microsoft HoloLens 2. 

The Microsoft Hololens 2 is an update on the original device, which was the first to support the Windows Mixed Reality operating system. Some key improvements of the Hololens 2 cited by Microsoft include improved immersiveness, ergonomics, and business friendliness.

Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive features and how they facilitate Acty’s remote support software:

  • Precise remote 3D object handling. The 3D object handling of the Hololens 2 is extremely precise thanks to the device’s superior field of vision, which renders the 3D environment almost natural-looking. In addition, the rendering is so fluent that even highly-complex or intricate procedures can be performed easily. The Acty software then lets users augment this reality with an extensive 3D objects palette to perform actions, e.g., rotation of objects, operation sequences, warnings, etc.
  • Pdf sharing. When using Acty on the Hololens 2, the wearer can receive and open pdf documents, placing them anywhere in the field of vision to assist with support. For example, placing a pdf manual next to the machinery to guide the user in its repair or maintenance. The user can even continue to access the document after the operative has left the call.
  • Superior hand-tracking capability. The Hololens 2 features excellent hand-tracking capability. As it relies on a gesture-based operation system, the head tracking capability can detect and identify hands as soon as they enter the field of vision. This means users running Acty’s support software can start or end a support call without diverting focus from their task and even add 3D annotations during the call, creating a truly immersive experience.

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