Acty is compatible with Microsoft Hololens 2
The Microsoft Hololens 2, one of the most sophisticated smart glasses devices on the market, is now fully compatible with Acty’s Augmented Reality remote assistance software. Acty’s new software release ensures that all of the great features offered by the Microsoft smart glasses can now be enjoyed by Acty customers.
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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 an essential tool for industries to function optimally. Improvements in smart glass devices, along with improved remote support options, allow front-line operators to no longer have to rely on the support of experts and colleagues to maintain equipment.
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 so that we can continue to offer the best options for our customers. That’s why 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 of the 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 with ease. 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 is able to detect and identify hands as soon as they come into 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.