Augsted Productivity Software Manufacturer Upskill Extends the Scope of its Skylight Platform with Support for Microsoft HoloLens
Typically used on enterprise-centric smart glasses such as the Vuzix M300 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition, Skylight helps front-line workers with complex business Processes by displaying workflow instructions, documentation, and educational videos in their field of view. By presenting this information in augmented reality, they can keep their hands free for the task at hand and reduce the "swivel chair" between the task and a laptop. The platform includes an authoring program so that companies can easily integrate content into the application.
HoloLens adds value to the platform Users can simultaneously view multiple windows in their environment and interact with content using hand gestures, as opposed to pad-mounted touchpads to move content and resize it.
"Our customers see AR as the force multiplier that fully unlocks the potential of their workforce and digital investments," said Brian Ballard, CEO and co-founder of Upskill, in a statement. "Skylight for HoloLens will serve as the foundation for the latest developments in visualization, cloud computing and artificial intelligence in a mixed reality."
Upskill's offering complements Microsoft's two recently announced productivity apps for HoloLens. Now available in Microsoft Dynamics 365 software service, Remote Assist for real-time tutoring with video call experts, and layout for 3D design and product design visualization.
"As the introduction of Microsoft HoloLens continues to rapidly increase in industrial environments, Skylight offers a software platform that is flexible and covers any number of applications that are well suited for mixed-reality experiences." With Skylight for HoloLens, the Contributors have the ability to interact with content and information as naturally as possible, resulting in a safer and more efficient workplace, "said Terry Farrell, director of product marketing for Mixed Reality at Microsoft.
The HoloLens version of Skylight is now available to corporate customers in the United States through early public access. Interested parties may contact Upskill at firstname.lastname@example.org
At present, the enterprise field of augmented reality is far more mature than the consumer segment, and Upskill is one of the leading companies in the enterprise sector, gaining strategic importance in investments and partnerships Companies like Accenture, Boeing and GE Aviation.