Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Benefiting from Enterprise ARInsights from Industry Leaders

We read a lot about Augmented Reality as a technology – the wearable devices, the cool visuals, the what-if scenarios. But what about Augmented Reality as a working, practical solution delivering concrete benefits for enterprises?

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AREA Releases Member-Exclusive ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report

Members of the AREA now have the tools and information to measure the return on their AR investments with confidence. The AREA recently distributed the products of its second AREA-funded research project, an ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report.

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Wearable Enterprise AR Security Technical Report Summary

This AREA technical report summary introduces the first, comprehensive research into enterprise wearable AR data security risks

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The AREA Startup Membership is Here!

The AREA’s new Startup Membership offers qualifying organisations the full benefits of a Contributor Membership for just $1500 per year. Learn how you can generate greater awareness of your company, gain access to AREA thought leadership content, network with prospective customers, and more.

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Challenges of Enterprise AR implementation and How Industry Leaders Overcome Them

In this webinar, we spoke with several global enterprises (and AREA members) who have successfully implemented AR solutions and gained substantial business benefit. It’s a “must watch” for anyone interested in learning about Enterprise AR.

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AR Safety and Human Factorsreport and case study

The AREA Research Committee recently distributed to members two deliverables produced as part of the organization’s third research project

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ExxonMobilbecomes the AREA’s 50th member

The AREA reached a milestone recently when ExxonMobil became the first oil and gas company, and the 50th member overall, of the alliance.

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5th AREA Research ProjectCall for RFP Submissions

The latest AREA research project on Best Practices of Merging IoT + AIR + AR is now calling for RFP Submissions from suppliers to carry out the research required.

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LiveWorx19The Definitive Event for Digital Transformation

Join 6,500+ tech innovators in Boston for four days of jam-packed education, networking and entertainment! Enhance your technical skills and drive business outcomes. In addition, attend The AREA’s interactive workshop focusing on the barriers to adoption and RoI

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Welcome To

The AREA Augmented Reality Portal

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) was incorporated in the state of Delaware in December 2013 as a member-driven non-profit organization committed to the global advancement of Augmented Reality technology in enterprise. It emerged out of collaboration between thought leaders and early adopters of AR who share a stake in the successful expansion of a vibrant and healthy AR ecosystem to realize new revenues, cut operational costs, reduce risk to workflow, property and lives, and increase operational successes.

What's going on

Latest News

400 Executives Convene at RealWear Summit to Share Insights on Scaling Industrial Wearables

May 24 2019

With thousands of worldwide deployments of RealWear HMT-1s, RealWear is now the preferred device for Connected Worker programs by solving...

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Sparta and Proceedix innovate together to deliver just-in-time guided work instructions

May 22 2019

They will partner to develop solutions that enable digital factory floor and laboratory workers to access important documents and just-in-time...

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Augmented Reality in Nursing

May 20 2019

AR employs displays, cameras, and various types of sensors to augment the user’s real-world environment with artificial perceptual experience. While...

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5G enables AR and VR for the enterprise

May 20 2019

5G, the next generation of mobile internet, offers communication speeds 10 to 20 times higher than what we have now....

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Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality Enterprise Aaugmented Reality Headset

May 16 2019

ThinkReality combines an Android-based headset with 1080p (per eye) visuals with an ecosystem that integrates with existing enterprise systems, is...

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New Stanford research examines how augmented reality affects people’s behavior

May 16 2019

In a new study led by Jeremy Bailenson, a professor of communication in the School of Humanities and Sciences, researchers found that...

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Augmented Reality in the EdTech Industry

May 16 2019

Augmented reality refers to an enhanced version of reality where live images of real-world environments overlap with superimposed computer-generated images....

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Atheer Supports AR Enterprise Enablement with New RFP Template

May 15 2019

Writing a Request for Proposal (RFP) can be tough – especially when you are seeking proposals on a new technology...

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Breakthroughs coming soon in AR and VR

May 15 2019

Today’s most prominent tech giants are leaping onto the VR/AR scene, each driving forward new and upcoming product lines. Think:...

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Proceedix honoured with Frost & Sullivan’s New Product Innovation Award 2019

May 14 2019

From their press release: Frost & Sullivan’s award tops an excellent year for Proceedix. The company concluded three global roll-outs...

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Hardened Wearables Bring Help Into the Field

May 14 2019

Companies mentioned in the article include RealWear Inc (AREA member), Tacit, Chevron, Microsoft, Honeywell and Trimble. The equipment attaches to...

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Augmentir Unveils Enterprise AR and AI-Based Measurement Solution for Worker Productivity

May 14 2019

Augmentir’s flagship offering, the Augmented Operations™ platform, is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with...

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Forbes: How VR, AR And MR Are Making A Positive Impact On Enterprise

May 13 2019

According to a report from the Capgemini Research Institute, 82 percent of companies currently implementing XR say the benefits are either...

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Immersive technology in the supply chain

May 11 2019

The eight technologies are explored with one of those being immersive technologies: Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have long been...

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Augmented Reality The Future of Medicine

May 3 2019

Augmented Reality can change brain surgery thanks to powerful diagnostic platforms, revolutionize radiology, and open new doors to reconstructive surgery....

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Advisor Recruitment using Augmented Reality

May 3 2019

The article talks through a case study at company TradePMR, where advisors download an app and their phone projects a...

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What we are doing


Interview with Brian Vogelsang of Qualcomm

The AREA Editor
May 14 2019

AREA: How would you describe Qualcomm’s role in the enterprise AR ecosystem? Vogelsang: We’re a technology provider in the ecosystem,...

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What is Assisted Reality – and How Can You Benefit from It?

Apr 24 2019

AREA: Jay, perhaps you could begin by giving us a quick update on the progress of Upskill. Kim: As the...

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Research: Augmented Reality Marketing Can Be Effective

AREA Editor
Apr 24 2019

A study on Augmented Reality Marketing and Branding The study was conducted by AREA research partner Prof. Philipp Rauschnabel (Universität...

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The AREA’s Annual Workshop

Angela Lang
Mar 29 2019

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) kindly hosted the workshop which saw more than 70 participants from a range of...

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Embry-Riddle Prof. Barbara Chaparro on the Human Factors Aspects of AR

The AREA Editor
Mar 28 2019

AREA: Tell us how you became interested in joining the AREA. Dr. Chaparro: I first heard about the AREA from...

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The AREA & NIST Survey on AR Standards for Industry

The AREA Editor
Mar 21 2019

To complete the survey will take approximately 5 minutes and aims to provide valuable information which will help drive and...

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New AREA Statement of Needs Tool Helps You Capture and Manage Requirements

The AREA Editor
Mar 20 2019

Initially available to AREA members with a full launch to the wider ecosystem later this year, the tool, known as ASoN (AREA...

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Augmented Reality a hot topic at MWC Barcelona 2019

Christine Perey
Mar 5 2019

By Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting, AREA Board member and chair of the AREA’s Membership and Research Committees. Augmented Reality,...

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AREA to Lead Workshop at LiveWorx 19

The AREA Editor
Mar 5 2019

LiveWorx has earned a spot on everyone’s calendar of must-attend events due to its content-packed agenda. The June conference in...

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AREA Research Project on Best Practices of Merging IOT +AI+AR

The AREA Editor
Feb 21 2019

The AREA is issuing a request for proposals for a funded research project that will produce tools to increase dialog...

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ThirdEye Gen: The company behind “the world’s smallest Mixed Reality smart glasses”

The AREA Editor
Feb 14 2019

AREA: How and when was ThirdEye Gen founded? CHERUKURI: The company’s been around for about three years. The first two...

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Fieldbit on AR-enabled Industrial Field Service Applications

The AREA Editor
Jan 29 2019

AREA: How and when did Fieldbit originate? RAPOPORT: My partners and I came from the world of industrial automation technologies....

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ExxonMobil Becomes the AREA’s 50th Member

The AREA Editor
Jan 22 2019

“Joining the AREA means we can collaborate with fellow technology leaders to further explore immersive technology,” said Adam Wariner, architecture...

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Sarcos’ Brad Kell on AR in Robotics

The AREA Editor
Nov 2 2018

AREA: Sarcos has been a pioneer in robotics for 25 years now, most recently with its Guardian XO exoskeleton. How...

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AREA-supported ISMAR 2018 Workshop Explores Enterprise AR Requirements

Dr. Michael Rygol
Nov 1 2018

Led by Michael Rygol and Christine Perey, the workshop attracted 33 attendees from a variety of commercial users of AR,...

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AREA Completes Safety and Human Factors Research Project

The AREA Editor
Oct 4 2018

The AREA Research Committee recently distributed to members two deliverables produced as part of the organization’s third research project, Assessing...

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Come and join us

Upcoming Events

10th Annual AWE USA

Santa Clara, US May 29-31 2019

Nearly 6,000 attendees, over 400 speakers, 250 exhibitors and 100,000 square foot of expo.

AWE USA: AREA Breakfast Briefing

Room 205, Santa Clara Convention Centre May 30 2019

Check out the great reasons to attend this breakfast briefing.

LiveWorx 19

Boston, MA Jun 10-13 2019

Discover tomorrow’s digital tools to solve mission critical issues and create a clear vision for business transformation. You’ll gain a year’s worth of education in under a week!

Future EdTech

London, UK Jun 11-12 2019

  Welcome to Future Edtech 2019! We seek to bring together those transforming higher education. If you are questioning how to best support the emerging needs of a mid-21st century university, join us on the 11-12 June in London. We will discuss how institutions are improving operational agility, investing in educational technology and transforming teaching...

5th International AR & VR Conference

Munich, Germany Jun 12-14 2019

Call for Papers Selected papers will be invited for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Research (JBR). JBR is a top-ranked academic journal (VHB Jourqual: B; ABDC: A) and, according to GoogleScholar,  the 5th highest ranked Business Journal and the 1st highest ranked Marketing Journal. Download further detailed information and the submission form.

AR & VR World Summit

ExCeL, London Jun 12-13 2019

AR & VR World now in its fourth year, is the principal annual meeting place in Europe for the enterprise-focused AR, MR and VR community. AR & VR World is the only practical conference and exhibition dedicated to serving the community. Its aim is to develop a blueprint for enterprises who are thinking of utilising...

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Latest Videos

The AREA 2019 Workshop

AWE Europe 2018: Latest AREA Research & How its Reducing Barriers to AR Adoption

AREA Members-Only Material

AREA at AR&VR World, TechXLR8 2018

AREA Roundtable recordings

Video Series | AREA Webinar Archive

We all work together

The AREA Members

AREA Members Spotlight

RealWear is all about being real. Real transfer of knowledge in real-time.

RealWear’s HMT-1 is the world’s first 100% hands-free wearable computer, controlled only with your voice while keeping your hands free for the work. Companies like Colgate Palmolive, Eastman Chemical, Toyota and State Grid have trusted RealWear to take their industrial workforce to the next level.

Bring out the best in every worker with RealWear.

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What Members Think

Members Testimonials

Becoming a member of the AREA gives us the opportunity to team up with other Augmented Reality pioneers and pave the path for our customers in the AR world.

Bengt Lillvik
Bengt Lillvik Partner and CEO - 3D Studio

Because gesture control and contextual awareness are key to the future of AR, it is of strategic importance for Crunchfish to be part of the AREA - the leading organisation for adoption of enterprise AR.

Joakim Nydemark
Joakim Nydemark CEO - Crunchfish

The AR community portal and meetings allow Augmate to work closely with other AREA sponsor members and to participate in a larger conversation about setting standards for products in the industry.

Pete Wassell
Pete Wassell Founder & CEO - Augmate

As thought leaders in Augmented Reality for the utility space, EPRI is contributing to the advancement of the market by joining this important organization.

John J. Simmins, Ph.D.
John J. Simmins, Ph.D. Technical Executive - EPRI

We believe that the AREA will grow to be a one-stop shop for those interested in procuring, developing, and researching enterprise AR technology.  As a charter member, Upskill expects to be at the forefront of content creation relevant to our business and use the AREA as an indirect marketing platform.

Jay Kim
Jay Kim Chief Strategy Officer - Upskill

The AREA is a thought leadership forum that we’re proud to be part of. Being a Contributor member allows us to engage constructively in industry discussions and receive feedback from other market leaders.

Vivek Aiyer
Vivek Aiyer Founder / Director - Appearition Pty Ltd

Augmenting the human in an industrial setting is of strategic importance to contextere and the AREA is the only organization combining both augmented reality and enterprise interests.

Carl Byers
Carl Byers Chief Strategy Officer - Contextere

Our participation as an AREA charter member offers us options to reduce the barriers to AR adoption across our industry.

Paul Davies
Paul Davies Associate Technical Fellow - Boeing

The world of AR is developing rapidly. It is very difficult for a single institution to stay fully abreast of an exponentially expanding sector. By connecting with the AREA, the AMRC with Boeing and Nuclear AMRC will have access to a single point of resource, enabling us to be better informed, and stay at the forefront of the technology.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly - AMRC

When the MTC began exploring AR, the AREA was one of the first websites we found. It was filled with valuable information. If you want to be serious about AR, you have to be in the AREA.

David Varela
David Varela Advanced Visualisation Team Lead - MTC

We are delighted to join the AREA, an organization that stands out with its focus on the enterprise AR field. The AREA is a great forum for Mobiliya to share our AR expertise and exchange ideas with our customers and partners.

Maxence Cacheux
Maxence Cacheux Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development - Mobiliya

At Proceedix, we are committed to building a strong and active AR ecosystem that delivers effective solutions to enterprises worldwide. Our participation in the AREA will advance that commitment.

Peter Verstraeten
Peter Verstraeten CEO - Proceedix

The consolidation of the ecosystem around products, markets and standards has been the hallmark of mass adoption with any new and emerging technology. The AREA has been the torchbearer building the ecosystem required to widely scale augmented reality inside of enterprise. I have personally been part of AREA since the very beginning and now, at RealWear, look forward too many more years of collaboration!

Andy Lowery
Andy Lowery CEO - RealWear

EyeSucceed understands that the AR ecosystem needs to share knowledge to advance the industry and promote adoption. We believe that participating in the AREA gives us the best opportunity to do that.

Jennifer Tong
Jennifer Tong Co-founder - EyeSucceed

By providing a place and group where we can gain, share and expand our knowledge about enterprise AR and get questions addressed, our customers see that we have their best interest at heart as part of our core strategy.

Bengt Lillvik
Bengt Lillvik Partner and CEO - 3D Studio

At Iristick, we're passionate about creating wearables that truly meet industry needs. By participating in AREA we get the opportunity to work directly with customers and partners enabling us to create the best solution possible.

Siân Rees
Siân Rees VP Product Management - Iristick

Augmate is invested in working with other AREA sponsor members to grow and help shape the future of the AR enterprise ecosystem.

Pete Wassell
Pete Wassell Founder & CEO - Augmate

At CrossComm, we believe Augmented Reality has the potential to transform how we interact with the world around us, but it will require the collective vision and collaboration of pioneers to determine practical solutions and best practices within this new computing paradigm. The AREA is a community that fosters such collaboration – and we are proud to be working alongside other members to see AR reach its fullest potential.

Don Shin
Don Shin President and CEO - CrossComm

The AREA is the place where we keep abreast of the latest developments and innovations in enterprise AR, from research & development to use cases and business models.

Vivek Aiyer
Vivek Aiyer Founder / Director - Appearition Pty Ltd

At Pison, we believe it’s vital for members of the AR ecosystem to work together to accelerate solutions development. We are excited to partner with global industry leaders to create and deploy the next generation of AR.

Dexter Ang
Dexter Ang CEO - Pison

As an AREA member, we can take the lead in driving the UX aspect of AR and position ourselves as thought leaders.

Joakim Nydemark
Joakim Nydemark CEO - Crunchfish

As the enterprise smart glasses segment leader, Upskill looks to join other industry leaders in providing thought leadership to influence the way ahead for the enterprise smart glasses market.

Jay Kim
Jay Kim Chief Strategy Officer - Upskill

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