Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Benefiting from Enterprise Augmented Reality: Insights 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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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

Fieldbit – AR-Based Remote Assistance for Field Services Ready to Take off as HoloLens v2 Is Announced


Feb 21 2019

The following is taken from Fieldbit’s announcement.  Fieldbit believes that smart glasses are the device of choice for field personnel...

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Upskill Empowers Today’s Connected Worker with More Experiences Across More Devices


Feb 21 2019

With Skylight’s comprehensive support for devices, hands-on workers can now seamlessly access helpful information for their tasks, collaborate with others...

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Bobst launches augmented reality helpline


Feb 20 2019

The Helpline Plus AR innovation provides a remote assistance service to Bobst’s customers using a smart headset with augmented reality...

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IET and Catapult: Manufacturing through the looking glass


Feb 20 2019

Titled Through the looking glass – The rise of augmented reality and its role in the future of manufacturing, the paper...

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RealWear Products Named “Crowning Achievement” Among Industrial Wearables


Feb 19 2019

About RealWear Every day, everywhere around the world, industrial workers face daunting challenges. They must stay alert to the performance...

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AR market expected to grow at significant rate with increased enterprise adoption


Feb 19 2019

The technology helps to cut major costs such as additional manpower. Several organizations including research and development labs are investing...

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DHL Supply Chain Makes Smart Glasses New Standard in Logistics


Feb 19 2019

The smart glasses provide visual displays of order picking instructions along with information on where items are located and where...

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MTC to help UK businesses grow using Microsoft HoloLens


Feb 19 2019

The MTC has been officially named as a Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner. They will now work together to create apps and...

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EEF Changes name to Make UK


Feb 19 2019

Taken from their statement: “Today is a historic day for our sector: we are proud and excited to announce that...

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Showing love for seven years of Augmented Reality at Atheer


Feb 18 2019

Their story began with the development of their own AR smart glasses (on which they could develop their AR software), as...

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VR/AR Scholarship Program – New in 2019!


Feb 11 2019

The Public VR Lab, the first lab to make VR/AR/360 accessible to the public, works to provide the public with...

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Webinar: Proving and deploying XR in Enterprise


Feb 8 2019

With a panel of experts including: Julieta Moradei, Structural Engineering and Visualization, Arup Brian Kane, Head of Enterprise Product Management,...

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World’s Largest Utility Deploys RealWear Voice-Controlled Hands-Free Wearable Computer


Feb 5 2019

“For decades, knowledge transfer via heads-up display systems has increased situational awareness and saved lives in the military. RealWear brings...

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Process Expo AR Showcase October 2019 Chicago


Feb 1 2019

Organized by Harvin AR, the PROCESS EXPO AR Showcase will feature demonstrations by participating PROCESS EXPO exhibitors that will highlight...

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Hungarian Startup AerinX Develops AR System for Aircraft Inspections


Feb 1 2019

“Our vision is to completely revolutionize the way aircraft skin inspection is carried out at the moment,” explains Antal Bence...

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3rd Annual Medical Capital Innovation Competition


Jan 29 2019

“Augmented and virtual reality are already revolutionizing IT, education, retail, marketing and other sectors, and healthcare is becoming the next...

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What we are doing

AREA Blog

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


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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AREA RESEARCH PROJECT ON BEST PRACTICES OF MERGING IOT +AI+AR


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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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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AREA Launches Research into AR Manufacturing Barriers

The AREA Editor
Sep 28 2018

Hot on the heels of delivering its third research project, the AREA has launched a new project, defined and voted...

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Mozilla Takes Aim at the AR Browser

The AREA Editor
Sep 25 2018

Mozilla is the not-for-profit behind the popular web browser, Firefox. The company works to ensure it stays open by building...

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VR/AR Summit at TechXLR8 Asia: An AREA Recap

Loh Mun Yew, AREA Agent
Sep 25 2018

On September 18 to 20, I had the opportunity to attend the VR/AR Summit at the TechXLR8 event at the...

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AREA Member Apprentice Scores $8 Million in Series A Financing

The AREA Editor
Sep 19 2018

What’s the value of a comprehensive, vertical industry-focused AR solution? For AREA member Apprentice.io, it’s worth at least $8 million....

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Improving Acceptance and Adoption of AR through Communication

The AREA Editor
Sep 3 2018

The AREA Publishes Exclusive Free Report on Improving Acceptance and Adoption of AR through Communication We tend to think of...

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AREA Research Committee Issues Call for Proposals to Study AR in Manufacturing

The AREA Editor
Jul 26 2018

The AREA is issuing a request for proposals for a funded research project that will develop a methodology for identification...

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AREA and AWE EU Team Up to Offer €100 Discount

The AREA Editor
Jul 17 2018

Act quickly to take advantage of a great money-saving offer from AWE Europe 2018 and the AREA – €100 off...

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Wunschsicht’s Lukas Zimmerli: Building an AR Startup in Switzerland

The AREA Editor
Jul 8 2018

Founded in 2017, Wunschsicht GmbH is a Swiss-based AR solutions provider led by Lukas Zimmerli. Wunschsicht is taking a novel...

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AREA Mark Sage AR&VR World Interview: “The Ecosystem’s Beginning to Mature”

The AREA Editor
Jul 4 2018

What is the AREA doing to foster the adoption of Augmented Reality in the enterprise? What kinds of benefits are...

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Come and join us

Upcoming Events

Industrial VR/AR Forum

Houston, Texas Mar 4 2019

Some topics to be covered will include: Cross-Industry VR/AR/Immersive Tech Best Practices Advancing Business Operations & Training with Mixed Reality Solutions Transforming Business & Remote Inspections with VR/AR/XR The Future of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Energy & Engineering Learn How to Craft & Implement a Successful VR/AR/XR Strategy How Wearable Tech and Exoskeletons...

10th Augmented Human International Conference

Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France Mar 11-12 2019

Global Co-Chairs for this event: Redha Taiar from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France Jean-Marc Seigneur from the University of Geneva, Switzerland

The AREA & AMRC Annual Workshop

Sheffield, UK Mar 26-27 2019

The AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global, membership-funded, non-profit alliance dedicated to accelerating the adoption of enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) by supporting the growth of a comprehensive ecosystem. This year, we’ve joined forces with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to host our annual AREA Workshop dedicated to AR for Enterprise. Use this link to register for the...

Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit 2019

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US Apr 1-4 2019

The goal of the MBE Summit is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in design, manufacturing, quality assurance, and sustainability of products and processes where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in a product’s life cycle.

Wearable Europe Conference & Exhibition

Berlin, Germany Apr 10-11 2019

New opportunities for wearable technologies Many consumer electronics sectors are saturated, which has brought wearable technology to the forefront of development. This is the only event to look at what is really needed and the capabilities offered by new technologies. Aimed at the full ecosystem from fashion brands to material providers, attendees will uniquely learn...

VRX Europe

Amsterdam Apr 10-11 2019

Why does VRX Europe matter to you? We are in the dawn of a new immersive tech era. With the wave of new headsets, a budding consumer market and businesses profiting from improved processes and productivity, there is much progress to be celebrated. Yet major challenges remain. The future of VR, AR and MR hangs...

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

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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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