Background and Achievements
Flatirons is a pioneer in the use of innovative content technologies to support the manufacture and operation of complex assets such as aircraft, rail stock, marine craft, and large power generation equipment.
Starting with migration from paper-based publications to CD-ROM viewing in the 1990s and extending through our company’s current leadership in areas of mobile maintenance, Flatirons has been a leader in using structured technology and interactive multimedia to help turn content into knowledge for task performers maintaining, repairing, and operating complex equipment in complex environments.
Challenges to be Addressed by AR
Flatirons leverages Augmented Reality to help convey complex process and procedure information, including the instructions needed to deploy, operate, maintain, or repair complex assets such as aircraft, rail transport, marine vessels, or distributed power generators such as wind, turbine, or piston types.
By providing task performers such as large asset operators or maintenance personnel with more intuitive ways to gain and maintain competency in complex task performance, Flatirons can help organizations meet the challenge of improving worker productivity and increasing the utilization of costly assets critical to the success of the business.
Why AR is a Strategic Area
Tomorrow’s technical publications will not be manuals — they will be interactive multi-media instructions that can be blended with human collaborators via telepresence and other technologies to make task performers more efficient and flexible in performing even the most complex tasks. As Flatirons seeks to build on its 20+ years of leadership in Turning Content into Knowledge®, the company views Augmented Reality as the next frontier for innovation in knowledge delivery.