The AREA Welcomes Nine New Members
The AREA has announced that nine new members have recently joined the only global membership-funded alliance helping to accelerate the adoption of enterprise Augmented Reality (AR).
The new members come from every corner of the AR ecosystem, including app developers, interaction technology providers, manufacturing solutions providers, AR wearables manufacturers, and vertical industry solutions providers.
New Contributing Members include Crunchfish, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Mobiliya, Proceedix, and RealWear. The AREA has also welcomed four members in its recently-announced Startup level of membership: CrossComm, EyeSucceed, Iristick, and Pison.
“As Enterprise AR adoption grows, we are seeing more companies joining the AREA to forge connections, share information, and influence the future of the industry,” said Mark Sage, AREA Executive Director. “We welcome these new members to the alliance and look forward to supporting their needs and benefiting from their expertise.”
The AREA supports innovative companies pursuing AR initiatives that need a better understanding of the tools available, application possibilities, methods of implementation and return on investment. It provides a free and open exchange of best practices, lessons learned, and technological insights that can help enterprises effectively implement AR technology, boost operational efficiency and create long term benefit.
The AREA’s membership benefits include access to high-quality, vendor-neutral content and participation in various programs, a research framework to address key challenges shared by all members, discounts for fee-based events, and more. Sponsor members have a direct role in shaping the rapidly expanding AR industry and demonstrate their companies’ leadership and commitment to improving workplace performance.
About the new AREA members
Crunchfish develops and markets software that creates new possibilities for interaction with mobile and wearable devices. The company enables gesture interaction in AR/VR environments and its mobile proximity technology creates innovative solutions for m-commerce, social apps and context independent information in AR smart glasses. Crunchfish technologies are licensed to hardware manufacturers and application developers and are currently available in millions of devices from global players. Crunchfish has been listed on Nasdaq First North since 2016. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Sweden.
The vision of the MTC is to inspire Great British manufacturing on the global stage. The organization provides integrated manufacturing system solutions across a broad range of industries. One of seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres in the UK, the MTC is at the forefront of a number of innovative technologies including digital manufacturing, robotics and additive manufacturing. It is headquartered in Coventry, England.
Mobiliya is a global engineering and design services company, enabling digital transformation for the world’s leading organizations, through disruptive technologies such as AR/VR, IoT and AI. Mobiliya develops innovative solutions to enhance training efficiency and field service productivity based on AR, focusing on industries such as healthcare, telecom, and manufacturing, where complex equipment and workflows are used. Mobiliya also offers content development services to convert available business content to create 3D models and animations for immersive experiences. Mobiliya’s AR360 solution platform shortens the time to market when creating AR-based field support applications, step-by-step guidance, troubleshooting and training that can be consumed on mobile devices, tablets and smart glasses. AR360´s content management system gives customers the ability to easily create and modify content without the need for software development, and to instantly publish it to authorized field users.
Proceedix offers a solution for easy and agile procedure management, made paperless and mobile. A Web-based content platform enables users to manage all their checklists and work instructions, making the execution of work instructions and inspections fully mobile and traceable while bringing organizations the benefits of powerful statistics. Proceedix software runs on Glass Enterprise Edition and Iristick’s smart safety glasses, tablet and mobile phone, enabling field experts or factory workers to work faster, more focused and hands-free. Proceedix is headquartered in Belgium.
RealWear is a leader in ruggedized industrial wearables. Its flagship product, the HMT-1, is the world’s first industrial voice-driven, completely hands-free, head-mounted wearable computing device. RealWear recently received the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for Industrial Wearables.
CrossComm is an award-winning mobile, web, and immersive app studio focused on leveraging innovative mobile and cloud-based app technologies to solve real-world problems. The company’s CrossComm Labs initiative explores practical applications of AR and Artificial Intelligence. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, CrossComm has deployed several mobile AR app solutions and is developing app solutions for HoloLens and other head-worn AR/MR devices.
EyeSucceed brings together the power of Augmented Reality and wearable technology to transform how the food industry addresses real-world challenges, such as high labor costs, employee training, and consistent execution. EyeSucceed is leveraging the power of AR for smart training, reducing labor costs, driving consistent execution, and improving food safety and quality.
Based in Belgium, Iristick designs and manufactures smart glasses for industrial applications. Iristick glasses leverage the power of your existing mobile device and are distinguished by their exceptional performance, long battery life, rugged design, safety, and comfort.
Pison creates transformational human-computer interaction to expand the horizon of human capabilities. The company develops wearable devices that use biopotential on the surface of the skin as input, enabling intuitive and powerful gesture control of smart glasses and robotics. Vertically-integrated solutions combine hardware, software, machine learning, and UI for AR industries. Investors and partners include Oculus, MIT, Draper, and the National Science Foundation.