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About the AREA

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.

Sponsor members as of November 1, 2016 include APX Labs, Atheer, Augmate, The Boeing Company, Bosch, CN2 Technology, Contextere, DAQRI, Electric Power Research Institute, Huawei, iQagent, Newport News Shipbuilding, PEREY Research & Consulting, Six15 Technologies, and Talent Swarm.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the AREA is to help companies in all parts of the ecosystem to achieve greater operational efficiency through the smooth introduction and widespread adoption of interoperable AR-assisted enterprise systems.

Background

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.

The charter members of the AREA originally met in the context of the AR Community activity, a global initiative begun in 2009. The AR Community (formerly the AR Standards Community) is a grassroots initiative of people who share the objectives of reducing obstacles to the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences. The AR Community portal, mailing lists and meetings capture a global view of existing and emerging standards activities and open source projects directly or indirectly relevant to the development of open and interoperable AR. The portal catalogs existing specifications and supports the work of informal liaisons between independent standards development organizations and thought leaders in any organization that shares an interest in the growth of AR.