Hangar 51 accelerator onboards onsite staff with Taqtile's Manifest platform
Taqtile Completes AR Programme for IAG Airports
Taqtile completed the Hangar 51 accelerator programme by International Airlines Group (IAG), designed to leverage augmented reality (AR) remote guidance solutions in airport environments. IAG provided Taqtile with resources to enhance its AR work-instructor solution for airport staff. The programme also invited roughly 75 other companies to transform aviation operations. Taqtile provided IAG staff with insightful demonstrations to showcase the benefits of the firm’s solution “Manifest,” highlighting how the tool can assist with airport maintenance and repair operations.
Manifest, AR Remote Guidance
The AR technology firm provided direct onboarding during a trial with British Airways, which introduced Taqtile’s products to onsite workers.
Dirck Schou, the CEO of Taqtile, added,
“This unique accelerator program has been a great way to introduce airlines to cutting-edge technologies like Manifest which can help them improve the performance of technicians and engineers immediately”
Additionally, the 10-week programme taught staff how to utilize the Manifest platform. Taqtile’s service operates on spatial devices such as Magic Leap and Microsft’s Hololens 2; the product also works across multiple devices, including tablets and smartphones.
An onsite worker can access guidance resources such as digital manuals, video guides, holograms, and 3D models, all presented as detailed AR visualizations. Manifest displays digital resources in the field of view (FoV) of a worker’s headset, and the wearer can navigate a spatial interface hands-free.
Schou continued, stating,
“Through demonstrations of our AR-enabled work instruction platform over the 10-week program, airline industry leaders have gained a better understanding of the tangible benefits Manifest is capable of delivering”
For frontline airport staff, Taqtile’s solution helps workers learn invaluable company-centric knowledge and enhance their efficiency when performing maintenance tasks.
Taqtile explained how airports could leverage its Manifest solution by dispersed teams providing live guidance from an operations centre to frontline employees.
Manifest supports several file types, including photos, videos, real-time 3D (RT3D) content, computer-aided designs, and PDFs. Taqtile recently teamed up with Microsoft this month to integrate the Azure Remote Rendering platform into Manifest.
The move enables firms to perform large-scale onboarding, training, and operational duties with increased efficiency and engagement. Taqtile and Microsoft achieve this by integrating Azure-powered streaming to enhance RT3D content distribution across Manifest-ready devices.