AREA Member Augmentir Offers Free Remote Assist Tool During Pandemic

As organizations everywhere cope with the travel restrictions and work-from-home policies put in place to combat COVID-19, AREA member Augmentir is stepping up to help ensure business continuance and support employee health and safety.  

Augmentir has announced it is offering free use of its Remote Assist tool for the remainder of 2020. Augmentir’s Remote Assist tool provides a remote collaboration and support solution that can be adopted in less than 60 minutes, so that workers, technicians, and customers can get the support they need to do their jobs without compromising health, safety, or productivity.  

To learn more about Augmentir’s Remote Assist tool and how to get started for free, please visit the Augmentir blog page. 

IEEE Article Highlights the AREA’s IoT/AI/AR Convergence Research Project

Many experts believe that the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Augmented Reality (AR) will have a lasting, positive impact on process-driven industries, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and energy. Key benefits will include improvements in efficiency and reduced downtime.

To explore the opportunities and challenges of convergence, the AREA conducted a member-funded research project on the subject. Now, the IEEE has published an article on the AREA research authored by AREA Executive Director Mark Sage and Saverio Romeo, Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College who conducted the research project about these emerging technologies and their impact on innovation and policy.

The article discusses potential benefits of convergence, a proposed architecture, and the key barriers to its implementation. Read the article here and learn more by watching an AREA webinar on the subject here.