More than 400 customers globally make our partners the market leaders for wearable computing solutions. With efficiency increases of up to 50%, our solutions result in clear economic benefits with a quick return on investment. Our solutions can be deployed in all industries along the whole value chain covering inspection, production, logistics, quality assurance, health care, service and support.

  • Shell: “A new era of computing has arrived”
  • Saudi Aramco: “recorded a 70% increase in safety compliance on top of a 10% improvement in workforce productivity”
  • Total: “Connecting our field operators to Total’s experts and vendors, down the street or on the other side of the world, is particularly topical at a time when traveling is restricted”
  • Eastman: “100% Reliable Restoration in Confined Space”
  • NOV: “SMEs offshore travel not required”
  • Hebei Natural Gas: ”Real-time information from the scene for scientific decision-making”
  • Nestlé: “The remote support approach isn’t just a response to COVID-19 though. Going forward, remote assistance will become a new way of working”

Here are some practical industry use cases of how companies use our solutions day to day.

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Turning field service technicians into superheroes

A rookie frontline technician who was struggling with an on-site emergency service job at a petrochemical plant. The RealWear HMT-1Z1 guides him through a digital step-by-step workflow as he gains full command and control of the situation while keeping his hands free for the work. PPE Compatible, Intrinsically Safe ATEX ZONE 1 AND CSA C1/D1, Generate digital service reports on-site

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Schlumberger using Frontline X-Inspect

Using Frontline on the RealWear HMT-1 (head mounted tablet), Schlumberger technicians perform assisted inspections on heavy trucks and trailers.  Technicians use HMT voice operated interface to log inspection results in real-time. The HMT-1 includes a 16mp camera that can visually annotate inspection steps to provide thorough documentation of the inspection process. Upon a satisfactory step being completed, Frontline’s application allows the technician to proceed to the next step.  Unsatisfactory findings are sent to experts in real-time for faster resolution time. Inspection software on the HMT-1 head mounted tablet give the benefit of hands-free inspections to be performed faster, with thorough documentation and evidence to support inspection steps.

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Wind Turbine Maintenance

Focusing on safety and security of front line workers performing field maintenance and repairs on wind turbines and other clean energy sources.  Using a hands-free computer to do your job is now available by using just your voice to operate a head-mounted computer, even in extremely noisy or difficult to reach extreme environments. HMT-1 is IP66 waterproof, dust-proof, and drop-proof onto concrete from a height of 2 meters. Lightweight and built to be worn throughout a full shift, the battery on a RealWear HMT-1 will last a full shift of 9 – 10 hours under normal conditions.

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SAUDI ARAMCO Recognized For Adopting Industry 4.0 Technologies Such As Voice-Controlled Headsets

Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) was named a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility by the World Economic Forum. UGP was one of 16 factories from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers which WEF originally unveiled in September 2018. UGP was selected based upon its successful implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies that drive financial and operational impact. One aspect of Saudi Aramco’s digital transformation strategy that earned UGP the “Lighthouse” designation was its use of drones and wearable technologies. When Saudi Aramco adopted these solutions to inspect pipelines and machinery, they were able to reduce UGP’s inspection time by 90%.

But how do voice-controlled headsets like HMT-1Z1 improve safety? When Saudi Aramco began using HMT-1Z1, they recorded a 70% increase in safety compliance on top of a 10% improvement in workforce productivity

Pictured: A Saudi Aramco worker demonstrates the ATEX Zone 1 approved RealWear HMT-1Z1. This intrinsically safe wearable computer is entirely voice operated, which frees workers’ hands and keeps them safe

Credit: Screenshot from Saudi Aramco tweet https://lnkd.in/dB98FKw

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TOTAL to deploy high-tech helmets for COVID-19 safety

A test of high-tech helmets at French oil major Total’s petrochemical plant in La Porte has led the company to deploy them as a COVID-19 safety measure at its facilities around the world.

Total and Vancouver, Wash. based RealWear, which makes the audio- and video-equipped helmets, announced the deal Wednesday morning. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Similar technology has existed for years, but RealWear’s gear uses Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing platform that has become popular during the coronavirus pandemic. Using the voice-enabled software, plant employees wearing the smart helmet can work hands-free and share what they are doing and interact with engineers, vendors and experts in real time.
“Connecting our field operators to Total’s experts and vendors, down the street or on the other side of the world, is particularly topical at a time when traveling is restricted,” Total Senior Vice Presideent Eric Duchesne said.

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VENTIL LIVE STREAMING FATs

An Online walk-through with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in their brand new Ventil CT40-1S mobile valve workshop.

This FAT refers to the functional test that is performed by Ventil upon completion of the manufacturing process to prove the equipment has the same specification and functionality that indicated in the specification, purchase order and last but not least meets customers expectations. These FATs are typically witnessed by a customer representative (purchaser) and/or 3rd party inspector. Their physical presence is normally required…..until now…..Ventil’s Live Streaming FATs are a great way to reach their esteemed customers and increase engagement by allowing viewers to comment and ask questions.

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NESTLE speeds up factory support with augmented reality

David Findlay, Global Head of Manufacturing at Nestlé, said: “Protecting our people is a top priority for Nestlé, something that has been clearly demonstrated time and time again during the COVID-19 crisis. The remote support approach isn’t just a response to COVID-19 though. Going forward, remote assistance will become a new way of working. It will increase speed and efficiency in facilities and reduce travel to Nestlé sites, helping us reduce CO2 emissions across our operations. I am extremely proud that our teams have been able to expand our use of remote assistance technology so quickly to ensure we were able to continue to provide technical support. That has kept our factories running smoothly and delivered new investment projects on time.”

Credit: https://lnkd.in/dNAB82H

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Frontline X-Inspect at Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has worked diligently to determine the best way for helicopter assembly and maintenance inspections to be documented. The meticulous documentation, components, and steps are to ensure the safety of both passengers and the public. When maintaining and overhauling gearboxes for Airbus Helicopters, workers were challenged with taking pictures, uploading images to a computer and documenting each step. Furthermore, workers had to use a detailed manual which was time consuming, distracting and cumbersome. To increase worker efficiency and to simplify the documentation process without sacrificing quality or safety,.

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BMW Selects Frontline and RealWear for Dealerships

This is a great example of how we are applying new technologies to help car technicians work more efficiently and further BMW commitment to offering the best possible service experience for BMW customers. By solving issues faster, BMW dealers can get customers back into their cars sooner.”

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DHL Supply Chain deploys latest version of smart glasses worldwide

As part of its company-wide digitization strategy DHL Supply Chain, market leader in contract logistics is further expanding the deployment of Smart Glasses and wearables. As one of the first customers worldwide, DHL will now use the second-generation of Glass Enterprise Edition. The device can virtually support the vision picking process in warehouses. Augmented reality in the warehouse is driving a more accurate, productive and efficient picking process. While user-friendly and intuitive, hands-free picking is providing a positive experience and high approval rating among employees.

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Use smartglass technology to train employees hands-free at the workstation

Over the next few years smart glass technology will transform how the food industry does business and how we access information. Channel partner, EyeSucceed, creates unique training programs using food industry-specific software applications. EyeTraining (patent pending) creates an interactive, hands-free learning experience for employees, who can freely move around their workstations. They will learn directly and intuitively with the assistance of prompts from training modules prepared specifically for this modality. EyeTraining is cost effective, allowing senior employees to tackle other priorities rather than being tied up in peer-to-peer training. It also delivers a consistency of training that is frequently lost when one employee trains the next. The use of wearable technology is proven to achieve better results than traditional methods since it’s interactive and takes place in the employee’s workspace — eliminating the need for classroom or off-site training.

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