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Scope AR Announces Markerless Tracking Augmented Reality On Standard Devices for Remote Assistance
SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scope AR, creator of the first-ever true augmented reality (AR) smart instructions and live support video calling solutions, today announced significant updates to its live support video calling platform, Remote AR, at Augmented World Expo (AWE). Leveraging Wikitude's latest AR image recognition and tracking technology, the next-generation of Remote AR becomes the first remote assistance application to make markerless tracking possible from the software side versus from built-in hardware in specific devices. On supported devices, users will be able to get the expert support and instructional information they need by simply pointing their device's camera at a piece of equipment to have annotations stick in place without requiring the use of a 2D image (marker).
"Markerless tracking is one of the major hurdles AR has been facing before becoming more accessible for enterprise and industrial use. We're excited to collaborate with the leading innovator for markerless tracking, Wikitude, to bring this to life for our users," said Scott Montgomerie, CEO and co-founder of Scope AR. "With Remote AR's latest updates, users can have the benefits of markerless tracking on standard devices, making it even easier to implement AR for their specific uses."
Remote AR delivers the unprecedented ability to save time and money, as well as improve knowledge transfer and retention by combining AR with live video streaming, voice, 3D animation, screen sharing, whiteboarding and world-locked annotations. Doing so simulates the effectiveness of having an expert on-site guiding a worker step by step on what to do. Whether a technician needs live support for troubleshooting a problem or conducting maintenance or assembly procedures, Remote AR empowers them to get the knowledge they need, when they need it.
"When using AR tools, markerless tracking is a critical part of ensuring that users can be fully integrated with the workspace around them without having to break the workflow process," said Martin Herdina, Wikitude CEO. "We're excited to integrate with an industry leader like Scope AR to help them deliver markerless tracking to their users from the software side so customers can use their device of choice."
Scope AR is also announcing support for Tango, Google's AR computing platform. With support for Tango, users can now take advantage of the platform's inherent real-world mapping and ability to have AR annotations "stick" to where they are placed for instances when moving around a workspace or the need to come back to previous notations in a session are required.
Scope AR will be demonstrating the new markerless tracking feature on Remote AR, as well as the latest version of the company's content authoring platform, WorkLink (which recently launched on Microsoft HoloLens), during AWE 2017 at booth #218. The next-generation of Remote AR will be available for most Android devices, with broader availability rolling out in the coming weeks. More information can be found at: http://www.scopear.com/products/remote-ar/
About Scope AR
Augmented reality (AR) company Scope AR is the creator of the first-ever true AR smart instructions and live support video calling solutions WorkLink and Remote AR, as well as the new heavy industry focused CAT® LIVESHARE. The company provides the industry's most comprehensive set of tools to allow users to access or become their own experts, learning to assemble, repair or troubleshoot problems wherever they are. Whether training, performing complex fieldwork or remote tasks, or any number of assisted activities across vertical industries including industrial equipment manufacturing, aerospace, construction, utilities, oil and gas, automotive, consumer applications and more, Scope AR provides robust solutions for in-field support and performance tracking. The company's partners and users include Caterpillar, AstraZeneca, Lockheed Martin and Clicksoftware among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco with offices in Edmonton, Canada.
For more information go to www.scopear.com.
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