October 10, 2023 – Taqtile, Inc., a provider of augmented reality (AR) based work instruction solutions, has recently introduced new innovations to its AR-enabled Manifest platform with the launch of version 2.8, which the company states offers a dramatic advance in how industrial and defense customers will be able to conduct inspections and track equipment faults.
Taqtile stated that with Manifest 2.8 users can more efficiently and thoroughly flag faults identified within the inspection process and, subsequently, track and independently manage those faults. According to Taqtile, the newly implemented capabilities, combined with the innate power of the platform’s spatial-computing system, will enable organizations to conduct inspections more efficiently while simultaneously decreasing human error traditionally found in paper-based systems.
The company noted that Manifest 2.8 helps to address issues surrounding inspections, which can be time-consuming, and involve inefficient undertakings that can suffer from incomplete and inaccurate reporting. With inspections critical to both industrial and defense operations, this latest version of Manifest will help businesses and organizations to optimize inspection workflow by providing step-by-step instructions for users to follow.
Additionally, users can capture critical data throughout the fault management and resolution processes, such as which faults occurred, where they occurred, and when they occurred. Once a fault is flagged and fundamental information is captured, users can leverage Manifest to assign tasks to individuals or teams, and track resolution activity through completion.
Manifest 2.8 offers significant advances across all of the hardware platforms it supports, including:
- Spatially place faults over equipment – Workers can utilize the Manifest AR environment or head-mounted displays (HMDs), tablets like the iPad, or other mobile devices to easily locate equipment with faults, and then access associated data via the Manifest platform.
- Assign fault notes – Administrators can mandate the capture of specific fault information, i.e., photos and/or pen notes, creating a fault history that accurately and comprehensively documents issues so they can be resolved faster and more completely.
- Tasks – Non-procedural work assignments can now be associated with a specific fault, delegated to team members, or cataloged as a stand-alone task and tracked independently of a pre-assigned job.
- Audit trails and reports – Organizations can create audit trails and automatically generate inspection reports, eliminating extra paperwork and decreasing errors.
“Inspection and compliance processes are arduous, requiring excellent communication and precise documentation if organizations hope to efficiently and successfully resolve faults as they occur. Our customers need more usable, robust tools that empower them to achieve their goals,” said John Tomizuka, CTO, Taqtile. “Spatially enabling these processes will revolutionize how our industrial and defense customers conduct inspections, resolve faults, and support their deskless workers.”
Taqtile noted that the new inspection capabilities are optimized for a variety of headset and device platforms, including the iPad. To learn more about Taqtile and its Manifest AR work instruction platform, please visit the company’s website. To sign up for a demo of the latest Manifest 2.8 version of the platform, click here.
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