December 17, 2019 – Scope AR, creator of augmented reality (AR) solutions for enterprise, announced last week its acquisition of WakingApp, an AR technology company based in Tel Aviv, Israel. As part of the acquisition, six of the founding members of the WakingApp team will remain with the company and will bring additional resources and expertise for developing the next generation of Scope AR’s augmented reality knowledge platform, WorkLink.
“We are thrilled to join the Scope AR team and become an integral part in the delivery of first-class AR solutions to enterprise organizations,” said Matan Libis, CEO of WakingApp.
CEO and co-founder of Scope AR, Scott Montgomerie, commented: “We’re extremely pleased with the growth we’ve seen to date of enterprises adopting AR.” He added, “With that growth comes more knowledge of what our customers need to successfully build AR into their business. The WakingApp team brings a great mix of AR development experience and creative thinking to Scope AR as we continue to evolve our WorkLink platform to meet our customers’ current and future needs.”
WakingApp has a proprietary AR platform with technologies to help enterprises across industries create AR experiences. The acquisition of WakingApp expands Scope AR’s resources to more rapidly deliver new functionality to its WorkLink solution. The WorkLink industrial AR knowledge platform provides workers with real-time remote assistance and access to pre-built AR work instructions simultaneously.
Montgomerie commented further: “We have a long history of supporting the most cutting-edge devices so our customers can take full advantage of AR’s most effective tools as soon as they hit the market.” Another of these cutting-edge devices being Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, which according to Montgomerie, “represents the next generation of mixed reality hardware and we look forward to helping enterprise organizations drive even more impact through their use of AR.”
WorkLink, which has support for Microsoft HoloLens 2, allows users to explore complex, hands-free use cases as a result of the HoloLens 2’s improved wearability, expanded field of view, and enhanced gesture control and eye tracking.
As a long-standing Mixed Reality Partner, Scope AR also announced last week its status as a Microsoft mixed reality distributor-managed partner (DMP), making it an authorized HoloLens reseller. Additionally, the company now integrates with the Azure Active Directory and its WorkLink platform is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as a software solution optimized to run on Azure.
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