October 15, 2020 – Librestream, a provider of augmented reality (AR) and remote collaboration solutions, has today announced that Siemens Energy, a leader in energy infrastructure, has selected the Librestream Onsight augmented reality platform for its Connected Worker solution.
“Librestream has almost 20 years of remote collaboration experience in the industrial market, which is evident in the depth of their platform and global customer footprint,” shared Laura Anderson, Head of Controls and Digitalization at Siemens Energy. “We require a partner that is capable of meeting the strict security requirements of our market and can immediately deliver access to remote experts, content and procedures across every environment. Equally as important, we need a partner with an aligned vision and product roadmap that builds on our leadership position and guides our customers into the future of the connected worker.”
According to Librestream, Siemens Energy is deploying the Connected Worker solution across its thousands of field service workers, as well as external contractors, who together service thousands of global energy and power customers. The partnership with Librestream also enables Siemens Energy to directly offer the Connected Worker solution to its customer base.
Using the solution, teams can remotely inspect, diagnose, and maintain equipment such as industrial steam and gas turbines, onshore and offshore oil and gas platforms and plant instrumentation and controls. Librestream noted that benefits include faster resolution time, increased productivity and worker safety, and higher uptime for customers.
John Bishop, CEO at Librestream, said: “We greatly value our partnership and are honored to be selected for the Siemens Energy Connected Worker solution. This partnership brings together two best-in-classes companies and addresses a growing requirement to digitally enable frontline workers at asset-intensive companies for greater productivity and safety coupled with critical field insights and cost efficiencies. We look forward to continuing the digital worker journey with Siemens Energy.”
The package includes the full Librestream Onsight platform including remote expert assistance, digital workflow procedures, workspace document management, artificial intelligence capabilities, and specialty field inspection hardware. The Librestream solution also integrates with Microsoft Teams to quickly extend and streamline collaboration throughout Siemens Energy.
Siemens Energy’s Connected Worker solution includes the following Librestream components:
- Remote expert collaboration optimized for challenging field environments;
- Artificial intelligence such as Computer Vision object recognition with integrated IoT data;
- Digital workflow procedures and document management to guide, capture and distribute tribal knowledge;
- Specialty field hardware including the Onsight Hub adapter and Onsight Cube, an Ex-certified thermal imaging wearable;
- Integration with collaboration systems such as Microsoft Teams to streamline communications throughout the organization.
Today’s announcement marks the second in as many weeks involving Siemens moving to deploy extended reality (XR) solutions across its business, with Vinci VR stating last week that through a partnership with Siemens, the two companies had been awarded funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to develop VR training simulations for the nascent offshore wind sector. As a global company that is often at the leading edge of technological solutions and working across a range of industries including infrastructure, energy, automation and manufacturing, it appears likely that Siemens will continue to implement XR technology throughout its operations continuing into the future.
For more information on Librestream’s AR remote collaboration platform, please visit the company’s website.
Image credit: Librestream
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