August 24, 2021 – Taqtile, a provider of enterprise software that leverages augmented reality (AR), cloud computing, and LTE/5G networks for knowledge capture and sharing, has today announced enhancements to its ‘Manifest’ AR work-instruction platform that will now allow frontline workers to fuse digital twins with Internet of Things (IoT) data in order to view and virtually interact with large pieces of equipment.
The company stated that it is continuing to improve its Manifest platform in order to make it more powerful, as well as easier for front-line workers to use with the enhanced capabilities of its virtual digital twins. Viewed and manipulated within the Manifest augmented reality environment, digital twins provide static or animated 3D models of real-world equipment that when combined with IoT data can display information such as RPMs, pressure, and temperature overlaid in augmented reality.
According to Taqtile, the key benefit of Manifest digital twins is the ability to view and virtually interact with physically large pieces of equipment. Digital twins provide access to clear, uncomplicated views of equipment and its individual components, making it easier to follow repair and maintenance procedures on-site, perform training in a classroom, and review equipment remotely.
Furthermore, the company states that digital twins are simple to incorporate into its Manifest platform, as it requires little to no 3D CAD expertise. Views from different perspectives can be made available to operators via Manifest drop-down menus or automatically displayed in the context of a specific step or task. Virtual views inside the equipment itself are also possible, enabling operators to see the state of the equipment and understand how individual pieces of machinery are constructed.
“Digital twins are the latest example of how we are constantly improving the functionality and usability of Manifest, making it more valuable for our customers and their front-line employees,” said Dirck Schou, CEO, Taqtile. “There is not another application in the workplace that so elegantly unites step-by-step procedures, access to remote knowledge experts, real-time IoT data, and anywhere-anytime availability in one platform like Manifest.”
For more information on Taqtile and its augmented reality work-instruction platform, please visit the company’s website.
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