October 26, 2022 – Taqtile, Inc., a provider of augmented reality (AR)-based work instruction solutions for deskless employees and the maker of AR-enabled work-instruction platform Manifest, has today announced the launch of its new ‘Manifest Maker’ app.
Manifest Maker enables companies to create digital work instructions and is designed to help enterprises overcome the hurdle of implementing and deriving value from AR-enabled work-instruction platforms by allowing the creation of digital, step-by-step procedures to guide deskless workers.
According to Taqtile, companies can capture procedures with point-and-shoot ease, whether it is for replacing failed components in industrial equipment to performing inspections on a fleet of vehicles. Manifest Maker helps to cut down on the AR work instruction creation process and reduce learning curves by enabling workers to simply capture video footage of an expert performing a procedure and transforming it into a digital procedure.
Manifest Maker features tools that allow users to create custom work instructions, enhanced with video, video stills and other images, auto-transcribed text, dictated guidance, and scans of existing manuals. The result is a digitized, step-by-step procedure that can be used by deskless workers that can be created in a matter of minutes, according to the company.
“Until now, creating digitized procedures for use by deskless workers was difficult, time consuming, and often very expensive,” explained John Tomizuka, Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Taqtile. “The elegant simplicity of Manifest Maker will enable users in any industry to simply and quickly create work instructions that can be augmented and shared by deskless workers across the enterprise with an AR-enabled platform like Manifest.”
Key features of the new Manifest Maker platform include:
- Simple drag-and-drop video clips
- Still image creation
- Auto-transcription of videos
- Automated dictation
- Image mark-up and annotation with graphics and text
- Scanning and digitization of paper manuals
Completed work instructions created with Manifest Maker are also fully compatible with the company’s AR-enabled Manifest platform, where instructions can be enhanced with augmented reality and spatially anchored content, and made available to deskless workers anywhere, anytime.
With the Manifest platform, deskless workers can access Manifest Maker step-by-step work instructions, digital manuals and guidance, animated 3D models and digital twins, detailed holograms, and other invaluable company-centric knowledge, increasing maintenance and operational efficiencies, and improving safety.
Furthermore, work instructions are delivered right to the location of the equipment via a head-mounted display or iPad, resulting in faster training and improved execution of critical procedures. When instances arise where more detailed instruction is required, real-time remote assistance with knowledge experts from a company’s operations center or even from equipment OEMs is available.
Taqtile’s Manifest Maker platform is available now for free on the Apple App Store. For more information on Taqtile and its augmented reality solutions for remote workers, please visit the company’s website.
Image / video credit: Taqtile / Vimeo
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