July 26, 2022 – TeamViewer, a global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, has today announced a new strategic partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring the power of TeamViewer’s enterprise augmented reality (AR) platform Frontline to Siemens’ Teamcenter software, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio.
According to TeamViewer, the collaboration will allow Siemens’ global customers to improve their product development process based on immersive experiences with interactive, 3D content connected to the digital twin of a product. The 3D models of products can be easily modified, enabling more teams across the product lifecycle to collaborate and thus driving more informed product decisions and innovation.
The Spatial module within TeamViewer’s Frontline enterprise AR platform enables employees wearing Mixed Reality (MR) smart glasses such as the Microsoft HoloLens to execute tasks in a more intuitive, interactive way by providing them with digital information, three-dimensional elements and multimedia content in an Augmented or Mixed Reality environment. Virtual information or holograms are placed on top of objects in the real world to enrich each employee’s reality for visual process guidance.
Furthermore, thanks to Frontline’s built-in no code editor, process owners can more easily manage and update the underlying workflows and can for example create digital twins from CAD model data.
TeamViewer stated that with the added Frontline Spatial module in Siemens’ Teamcenter, organizations will be able to leverage their existing investment in CAD and PLM for increased productivity, efficiency, and process quality throughout the product development process and in aftermarket service and maintenance. As a result, it will enable AR content creation based on PLM information without programming knowledge.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Siemens in the PLM space and to help their customers to increase their productivity, efficiency, and process quality. This strategic partnership underlines once more our leading position in cutting-edge technologies such as AR and MR and our relevance in the global tech ecosystem, which is a major driver for our growing enterprise business,” said Oliver Steil, CEO of TeamViewer.
“Providing our customers with rich, immersive experiences is key to broadening the adoption of the executable digital twin. Our collaboration with TeamViewer brings another way for our community of designers, engineers and managers to engage with their product data using the latest interactive Mixed Reality technology,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO and President, Siemens Digital Industries Software.
TeamViewer noted that the solution is expected to be available later this year. For more information on TeamViewer and its Frontline platform for enterprise augmented reality, click here. To find out more about Siemens and its Teamcenter software for Product Lifecycle Management, click here.
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