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Trimble Launches Mixed-Reality Portfolio

Trimble Connect for HoloLens and a new hard hat solution for Microsoft HoloLens designed to improve the utility of mixed-reality for practical field applications.

January 29, 2018
Trimble introduces Trimble Connect for HoloLens

Trimble has announced the Trimble Connect for HoloLens and a new hard hat solution for Microsoft HoloLens designed to improve the utility of mixed-reality for practical field applications.

“With the rise in acceptance for mixed-reality solutions in business today, the need for 3D visualization outside the office is driving this next wave of Trimble innovation," says Aviad Almagor, director of Trimble's Mixed-Reality Program. “We are expanding the opportunities for implementation of mixed reality in a broad range of industries.”

Trimble Connect for HoloLens is a mixed-reality solution that improves coordination by combining models from multiple stakeholders—such as structural, mechanical, and electrical trade partners. The solution provides for precise alignment of holographic data on a 1:1 scale on the job site, to review models in the context of the physical environment. 

Pre-defined views from Trimble Connect further simplify in-field use with access to immersive visualizations of 3D data. Users can leverage mixed reality for training purposes and also to compare plans against work completed. Advanced visualization further enables users to view assigned tasks and capture data with onsite measurement tools.

Trimble’s Hard Hat Solution for Microsoft HoloLens extends the benefits of HoloLens mixed reality into areas in which increased safety requirements are mandated, such as construction sites, offshore facilities, and mining projects. The solution, which is ANSI-approved, integrates the HoloLens holographic computer with an industry-standard hard hat.

Enabling optimal placement for viewing 3D data in field applications, the hard hat solution was developed in collaboration with Microsoft to ensure a seamless connection between HoloLens and hard hat while maintaining the HoloLens warranty. Complete with MSA V-Gard hard hat, suspension system, and quick-release accessory clips, Trimble says that the system is the only Microsoft-endorsed hard hat solution for HoloLens.

Trimble Connect for HoloLens is available through the Microsoft Windows App Store. A free trial option is available, enabling integration with HoloLens. Paid subscriptions support premium functionality, allowing for precise on-site alignment and collaboration. Trimble’s Hard Hat Solution for HoloLens is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018.  About Trimble's Mixed-Reality Program.

According to Trimble, the company’s Mixed-Reality Program allows architecture, engineering, construction, and operations firms to experience how mixed-reality technology can assist in the work they perform. Utilizing mixed-reality in  projects, says Trimble ,can improve team communication, data interpretation, and collaboration during the design-development and pre-construction stages of projects. As part of the program, Trimble provides training and implementation support on Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble mixed-reality solutions.

Source: Trimble

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