SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Augmented World Expo -- Atheer, pioneer of the AiR™ Computing Platform (Augmented Interactive Reality™) for Augmented Reality and smartglasses, has announced its' collaboration with Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a leading smartglass designer and manufacturer. ODG's R-7 smartglasses will become an official platform of Atheer, supporting Atheer's AiR Suite for Enterprise.
"Atheer's AiR Suite is an advanced collaboration and task flow platform for smartglasses and augmented reality," said Alberto Torres, CEO of Atheer. "We are thrilled to be building a deeper collaboration with Osterhout Design Group (ODG) starting with support for the R-7 smartglasses, and look forward to extending our relationship in the future."
US companies have over 110 million field professionals who need an efficient mobile computing solution to make hands-on work easier and safer. "The use of augmented reality smartglasses in the enterprise has become a critical component for supporting and streamlining key activities of these 'deskless professionals', such as field engineers, doctors, first responders, and industrial technicians," said Pete Jameson, COO of ODG. "The AiR Suite's highly collaborative and interactive platform makes it easy to access critical task-specific information without interrupting workflow."
As the new computing category of smartglasses continues to show even faster enterprise adoption, small and large companies alike are undertaking more advanced engagements to explore how best to use augmented reality, telepresence, and workflows in different value chains. With the Atheer AiR Suite and ODG R-7 glasses working together, customers will benefit from enhanced video collaboration and annotation and task flow capabilities found in AiR Suite. This is proving to provide market participants more solutions that have the functionality to improve business unit profit/loss statements and ultimately the top and bottom-lines for their corporations.
Atheer has been working with a number of Fortune 1000 customers in a variety of verticals and is already receiving customer reports of tremendous ROI potential. For example, customers conducting site inspections anticipate a reduction of 30-60% in overall inspections. Additionally, in field service, customers can expect up to 50% reduction of travel for field engineers by leveraging remote office experts through AiR Suite's remote video calls and annotation capabilities.
Atheer is the pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality™) computing that is designed to enhance the productivity and safety of "deskless professionals" at Fortune 1000 companies. The award-winning Atheer AiR platform combines the power of immersive augmented reality with intelligent gesture, voice and head-motion interactions as well as real-time rich-media collaboration, all on a mobile smartglasses platform. Leveraging the Android-based AiR OS and the collaboration-centric AiR Suite, developers and companies around the world are creating next-generation enterprise productivity applications and workflows to empower the 21st century workforce. Visit Atheer at: Atheerair.com.
For more information on the Atheer - ODG collaboration please visit Atheerair.com/ODG.
San Francisco based Osterhout Design Group (ODG) was founded in 1999 as a technology incubator and today is focused on revolutionizing wearable technologies and developing innovative and sophisticated situational awareness, security and first-responder solutions for government, enterprise and ultimately, consumer markets. The company is privately held and has over 80 employees.