Hannover Messe 2017: Taqtile showcases mixed reality app

Hannover Messe 2017: Taqtile showcases mixed reality app
Company’s Field Inspection app harnesses Windows 10, Hololens and Microsoft Cloud technology

Toby Ingleton |

Members of Microsoft’s partner community are showcasing their latest offerings at this week’s Hannover Messe 2017 event in Germany.

One such partner is Taqtile, a 3D app development firm based in Seattle, US.

Harnessing the potential of the mixed reality space, Taqtile is building an array of solutions on Windows 10 and Microsoft Hololens.

In industry areas such as field service work, manufacturing and warehousing, a plateau in productivity growth is being seen. This is due to a shortage of skilled manufacturing workers but a proliferation in the number of manufacturing job openings.

This discord is leading to a larger gap between existing labour forces and the required level of skill to work in the field.

To help address this problem, Taqtile has created a new Field Inspection app. This is delivered through Windows 10, HoloLens and the Microsoft Cloud.

The app delivers integrated 3D modelling capabilities, predictive maintenance and inspection technology for use in the manufacturing, utilities, transportation, and oil and gas industries.

With the app, remote experts are able to visually communicate with workers and offer step-by-step instructions. Therefore companies working in these industries are better placed to train less experienced workers out in the field. 

Using a Hololens device, workers can search for steps to fix an issue out in the field via the app. Managers also have an up-to-date view of their rig environment on a Windows 10 dashboard.

To read the latest news from this year's event, head to our Hannover Messe topic page.

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