Konica Minolta AIRe Lens delivers a hands-free augmented reality (AR) that greatly facilitates work in modern industrial manufacturing. The users of the product are mainly companies looking for a reliable system for step-by-step guidance and remote assistance using AR technology. Originally, the client needed to take over and rewrite an older unfinished software solution originating in Japan. So, not only did we have to take over the project, including the original Japanese commentaries, we also often lacked the source code completely.
We took over the original solution, thoroughly studied it and eventually built it all over again, using more modern technologies and allowing easy adjustments and further development. Our solution includes design and development of software (server and web client), services (platform for updating and centralized content management) and out-of-the-box applications mainly used in the manufacturing sector. In addition to step-by-step guidance and remote support, AIRe Lens also has an accelerometer for head movement control, video, audio and photos recording and sharing.
Interesting facts and challenges
AIRe Lens is a completely original product. Therefore, during its development, we placed strong demands on flawless fulfillment of very specific client requirements. The key was our rapid response to incorporating the requirements of customers who used the equipment in practice and continually came up with new designs. Support designed specifically for this hardware was also important.