The Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2022 concluded last week in Lisbon, Portugal with a massive gathering of tech giants, professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts for the two-day event.
Taking place 20-21 October, the world-renowned event saw companies showcase their latest products, speak to the media, deliver keynote speeches, and offer networking opportunities.
Here’s a recap of some of the top stories covered by XR Today.
ByteDance Drops Pico 4 Enterprise at AWE 2022
ByteDance-owned Pico Interactive announced a massive update for its series of headsets with the Pico 4 Enterprise, the company’s latest professional-grade device set to challenge Meta’s Quest Pro.
The all-in-one headset will offer users a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor, 4K displays at 1200 ppi a 105-degree field of view (FoV), 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF), hand, eye, and face-tracking sensors, and 70-90 refresh rates, among others.
Pico’s news comes just days after the Meta Connect 2022, where Company CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled many solutions, devices, and key developments at the virtual event.
Updates included Meta’s Quest Pro headsets, which recently debuted in stores on Tuesday this week, several software development kits (SDKs), and the firm’s Presence Platform and Movement tools.
Epson Debuts New Moverio AR Glasses at AWE
At the event, Japanese tech giant Epson debuted its Moverio BT-45C and BT-45CS AR smart glasses for industrial uses. The novel solutions will help companies tackle skyrocketing demand for remote repair, maintenance, guidance, and training solutions.
Remote workers can leverage the smart glasses’ innovative features, which include rugged construction, binocular, 1080p full high definition (FHD) visuals, autofocus-capable cameras, USB-C connectivity,m and integrated audio, among others.
Epson’s BT-45CS headsets are compatible with its BO-IC400N intelligent controllers for on-site command of devices, systems, and communications.
Vitruvian VR Showcases Training Product at AWE
Vitruvian VR, a company that offers training solutions with 360-degree movement, spoke to XR today at the event to discuss how immersive kinetic devices could boost training outcomes for professionals.
The company’s current device is an iterative prototype for a third and final release to market, Giovanni Fantoni, CCO for Vitruvian VR explained in an interview.
The executive continued, stating the VR kit would help enhance training modules for high-skilled professionals such as astronauts and military fighter pilots for future training modules.
Frontline Worker Challenges Solved with TeamViewer
In a second interview at the AWE, XR Today spoke to representatives from TeamViewer, a major global provider of maintenance and tools for remote workers, about their AR frontline worker solution.
Lisa Gruber, Senior Product Marketing Manager for TeamViewer, explained how TeamViewer Frontline aimed to empower people working “away from their desks.” Over 3 million people did not have access while conducting fieldwork, leaving professionals with significant challenges.
Her company’s platform provided frontline workers with four specific tools, leading to massively increased performance, accuracy, training, and speed of deployment outcomes.