Build 2019: Microsoft Strengthens Foundation For Enterprise Cloud xR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Devices & Technology, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Software

Beginning on May 6th, Seattle saw Microsoft’s Build developer event unveil a number of important announcements from the tech giant, all reinforcing the service-centric vision pioneered by CEO Satya Nadella. Executives representing Azure, Office 365, GitHub, and others took center stage, focusing on Microsoft’s evolving set of enabling technologies and compelling industry partnerships. In a continuing trend across large technology … Read More

Transforming Energy: Shell Commits to RealWear Head-Mounted Display Deployment

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Augmented Reality, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles

International energy company Royal Dutch Shell has expanded its integration of xR in ongoing operations, with plans to equip workers with AR headsets for use in the field. The headsets will be utilized across the globe to assist on major projects. Shell’s move to adopt RealWear’s HMT 1Z1 device is a digital workflow solution. Shell’s field operators will use the … Read More

Medicine and xR: Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Making Their Way Through Various Healthcare Initiatives

Avatar Greenlight Insights Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality

Healthcare professionals are always looking at technology for new and better ways to treat, train, and explain. The Virtual Medicine Conference, held March 27-28, 2019 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, brought together 400 medical and technical professionals to examine the value of xR in medicine. There were 30 presentations and 21 exhibits. Healthcare applications that were discussed included … Read More

Matterport Raises Series D Funding To Expand 3D Model Database

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Client-Only, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Software, Virtual Reality

Immersive technology company Matterport, announced a Series D funding total of $48M on March 5th. Investment firms DCM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and Lux Capital led this funding round, which will enable the expansion of Matterport’s database of 3D scenes and models, and improve the accuracy of its 3D capture technology, by refining its AI engine that converts 2D images into … Read More