Online | On-demand

In this episode of #AskTheCEO a hosted by Avrohom Gottheil, Augmentir CEO Russ Fadel will discuss the challenges that industrial organizations are facing due to COVID-19 and how partnering with Microsoft, using Azure, and the Azure Marketplace has helped Augmentir to scale and grow business.

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Challenges that manufacturing plants and industrial operations are struggling with in today’s post-COVID world
  • How manufacturing leverages technologies like AI & VR to assist employees while accommodating social distancing
  • How a manufacturing facility can use Augmentir with Azure
  • How has partnering with Microsoft helped Augmentir scale and grow business
  • And more!

Online | October 20, 2020 – 11:00 am EST

It’s not business as usual in 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent changes in how factories are located, staffed, managed and digitized are placing pressure on manufacturing operations leaders. This is certainly the case for companies that rely on successful MRO programs, where the nature of work is forcing changes to traditional maintenance and repair procedures. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) based remote collaboration, and connected worker solutions are now central to strategies that are helping to optimize plant operations at a time when enterprises most need it.

Connected worker solutions help connect factory workers with various digital tools to improve the safety, quality and productivity of the jobs they perform. These solutions, combined with SAP PM, can help transform and reimagine maintenance, repair and operational processes for today’s new normal.

In this webinar, Augmentir will be joined by our partner Rizing, a leading SAP consulting and implementation firm. Hear from Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir, and Martin Stenzig, Chief Technology Officer at Rizing, as they share:

  • How the manufacturing landscape has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing a new normal for work environments
  • How connected worker technology is helping to ensure business continuity and improved levels of safety, quality and productivity
  • How a connected worker platform can help extend the value of SAP PM, empowering workers with the digital tools they need to succeed in modern operating environments – avoiding unexpected down time, lost production and increased operational costs.

This webinar is hosted in partnership with IndustryWeek.

 

 

 

Online | October 14th, 2020

Join Augmentir online on October 14th for the 2020 OnRamp Manufacturing Conference. OnRamp brings together the manufacturing industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

The OnRamp Conference Series grew out of a desire to provide entrepreneurs at various stages of growth with access to high level corporate leaders and later stage investors. Started by gener8tor in 2013, OnRamp has evolved into vertical-specific events featuring conference programming and curated one-on-one pitch sessions between startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives. OnRamp strives to be the premier gathering of corporate venture capital and innovation executives in each industry it serves.

The conference highlights:

  • Innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry
  • Leaders making such innovations possible
  • How new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry

OnRamp strives to be the premier gathering of corporate venture capital and innovation executives in each industry it serves.

If you can’t make it, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Online | On-demand

Join us for a virtual roundtable of industrial transformation experts as they discuss how connected worker technology will shape the future of industrial transformation for manufacturing and service companies. Hear from:

  • Andy Lowery, Co-Founder and former CEO @ RealWear
  • Andy Timm, Founder and CEO @ CrucibleWorx
  • Russ Fadel, Co-Founder and CEO @ Augmentir

Industrial companies continue to turn to emerging digital technology to equip and train their workforces with the tools and knowledge needed to perform at higher levels of safety, quality, and productivity in today’s new normal. Technologies such as mobile and wearable devices, augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR), and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping to connect a new generation of workers, and are allowing organizations to proactively and continually deliver the right level of support, guidance and improvement.

Still, despite promise of new technology, it still takes a coordinated and connected ecosystem of technology providers and solution specialists to realize digital transformation.

In this webinar you’ll hear from a panel of industry experts as they share proven approaches to achieving digital transformation for today’s frontline workforce:

  • How wearable technology helps to improve productivity and ensure safety for a connected workforce
  • How AI is being used to optimize worker performance and uncover opportunities for improvement across the organization
  • How digital orchestration helps to deliver a complete solution
  • How connected worker platforms can serve as a marketplace for a connected ecosystem

Online | October 20-23, 2020

The Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit (EWTS) is the longest-running and most comprehensive event dedicated to the business and industrial applications of wearables, including Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality glasses and headsets, body-worn sensors, and exoskeletons.

This year, the summit is going digital with a reimagined online program and exhibition that promises to deliver the value professionals have come to expect from EWTS wherever they are.

This year at EWTS

With live presentations, on-demand content, real-time chat, discussion forums, and enhanced product showcasing tools, EWTS Everywhere empowers attendees to take control of their online conference experience, network intelligently and learn about solutions for their business. Learn how AR/VR and wearables drive ROI for your Business.

  • Learn how to evaluate, adopt, and advance immersive and wearable tech.
  • Seek out and establish meaningful relationships with those driving AR/VR and wearables in enterprise
  • Explore the top enterprise hardware and software solutions


August 11, 2020

STRONGARM is a small to mid-sized company that designs and manufactures ergonomic and environmentally protected workstations for companies in a wide range of market segments, including life sciences, food and beverage, oil and gas, healthcare, and general manufacturing.

The company initially deployed Augmentir’s software platform 12 months ago, with a focus on improving quality assurance (QA) processes. STRONGARM had previously relied on paper-based work instructions and QA checklists, but as growth and shipments picked up, this method became unwieldy and the company selected Augmentir’s software platform to help digitize its operational workflows and improve quality.

“What we really liked about Augmentir was that they are a modern, SaaS-based company that really fit within our IT needs and helped us meet our quality and continuous improvement objectives. With Augmentir, we found a simple and easy-to-implement solution that allowed us to get going in less than an hour, and the results have been fantastic.”

Steve Thorne, President and CEO of STRONGARM

STRONGARM chose the Augmentir platform because of its ability to help them modernize their manufacturing environment and improve quality and efficiency. The company was able to quickly evaluate the Augmentir software platform, prove out key use cases, and fully implement the platform within days – all without significant IT involvement.

STRONGARM’s initial focus with the Augmentir platform was on the assembly and final quality control processes for the company’s most complex workstation and industrial display unit. Augmentir’s rapid authoring environment allowed STRONGARM to quickly migrate their existing paper-based instructions to digital, augmented instructions that incorporated rich media, checklists, verifications, and several other features that were central to their assembly and QC processes.

Using Augmentir has allowed STRONGARM to not only digitize their operation, but also realize significant improvements in quality and performance. With Augmentir, STRONGARM has been able to:

  • Completely digitize their Quality Assurance (QA) processes
  • Reduce QA time per system by 50% – from 30 minutes down to 15 minutes
  • 20% reduction in average build time in their most complex workstations
  • Improve and standardize on required QA and audit activities

According to Steve Thorne, General Manager at STRONGARM, “Augmentir’s AI-based ‘True Opportunity™’ system enables us to gain insight into how our technicians are performing, and autonomously identifies our largest capturable opportunities across our entire operation.”

“Because the process was so easy, our technicians were able to quickly incorporate Augmentir into their daily operations, and the results were immediate – technician productivity improved, and inspection times went down. Furthermore, when one of our senior and most experienced technicians retired recently, we were able to onboard a new technician and trust Augmentir’s AI engine to guide him during the learning curve to get product out the door at 100% quality so that we didn’t miss shipments. Once Augmentir’s AI engine determined that the worker had become proficient, it recommended that the instructions should be adjusted to enable him to complete the job faster while still meeting quality and safety goals. This has resulted in a 20% reduction in average build time in our most complex workstations.” Thorne added that based on the initial successes, STRONGARM plans to expand its use of Augmentir into the manufacturing operations of their ruggedized workstations used in the oil and gas industry.

“Based on the success of Augmentir for our QA processes, we have expanded the system into other areas of our manufacturing operation, including complex assembly, shipment staging, and preventive maintenance,” added Thorne. “Augmentir’s AI engine automatically helps identify the biggest areas of quality improvement – this is helping support our organization wide continuous improvement and quality initiatives”

From day one, Augmentir has been focused on providing affordable and easy-to-use solutions that create sustainable value for small, medium, and large sized businesses. The platform provides a suite of AI-powered tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and also provides an industrial remote assistance and collaboration solution to support remote expert guidance scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

The company adopts Augmentir’s AI-powered Connected Worker platform to empower its manufacturing workforce and improve operational efficiency

 

HORSHAM, PA – September 9, 2020 Augmentir, Inc., the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, announced today that Hunter Industries, a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing sectors, has selected Augmentir as its next-generation Connected Worker platform for its manufacturing operations.

Hunter offers a full spectrum of water- and energy-efficient solutions for residential, commercial, municipal, and agricultural applications. The company’s diverse array of products can be seen all over the world. Hunter prides itself on core values of customer satisfaction, innovation, social responsibility, and valuing employees. The selection of Augmentir’s connected worker platform reinforces those themes, allowing Hunter to deliver digital tools that help their manufacturing workforce perform at their best and improve overall efficiency. The company’s initial focus for Augmentir is on their injection Molding and Extrusion departments, where changeover processes often lead to lengthy downtime.

Augmentir’s software platform allows Hunter to:

  • Digitize and standardize on work instructions for manufacturing, changeover, and quality assurance (QA) procedures
  • Create and deploy work instructions at a faster rate
  • Accelerate onboarding and provide on-the-job instant training for technicians
  • Gather instant feedback from their technicians as they perform tasks
  • Reduce scrap and prevent unplanned downtime and quality issues within its manufacturing operation
  • Provide remote guidance tools for technicians, allowing them to virtually connect with subject matter experts to help resolve manufacturing or maintenance issues

“The use of Augmentir within our manufacturing operation highlights our commitment to our people and innovation in the workplace,” stated Yunior Murillo, Operations Training Supervisor at Hunter Industries. “Augmentir’s platform allows our technicians to perform at their best while improving efficiency across our manufacturing department. Additionally, the operational insights provided by Augmentir’s AI allow us to focus our training efforts on individuals that need them most and intelligently guide our technicians in their day-to-day activities.”

The Augmentir Connected Worker Platform is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools designed to help manufacturing and service teams improve operations, close skills gaps, capture tribal knowledge, and drive continuous improvement efforts. The platform provides tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and also provides an industrial remote assistance and collaboration solution to support remote expert guidance scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

“We are excited to work with Hunter and bring an innovative connected worker technology to its manufacturing operation,” stated Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Our AI-based Connected Worker platform helps industrial companies to intelligently close skills gaps so that the entire workforce can perform at its peak.”

Hunter plans to expand its use of Augmentir across its operation and into its maintenance group, furthering the workforce efficiency and continuous improvement benefits that the platform offers.

 

About Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, custom manufacturing, and dispensing technology sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers more than 1,000 products, including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential, commercial, golf course, and agricultural irrigation systems. Hunter’s core mission will always remain the same: to deliver valued products and services, grow the company conscientiously, and remain true to the culture that make its employees proud to work at Hunter.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

Bundled SaaS-based software platform and wearable hardware simplifies purchasing and reduces CAPEX costs for global enterprise companies

 

HORSHAM, PA – August 26, 2020 Augmentir, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, today announced the immediate availability of a comprehensive subscription offering that combines the RealWear HMT-1® wearable Android tablet with Augmentir’s AI-Powered Connected Worker platform. The low-cost subscription bundle gives enterprise companies the technology and tools they need to help increase safety, quality, and productivity for frontline workers performing industrial jobs in manufacturing and service.

The subscription bundle, which includes hardware, software and support, is being being offered through a partnership with Q-mation, a leading industrial hardware and software reseller. The offering helps to reduce CAPEX costs for enterprise companies throughout the entire connected worker journey including evaluation, piloting, rollout and maintenance of the solution.

“We have seen tremendous demand for hands-free solutions based on Augmentir’s Connected Worker platform,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of Augmentir. “Our partnerships with RealWear and Q-mation bundle the right technologies into a subscription model that makes it easy for our customers to get started and scale this throughout their enterprise, allowing them to capture the safety, quality, and productivity benefits more quickly.”

“Augmentir and Q-mation, both important RealWear partners, have produced a subscription offering that helps companies avoid large CAPEX purchases, simplifying the adoption of cutting edge, productivity improving Connected Worker solutions,” said Sanjay Jhawar, President and Co-Founder of RealWear. “This will further accelerate the digital transformation of the industrial frontline workforce.”

The RealWear HMT-1® is a ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. When combined with Augmentir’s AI-based Connected Worker platform, frontline workers can be intelligently guided through complex manufacturing, inspection and service procedures. Augmentir’s platform, which is optimized for a hands-free RealWear experience with voice, delivers on-the-job training and instant support from remote experts, allowing frontline workers to perform their jobs with higher quality and safety, and increased productivity.

“Q-mation has reoriented its 20+ year business to help transform the frontline workforce through a combination of Augmentir’s AI-based platform and RealWear’s market leading HMT-1 family of industrial wearables,“ added Bob D’Agostino, President of Q-mation. “With this cost effective total subscription offering we are helping companies future accelerate their deployment of valuable Connected Worker solutions such as Remote Assist and Intelligent Workforce Guidance.”

Available immediately, the subscription is priced at $140 USD/user/month for a 36-month subscription. The subscription also includes $50 of essential RealWear HMT-1 accessories, phone and email support,  software updates and device configuration.

To learn more, visit the Augmentir website at www.augmentir.com/realwear.

About Augmentir

Augmentir™ is the world’s only AI-Powered Connected Worker platform for industrial companies. Augmentir is the first of its kind to combine enterprise augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to intelligently close skills gaps so that frontline workers can perform their jobs with higher quality and increased productivity while driving continuous improvement across the organization. Augmentir is being used to help intelligently guide and support frontline workers in a wide range of industrial use cases – from manufacturing teams on the shop floor to service and repair teams out in the field. For more information, please visit www.augmentir.com.

About Q-mation

Q-mation is a large hardware and software reseller, support and service provider focused on helping manufacturing companies adopt and deploy productivity increasing solutions quickly.  The company’s Connected Worker group has partnered with Augmentir and RealWear to accelerate the availability of their technologies to the industrial marketplace. Connect with Q-mation by visiting www.qmation.com.