AR remote collaboration solutions use either a dedicated AR headset or a compatible mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Most AR headsets are compatible with video conferencing solutions.
- CareAR is a field service enablement platform that provides AR remote support via instruction overlay and spatial annotation with the aim of reducing the number of on-site visits;
- Help Lightning‘s remote assistance software provides video collaboration services that allow a company’s experts to work virtually side-by-side with anyone needing help around the world. It is often used for the installation, inspection, training, servicing, and repair of complex equipment and products;
- Streem uses web-to-web video chat and support tools to connect users in real-time to a professional who can provide guidance, instruction, and take measurements;
- Taqtile’s Manifest platform allows users to connect with one another via video conferencing, and also connect with enabled IoT devices;
- TechSee is a real-time search-by-image browser that employs an augmented reality tool that provides visual contactless assistance;
- Varjo and Laerdal partnered to create a collaborative XR training content for medical personnel. They combined Varjo’s mixed reality hardware with Laerdal’s medical expertise to develop immersive and effective mixed reality training for medical scenarios;
- Trimble overlays 3D designs directly on a physical environment using holographic data; and,
- VSight Remote works on smart glasses – such as Realwear, Vuzix, Epson, Moverio, Google Glass, Toshiba, ODG, Fujitsu, and others – and mobile devices – (android, iOS).
There are many more AR remote collaboration solutions available, with some designed for particular market niches. All offer free demos or trial periods, enabling organizations to experiment with the technology and help with the assessment of ROI.