The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Smart glasses in Digital Transformation and why they matter
Press Release – updated: Oct 30, 2017 06:07 EDT
SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – Great HUD devices require great (and specialized) software for business. From this standpoint, the partners of the Silicon Valley giant take center stage; one of these partners is Streye, the only Google Smart Glasses official distributor in Spain (and one of the very few partners to sell worldwide from Europe and Hong Kong). This Spanish firm has developed a valuable software + platform package geared towards improving business processes. A total game changer.
From this platform, Streye Platform, a company manages all of its devices, and develop a secure infrastructure in which to operate all the technical information. Apps such as Streye Enterprise make video-collaboration seamless, with services so crucial as remote assistance thanks to first-person streaming. Companies are saving literally millions in maintenance costs by receiving guidance on how to proceed in case of a certain equipment issue.
Another element of the suite, Streye Checkr, allows the user to follow subroutines of a work process, procedures or task lists. Streye Link makes it possible for the Smart Glasses user to have right at eye level all the information retrieved from an ERP or CRM, the moment s/he requires it, and it’s as simple as scanning a code. Likewise, the user may receive alerts in real time, or control logistics in a warehouse and prepare orders with the info supplied via the smart glasses.
The question, then, is not if Industry 4.0 is coming, but how quickly. As with big data and other business trends, I suspect that the early adopters will be rewarded for their courage jumping into this new technology, and those who avoid change risk becoming irrelevant and left behind.
From leading an employee to the source of a malfunction after viewing an alert, to helping said employee to fix it with a smart guidance system; looking up key information for carrying out productive tasks, or broadcasting the process in real time, while the operator receives relevant information, are only a few of the advantages that Glass Enterprise, the new version of Google Glass, can offer in order to optimize productivity in an environment in which all industry operations tend towards a global transformation.
From the moment Google announced the first development of Google Glass, in 2012, expectations have been growing in the world of wearables. But also logical disappointment. At this time, the northern Californian firm’s smart glasses are among the gadgets most coveted by tech lovers, available since July this year in their Enterprise edition, aimed at improving productive workflows.
Streye full solution comprises of an electronic unit attached to an eyeglasses frame, being one of the most promising devices in the market. It features a camera and a display screen at eye level, which allows the user to take photos, as well as filming and live streaming high-quality videos. Additionally, its processor and high connectivity, along with specific Android-based software make it highly usable. Its voice-command functions, in turn, make it easier to use while carrying out manual tasks. Now, add to that the proper business model consisting of a full standalone app suite.
Smart Glasses contribution to Industry 4.0
Google Smart Glasses are, without a shred of doubt, a significant addition to what is known by now as the Fourth Industrial Revolution; that is, the transformation of productive sectors in order to put into practice the latest technologies of data detection and processing, aimed at improving performance in industries and businesses. “It is all about harnessing the data generated by human action in an orderly fashion. To digitizing workflow without interfering with the usual business,” says Frank Escandell, Business Development Director for Streye.
While Google Glass was born with a universal vocation, its development took a crucial turn in the year 2015 until today. The intention was to take advantage of its best elements in tasks that require data consultation, or follow in real time certain activities such as maintenance in an industrial plant. In this case, Google paved the way for other tech enterprises having taken with smart glasses models such as Epson Moverio, Vuzix and RealWear.
A revolution focused on the digitization of procedures, in order to lead the manufacturers and service providers of the future to better optimized, less expensive processes.
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