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Using Extended Reality (XR) to advance Industry 4.0  

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As manufacturers increasingly embrace Industry 4.0 principles, it is important to understand the breadth of technologies that encompass Digital Transformation. These technologies include IoT, Extended Reality (AR/VR/MR), robotics, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, AI, and of course cyber security. This blog is about using Extended Reality in Manufacturing to advance the implementation of Industry 4.0 Extended

Photon for Networking in XR Applications

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At SphereGen, one of our core expertise lies in building cross-platform XR applications. These applications facilitate real-time collaboration and interaction among multiple users within shared virtual environments. For our development process, we rely on Photon, a reliable and feature-rich networking middleware solution that supports various platforms. Unity, our preferred design platform for XR, accommodates these

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Employee Training

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Updated November 15th, 2023 Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Training Landscape The use of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality to train the workforce has gained significant traction, as the importance of these technologies has increased within the marketplace. In the early 2010’s the technology was expensive and unstable for most business use. However, with continued

Using CAD Files to Build Augmented Reality Applications

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A few years ago, Augmented Reality (AR) exited the Gartner hype cycle as an emerging technology. The reason was not due to lost potential, quite the opposite. It was because AR has matured as a viable technology for business investment. Nevertheless, certain challenges persist when it comes to adoption. Access to CAD files to develop

Return on Investment for HoloLens 2, Remote Assist and Guides

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Updated August 23, 2023 In today’s global economy, businesses are actively seeking ways to achieve significant returns on investment (ROIs) with modern technologies. Mixed Reality solutions like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Guides not only help companies achieve compelling cost savings, but many have discovered these applications affect employee’s well-being in a positive way. HoloLens 2

Apple Vision Pro Announcement

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Apple debuted their much-anticipated Mixed Reality headset at WWDC23. So, what have we learned about the Company’s plans for the future of wearable spatial computing? At first glance, the Apple Vision Pro looks like it could be a truly revolutionary Mixed Reality headset, combining new features to overcome obstacles that have prevented adoption of wearable technology in

Mixed Reality Headsets

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By now, most people have experienced some form of Virtual or Augmented Reality (AR/VR) in their day to day lives – either through gaming, work, phone apps or even watching football commentary on TV. However, the same cannot be said for experiencing Mixed Reality (MR). Why?…because until recently, there have not been many Mixed Reality

Move Over 3D printing, Augmented Reality Modeling Has Finally Come of Age

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The 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry is projected to grow to $35 billion in market size by 2026, but as technological advances in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) mature, is 3D printing still the best solution for product development collaboration and ideation? Maybe not. Recent innovations in imaging, graphics and computing have

Eye Tracking Technology Today

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What are people looking at? What grabs people’s attention? Does our brand stand out next to others? These are just a few of the questions Eye-tracking technology seeks to answer. With the advancement of this technology, new forms of analytics are no longer restricted to research institutions but are now accessible to a wider market.