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Manufacturing Under Lockdown: Insights On eXtended Reality Enabling Remote Assistance & Virtual Collaboration

COVID19 has put the brakes on life as we know it. Specifically, the manufacturing sector has come to a grinding halt as a result, causing a wave of concern among shareholders & industry leaders. Manufacturing in India is the lifeline; valued at more than $400bn, could possibly get a fillip from a raft of new technologies to ensure processes can continue without disruption and minimal physical human interaction.

Keyur Bhalavat, founder CEO of Ahmedabad-based Plutomen Technologies along with Hiren Kanani, Director for Tech & Research & Ravi Patel, Director of Design, have come up with a range of solutions that use Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality to enable remote assistance, P2P collaboration and easy virtual communication.

Plutomen Technologies Pvt Ltd is recognized start-up by DIPP in the field of Emerging Technology (Registered in Nov, 2016). The company has extensive experience working in the field of Augmented, Virtual & Mixed Reality (now collectively known as eXtended Reality – XR). Their clients are across sectors like Real Estate, E-Commerce, Manufacturing & allied industries, Education, Exhibitions and tourism. They have executed projects for Adani, Arvind, Bajaj Allianz, Milacron, L&T, PwC, Transformers & Rectifiers, Sobha Group & Rohan Group.

They have been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Start up in 2019’ by DCB Bank during DCB Bank Innovation Carnival, ‘Rising Star in field of AR/VR’ at the Vibrant Startup & Technology Summit, 2019 and ‘Leading AR-VR Company in 2018-19’ by YourStory Media.

Here are some of their XR solutions that could greatly help manufacturing operations

Plutomen ARMS:

An Augmented Reality based Platform for peer-to-peer collaboration & remote assistance. It will alter the way Service Field Engineers & technicians work on MRO (Maintenance, repair and operations) practices and on the job Training.

ARMS platform allows you to intervene remotely, in real-time, carry out ordinary maintenance procedures or resolve technical failures. Collaboration among workers is a key driver for including AR technology into enterprise systems and processes. The display of real-time 3D annotations on environments and objects help teams solve problems efficiently and with no extra relocation costs.

The platform can be used from preventive maintenance, inspection, Problem identification & Troubleshooting, On-the Job training, & quick fixes.

Plutomen ARMS is a combination of VoIP, Computer Vision and Augmented Reality. We have used AR Core for Android and AR Kit for iOS. This makes the platform more stable & adaptable. Going forward AI and IoT features will also be added to the platform. The solution is available currently in Mobiles & Tablets. We will be extending this platform to Web and Smart AR Glasses.

Here’s a video of how Plutomen’s ARMS platform works: 

Plutomen V-Notes:

This is an AR-based Virtual Sticky Notes tool which allows you to tag Notes/Images/Videos in the real environment. This platform empowers the team for better planning, Survey, Audit and Task allocation. V-Notes is a combination of Computer Vision and Augmented Reality. The solution is available currently in iOS & Android.We will be extending this platform to Smart AR Glasses.

Here’s a video of how Plutomen V-Notes works: 

 

The company also builds customised solutions on AR & VR for various industries, helping them achieve more Effective & Interactive Training & Customer Engagement.

Plutomen MachinARie 

 

Simulation Based Training for Virtual Reality

“Our quest as individuals and as an organization has always been about creating solutions which help companies achieve better productivity, cost optimization & customer satisfaction. Our Solutions will transform the way field service engineers collaborate, troubleshoot and get trained.”

Keyur Bhalavat, CEO, Plutomen

 

Keyur will be speaking at length about these technologies in the webinar ‘Manufacturing Under Lockdown’ on April 14th. Register Now – https://www.coe-iot.com/webinar-plan/14april-webinar.html

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