Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is now taking orders for the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2 system, a worksite-ready mixed-reality solution that enables workers to visualize 3D data on project sites for easier and more efficient planning, collaboration and reporting.
The announcement was made at A+A 2019, the largest international trade forum for safety, security and health at work.
The new solution is enabled by two central components:
- Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 – a mixed-reality device purpose-built for integration into an industry-standard hardhat for use in safety-controlled environments
- Trimble Connect™ for HoloLens – cloud-based software that allows for open and collaborative communication across all stakeholder types, optimized to maximize the benefits of HoloLens 2
Enabling front-line workers in the construction, oil and gas, manufacturing and mining industries, the Trimble XR10 meets international certification standards for impact and electrical protection in most major markets. The device includes all of the new functionality of HoloLens 2, including a flip-up-visor, wider field-of-view and more instinctual interaction enabled by state-of-the-art hand-tracking technology. Providing a true mixed-reality experience, the XR10 enables users to overlay Constructible Building Information Models (BIM) and other digital project data onto the physical context of the jobsite. Trimble has taken this approach one step further by incorporating Mobilus’ mobiWAN bone conduction audio headset for a fully immersive experience in the field. The XR10’s ear-free approach of the Mobilus device delivers a layer of digital audio content directly to the inner ear while leaving the ears free to receive audio from the physical world or to be protected by earplugs. With mobiWAN audio output and the HoloLens’ advanced array of microphones, the system is capable of two-way communications and video remote assistance in high-ambient noise environments. The XR10 introduces all of these advanced features to front-line workers without compromising on safety or compatibility with standard safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
Trimble Connect for HoloLens is an application-specific extension to Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform designed to improve the coordination of constructible 3D models and their associated data. The HoloLens extension provides users of the Trimble XR10 with enhanced, actionable collaboration of this same data in the mixed-reality environment. New additions to Trimble Connect for HoloLens include step-by-step guidance for complex tasks and assigning to-do tasks and RFIs to other stakeholders.
Mixed reality is playing a key role in the digital transformation process by improving the understanding and communication of complex spatial conditions through a truly immersive experience,” said Martin Holmgren, general manager, Field Solutions, Trimble Buildings. “We are excited for this latest integration and expansion of our collaboration with Microsoft that provides field-oriented workflows leveraging constructible 3D models and mixed reality to facilitate daily work tasks.”
Viewing and interacting with digital models in the active work environment assists onsite teams in visualizing the work to be performed and identifying potential issues before they happen. These new additions to the Trimble Buildings’ Constructible portfolio further extend the broad set of solutions Trimble offers for improving quality, productivity and safety throughout the building construction and operations lifecycle.