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a lot of hardware redundant. Just as the We have been working with Microsoft allows the user to project and interact We are perhaps still two to ? ve years smart phone included the functional- HoloLens to make this a reality for the with holograms and recent research from away from AR devices being rolled out ity of a lot of gadgets such as camera, shipping industry and we already imple- analyst ? rm, CCS Insight predicted that across the shipping industry, however, telephone, calendar or calculator, AR de- mented ways to visualize data from our mixed reality devices like Microsoft’s companies should start to investigate vices are one more step forward. software using this device. HoloLens will start gaining sales come and learn about the possibilities, as we

For ship inspections for example, in- The HoloLens device is the ? rst self- 2019, and that 2018 will mark the start of believe this technology will revolution- spectors will no longer need to take ad- contained, holographic computer which growth in adoption of AR devices. ise the way they will work in the future. ditional equipment with them because the questionnaire could be displayed di- rectly in the room and pictures could be taken with the camera within the device.

A report from analysts Forrester says there are tangible bene? ts to using an

AR headset over a phone or tablet cam- era feed to obtain information, with the added advantage of the worker’s hands being free.

There are also communication bene? ts.

The industry is already working on proj- ects that make it possible to have virtual meetings. Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmit- ted anywhere in the world in real time.

When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technol- ogy allows users to see, hear, and inter- act with remote participants in 3D as if they are in the room. Communicating and interacting with remote users will become as natural as face-to-face com- munication.

Who will bene? t most?

Initially, it’s likely that management teams will bene? t most from AR tech- nology because of the possibilities it of-

Maritime risks are vast. So is our team to see you fers to display all kinds of operational data, such as the movement of ? eets. through them.

It will probably have the biggest im- pact on productivity and training ex- penses, since it’s possible to display

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AR will be complicated, and that staff will require extensive training to use it, however, this isn’t necessarily the case.

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