Nokia has incorporated augmented reality (AR) technology from Seattle based Taqtile into the Nokia MX Industrial Edge suite of enterprise solutions. The Taqtile Manifest platform provides an AR-based training and work instruction environment for frontline and deskless workers.
Combined with Nokia MX Industrial Edge and Mixed Reality-capable devices connected via private wireless, such as AR headsets, tablets, and mobile devices, Manifest provides frontline users with real-time instruction, access to static, audio, and video assets, integration of IoT data, and the ability to communicate in real-time with remote experts when needed.
Nokia is integrating these applications with technologies such as 4.9G/LTE and 5G private wireless networks. Nokia MX Industrial Edge is on-premises so data is processed on-site, providing optimised compute and networking performance, as well as the resilience and data security required by mission-critical Industry 4.0 use-cases.
“MX Industrial Edge provides a convenient way for Nokia enterprise customers and their employees to access Manifest and other advanced platforms to complete complex tasks and leverage digital solutions that unlock the inherent value of their operational data,” said Dirck Schou, CEO of Taqtile. “With Manifest, MX Industrial Edge users will be able to improve their companies’ resiliency, scale their workforces more efficiently, and be better positioned to overcome issues like labor force reductions, supply chain disruptions, and other business challenges.”
“Nokia is proud to partner with Taqtile to expand Nokia’s MX Industrial Edge ecosystem with applications that create customer value beyond connectivity. With simple and easy to use mixed reality work instructions in real-time and MX Industrial Edge capabilities, we can address the needs of many segments such as manufacturing and logistics,” said Fabian Schlage, Head of Ecosystem Engagement, Nokia Enterprise Solutions.