Librestream and Samsung partner on AR for industrial workers

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Librestream Technologies and Samsung Electronics America have developed an augmented reality (AR) solution for industrial workers in the manufacturing, transportation and public safety markets.

Quick read

➨ The solution integrates the Onsight AR Enterprise platform with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro

➨ The AR platform includes remote expert assistance, digital work instructions and content management

➨ ‘Today’s industrial businesses require mobile solutions that not only increase productivity, but also stand up to the rougher elements of industrial workplaces’

The story

The jointly developed solution integrates Librestream’s Onsight AR Enterprise platform with Samsung’s latest ruggedised tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro, to deliver a solution aimed at helping to improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of industrial workers.

The Librestream AR platform includes remote expert assistance, digital work instructions and content management—as well as its Onsight Cube wearable thermal camera for asset analysis. 

By combining this platform with Samsung’s Tab Active Pro—a purpose-built, military-grade certified tablet built for workers in harsh environments— the companies claim that teams can stay well-connected and workers can gain fast assistance in rough locations, whether working indoors or out in the field.

Charlie Neagoy, vice president of business development at Librestream, said: “For workers in the field, factory floor or other tough locations, their work environments demand rugged hardware that can endure and perform in those situations. They also require AR software that can perform in the equally challenging network conditions. The Galaxy Tab Active Pro with the Onsight AR platform ensures that workers are safer, faster, and more efficient.”

The Galaxy Tab Active Pro and its family of are now certified ‘Onsight Optimized’, following extensive and ongoing hardware and software testing, as well as tailored capabilities to maximise performance.

Taher Behbehani, head of business-to-business mobile at Samsung Electronics America, said: “Today’s industrial businesses require mobile solutions that not only increase productivity, but also stand up to the rougher elements of industrial workplaces. Samsung is proud to collaborate with Librestream to deliver a ruggedised enterprise tablet that uses AR technology to improve efficiencies, while ensuring seamless operation in tough environments.”

Neagoy recently spoke with Samsung Electronics America on the new partnership, describing a number of rising challenges as a “drumbeat of complexity” that “requires a new approach to technician training and enablement”.

Image credit: Librestream Technologies