DigiLens Inc. a provider of waveguide technology and industrial head-set platforms, is teaming up with Taqtile, Inc., an augmented reality (AR)-based work instruction software, to provide a solution that will assist deskless industrial and defense workers in completing essential, complex tasks. The combination of the ARGO smartglasses from DigiLens and the Manifest work instruction platform from Taqtile will deliver a robust, industrial-lite solution for deskless workers around the globe.   

The combination of technologies from Taqtile and DigiLens will enable workers to conduct maintenance, repairs, inspections, and other procedures more efficiently, accurately, and safely. The new solution is expected to be a valuable tool in industries such as manufacturing, energy, healthcare, logistics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and defense.

“Worker productivity, specifically deskless work, has been the focus of DigiLens ARGO,” said Nima Shams, GM and VP of Product BU at DigiLens. “ARGO allows the frontline operator true hands free, body position independence, and now with Manifest from Taqtile, robust work instruction anywhere, at any time, in any environment. Manifest on ARGO provides a complete work ecosystem, giving industrial and defense workers a platform of the future; enabling them to be more efficient, precise, and agile while having their hands-free for the task at hand.”

DigiLens has developed a patented optical platform and photopolymer technology for use indoors and in bright outdoor lighting conditions with a small footprint that does not require modification to be implemented in industrial and defense environments.  

Manifest complements DigiLens hardware with AR technology that improves operational workflows so that jobs get done more accurately and consistently. Manifest empowers deskless workers to document maintenance and operational procedures, follow step by-step work instructions, and analyze job performance and history more easily and efficiently.  For complex tasks, the advanced Manifest platform enables access to real-time remote assistance from knowledge experts who can view “see-what-I-see” video and guide deskless users with spatially anchored content within the AR environment.

“ARGO represents just the type of head-mounted, hands-free device that Manifest customers have been looking for,” said John Tomizuka, CTO, Taqtile. “We continue to evaluate hardware solutions that will meet the unique needs of our deskless workers, and the combination of Manifest and ARGO has the ability to deliver performance and functionality that will appeal to the industrial and defense sectors.”