Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented Reality based on Microsoft Hololens revolutionises support services as it allows to provide effective assistance in the case of a breakdown without having to be on-site. Documentation can be put aside while the support specialist can visually guide the on-site staff through the problem, allowing them to essentially be in several remote locations at once without the need to leave the office. Examples include remote repair of machinery and equipment, remote service and maintenance, remote training and knowledge base.
Imagine a situation in which one of the machines on production fails. A service request is sent the next day. Depending on the availability of the service, the repair takes place after a few days. Having augmented reality glasses and the AR application you can shorten the reaction time and the device can be operational on the same day, assuming that the service employee will help to remove this failure (remotely). Additionally, the machine downtime is reduced.
Imagine the service inspection of the device that you produce is approaching. There is a need to send two people to your client (located in Chile) and arrange a date in advance. Instead of two people, you can send one person, less experienced, who with the support of the AR application will carry out this task by himself. In this case, you use a less experienced person (which is a easy solution in the situation of staff shortages) and significantly reduce travel costs.
You have a plant located at the other end of your country. Using the augmented reality technology and AR application, you can now have a preview (video) of what is happening in a particular place. You can also access the parameters and settings of machines or devices perform any action remotely, with a less experienced person the support of the AR application.
You have a production plant located in Asia. On average, once a month you send employees to hold training there. Now you can do it at a lower cost by sending augmented reality glasses with the AR application. The training can now be carried out quickly (day by day) without the need to go there.