Immersive reality solutions like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and extended reality (XR) are transforming the way businesses operate by providing new ways to visualize, interact with, and experience the world. These technologies use computer-generated sensory inputs like sound, video, and haptic feedback to create immersive and interactive experiences.
Immersive reality has a wide range of applications in various industries and enterprises. Enterprises can use these to enhance their operations, improve productivity and reduce costs.
Immersive Reality Use Cases for Enterprises
- Digital Twins: Digital twins can be used to simulate production environments and optimize manufacturing processes, improving productivity and reducing downtime.
- Safety: AR solutions could be developed to enhance safety in ports and mines by providing workers with real-time hazard alerts and guidance. For example, workers can wear AR headsets to receive alerts about potential hazards and guidance around avoiding them in real-time based on their location on the factory floor.
- Situational awareness: AR solutions could be developed to provide soldiers with real-time information about their surroundings. For example, soldiers can wear AR headsets that display information about enemy positions, friendly forces, and other relevant information.
- Maintenance and Repair: AR can provide technicians real-time guidance during maintenance and repair tasks. For example, a technician can use an AR headset to receive step-by-step instructions while repairing a complex machine.
- Training and Simulation: Immersive reality solutions can be developed to train employees in a safe, controlled environment. For example, flight simulators are used to train pilots, and VR simulations are used to train surgeons.
- Remote Collaboration: Immersive reality allows teams in different locations to collaborate as if they were in the same room. For example, a design team can review a 3D model in a virtual meeting.
- Quality Control: AR solutions could be developed to improve quality control processes by providing real-time quality feedback to workers. For example, workers can use AR to check for product defects and receive guidance on fixing them.
Enabling these requires a high volume of data to be transferred through the network in real-time. Advanced networks like LTE, 5G and Wifi 6 are revolutionizing the way immersive reality solutions are deployed in industrial environments with benefits like low latency, high bandwidth, and greater capacity.
However, enterprises often underutilize their networks, treating them merely as connectivity pipes, resulting in unnecessary over-provisioning and inflated costs.
Advanced networks provide various capabilities that application developers can leverage to interact with the underlying network infrastructure and services and improve operational efficiency.
Despite such huge advancements, it is cumbersome for developers to develop network-aware applications as they need to understand the intricacies & nuances of networks and variance in equipment vendor implementations. This is a major impediment to utilizing the network as an intelligent asset.
Enterprises need a high service velocity to cater to dynamic business requirements. Spending significant time grasping an intricate network before developing applications can hinder developers from focusing on building efficient network-aware applications that drive business outcomes, potentially causing unnecessary delays and reduced operational effectiveness for enterprises.
That’s where Shabodi’s Application Enablement Platform (AEP) comes in. AEP empowers enterprises and application developers to effortlessly transform advanced networks into intelligent assets. The platform offers user-friendly, vendor-agnostic RESTful API interfaces that enable the development of portable network-aware applications to leverage the network’s capabilities.
With Shabodi’s AEP, developers can focus on enabling business outcomes instead of grappling with the complexities of network-level APIs.
- Seamless interaction between network-aware apps and advanced networks.
- Accelerated business outcomes by significantly decreasing the time to develop network-aware applications.
- Portable and interoperable network-aware applications that support multiple network equipment providers out of the box making your apps future-proof.
- Reduced application engineering costs.
- Optimized network capacity utilization using real-time QoS modification and streamlining resource allocation.