TourGuide Solutions, a leading provider of wireless tour, event and training solutions, today announced that it is launching its first mixed reality product line as a reseller of RealWear and its flagship product, the HMT-1®. RealWear is a hands-free, mobile computing device that makes it easy for teams to communicate remotely and provides digital workflow software applications for individuals. The wearable device enables clear, secure, collaborative communications for industries that need a professional, ruggedized solution.
“TourGuide has a great reputation for consulting on audio headset solutions and connecting people and teams within an event or facility,” said Bridget Pedersen, Director of TourGuide Solutions. “The addition of RealWear addresses a growing request from our customers to further improve communications beyond tours for service and training, enabling them to connect visually and start a remote meeting with just their voice.”
RealWear is ideal for industrial and/or mobile environments where people need to communicate with others remotely. Applications include service, training, site walks, and accessing digital workflow processes. Device options include the standard HMT-1 and the intrinsically safe HMT-1Z1®.
RealWear can be set up quickly and easily using Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex for remote communications running on an Android platform. Documents can be accessed through screen sharing methods or can be uploaded onto the mobile computing device with data availability of 16GB. In addition, there are more than 200 software partners specific to industry, safety and service that can be integrated into the solution with applications to improve processes and create efficiencies.
Firstline workers are often required to work in environments where the use of both hands is critical for safety and effectiveness. These workers increasingly require access to a screen to gather information or collaborate. With RealWear’s noise cancellation technology for voice commands combined with an adjustable micro-display screen, RealWear’s HMT-1 is purpose-built for safe collaboration and knowledge transfer at the edge.
“Adding a visual option to our product offering has been on our roadmap for a while,” said Pedersen. “With recent travel restrictions, remote communications and enhancements to training, we’ve sped up our strategy to serve our customers in a new, forward-thinking way.”
RealWear is often called assisted reality to differentiate it from immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experiences with see-through displays. The HMT-1 headset is focused on keeping a connected enterprise workforce heads up and hands free, greatly increasing situational awareness and reducing fatigue. TourGuide Solutions will continue to research other mixed reality solutions that align with its purpose to empower exceptional clarity.
TourGuide Solutions will begin offering RealWear for demonstration and purchase on June 24, 2020. For more information about RealWear or to schedule a demo, visit tgs.tourguidesolutions.com/realwear.
About TourGuide Solutions
TourGuide Solutions is an affiliate company of OwnersEdge Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned ESOP holding company based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. TourGuide Solutions, founded in 1998, provides wireless tour guide and hands-free wearable computing solutions to manufacturing companies, events and commercial organizations throughout North America. TourGuide Solutions has been an instrumental component in providing many Fortune 500 manufacturing companies with audio and visual equipment to help usher guests through live, interactive presentation and training.
RealWear® is a knowledge transfer platform company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product HMT-1® is the first ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. With an ever-growing number of hands-free software solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization and digital workflow solutions. Global leaders in energy, manufacturing and automotive industries trust the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1® to empower and connect their global workforce.