At the end of last year, we teamed up with CommScope engineers to find a solution to empower their cable management team with a new generation of tools for network infrastructures.
We helped them develop a new set of instruments, paired with their imVision platform, for management, monitoring and real time assessment of connections in datacenters and buildings, enabling them to speed up the troubleshooting and provisioning processes giving visual clues about the physical position and status of ports and assets.
The solution, both for tablets and smartglasses, was developed by JoinPad and can enable operators to perform better and faster cabling management tasks. This showcases the advantages that this technology brings to the network infrastructure, especially if linked with intelligent instruments such as CommScope’s imVision software.
Below is an excerpt from the CommScope press release about our work with them:
“What started as an application for gamers and entertainment has now entered the business world and organizations are beginning to see the value that AR can bring to various industries,” said Ernie Pickens, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “Coupling AR with intelligent infrastructure to ‘see’ cables and connections behind walls and in ceilings is just the first of many uses where we believe customers will find value.”
CommScope believes that there are endless advantages to bringing the power of AR to imVision. As part of a recent technology assessment, CommScope collaborated with JoinPad to develop several functional AR prototypes based on use cases that are typically performed during cabling administration tasks. The tasks covered implementation of moves/adds/changes, troubleshooting cabling connectivity, and maintenance work on cabling infrastructure in the ceiling. The prototype applications, which work on mobile devices and on smart glasses, enable users to experience the benefits of AR technology first-hand.
Plus, there are many practical applications to using AR as “40 percent of organizations using or piloting AR find that the technology [AR] exceeds their expectations,” according to Gartner in their report Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. CommScope will continue to work with customers to identify more ways that AR can help efficiently and effectively manage the physical infrastructure.
You can find the full press release here.