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JoinPad presents Arrakis at Droidcon Turin

New functions allowing to manage the features of the Moverio smartglasses and special attention to facilitating the work of designers of Augmented Reality applications.

 

Milan, 7th of April 2015  – JoinPad, the Italian company specialized in the development of solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) for the industrial world, will present on the next Droidcon of Turin (April 9 and 10) Arrakis, code name of the first version of JoinPad’s SDK for Moverio, its new software development kit for creating applications based on Epson Moverio smartglasses. The presentation will take place on the afternoon of April 9, with a workshop entitled The Augmented Reality Experience On Smart Glasses.
The new development kit will have many useful features to build applications that leverage on the characteristics of the Moverio, especially to simplify the work of interaction designers and developers, to design interfaces that optimize the usability of applications, making the smartglasses suitable to end-users.
Among the innovative features of the SDK JoinPad are: stereoscopic viewing of 2D and 3D objects and Androids native look and feel as well as animations also on the perspective plane; geolocation of virtual objects; positioning of labels in AR (2D and 3D) within the user interfaces; filters for distance and category on the AR elements and hands free interactions with AR objects.

 

The interaction designers are the ones able to make application easy to use

“The interaction designers – explains Mauro Rubin, president of JoinPad – are the ones able to make application easy to use, simple and functional that otherwise would be complex, cumbersome or difficult to use. It is for this reason that we have created this SDK: we want to help them to design independently, allowing them to identify the real needs and to define the requirements that the application must have to be usable for the users. In addition, to encourage its widespread, we decided that in this first phase of the launch it will be downloadable for free from our website.

 

Arrakis: all the tools to position the right things at the right place

The SDK by JoinPad will be a useful tool for all developers and interaction designers who want to approach the world of smartglasses, with which it will be easy to create new applications for both the industrial world as well as for gaming.
One feature of Arrakis is unique in the SDK for Moverio landscape: its stereoscopic vision in 2D and 3D and Androids native look and feel (buttons, tables, objects), which will allow the wearer to have a complete view of the environment surrounding him, taking advantage of Epson uniqueness of being binocular glasses creating new ways of interaction by placing objects in specific perspective planes.

Combined with the geolocation funtion allowing to recognize based on the position of the user the coordinates associated with an object it will allow to e.g. obtain varios information or data e.g. of a mountain or a monument (e.g. of height, position, history, contained art pieces as shown in th images) simply by looking at it.

Another important function is the positioning of correlated information in AR inside the user interface that allow to detect and contiously follow objects in the visual field in harmony with surrounding environment. The user will be able to select these elements with dedicated functions and filters for distance or category. The hands free interaction with AR elements allows to select any object simply by looking at it and offers developers the possibility to manage the interaction in a very basic way.

 

The droidcon: in Turin on 9-10 April, the spring meeting for all Android developers

The large event dedicated to Android will welcome not only developers and experts in the Android world, but also many curious individuals who want to be the first to touch with hands the novelties of the green robot. The focus of the conference will surely be the latest Android version Lollipop both in the standard version for smartphones, as well as for weareable devices, which are rapidly taking place in the everyday life.

The link for registration to the event is: https://droidconit2015.eventbrite.it/?discount=droidcon-joinpad
The partnership with JoinPad offers the benefit of a discount of 50% for the registration cost.
“At the Lingotto Conference Centre, we expect more than 500 participants – says Francesco Brocero of Synesthesia, the organizer of Droidcon – with 60 talks by Android experts from around the world and a series of workshops dedicated to all the hottest topics.”

 

JoinPad (www.joinpad.net)

JoinPad is active since 2010 in the field of industrial applications. The company develops and distributes solutions and consultancies targeted at simplifying business processes supplying customers innovative instruments to interact with the industrial environment. In 2011 JoinPad presented in Las Vegas (USA) the world’s first a wearable augmented reality solution based on smart glasses making use of machine vision algorithms for industrial diagnostics and maintenance processes. In 2013 SR LABS, leader in the field of eye tracking integration, entered the company as shareholder, creating one of the most important companies focused on computer vision. The unification of the two companies has allowed to further strengthen global partnerships with companies focused on last generation wearable devices, allowing Joinpad to supply highly competitive products and services based on the latest technologies. 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

JoinPad Srl.

Nicolas Pezzarossa

Tel.: +49  69  34 87 44 67

Email: Sales@joinpad.net

Arrakis, the new SDK for Epson Moverio by JoinPad

In just few days, the first version of our SDK for Epson Moverio, Arrakis, will be presented to the public, during the italian event Droidcon 2015 in Turin.

The new SDK will permit the creation of great AR contents, integrated with some innovative features, described during the workshop in Turin, on the 9th and 10th of April.

Join the community to be updated on every news about Arrakis, its features, when and how to download it to become a new alpha tester.

The new JoinPad’s Developers Community is growing fast. Join it now!

 

Augmented Reality Platform

Cooperation between JoinPad and Siemens Italy for industrial assets’ maintenance

 

Milan, 3rd of April 2015  – JoinPad, the Italian company developing augmented reality applications for the industrial environment, has signed an agreement with Siemens Italy. The cooperation aims to implement an augmented reality platform to manage and support industrial assets’ maintenance, as for example electrical stations’ equipment.

 

The augmented reality platform will help to perform different tasks, such as asset and plants’ maintenance and related information management. It will also real-time support technicians at work through pictures, audio, video and other documents sharing. Besides this, it will also enable working procedures through a step-by-step guidance and, at last, an efficient management of assets’ reports.

 

The new platform will run both on tablets and on Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. These last will give the chance to integrate virtual and real world, through a remote-control enhancing a broader frame view, enriched with a list of relevant and useful information.
“This application will give customers the chance both to reduce maintenance costs and to increase high-quality performance. The platform indeed fosters a seamless integration of relevant assets’ information. The cooperation with Siemens is a great opportunity for us as it allows us to test the solution and its functionalities in extremely diversified application fields” Mauro Rubin, Head of JoinPad and expert in Augmented Reality, affirms.

 

The cooperation with Siemens is a great opportunity for us

 

A testing phase of platform’s functionality is expected on Siemens’ Monitoring & Diagnostics products, that is to say on products specifically dedicated to the monitoring and management of industrial assets. In details, Siemens i-ConTXM – entirely designed and developed in Italy and present on the market since mid-2013 – offers a high level of modularity and an easy configuration. i-ConTXM monitors transformers and guarantees detailed information on the functional status of its critical components.

 

JoinPad (www.joinpad.net)

JoinPad is active since 2010 in the field of industrial applications. The company develops and distributes solutions and consultancies targeted at simplifying business processes supplying customers innovative instruments to interact with the industrial environment. In 2011 JoinPad presented in Las Vegas (USA) the world’s first a wearable augmented reality solution based on smart glasses making use of machine vision algorithms for industrial diagnostics and maintenance processes. In 2013 SR LABS, leader in the field of eye tracking integration, entered the company as shareholder, creating one of the most important companies focused on computer vision. The unification of the two companies has allowed to further strengthen global partnerships with companies focused on last generation wearable devices, allowing Joinpad to supply highly competitive products and services based on the latest technologies. 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

JoinPad Srl.

Nicolas Pezzarossa

Tel.: +49  69  34 87 44 67

Email: Sales@joinpad.net

Mauro Rubin as first Epson Moverio Evangelist

In this last week, JoinPad’s President Mauro Rubin was nominated first Epson Moverio Evangelist. As one of the major Italian experts about Augmented Reality, it was among the first ones to develop applications for Epson Moverio smart glasses.

In the role of Evangelist, he will cooperate with Epson to share useful knowledge about new technologies related to smart glasses and Augmented Reality, through workshops, seminars, trainings and meetings. Thanks to his expertise in the field, he will also provide contents to expand and discuss the topic through Epson’s social media communication channels.

“I’m working with Epson since the first Moverio announcement –  said Mauro Rubin – and I agree with Epson’s vision: the Moverio smart glasses are actually the best product to develop Augmented Reality applications on. I want to share this personal achievement with JoinPad’s team. Right now we’re working hard on developing new technologies that will change radically the perception of the world of Augmented Reality”.

JoinPad and the ISMB make the AR field in Italy grow working on the Epson Moverio smart glasses

The Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, selected as alpha testers of JoinPad’s new development kit that includes stereoscopic features, will boost the development of new projects for the industry. Two events will take place in Turin to present it to the public.

 

Milan, 11th of March 2015 – JoinPad, the Italian company that develops Augmented Reality solutions for the industrial world, is developing a new SDK (Software Development Kit) dedicated to creating applications based on the Epson Moverio smartglasses. For this project JoinPad chose the ISMB – Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, center of applied research and innovation based in Turin focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as a partner for the testing of the solution and the next Augmented Reality projects.

 

The new SDK will be equipped with many powerful features to build applications that take advantage of the characteristics of the Moverio, in particular the stereoscopic vision, which is one of the characteristics that make the Epson product unique at this point in time. JoinPad’s SDK is a powerful tool for developers who want to access the world of smartglasses in a fast and effective way. With the new SDK and the tutorials that will be made available it will be easy to create new applications and services related to the industrial world, games, social media and any application with a positive impact on the society.

Our research activities, in collaboration with companies and strategic partners, encounter a strong interest in the Moverio technology

ISMB is a center for applied research and innovation focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Founded in 2000 by the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Turin Polytechnic University, today the Institute disposes of the technological and process related expertise of about 150 researchers working in close collaboration with companies, academia and government.
“The Institute – says John Colombo Director of ISMB – operates based on the model of knowledge management, not only in the process of creation of innovation, but also by following the implementation phase and the subsequent evolution in close collaboration with industrial partners such as small and medium sized businesses or also large industrial groups including Ansaldo, Mediaset, Microsoft, Selex-Elsag, SKF and Telecom Italia. ”

 

“Based on the experience grown during the first two years of development on the Moverio smartglasses – explains Mauro Rubin, President of JoinPad – we decided to create a product that would make life easier of developers and interaction designers in the process of creation of Augmented Reality applications. Our algorithms for stereoscopic vision allow to exploit the uniqueness of the Moverio being binocular giving everyone the opportunity to create new ways to interact with the surrounding environment. ”

 

In our field of research and innovation – says Paul Mulassano, deputy director of ISMB – we see great potential for Augmented Reality applications. In addition, our research activities in collaboration with companies and strategic partners, encounter a strong interest in the Moverio technology that, thanks to its characteristics, enables the realization of advanced solutions, able to let companies make a jump in quality.”

 

Two upcoming meeting occasions for companies and developers to present the new SDK and the potential of Augmented Reality

 

In collaboration with Epson Italy, Frontiers of Interaction and the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella on March 19th, 2015 JoinPad will organize a workshop dedicated to the world of augmented reality in which it will present the new SDK to companies and developers. During the workshop, as well as a theoretical session where you will learn the potential of Augmented Reality applications, there will be a practical session in which developers will be given the knowledge necessary for the design of an application in Augmented Reality, both from the point of view of the design as well as from the usage of the framework. The three companies will meet again in April at the Droidcon Event in Turin, where they will present the next generation SDK to the public.

 

 

JoinPad (www.joinpad.net)

JoinPad is active since 2010 in the field of industrial applications. The company develops and distributes solutions and consultancies targeted at simplifying business processes supplying customers innovative instruments to interact with the industrial environment. In 2011 JoinPad presented in Las Vegas (USA) the world’s first a wearable augmented reality solution based on smart glasses making use of machine vision algorithms for industrial diagnostics and maintenance processes. In 2013 SR LABS, leader in the field of eye tracking integration, entered the company as shareholder, creating one of the most important companies focused on computer vision. The unification of the two companies has allowed to further strengthen global partnerships with companies focused on last generation wearable devices, allowing Joinpad to supply highly competitive products and services based on the latest technologies. 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

JoinPad Srl.

Nicolas Pezzarossa

Tel.: +49  69  34 87 44 67

Email: Sales@joinpad.net

ARTour – Next stop: Turin!

After the successful events of the past year, JoinPad together with Frontiers of InteractionEpson Italy and Istituto Superiore Mario Boella are announcing the new Augmented Reality for Smart Glasses Workshop destination: Turin.

 

“What’s Augmented Reality? How is possible to design a good AR app for smart glasses?

A theorical and practical workshop to learn how to project an easy Augmented Reality App for Smart Glasses.”

 

For more information and for signing up: here

JoinPad signs agreement with Fasthink

JoinPad signs agreement with Fasthink and brings augmented reality to the internet of things (IoT). With this it will be possible to further develop the “context computing” with the implementation of systems able to interpret the role, the geographic location and the needs of an operator to improve the way of working.

 

Milan, February 17th, 2015 – Thanks to the collaboration of JoinPad and Fasthink it will soon be possible to use innovative “context computing” solutions that, by combining predictive augmented reality algorithms, geolocation services, sensor networks and smart glasses like the Epson Moverio BT-200, will help people to work in a more efficient way, providing them automatically with the necessary information to complete their current task.

As a concrete example: an operator working at the warehouse of a large ecommerce company moves along the aisles in search of products to be shipped. Thanks to the Moverio glasses he is wearing, the application recognizes his exact location and based on tracking of the various sensors located along the route shows on the smart glasses’ display the navigation information about the shortest way and the exact location of the product to be picked and back to the location of deposit.

 

What we are doing is an important step for the industrial world and will dramatically change the way people work

“With Fasthink we immediately found to have complementary experiences and a common goal – said Mauro Rubin, President of JoinPad and among the leading experts in augmented reality – thus the collaboration is proceeding at high speed and with results above our expectations. What we are doing is an important step for the industrial world and soon will dramatically change the way people work by improving the performance and organization of the processes”.

 

“Thanks to a decade of experience in integration of RFID technology, NFC, mobile computing, wireless networking and geolocalisation in the industrial field – commented Marco Marella, CEO of Fasthink – we know well of what strategic importance the ability is to optimize processes for identification and logistics in real-time. The collaboration with JoinPad will allow us to quickly get to the objective that we have set. ”

 

When Augmented Reality meets the Internet of Things

What has happened between JoinPad, the Italian company specialized in the development of augmented reality applications for the industrial world, and Fasthink, who has over ten years of experience in designing, manufacturing and distribution of solutions and components for automatic identification, the traceability and industrial automation. Fasthink is part of Telekom Assist Europe, leader in the Internet of Things, in customized solutions and innovative technologies for data collection and transmission in logistics and transportation of goods in industry, food, pharmaceutics and health.

 

How does Augmented Reality work?

Augmented reality developed by JoinPad is based e.g. on the use of smart glasses such as the Epson Moverio BT-200, as a model chosen because of their features and functionality (including binocular vision, front camera, gyroscope, GPS, compass and accelerometer) that are perfectly suited to this kind of applications and are able to accurately detect the surrounding environment and the movements of the wearer, who then sees superimposed over what he is actually looking at a series of related information, either chosen by the system or selected by the wearer, depending on the task to be carried out.

 

JoinPad (www.joinpad.net)

JoinPad is active since 2010 in the field of industrial applications. The company develops and distributes solutions and consultancies targeted at simplifying business processes supplying customers innovative instruments to interact with the industrial environment. In 2011 JoinPad presented in Las Vegas (USA) the world’s first a wearable augmented reality solution based on smart glasses making use of machine vision algorithms for industrial diagnostics and maintenance processes. In 2013 SR LABS, leader in the field of eye tracking integration, entered the company as shareholder, creating one of the most important companies focused on computer vision. The unification of the two companies has allowed to further strengthen global partnerships with companies focused on last generation wearable devices, allowing Joinpad to supply highly competitive products and services based on the latest technologies. 

 

 

 

Media Contact:

JoinPad Srl.

Nicolas Pezzarossa

Tel.: +49  69  34 87 44 67

Email: Sales@joinpad.net