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AWE.tv Interview with Nicolas Pezzarossa

During the Augmented World Expo 2015, an interview by Mark Piszczor (Google Project Tango) was realized for AWE.tv, where Nicolas Pezzarossa – Global Sales and Business Development for JoinPad – was asked to talk about our company and our brand new product, BrainPad 2.0 and Arrakis 1.0.1. Here’s the link to watch the entire interview.

JoinPad launches simulator for Moverio at the Augmented World Expo 2015

During the most important global event dedicated to augmented reality, the Italian company presented the first simulator that allows you to see on smartphones and tablets applications developed for Epson Moverio SmartGlass.

 

Milan, 22nd June 2015 – JoinPad, the Italian company that develops augmented reality solutions for the industrial sector, introduced to the international audience at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) its new product Arrakis, the software development kits for creating applications the Moverio Epson SmartGlass, to which has been added an innovative support library that allows developers to simulate applications created with Arrakis on devices other than the Moverio. In this way, developers can create applications for the Epson SmartGlass and try them on a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) without using the smartglasses.

Inside the support library, JoinPad has included some dedicated features developed specifically to allow the visualization of the functions exclusive to the Epson Moverio SmartGlass – such as stereoscopy or gyroscopes – during the test also on other devices, using an appropriate notification system. In this way, once completed the development on the mobile device, the programmer simply removes the support library and transfers the application to the Moverio to see it work properly.

 

In this way we contribute to the growth of the market for augmented reality

The new support library – explains Mauro Rubin, president of JoinPad and one of the first Epson Moverio Evangelist – is designed to allow those who are not in possession of the Smartglasses to create applications more easily. In this way we contribute to the growth of the market for augmented reality, simplifying as much as possible the work of developers who now can try out their project from any mobile device, supplying the confidence that, once transferred onto the Moverio, the functions will work properly without the need to rewrite the code. ”

 

BrainPad 2.0: the industrial Augmented Reality platform further improves the integrated functionalities

 

JoinPad presented at the Augmented World Expo also BrainPad 2.0, the new version of its platform for augmented reality dedicated to the industrial world in which various features have been improved. Thanks to this solution, companies can create tools that can transform integrated running processes into simple dynamical systems that can be connected in real-time to any device in the working environment, in order to share data and represent them in an intuitive way throughout the ongoing work process.

The platform is therefore able to perform different types of activities – for example maintenance processes of assets and installations and the management of relevant information; the real-time support to technicians on the field; support of work procedures – in an innovative and functional way, in addition to ensuring a higher level of safety. BrainPad is available in tailored and two standardized solutions: for maintenance and for logistics. These versions can be integrated with several modules to offer customized solutions.

“With this new version of BrainPad – says Rubin – companies can improve the quality and reduce the costs of maintenance, enhancing the integration of information on assets managed. The platform provides a cloud based infrastructure and works with all common devices, such as tablets, smartphones and Smartglasses as well as with web applications via a PC. ”

 

JoinPad’s vision of Augmented Reality

JoinPad’s augmented reality solution is primarily based on Epson’s Moverio SmartGlasses, chosen for their distinguishing capabilities such as binocular vision (with the possibility to manage perspective), the front camera, gyroscope, GPS, compass and the accelerometer. Thanks to these characteristics these glasses, that are based on Android and weigh only 88 grams, are able to accurately detect the surrounding environment and the movements of the wearer. With augmented reality applications people see inside the lens a series of information and functional choices related to the current work task, appearing superimposed on real world image seen by the eyes.

The Augmented World Expo 2015 has been held recently in Silicon Valley and attended by over 200 entities from around the world and is one of the most important global event on Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR), on wearable technologies and on the internet of things (IoT).

 

 

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

How to create Moverio BT200 Apps using your smartphone

Directly from the Augmented World Expo 2015 in Santa Clara, JoinPad launched the new version of Arrakis – Arrakis 1.0.1 – the SDK for Epson Moverio smart glasses.

In this updated version of the SDK, the already presented features were upgraded; also, a big plus was added: the new module Arrakis – Support Library.

What makes this module so interesting for every developer is the chance to deploy any project realized with Arrakis on almost any device different from Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. Just including this library in the project makes possible to test it on a mobile phone or tablet, it’s no longer necessary to own a pair of Epson Moverio smart glasses to develop an AR application for wearable devices.

Finally, to make the project work on smart glasses you just need to remove the support library from it and deploy the application on the actual Moverio BT-200 device without changing any line of code.

The functions that require native smart glasses features, such as stereoscopy and gyroscope switch, are automatically inhibited: messages will be shown on the screen to notify when the features will be activated in the actual application.

Download the new Arrakis 1.0.1 pack from our website: http://www.joinpad.net/arrakis-our-first-epson-moverio-sdk/ 

JoinPad @ AWE 2015, Silicon Valley

From the 8th to the 10th of June, JoinPad’s team will attend the Augmented World Expo 2015 in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, as speaker and exhibitor.

JoinPad will officially present its brand new version of Brainpad, the industrial Augmented Reality platform for the Energy sector.

The system uses AR and context computing algorithms and Artificial Intelligence functions in order to recognise the actual work situation and predict the user’s requirements in order to improve work performance and increase efficiency in industrial processes. Based on a concrete use case during the talk it will be shown how BrainPad had been interfaced with a network of sensors available on the field and how asset management and maintenance task information were visualized in the field of view of the worker in an industrial plant.

Brainpad is based on the cloud technology, which can connect different kind of devices, as tablets and smart glasses.

We will also present worldwide our Epson Moverio Smart Glasses SDK, Arrakis: through this new tool you can quickly develop applications for smart glasses, taking advantage of real stereoscopy.

Be updated about the event on our social channels: Facebook and Twitter!

 

Mauro Rubin speaker @ IoT Event

On the 19th of May, in Milan, JoinPad’s President Mauro Rubin will be a speaker at the event organized by Wolfship at Hotel Melìa.

The Internet of Things is the main subject of all the conferences held by the many important speakers during the all day.

Mauro’s talk will touch the following topics: Internet of Things, Smart Glasses and Context Computing.

Here’s the link to join the event and to read the complete agenda:

http://www.wolfship.it/IOT515/

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”.