This is how the Revolutionary HoloLens 2 Microsoft Mixed Reality Viewer revolutionizes industries such as engineering, home automation or medicine: After being announced at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, the Hololens 2 landed in Spain last September ready to revolutionize the world of technology.
Microsoft's Mixed Reality Viewer is already having a big impact in industries such as construction, engineering, home automation, medicine, retail or logistics.
This second version of the "glasses" helps companies such as Mercedes-Benz to speed up the process of training workers, guide operators through virtual assistants, automate repair processes, reduce staff displacement costs and optimize problem detection.
The device allows you to create scenarios where you interact with virtual objects without leaving the real world, unlike virtual reality, that is, a 3D model of reality is generated and virtual information is superimposed.
"The idea is to take the best of both worlds," says David Hurtado, Microsoft's head of Customer Success Innovation.
The Microsoft device allows virtual objects to interact with real ones, such as through natural gestures with your own hands, as in spy movies or as the Iron Man himself.
A viewer that is revolutionizing the world of remote assistance
HoloLens 2 is focused for use in certain scenarios such as remote assistance where, together with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist application, a specialist who is located elsewhere can assist a technician who has to make a repair, for example.
Revolutionary HoloLens 2 Microsoft Mixed Reality Viewer
The expert is able to assess the situation through a virtual videoconference and mark with the mouse with augmented reality in which areas he has to intervene. It is a form of collaborative work that allows you to have your hands free to work.
In addition, it is a good device as a training route, because if you have a quick doubt in the middle of a diagnosis, operation or repair, with the viewer you can see an explanatory guide that will mark you in Mixed Reality which parts or cables move by arrows.
However, the HoloLens 2 also has much more advanced applications such as the repair or manufacture of very complex bespoke appliances (such as an Airbus aircraft), where it is necessary to use cloud technology.
A clear example of this is its future use in the Artemis II space mission, led by Lockheed Martin, so that this viewer allows to accelerate the possibility of a more lasting stay on the moon or to approach the needs that require establishing Life On Mars.
Its intergalactic applications have ranged from guides for tightening certain screws, to animations that indicate how to fit some pieces of the spaceship seats.
In addition, with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic the health sector has been greatly favored by this device. The Imperial College Healthcare NHS in England is already using this device together with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Microsoft Teams to be able to perform diagnostics while maintaining the safe distance.
The keys to your success
The HoloLens 2 has been able to double its field of view with respect to its first version without changing its holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of vision.
It has a standard camera that captures depth, which understands the physical world by scanning objects. This makes the 3D images very sharp, so the feeling of immersion is total.
Al do not have any type of screen, as it does with virtual reality glasses, it is a transparent glass with a beam of light that projects the image inside the eye.
For this it has 2 integrated Windows Hello technology sensors, which are continuously scanning your eyes, so that they can authenticate, through the iris, the person who is using it to remember it and its parameters.
The sensors measure the distance, depth and size of the eye. Thanks to this the device knows where you are looking, because you just have to aim with your eyesight. Another of its most innovative features is the ability to move objects with the gaze.
Finally, although it seems silly, HoloLens 2 fits any head size, being able to even work up to 8 hours in a row wearing it, so it is a fairly comfortable device.
In addition, this viewfinder works perfectly in poorly lit environments and is designed so that anyone can use it, even those who have myopia or other vision problems. Simply place the visor on top of the normal glasses.
At the moment, HoloLens 2 is only available at the industry level for 3.000 dollars (2.537 euros), because at the moment Microsoft has no plans to release a version for the consumer.
Revolutionary HoloLens 2 Microsoft Mixed Reality Viewer
Vodafone enters 1.056 million euros in the second quarter and consolidates a positive trend in the Spanish market
Vodafone Spain has presented on Monday its financial results corresponding to the second quarter of its fiscal year 2021-2021 (from July to September), where it has shown a slight improvement in its revenues for services.
Teleco has reached 960 million euros in this concept, 1.8% less than in the same period of the previous year and a figure slightly higher than the 920 million of the previous three months. The company has justified this result in "competitive intensity" and in”falling roaming/tourist revenue".
In total, the firm has added 1,056 million euros, which represents a decrease of 2.1% compared to the same months of 2019, and has maintained that these figures represent “a remarkable commercial boost despite the competitive context and the impact of COVID-19”.
Ebitda grew by 6% more in the first half than in the same period of the previous year to reach 488 million due to factors such as lower content costs, advances in the digitization process and cost efficiencies, higher direct costs for television content and the increase in unpaid.
The company has explained that not renewing football rights due to their lack of profitability or the commitment to quality content such as series or films in the Spanish market have been some of the strategic decisions that have allowed to reach these figures.
In addition, Vodafone has highlighted that it has been the first company to offer unlimited data or the launch of the 5G network.
Teleco has explained that the mobile, fiber and television portfolio has consolidated its growth trend in the first half of the fiscal year, “despite the portability restrictions in the first quarter”.
Thus, it has added 95,000 customers in mobile contract (up to 11.4 million), 101,000 new users in fiber and 58,000 in fixed broadband (3.2 million in total), as well as 114,000 high in the television section (1.5 million in total).
Vodafone has recalled that it has the most extensive and most covered 5G network in Spain, which premiered in June 2019 and is currently present in Benidorm, Badajoz, Alicante, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Valladolid, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Pamplona, Logroño and Santander.
Teleco has explained that the availability of the 5G network has been key to the consolidation of the company and the signing of new contracts with companies such as Merlin Properties or Hoteles RIU, as well as with entities such as the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Ministry of Defense or the city of Madrid.