AR is augmented reality – adding data and information to
your view of the real-world. Previously, AR was seen as an application
for gamers and people wanting to have fun, like chasing a Pokémon. But
businesses have found a way to use the technology to help with things like selling furniture or
explaining an exhibit
at a museum.
AR has been proven to increase efficiency and productivity while
enhancing the real-world experience. And according to many sources,
2018 is expected to be a big year for AR.
Standard (UK) – “Augmented reality is about to have its biggest year yet in
2018, with some major stars aligning in recent months.”
Reality Experiences – “2018 The Year That Big Business Will Adopt Augmented
With so many possibilities, the physical network in a
building, data center or in the ground, is a logical place to make a business
case. With the physical network, cabling and its attributes are for the
most part hidden from view behind walls, overhead in the ceiling or under the
ground. AR can bring it into sight.
CLICK TO TWEET: LeaAnn Carl explains how CommScope is working with customers to identify specific use cases for AR in the network.
CommScope recently collaborated with JoinPad to bring the data and infrastructure
information from CommScope’s imVision
intelligent infrastructure platform into view via AR. AR opens the door
to allow you to “see” things like normally hidden cabling infrastructure and
that new-found knowledge can improve efficiency and productivity.
The concept of AR has been around for at least 50
years. So why is it so hot now? For one thing, mobile devices are
now powerful enough to handle AR. Glasses and goggles are getting lighter
and more functional. The Internet of Things is spawning new ways to
analyze and use data. There is a lot of data in the details behind the
physical network. AR technology if evolving very rapidly to make
this data usable.
Data is information and some say power and CommScope wants
to unleash the power of the network. CommScope remains focused on
innovating and building technology that solves communication problems. CommScope
is working with customers to identify specific use cases for AR in the
network. Leave me a comment if you would like to be included in our Voice of
the Customer program or would like more information.