May 17, 2020

The challenges to implementing AR in enterprise

Digital Transformation
Augmented/Virtual Reality
By John Kennedy, CEO, Adlens
2 min
ALT
Augmented reality (AR) promises to transform everything from design and manufacturing to surgery but it will never realise its potential unless fundamen...

Augmented reality (AR) promises to transform everything from design and manufacturing to surgery but it will never realise its potential unless fundamental performance and usability issues are addressed. According to a recent report from specialist AR/VR industry analysts Greenlight Insights, solving two fundamental optical issues would unlock an additional $10bn in spending on AR enterprise applications by 2026.

Currently, all AR experiences suffer from two major problems, vergence-accommodation conflict (VAC) and focal rivalry. These optical terms may be relatively unknown but anyone who has worn an AR headset for any length of time will recognise the effects: eye fatigue, inability to read text up close and struggles to complete precision tasks because real and virtual content is not well integrated. Greenlight’s analysts estimate that 95% of current AR applications would see an immediate benefit if these issues were solved.  

VAC breaks the natural way our eyes focus. Normally, as an object gets closer our eyes turn inwards to triangulate on it, stimulating the eyes to focus at the right distance. This doesn’t happen in AR (or VR for that matter) because lenses in headsets are set at a fixed focal distance. Our eyes are simply not fooled by clever software manipulation of virtual images. Systems need to be able to change the focal distance to place virtual objects accurately and convincingly in real space.

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The other major challenge, focal rivalry, occurs because our eyes can’t focus on real and virtual content together, unless they are in the same focal plane. Unless these issues are solved, virtual and real content will never be able to be accurately and comfortably integrated together and AR will struggle to be an all-day wearable tool for enterprises.   

Microsoft’s Hololens is one of the most advanced AR experiences available today but it is currently forced to advise all content developers to place virtual content beyond arm’s reach to avoid an uncomfortable experience. This limits our ability to engage, and work with content meaningfully.  There has to be a better way. 

The solutions lie beyond improvements in processing power, software and screen resolutions. Dynamic lens systems will make it possible to overcome these issues and place real and virtual objects together in an accurate and believable way.

By John Kennedy, CEO, Adlens

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Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

CoreFlexSolutions
TheTileShop
digitaltransformation
digitalsolutions
2 min
Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 

 

Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).

 

SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.

 

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