Trimble, Microsoft HoloLens tech combined for safety wearable

Trimble has introduced a mixed-reality device with Microsoft HoloLens 2 technology for front-line workers in industries like mining
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Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 puts holographic data to work in the field

Staff reporter

Trimble announced a new wearable, hard hat-compatible device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite - the Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2. In addition, the tech company said, an expanded set of Trimble software and services will be available to provide field-oriented workflows that leverage constructible 3-D models and mixed reality to solve daily work tasks.

The Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 is the first device created with the Microsoft HoloLens Customisation Program and integrates the latest spatial computing technology into solution for use with a hard hat for worker safety. With a wider field-of-view, improved usability and a flip-up viewscreen, the Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 combines mixed reality and safe operation in restricted-access work areas, the company said.

Continued development of the cloud-based collaboration platform, Trimble Connect for HoloLens, is enabling workers in the field to get more value from constructible 3-D models.

Aviad Almagor, director of Trimble's Mixed-Reality Program, said: "We're excited to extend our collaboration with Microsoft in producing a safety-first mixed-reality solution that can be used in production environments such as construction, where workers are building, monitoring and inspecting products and services that deliver tangible value every day."

Alex Kipman, technical fellow, AI and Mixed Reality at Microsoft, added: "The ability to access and interact with holographic content has inspired new visualisation, collaboration and production workflows in enterprise market."