At the Eurosatory show in Paris, taking place from June 13 to 17, Taqtile will unveil plans to integrate Microsoft’s Azure Remote Rendering platform into its augmented reality (AR) remote guidance service Manifest.
Looking forward to meeting @cogeseurosatory next week and sharing the challenges of #DigitalTransformation of defense maintenance and operations. Manifest delivers:
– Reduced error rates in workflows.
– Collaboration via secure platform.
– Increased effectiveness under pressure.
— Taqtile, Inc. (@taqtile) June 8, 2022
Microsoft Azure enables designers to stream Manifest’s instructional overlays onto real-time 3D (RT3D) content, assets, and computer-aided design (CADs).
Taqtile’s effective enterprise-grade AR service provides workers with the tools needed to seamlessly collaborate and receive guidance on RT3D projects, without leaving the Azure Remote Rendering platform.
The service also enables companies to organise large-scale onboarding, training, and operational duties with increased efficiency and engagement using Taqtile’s custom AR instructional overlays.
Taqtile leverages Azure’s powerful CAD 3D content management tools, “which is an essential requirement for many of our customers,” according to Dirck Schou, CEO of Taqtile.
He also explained how the Azure Remote Rendering enables Taqtile to support its broad list of clients, adding,
“Support of Microsoft Azure Remote Rendering within Manifest delivers the performance required to help defense organizations meet their goals for digitizing core procedures and achieving higher levels of operational readiness”
Microsoft built its Azure Remote Rendering platform to stream significant real-time 3D (RT3D) data assets directly to mobile MR headsets such as the firm’s HoloLens 2.
Microsoft, XR for Defence
The news comes as Microsoft and Taqtile work together to trial AR solutions for the US Army. In March, Taqtile also integrated its Manifest instructional platform into custom-built, Azure-ready, HoloLens 2 headsets for military personnel.
During the long-running trial, which kicked off in 2019, Microsoft designed its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) headset that provides immersive training to military personnel, which Taqtile enhanced with its integrated guidance tools.
Additionally, the trial provides the US Army with purpose-built HoloLens devices, which come with powerful extended reality (XR) features like object recognition, mapping overlays, and video feeds.
In March 2021, the US Army also awarded Microsoft a $22 billion USD contract to continue enhancing the device. As part of the contract, Microsoft will distribute roughly 120,000 devices, and the US Army will extend the contract by an additional five years if the trials are successful.