Published On: Fri, Oct 10th, 2014

Israeli FieldBit Makes First Commercial Smartglasses App

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FieldBit, an Israeli company that develops and markets enterprise grade smartglasses systems for field engineers and technicians, has developed the first commercial app for smartglasses.

The company delivers an enterprise cloud-based platform that combines smartglasses and augmented reality together which it says changes the way field personnel perform complex service and repair tasks. By wearing FieldBit-enabled smart glasses, on-site engineers and technicians can access all required information immediately through them.

The FieldBit system utilizes the advantages that come with smart glasses – enabling hands-free interaction with online data, panoramic view of different pieces of information, context sensitive instructions and visual collaboration with experts.

This past summer Mekorot, the Israel national water company, signed a pilot agreement with FieldBit. According to the agreement, Mekorot will provide its field service technicians with FieldBit system and smart glasses to automate high voltage switch gears operations at pumping stations and other remote locations. The new software system by FieldBit will provide higher safety, various information visualization, and better connectivity with Mekorot enterprise systems.

Its workers will use the technology together with Epson’s Moverio BT-200 devices.

The company’s CEO Evyatar Meron told The Times of Israel, “Workers will be able to perform complicated, high-risk tasks. Ordinarily, workers would perform tasks based on memory, even if they had access to tablets or laptops, because they need both hands to work. And they don’t always remember what they need to do.”

“Using our app and the Moverio glasses, we can bring instructions and assistance directly to the workers where they are and when they need the information.”
In other Fieldbit news, the company has been awarded a NIS 2.7 million ($729, 000) grant by the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) in Israel’s Ministry of Economy. The grant will be used for the continued development of the Fieldbit system for a range of smartglasses for automating technical field services.

Fieldbit CEO, Evyatar Meiron, said, “We are proud for been awarded the new grant by the OCS. OCS has expressed its trust in our vision of smartglasses and augmented reality technologies for providing automation and computerization for critical technical services in utilities, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors”.

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