AVIANET: Exploring and Executing Business Opportunities with AR/VR
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Arshad Mughal, General Manager
From life-like gaming experiences to viral smartphone camera filter apps, innovations in AR/VR have for long stayed within the confines of the consumer-facing media and entertainment industry. One company, AVIANET has made it its mission to demonstrate that AR/VR can add value beyond the gaming industry by solving complex real-world business challenges. “AVIANET is a Munich-based digital disruptor offering a range of end-to-end business applications that leverage technology trends like AI, AR/VR, IoT, ECM and BPM,” says Arshad Mughal, the general manager of AVIANET.
While today’s low-end AR/VR devices lack the functional and user experience maturity, the price points of the high-end devices need to be adjusted to lower the entry barriers for the consumers. AVIANET solves this conundrum and provides a range of feature-rich AR/VR solutions that run on everyday mobile devices and consumer-grade VR gadgets.
As part of its Predictive Maintenance solution for the manufacturing industry, AVIANET facilitates a shop floor worker to benefit from the high-quality 3D visualization of industrial machinery. Built with IoT, sensory data monitoring, AI analytics and AR/VR capabilities, the solution can not only predict failures but also optimize the process and make recommendations. “To assist the maintenance worker, we provide the relevant information in context as and when needed, which includes but is not limited to maintenance manuals, repair videos, CAD drawings and 3D object models,” explains Mughal.
Yet another solution from AVIANET is its industry-agnostic Virtual Event platform. In its effort to resolve the cost burdens associated with corporate events hosted by companies, AVIANET has developed the Virtual Event platform. This solution allows companies to virtually manage and organize events, without having to spend on logistical and lodging requirements. It offers a close-to-reality experience, where individuals can share their business cards, attend seminars, breakout sessions, and download product brochures and demo videos. This immersion into a 3D environment allows hassle-free networking, where entrepreneurs can participate in events and meet peers and other business professionals, all from the comfort of their home.
We provide the relevant information in context as and when needed, which includes but is not limited to maintenance manuals, repair videos, CAD drawings and 3D object models
AVIANET’s development framework embraces lean, agile and DevOps methodologies; it is architected for the modern era and is designed to rapidly prototype, test and deliver. The mantra that drives the AVIANET team is to create and deliver delightful experiences. This can be exemplified by their custom development project, where they built a smart phone application for a client in the aviation industry. This application comes equipped with features for self check-in, seat selection, and checking the flight status, etc., to reduce human interactions and the clutter associated with baggage. What’s more, it provides an AR-enabled function through which users can virtually check the size of their baggage before boarding the flight. With this solution, airlines can save on operations costs and allow passengers to enjoy a seamless boarding experience.
AVIANET is constantly working on enhancing its unique value proposition in the market and making its customers’ business solutions more cognitive and intelligent. Plans for expanding into other industry verticals such as financial services and public sector are underway. These solutions are intended toward smart city development and intelligence automation for the public sector and smart home-based incident prediction for insurance providers to offer better policies. Mughal quotes Coco Chanel: “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Steering AVIANET in the same path toward being unique, he adds that it takes a never-ending series of iterations to stay on top and ahead of the game.