Top 3 Trends in Industry 4.0 From Automation Fair 2019

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Client-Only, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Software

Rockwell Automation’s annual Automation Fair in Chicago, Illinois brings together leaders in manufacturing and factory operations to showcase the latest trends and innovations in automation. Increasingly, the show plays host to major partner companies in the software and information technology industry, such as Cisco, Microsoft, and PTC, in service of increasing the visibility of Industry 4.0 workflows and educating stakeholders … Read More

How Onshape Will Help PTC Capture The CAD Cloud

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Software, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A

This week, PTC, the global IoT software and services company, announced the acquisition of Onshape, a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software-as-a-service solutions for $470 million. PTC’s acquisition of Onshape adds significant value to the company’s offerings, especially its flagship software products for product lifecycle management (PLM) and CAD.  The deal represents the largest disclosed acquisition in dollars by … Read More

What The Galaxy Note 10’s Scanning Feature Means For xR Adoption

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Following the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, consumers and media outlets assessed a unique feature powered by the phone’s depth-sensitive camera array: the ability to generate a seemingly photo-realistic 3D scan of a given real-world object in less than a minute.  The company touts a wide variety of applications for the new “quick scanning” feature. Standouts included … Read More

The Greenlight View: The History of xR

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Before Oculus was acquired for $3 billion by Facebook and Pokemon Go took the world by storm, pioneers were working on virtual reality and augmented reality (“xR”) technology and applications decades ago. Sit down with Ben Delaney, Chief Analyst at Greenlight Insights, as he discusses the frequently overlooked history of xR. “The Greenlight View” is a bi-weekly video series presented … Read More

AWE 2019: Headsets Augment Gaming and Enterprise

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles

As Santa Clara prepares to receive the Augmented World Expo in its 10th year, a number of major product debuts and newly announced partnerships have come to light,  building excitement for one of AR’s largest conferences. In particular, head-mounted displays for AR are emerging as an increasingly viable product category for 2019. Lenovo ThinkReality A6 The Lenovo ThinkReality A6 HMD … Read More