Vienna, Austria, Mar 06, 2020: Nagarro, a global leader in software engineering and technology solutions, and A1 Telekom, Austria’s leading fixed and mobile network operator, have together implemented a new technology concept, named 'A1 Connected Worker', using smart glass and assisted reality. Nagarro is the exclusive implementation partner to ensure the optimal use of smart glass and assisted reality technology.
With 'A1 Connected Worker', A1 Telekom now offers an individually developed assisted reality solution for business customers that connects employees with each other using smart glasses. The solution can be used in numerous application scenarios such as repair and maintenance, product assembly or quality control. This makes workflows more efficient, less error-prone and even safer in many work environments.
Assisted reality using smart glass
"With A1 Connected Worker we support companies in the digitization of processes that require both mobility and a high degree of employee specialization. Where previously on-site presence of experts was required, workers can now effectively work together virtually using smart glasses and assisted reality technologies. This new solution also opens up completely new possibilities for support and logistics scenarios,” says Marcus Grausam, CEO of A1 Telekom.
“Having implemented reality solutions for our clients successfully, we are now pleased to announce that we can now offer the A1 Connected Worker solution to Austrian companies together with A1. The interest in smart glass solutions is high, and with our experience we can make a further important contribution to digitalization in Austria,” says Thomas Riedl, Managing Director of Nagarro in Austria.
The Connected Worker solution will be implemented by A1 together with its long-standing and experienced digitization partner Nagarro, that was already involved in the development of the solution. The technology was first presented in the year 2018 and was applied to A1's workflows. For ÖBB Postbus, the largest bus company in Austria, the customized smart glass solution for bus inspection has been successfully used since May 2019.
Smart Glasses digitize maintenance and service
The A1 Connected Worker solution’s smart glass technology will be leveraged to connect employees in maintenance and service, during assembly in production or in materials management. For this purpose, A1 Telekom provides the optimal network infrastructure as well as the technological interfaces and connectivity and ensures the highest security levels for IoT applications. Nagarro offers consulting, proof-of-concepts and integration services according to the customer's needs. Nagarro's partnership with leading smart glass manufacturers and industry partners ensure the use of state-of-the-art hardware and software in an extremely dynamic environment.
About A1 Telekom
A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, encompassing more than 5.3 million mobile communications customers and over 2.1 million fixed access lines. The customers benefit from a global package of offers from one source: voice telephony, internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions.
Nagarro drives technology-led business breakthroughs for industry leaders and challengers. When our clients want to move fast and make things, they turn to us. Today, we are more than 6,000 experts across 21 countries. Together we form Nagarro, the global services division of Munich-based Allgeier SE.