Bringing Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to Market

How Lantronix Supported the Development of Youbiquo’s Talens Holo Smart Glasses

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses in the industrial market are providing efficiencies in the manufacturing and maintenance process. The global smart glasses market should reach about $20.0 billion by 2022 from $340.4 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 125.8 percent from 2017 to 2022 as reported by BCC Research. This is no longer space-age fantasy but real and practical applications of today’s technology. In this review on Lantronix’s case study on smart glasses development by Youbiquo, the Talen Holo product showcases today’s embedded technologies in innovative applications.

Created by Youbiquo, the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses give maintenance and construction technicians a powerful tool to improve the speed and quality of their work. Using Youbiquo’s smart glasses, technicians can access documentation, log relevant data and remotely communicate with others via video conferencing, all without disrupting workflow. Targeting a global market, Italy-based Youbiquo turned to Lantronix to jumpstart the design and quickly go to market.

Challenge: Create Comfortable and Functional Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

To be truly effective, augmented reality smart glasses need to be lightweight and simultaneously bring both the technician’s task and computer into the field of vision while also enabling remote communication. Challenges included incorporating the sensors, camera and microphone into the glasses with the necessary on-device processing power and wireless connectivity while ensuring secure remote communication.

Solution: Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM

To create the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses, the Youbiquo designers chose the Lantronix Lantronix Open-Q™ 626 micro System on Module (μSOM), which is based on the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro System on Chip (SoC) integrated with the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro SoC processor. The result delivered the ideal balance of advanced processing power, heat dissipation, wireless connectivity and power efficiency in a small, lightweight form factor for the smart glasses design. Its built-in software solutions include 3D rendering, computer vision and natural language processing.

Results: Smart Glasses Improve Speed and Quality of Complex Work

Utilizing the Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM, Lantronix’s IES team helped Youbiquo developers jumpstart the design and quickly deliver to market its Talens Holo smart glasses. Lantronix’s contributions, including helping Youbiquo quickly build a market-ready prototype, reduce development costs and get a globally certified solution to market faster.

“Utilizing Lantronix’s unique micro SOM technology, Youbiquo’s innovators were able to create Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to help improve the speed and quality of work done by maintenance and construction technicians.”

Pietro Carratu, CEO, Youbiquo

Success Highlights

  • Support development of augmented reality smart glasses
  • Provide support to deliver a market-ready prototype
  • Supply advanced μSOM technology
  • Provide an affordable solution to help contain development costs
  • Help facilitate the product’s quick entry to market

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