Lantronix Provides Advanced IoT Technologies to Youbiquo for Development of Augmented Reality Smart Glasses
Powerful and Lightweight Visual Tool Improves Speed and Quality of Complex Maintenance and Construction Work
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and intelligent hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), today announced that its engineering team supported Youbiquo, an Italy-based developer of wearable electronics and IoT devices, in the development of Youbiquo’s Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses. Utilizing Lantronix’s Open-Q 626 Micro System on Module (µSOM) based on the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro System on Chip (SoC), Youbiquo was able to jumpstart the design and quickly go to market with a globally certified device. See the case study here.
“Utilizing Lantronix’s unique Open-Q 626 micro SOM technology, we were able to create the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to help technicians improve the speed and quality of work done on complex machinery,” said Pietro Carratu, CEO of Youbiquo. “Lantronix’s micro SOM helped jumpstart the design, enabling us to quickly bring the smart glasses to market as a real-world solution.”
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.
The challenges included:
- Incorporating sensors, camera and microphone into the glasses
- Tying them together with necessary on-device processing power
- Enabling wireless connectivity for remote communication
- Ensuring secure boot, wireless communication and secure updates
- Delivering quickly to improve the time to development and market
Solution: Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM
To create the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses, the Youbiquo designers chose the
Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM, which is integrated with the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro SoC processor from Qualcomm® Technologies Inc. (QTI). 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 engineering team helped Youbiquo’s developers jumpstart the design and quickly deliver to market its Talens Holo smart glasses. The smart glasses give users the ability to use fingerprint authentication to securely log in, easily take photos and record data to remote databases, access important documentation within their fields of vision and remotely conduct video conferences.
- Quickly build a market-ready prototype
- Reduce total cost of development
- Easily customize capabilities
- Get to production and market faster
- Deliver a comprehensive, globally certified solution to market
“Youbiquo’s Talens Holo augmented reality smart glasses are a powerful visual tool with advanced IoT technology at the edge of an end-to-end system,” said Jonathan Shipman, VP of Strategy for Lantronix. “Using Lantronix’s Open-Q 626 micro SOM and development kit, the Youbiquo team was able to quickly and affordably build a market-ready prototype and a bring globally certified solution to market.”
About Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM and Open-Q 626 µSOM Development Kit
The Lantronix Open-Q 626 production-ready µSOM is based on the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro SoC processor. The Lantronix Open-Q 626 µSOM Development Kit is a cost-effective, feature-rich, camera-tuned, exposed board platform powered by the Open-Q 626 production-ready µSOM. It is ideal for evaluation of the Open-Q 626 µSOM as well as quick development of connected camera devices or other high-performance embedded products.
Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of software as a service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM). Lantronix enables its customers to provide reliable and secure solutions while accelerating their time to market. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify operations through the creation, development, deployment and management of customer projects at scale while providing quality, reliability and security.
Lantronix’s portfolio of services and products address each layer of the IoT Stack, including Collect, Connect, Compute, Control and Comprehend, enabling its customers to deploy successful IoT and REM solutions. Lantronix’s services and products deliver a holistic approach, addressing its customers’ needs by integrating a SaaS management platform with custom application development layered on top of external and embedded hardware, enabling intelligent edge computing, secure communications (wired, Wi-Fi and cellular), location and positional tracking and environmental sensing and reporting.
With three decades of proven experience in creating robust industry and customer-specific solutions, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling its customers to build new business models, leverage greater efficiencies and realize the possibilities of IoT and REM. Lantronix’s solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices and remote sites serving a wide range of industries, including energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental, infrastructure and government.
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