Wearables & Devices

RealWear & Zoom to deliver headset devices to frontline workers

RealWear

RealWear today announced that it is working with Zoom to expand the use of its RealWear assisted reality headset devices to frontline workers globally at ExxonMobil.

Field workers will use RealWear devices that integrate with Zoom for a hands-free experience. The RealWear HMT-1Z1 is the leading commercially available head-mounted Android computer certified for use in operating areas (ATEX Zone 1/C1D1). ExxonMobil has been using the devices since 2017, but began using the devices with Zoom earlier this year for remote expert guidance.

“Using Zoom on RealWear is just the beginning of our utilization plan for assisted reality. Future use cases include self-guided work instructions and real-time IoT data visualization to reduce errors and improve quality,” said Andrew Chrostowski, RealWear’s Chairman and CEO.

“We are pleased to see ExxonMobil’s commitment to remote collaboration, leveraging the power of Zoom to extend their frontlines,” said John Beckmann, Head of Meetings & Webinars at Zoom. “We look forward to continuing to grow our collaboration with RealWear to engage, empower, and elevate frontline workers around the world.”

“There is no substitute for in-person collaboration to support business critical activities, but assisted reality technology helps us collaborate with our teams at the workplace in situations when meeting in person isn’t possible or the best answer,” said Raymond Jones, Vice President of ExxonMobil’s Upstream Integrated Solutions Company. “These technologies will help us innovate and collaborate and transform the way we work on the front line.”

RealWear assisted reality devices are the first in the category to integrate the Zoom Meetings client application. Field workers rely on several built-in features, including noise cancellation, full voice control through simple commands, a monocular display, and a front-facing HD camera to capture photos and share live footage with remote experts.

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