EPRI Report Highlights Future Vision for Augmented Reality

Palo Alto, Calif., June 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) released a report that provides a vision for standards that support the deployment of augmented reality (AR), the technology that overlays the physical world with digital objects and information technology.

The report, “Enterprise AR Vision, Interoperability Requirements, and Standards Landscape,” informs the energy industry and other sectors of the importance of augmented reality to the future workplace, which will feature wearable worker technology that enables more efficiency and a safer work environment. It also catalogues standards activities that would facilitate making an augmented workplace a reality.

It found that the key to the future workplace is interoperability: the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data and interpret that shared data. It provides a basis for collaboration to advance open and interoperable AR in the workplace and highlights the need for open communications platforms rather than proprietary ones that are barriers to interoperability.

“This first-of-its-kind report is a milestone in the field of augmented realty,” said John Simmins, an EPRI technical executive and lead author of the report. “By capturing the relevant scope of standards in one place, EPRI is initiating an important conversation and ongoing collaboration to enable interoperability throughout any industry that plans on using augmented reality technologies.”

To learn more about EPRI’s augmented reality research, visit www.epri.com.

About EPRI:

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI’s members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.Car.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

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CONTACT: Clay Perry
Electric Power Research Institute
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Annie Haas
Electric Power Research Institute
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