Liaison agreement to advance the use of augmented reality and digital twin technologies for training, and much more

DECEMBER 13, 2021 – BOSTON, MA – The AREA and the Digital Twin Consortium® (DTC™) signed a Memo of Understanding (MoU). As IoT, digital twin, and augmented reality technologies bring the physical and digital worlds together, this announcement opens the door to significant benefits through collaboration. This includes exploring use cases to realize improved reliability, advanced compliance and risk management, reduced maintenance costs, increased productivity, and more effective training.

Under the MoU, DTC and the AREA will collaborate to:

  • Define industry requirements
  • Increase the degree to which enabling technology components interoperate
  • Align work underway to accelerate adoption of digital twins and Augmented Reality in many vertical domains and use cases
  • Develop proof of value projects and programs, and joint marketing efforts

“We’re excited about the many opportunities our liaison with DTC will enable,” said Mark Sage, Executive Director of the AREA. “For AREA members, it’s a chance to help ensure that enterprise AR and digital twin technologies move forward in sync to accelerate adoption, reduce costs, and reap new benefits.”

“Augmented reality and digital twins are an ideal combination as together, they allow users to visualize the invisible,” said Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium. “This includes enhancing situational awareness and event intelligence for training in assembly, installation, maintenance, operation, compliance assurance, and safety. For infrastructure projects, this combination enables visibility inside the walls of a building or structure, or the power, connectivity, or water piping and conduits under streets and roadways, and much more.”

As the two organizations begin working together, Digital Twin Consortium and the AREA ecosystems can look forward to a growing number of jointly developed projects, events, and resources, including webinars, white papers, and presentations.

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