iQagent Joins Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) as a Founding Sponsor Member

New organization will expand and mature Augmented Reality ecosystem

 Alpharetta, Ga. – iQagent, an award winning augmented reality mobile app for the manufacturing and industrial industries, today announced that it is a Founding Sponsor member of the non-profit Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA). This new global member-based organization is focused on accelerating AR adoption through development and expansion of a vibrant technology ecosystem.

When integrated with enterprise systems, Augmented Reality technology can improve workplace performance by increasing access to information in the context of the physical world. iQagent uses AR to display data and resources associated with equipment it ‘recognizes’ on the industrial plant floor, providing a holistic view of the process; users then record and email the view to remote technical resources for problem analysis and resolution.

The AREA’s mission is to help organizations achieve greater operational efficiencies through smooth introduction and widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems. With the participation of iQagent, the AREA will produce significant and measurable impacts for both AR ecosystem customers and providers. The collaborative relationship between users and providers of AR technologies is a core component of the AREA’s approach to its mission.

“Augmented Reality solutions are poised to solve many problems on the plant floor,” said Bob Meads, CEO of iQagent. “Joining AREA now ensures iQagent’s place among the front runners of this important technology, supporting and leading the worldwide growth of the industry.”

“We commend our Founding Sponsors for the strong support they have provided, from the AREA’s inception through the launch process,” said Christine Perey, AREA Executive Director. “We look forward to their continuing leadership, as we work together to enable a highly functional ecosystem of AR customers, non-commercial entities and providers of core technologies, solutions and services.”


About the AREA
The mission of the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is to help organizations achieve greater operational efficiencies through smooth introduction and widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems, and its members collaborate to deliver content and programs that further these goals. Founding Sponsor members of the AREA are thought leaders APX Labs, Atheer Labs, Augmate, The Boeing Company, Bosch, CN2 Technology, DAQRI, Design Mill, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), IEEE, NGRAIN, iQagent, Newport News Shipbuilding, Perey Research & Consulting, and Talent Swarm. More information about the AREA is available at http://www.thearea.org or by writing to info@thearea.org.

About iQagent
iQagent is an augmented reality mobile app for manufacturing and industrial environments, currently working with leading pharmaceutical and automotive companies. iQagent holds two US patents covering its holistic display and recording technology. It provides a practical, holistic view of data and resources associated with equipment on the plant floor, combining video and audio, augmented with live process data, schematics and user annotations.  For more information about iQagent, visit www.iqagent.com and follow us on Twitter: @iQagent.