- Recon Instruments and APX Labs announced a combined wearable-technology solution for enterprises lookin to transform field service, maintenance, and manufacturing jobs
- The solution combines APX Labs’ Skylight software platform with Recon’s Jet smart eyewear
- The companies will be demonstrating Skylight on Recon Jet at Intel’s booth at the Mobile World Congress this year
- Recon Instruments was acquired by Intel in June 2015
- Skylight, a full enterprise wearables software suite, running on Recon Jet, a cost-effective smart-eyewear platform optimized for high-intensity environments, allows workers to connect to back-end systems, control smart tools and machines, and collaborate remotely with colleagues
From the Recon Instruments and APX Labs press release:
APX Skylight software platform for Recon Jet smart eyewear is ready for deployment
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Recon Instruments, an Intel company, and APX Labs today announced a combined wearable-technology solution for enterprises looking to transform field service, maintenance, and manufacturing jobs. This solution, which combines APX’s Skylight software platform with Recon’s Jet smart eyewear, is ready to be deployed today. Recon and APX will also be demonstrating Skylight on Recon Jet in Intel’s booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Skylight, a full enterprise wearables software suite, running on Recon Jet, a cost-effective smart-eyewear platform optimized for high-intensity environments, allows workers to connect to back-end systems, control smart tools and machines, and collaborate remotely with colleagues. By deploying Recon Jet with Skylight, enterprises can immediately leverage the benefits of smart eyewear to improve process efficiency, reduce equipment downtime, increase production quality, and lower costs.
Skylight on Jet enables the deskless workforce to access task-critical information while keeping their eyes and hands on the job. Those workers can use Recon Jet’s integrated point-of-view camera to obtain live expert help, allowing tasks to be performed more effectively and accurately. The Skylight user experience on Recon Jet smart eyewear minimizes the interruptions and frustrations workers experience as they access the information needed to complete their daily tasks.
“We’re excited about transforming the deskless workplace with smart eyewear,” said Dan Eisenhardt, General Manager of Head Worn Devices at Intel Corporation. “This integration is pivotal to our smart-eyewear strategy, which is to drive adoption in every use case where smart eyewear can change the game—both in the consumer space and in the enterprise. We’re eager to help enterprise customers leverage the benefits of smart eyewear, and we’re fully committed to grow our partnership with APX Labs.”
“Delivering exceptional value in the enterprise has always been APX Labs’ mission,” said Brian Ballard, co-founder and CEO of APX Labs. “That’s why this partnership was forged and why we’re so optimistic about what’s to come. There are millions of workers whose daily work can be simplified and done faster with less frustration. That is what drives exceptional business outcomes, and Recon Jet is an essential device to open up this potential.”
Conceived and built for both enterprise users and endurance athletes, Recon Jet combines a smartphone-class wearable computer, an Android-based operating system, and an LCD display positioned just below the user’s right eye. These components are integrated into a highly adjustable, water-resistant, and modular smart-eyewear device that allows users to swap in spare battery packs and impact-resistant lenses.
APX’s Skylight is the most comprehensive and widely used software platform for enterprise wearables. Skylight’s industry-leading extensibility has yielded a growing ecosystem of established partners and developers. Skylight has helped enterprises realize significant operational benefits, and it was recently recognized by industry analyst Frost & Sullivan as the leading software solution for enterprise wearables.
Recon Jet with Skylight is available today. To get started, please contact APX Labs or visit http://apx-labs.com/landing/apx-and-recon.
About Recon Instruments
Recon Instruments, an Intel company, was founded in 2008 and is the world leader in smart eyewear technology for sports and high-intensity environments. Recon’s award-winning technology is backed by an extensive patent portfolio and integrates high-contrast displays with state-of-the-art computing platforms and sensor suites. Recon’s smart eyewear technology features an Android-based operating system with an open SDK, empowering developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports and activities. Recon continues to define the smart eyewear category and is dedicated to improving athletic performance and participation in sports. Recon was acquired by Intel Corporation in June 2015. For more information, visit www.reconinstruments.com.
About APX Labs
Since 2010, APX Labs has been the market leader in developing wearable technology for the hands-on workforce. APX Labs’ Skylight software product runs on many types of devices, integrates with existing business systems, and is used today in a wide range of industrial operations including manufacturing, field service, repair, training, and compliance. For additional information, visit www.apx-labs.com.