CommScope and Resonai partner on AR in buildings

  • May 26, 2020
  • imc

North Carolina-based CommScope is working with Israeli firm Resonai’s Vera platform to build an application based on augmented reality (AR) for installation, operation and maintenance of communications infrastructure in a building or campus.
This expands CommScope’s focus on automated infrastructure management to include Vera’s AR cloud technology along with several CommScope in-building connectivity products.
Companies today can create a 3D digital representation of a physical space. But there are few AR platforms on the market that can generate an accurate intelligent digital twin to address real business issues. This technology lets building owners and operators leverage the computing power of the AR cloud to create user experiences that were previously impossible, gain access to a new level of user analytics, and identify monetisation models from the digital real estate that is created.
For example, this type of AR application lets a user expediently identify and locate faulty equipment, identify accurate placement and installation of new equipment, access step-by-step guidance for maintenance tasks, and perform these activities with equal efficiencies in a small or large building.
“CommScope continues to explore unique ways for our campus and building customers to operate their networks more effectively and more efficiently,” said Ernie Pickens, senior vice president of CommScope. “Our work with Resonai in augmented reality continues to show promise and opens up collaboration opportunities across the intelligent building ecosystem.”
Vera is a AR computer vision platform that transforms physical spaces into intelligent digital assets. Its technology imbeds intelligence into a physical space so any device can navigate through it, apply logic and continuously learn from the surroundings. Vera employs precise and real-time localisation and tracking of users within these environments, without the use of any markers. This provides the ability to inject content remotely and access analytics that can be used to personalise content and improve building efficiencies.
“We’re thrilled to be working with CommScope to demonstrate how AR can improve business functionality on a global scale,” said Emil Alon, CEO and founder of Resonai. “Once a building is converted into an intelligent digital twin in the AR cloud, CommScope and its customers can access applications that will have direct, tangible impact on business operations.”
CommScope first announced its work with AR technology back in 2018. At that time the efforts were focused on AR with CommScope’s ImVision automated infrastructure management to help users see what the naked eye cannot. Some of this initial work included visualisation of cable pathways above a ceiling and identifying which outlets have PoE capability.