Envirotainer uses Vuzix AR for Covid-19 training

  • January 4, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Swedish air transport firm Envirotainer is using Vuzix smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology to train staff in handling Covid-19 vaccines.

Envirotainer specialises in secure cold chain for air transport of pharmaceuticals. It has deployed an AR smart glasses-based remote training programme globally using Vuzix M400 smart glasses to support its fleet of more than 6000 active temperature-controlled containers. These are being used to ship Covid-19 vaccines, as well as other pharmaceuticals in need of a temperature-controlled environment.

The arrival of Covid-19 meant it was difficult for Envirotainer’s operations to hold on-site training in their more than 50 stations across to world, in line with the regulatory compliance and inspection requirements. With the limitation of global travel, Envirotainer turned to smart glasses equipped with Vuzix VRA remote assist software that is being used to connect trainers remotely to their partners on-site at field stations to guide them through detailed training requirements.

“We experimented with other smart glasses in the past but with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic we quickly turned to Vuzix as a business partner to help solve operational challenges related to training our staff in the field,” said Niklas Adamsson, chief operating officer at Envirotainer. “We look forward to expanding the use of AR smart glasses over time to support more extensive use cases.”

Envirotainer develops, manufactures and offers leasing of innovative container technology, including validation, support and service, for pharma products that require a controlled environment. With more than 35 years of industry expertise, Envirotainer operates through an open, global network of airlines and forwarders. Its headquarters are outside of Stockholm, Sweden.

“Envirotainer is another great example of how companies are turning to Vuzix smart glasses to deliver cost- effective solutions, including alternatives to in-person gatherings and enablement of advanced remote support for field technicians,” said Paul Travers, chief executive officer at Vuzix.

Vuzix’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience. The company holds 179 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licences. Founded in 1997, it is a public company with offices in New York, UK and Japan.