superhuman vision help make someone a better IT manager? Can X-ray eyes improve
the way you administer your cabling infrastructure? CommScope says the answer
is a resounding “Yes!” and has demonstrated augmented reality (AR) capabilities
with its imVision® automated infrastructure management solution so customers
soon will “see” what’s going on in their local area networks.
already enables IT managers to monitor and control every aspect of their
network infrastructure—from tracking down a stranded switch port to
troubleshooting a connectivity issue in a matter of minutes versus hours or
days. Located in a data center or IT closet, imVision can
remotely show where ports are located and how they are connected back to the
main location. Even with this information, however, users may not be able to
physically see the port information or actual connection if it is behind ceiling
tiles or walls. That’s what the new AR
capabilities in imVision will enable, speeding up troubleshooting and
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope believes that there are endless advantages to bringing the power of AR to imVision.
“What started as an application for gamers and entertainment has now
entered the business world and organizations are beginning to see the value
that AR can bring to various industries,” said Ernie Pickens, senior vice
president of Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. “Coupling AR with intelligent
infrastructure to ‘see’ cables and connections behind walls and in ceilings is
just the first of many uses where we believe customers will find value.”
CommScope believes that there are endless advantages to
bringing the power of AR to imVision. As part of a recent technology assessment, CommScope collaborated
with Joinpad to develop several functional AR prototypes based on use
cases that are typically performed during cabling administration tasks. The
tasks covered implementation of moves/adds/changes, troubleshooting cabling
connectivity, and maintenance work on cabling infrastructure in the ceiling.
The prototype applications, which work on mobile devices and on smart glasses, enable
users to experience the benefits of AR technology first-hand.
Plus, there are many practical applications to using AR as
“40 percent of organizations using or piloting AR find that the technology [AR]
exceeds their expectations,” according to Gartner in their report Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018.
will continue to work with customers to identify more ways that AR can help
efficiently and effectively manage the physical infrastructure.
imVision is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
(NASDAQ: COMM) helps design, build and manage wired and wireless networks
around the world. As a communications infrastructure leader, we shape the
always-on networks of tomorrow. For more than 40 years, our global team of
greater than 20,000 employees, innovators and technologists have empowered
customers in all regions of the world to anticipate what’s next and push the
boundaries of what’s possible. Discover more at www.commscope.com.
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