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AREA and Digital Twin Consortium join forces

by Sion Geschwindt
AREA and Digital Twin Consortium join forces

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) and the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) have signed a liaison agreement to advance the use of augmented reality and digital twin technologies.

The strategic partnership aims to deepen the union between the physical and digital worlds. This includes exploring use cases to improve reliability, advance compliance and risk management, reduce maintenance costs, increase productivity, and promote more effective training.

Under the agreement, DTC and the AREA will collaborate to:

  • Define industry requirements
  • Increase the degree to which enabling technology components interoperate
  • Align work underway to accelerate adoption of digital twins and Augmented Reality in many vertical domains and use cases
  • Develop proof of value projects and programs, and joint marketing efforts

Mark Sage, Executive Director of the AREA, said: “We’re excited about the many opportunities our liaison with DTC will enable.

“For AREA members, it’s a chance to help ensure that enterprise AR and digital twin technologies move forward in sync to accelerate adoption, reduce costs, and reap new benefits.”

Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium, said: “Augmented reality and digital twins are an ideal combination as together, they allow users to visualise the invisible.

“This includes enhancing situational awareness and event intelligence for training in assembly, installation, maintenance, operation, compliance assurance, and safety.

“For infrastructure projects, this combination enables visibility inside the walls of a building or structure, or the power, connectivity, or water piping and conduits under streets and roadways, and much more.”

As the two organisations begin working together, Digital Twin Consortium and the AREA ecosystems can look forward to a growing number of jointly developed projects, events, and resources, including webinars, white papers, and presentations.

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