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Augmented reality headset and platform goes global

XYZ Reality’s augmented reality headset and platform have been launched globally.

Founded in 2017, XYZ Reality’s engineering-grade AR – known as HoloSite – allows those working on major construction projects to see the plans, projected in full-size 3D, in front of them with a margin of error of just 5mm, making it particularly beneficial for projects with complex mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, such as hospitals, data centres and pharmaceutical facilities.

To date, the technology has had a limited commercial programme, but following a successful £20m funding round in June, XYZ has launched globally and is set to open a US headquarters.

Coinciding with the global launch is the unveiling of the Atom, which XYZ described as “the most accurate AR headset for construction”. The Atom is a safety-certified hard hat with AR displays linked to HoloSite – the device positions BIM onsite to millimetre accuracy. “This engineering-grade tool makes the entire construction journey safer, smarter and more efficient, reducing waste, de-risking processes and delivering bottom-line benefits for contractor and asset owner alike,” XYZ said.

Founder & CEO David Mitchell said: “Technology is transforming the way the construction industry operates, enabling contractors to deliver higher-quality more efficiently. Since inception, we have seen a greater understanding of the potential of AR to achieve better outcomes and improve margins. This commercial launch is a definitive proof point of our product’s value and the substantial appetite for it across the industry, particularly on mission-critical projects where the highest levels of accuracy are required.”

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