Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal

Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal

Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal What’s new: Hexagon acquires Immersal, which makes an SDK that adds spatial location to AR solutions. Why it matters: Sometimes, the location of an AR experience is irrelevant (doing maintenance on a unique item, for...
Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal

PTC acquires ioxp for cognitive AR

PTC acquires ioxt for cognitive AR I saw this on Ralf Steck’s blog just now and verified it on PTC Germany’s website: PTC has acquired German start-up ioxp to for its cognitive AR and AI technologies. Ralf says that ioxp is a spin-off of the German...
ESI’s FQ1 hints at upward momentum for H2

ESI’s FQ1 hints at upward momentum for H2

ESI reported results back at the end of May –travel and US holidays sometimes get in the way of timely blogging– and they were, at best, mediocre as reported. Currency movements, customers opting for subscriptions and not perpetual licenses, and changes in...
PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations Technology. Business partnerships. Longtime customers, dragged forward. New customers to be wooed. PTC’s annual user conference, now called LiveWorx, is barely over and there is so much to digest and to...
Pokémon GO could change the world of design and engineering

Pokémon GO could change the world of design and engineering

You may have seen the news stories about Pokémon GO, the app for iPhones and Android phones, that has human beings glued to their phones while running around in the real world trying to capture Pokémon cartoon characters. Players use their phone’s camera to find...
PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC last week rolled out its vision for the augmented reality-enabled enterprise: access to all sorts of data related to an object, served out on tablets, watches, phones and other devices, with the specifics of the data tailored to the needs of the user. This vision...
ESI’s FQ1 hints at upward momentum for H2

PTC gets into AR with Vuforia acquisition

Interesting news — from the “I didn’t see this coming” department: PTC just announced that it is acquiring Qualcomm’s Vuforia business for $65 million. Vuforia makes augmented reality (AR) technology, which PTC says is “the...