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Crunchfish enters licensing agreement with Seerslab concerning gesture control in AR/VR

Crunchfish has entered an agreement with Seerslab Inc. in South Korea. Seerslab will license and become a distributor of Crunchfish’s software for gesture interaction. Seerslab has developed an AR/VR platform where Crunchfish’s gesture control will be offered as an integrated component. The agreement also entitles Seerslab the right to use the software in its proprietary […]

Crunchfish has entered an agreement with Seerslab Inc. in South Korea. Seerslab will license and become a distributor of Crunchfish’s software for gesture interaction. Seerslab has developed an AR/VR platform where Crunchfish’s gesture control will be offered as an integrated component. The agreement also entitles Seerslab the right to use the software in its proprietary AR/VR applications.

Seerslab is currently active on the Korean and American markets with its two business areas. The company is both licensing its AR/VR platform ARGear as a SDK and also do external development of AR/VR applications and AR/VR objects. At the moment, Seerslab has developed over 6,000 AR/VR products and AR/VR objects, such as filters, virtual make-up and AR characters. The company’s AR solutions are used by market leading companies such as LG, eBay, Pixar and a number of 5G operators. Seerslab’s software is also integrated in Samsung’s Galaxy devices.

Seerslab will now be a partner of Crunchfish and distribute Crunchfish’s gesture interaction technology against its customers in AR/VR. Crunchfish will thus have a sales channel on the Korean market, but also get additional reach on e.g. the American market.

“The partnership with Seerslab enables a significant entry into the global application market for AR in the consumer industry, and in particular an effective positioning on the important Korean market”, comments Henrik Winberg, Sales Director of Crunchfish.

”Seerslab has developed a competitive AR/VR platform that has attracted customers such as Samsung and LG. The fact that Seerslab now chooses our gesture interaction technology is a confirmation that our technology has the highest of standards”, comments Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish.

 

Interested in bringing gesture controls to your AR hardware or software? Please contact our sales team:

Henrik Winberg, Sales Director of Crunchfish
henrik.winberg@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)702 126 129

Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish
joakim.nydemark@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)706 351 609


Crunchfish releases XR Tracking 2.1 at AWE EU 2019 – try it out in booth 310

Crunchfish’s market leading gesture control technology has been measurably improved with the development of Crunchfish XR Tracking 2.1. The new release has an extremely fast detection and needs less CPU power compared to previous versions. Crunchfish will show the new software for the first time in booth 310 at AWE EU in Munich on October […]

Crunchfish’s market leading gesture control technology has been measurably improved with the development of Crunchfish XR Tracking 2.1. The new release has an extremely fast detection and needs less CPU power compared to previous versions. Crunchfish will show the new software for the first time in booth 310 at AWE EU in Munich on October 17th-18th, 2019.

Gesture control enables interaction with AR devices in an intuitive way, making the experience fluid and immersive. Crunchfish’s gesture control is launched in tens of millions of units on the market and the company is a pioneer in gesture control.

Earlier this year, at AWE in Santa Clara in May 2019, Crunchfish presented the XR Tracking 2.0 software, which enables a powerful interaction using a standard 2D RGB camera. The company has since then continued making progress and exceeded the already impressive performance numbers. The updated XR Tracking 2.1 is very robust in its hand-tracking and has an extremely fast detection when using the core gestures such as pinch. XR Tracking 2.1 is also 20 % more energy efficient.

The new and improved XR Tracking 2.1 will be showed at AWE EU in Munich on October 17th-18th, 2019, using demo applications in AR smart glasses from Vuzix and Realwear as well as mobile AR using Android devices. Welcome to visit Crunchfish in booth 310 to discuss the possibilities of integrating gesture control in your AR hardware. 

“Our experience from consumer market, and advancements in Enterprise AR, has provided us with a profound know-how in what harsh conditions gesture detection needs to work. Our development team constantly make significant steps towards a more efficient solution for XR, and this version takes yet another big leap. We will proudly show this new accomplishment at the upcoming AWE in Munich”, comments Henrik Winberg, Sales Director at Crunchfish.

For more information, please contact:
Henrik Winberg, Sales Director at Crunchfish
+46 702 126 129
henrik.winberg@crunchfish.com

Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish
+46 706 35 16 09
joakim.nydemark@crunchfish.com


Integrating AR solutions in logistics with a positive ROI – conclusions from EWTS 2019

Crunchfish recently participated at the AR/VR event EWTS 2019, where the company’s gesture control was showcased at the booths of LogistiVIEW and Vuzix. One of the key trends discussed at EWTS 2019 was using Augmented Reality (AR) in logistics, where pilot studies showed increased efficiency and positive ROI in integrating AR in e.g. warehousing operations. […]

Crunchfish recently participated at the AR/VR event EWTS 2019, where the company’s gesture control was showcased at the booths of LogistiVIEW and Vuzix. One of the key trends discussed at EWTS 2019 was using Augmented Reality (AR) in logistics, where pilot studies showed increased efficiency and positive ROI in integrating AR in e.g. warehousing operations. Other strong use cases presented were remote assist and staff training using AR.  

EWTS (Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit) 2019 gathered over 100 enterprise presenters and approx. 1,000 attendees to discuss and presented the latest trends in business and industrial applications for wearables. Crunchfish was present and saw clear usage trends in enterprise AR such as logistics, staff training and remote assist combined with work instructions. These areas of use were all exemplified in presentations at the event, of real installations, pilots and full rollouts by companies from the industry.

The key element in logistics is efficiency. According to DHL, operations are estimated to account for about 20 % of all logistics costs, and the task of picking accounts for 55 % to 65 % of the total cost of warehousing operations. Using AR, companies can ensure an improved efficiency and eliminate time consuming and costly mistakes. During EWTS 2019, Crunchfish entered an agreement with LogistiVIEW, which is an American company using AR to make companies in logistics more efficient. The co-workers at the warehouse wear AR smart glasses to see a virtual pick-to-light system overlaid on real-world pick locations or put walls.

LogistiVIEW recently conducted a successful implementation at the warehouse of a successful e-commerce company, which significantly reduced load on the conveyor system. It also showed faster turn on customer orders as well as reduced inventory touches and travel time. Moreover, the integration of AR meant that new co-workers could start working in minutes instead of hours.

Samsung is another company that has chosen to integrate AR in logistics. In Samsung’s warehouse in the Netherlands, the company is fully operational with AR smart glasses, and the investment has resulted in a significant performance increase for the picking process. Besides that, the process quality has been improved by reducing the error rate.

As a conclusion from EWTS 2019 we can happily note that the enterprise market starts to realise the advantages of integrating AR smart glasses and that hand gesture control is essential for efficient use. Crunchfish brings back a number of interesting leads from EWTS 2019 and concludes the attendance to be a success.

 

Interested in bringing gesture control to your AR hardware or software? Please contact our sales team:

Henrik Winberg, Sales Director at Crunchfish
henrik.winberg@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)702 126 129

Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish
joakim.nydemark@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)706 351 609


Crunchfish enters commercial agreement with LogistiVIEW Inc.

Crunchfish has entered a commercial agreement with LogistiVIEW Inc. regarding implementation of the company’s gesture control technology in LogistiVIEW’s products. LogistiVIEW provides Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for  warehouses, service and manufacturing industries etc. The agreement comprises an upfront payment as well as recurring revenue through user licenses. The upfront order value including startup support fee […]

Crunchfish has entered a commercial agreement with LogistiVIEW Inc. regarding implementation of the company’s gesture control technology in LogistiVIEW’s products. LogistiVIEW provides Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for  warehouses, service and manufacturing industries etc. The agreement comprises an upfront payment as well as recurring revenue through user licenses. The upfront order value including startup support fee is approx. SEK 70,000 plus a monthly license fee per user.  

LogistiVIEW is a US company that has developed a technology platform for smart AR glasses that simplifies tasks in the industry and thereby increases productivity as well as reduces the risk of inaccuracies. LogistiVIEW uses the camera in the smart AR glasses to provide the user with AR-based work instructions. The result is a powerful and effective experience where information is visualised in an intuitive way. The company markets its products to warehouses, service and manufacturing industries.

According to the agreement, Crunchfish’s gesture control technology will be included in LogistiVIEW’s product offering running on e.g. Vuzix M300 and M400 smart AR glasses, and Crunchfish will be entitled to recurring revenue through user licenses. The agreement runs until further notice.

“LogistiVIEW develops user-friendly and intuitive solutions. Integrating Crunchfish’s gesture control as part of a multimodal interaction solution came natural to us. With alternative interaction options, we open up significant time savings for our customers. The combination of LogistiVIEW’s and Crunchfish’s software opens up new business opportunities for LogistiVIEW”, comments Seth Patin, CEO and founder of LogistiVIEW.

“LogistiVIEW is a company in the forefront addressing efficiency and usability in AR, and we are very proud to become a technology provider bringing our gesture control to their solutions. The agreement is an important milestone for us in addressing the US market, and it underlines the need for a variety of interaction principles where gesture control solves specific pain points”, comments Henrik Winberg, Director of Sales at Crunchfish.

 

Interested in bringing gesture controls to your AR hardware or software? Please contact our sales team:

Henrik Winberg, Sales Director at Crunchfish
henrik.winberg@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)702 126 129

Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish
joakim.nydemark@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)706 351 609


Try out Crunchfish’s technology at EWTS and AWE EU

Crunchfish’s gesture control will be available to try out in Vuzix’s booth at EWTS in Dallas, September 17th-19th and in Crunchfish’s own booth at AWE EU in Munich, October 17th-18th.   Try out Crunchfish’s AR gesture control at Vuzix’s booth at EWTS EWTS is the most comprehensive event dedicated to business and industrial applications for wearables. Consisting of […]

Crunchfish’s gesture control will be available to try out in Vuzix’s booth at EWTS in Dallas, September 17th-19th and in Crunchfish’s own booth at AWE EU in Munich, October 17th-18th.

 

Try out Crunchfish’s AR gesture control at Vuzix’s booth at EWTS

EWTS is the most comprehensive event dedicated to business and industrial applications for wearables. Consisting of real-world case studies and expert-led group discussions, EWTS is where enterprises go to hear insights from leading enterprise experts as to the best practices for effective evaluation, adoption, and implementation of AR, VR, and wearables in the workplace.

Crunchfish has developed several demo applications of its gesture control technology to visualise gesture interaction in industrial AR use cases. During the EWTS conference in Dallas, Texas on September 17th – 19th, you can experience Crunchfish’s gesture control solution running on Vuzix’s powerful M400 glasses in the Vuzix booth. Crunchfish has been a provider of interaction technologies compatible with Vuzix devices since 2017. Vuzix is a leading supplier of connected eyewear products for use in the industrial and consumer markets. The company’s products offer users a high-quality viewing experience for industrial wearable displays, as well as consumer virtual and augmented reality experiences. Read more about Vuzix at www.vuzix.com.

Crunchfish’s CEO Joakim Nydemark and Sales Director Henrik Winberg will participate on the EWTS conference and you can book a meeting with them here.

Gesture control is essential in AR – we show why at AWE EU 2019

AWE is the world’s largest conference for the AR/VR industry. Top innovators are gathered to showcase cutting-edge AR/VR experiences in all aspects of life and work. In this year’s event, the following topics are in focus: enterprise use cases and best practices, latest developer/creator tools, AR Cloud, WebXR, 5G & AI, and more.

Crunchfish – as a leading provider of interaction technologies – will demonstrate at AWE EU how gesture control revolutionise interaction with our physical and virtual environment in AR. To successfully deploy an AR application, user experience (UX) is one of the most important aspects. At AWE EU, Crunchfish will demo its gesture control technology using AR mobile devices and augmented reality smart glasses from Vuzix and Realwear.

Welcome to visit Crunchfish in booth 310 at AWE EU to try out our demos and experience user-friendly AR applications.


AR trends: Samsung seeks patent on smart AR glasses

Image Credit: US Patent and Trademark Office Augmented Reality (AR) is the next-generation of technology, where the physical world is augmented with computer-generated content. AR is thought to be the next technological revolution, and the market is assumed to grow rapidly over the coming years. It is assessed that all major smartphone makers are doing […]

Image Credit: US Patent and Trademark Office

Augmented Reality (AR) is the next-generation of technology, where the physical world is augmented with computer-generated content. AR is thought to be the next technological revolution, and the market is assumed to grow rapidly over the coming years. It is assessed that all major smartphone makers are doing research in the AR field and this month, Samsung applied for a patent relating to the company’s first potential AR product – smart AR glasses.

Samsung is a giant in technological development and this month the company filed a patent for an invention relating to a pair of smart AR glasses. Smart glasses are thought to be the next essential tech accessories, and able to disrupt the use of smartphones in our everyday lives. In the patent application, Samsung is presenting an invention related to a pair of foldable smart glasses where the temples may be constructed to be foldable with respect to the frame of the device, thereby allowing the device to be easily stored. An interesting invention also included in the patent application is the functionality to recognise whether the smart glasses are folded or unfolded, which enables the possibility to minimise the power consumption of the device. Using this technology, the optical system of the smart glasses may be automatically turned off when the glasses are folded, hence saving power.

Crunchfish is one of the market leaders in gesture control, which is the intuitive way to interact with AR products. With smart glasses or similar, there is no physical display to interact with, so touchless gestures become a necessity. Since camera sensors are developing rapidly and special processing units for neural nets (NPU) become more commonly used in devices, it is expected that gesture control will evolve even faster moving forward and Crunchfish is actively driving that market. The company recently released its most powerful product to date – XR Tracking 2.0.

Experience the Crunchfish gesture control in first person below, showing the company’s high-precision XR Tracking 2.0 using a standard RGB camera sensor in Android mobile devices or smart glasses. You can also try Crunchfish’s demo solution and get immersed in the augmented reality experience.

Interested in bringing gesture controls to your AR hardware or software? Please contact our sales team:

Henrik Winberg, Sales Director at Crunchfish
henrik.winberg@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)702 126 129

Joakim Nydemark, CEO at Crunchfish
joakim.nydemark@crunchfish.com
+46 (0)706 351 609