Virtual Reality Or Augmented Reality – Oxymorons?

The seeds for Remote Assisted Reality were sown about three years ago to fill a void in the enterprise applications space and has made rapid strides ever since to gain enterprise grade maturity. For decades, organizations have been clamoring for real time situational awareness in real life business scenarios. Virtual Reality related technologies provided a ray of hope to fill this void. However the very nature of operation of VR under a simulated environment of pre-programmed scenarios and outcomes, defeated the purpose of being able to address the true reality happening in real time in real life business scenarios. Augmented Reality (AR) based technologies stepped up to the plate as the next step in the evolution of technologies to fill this void in the enterprise applications space. AR made giant strides in augmenting true and real life business scenarios with supplementary information overlaid on Augmented Reality glasses. However until today, AR technology is still heavily reliant on a pre-programmed set of computer generated information in the form of graphics and text being proposed as an overlay on the AR glasses. The proposal is based on pattern recognition algorithms overlaying data on the field of vision of the glasses.

Real Life Business Scenarios In Real Time

In the world of real life businesses in several vertical markets events do not typically follow a pre-set pattern or routine. Events and incidents just happen unannounced, unplanned and un-anticipated. These situations may well be outside the realm of any pre-programmed pattern recognition based algorithms. Under such circumstances , VR or AR based technologies fall way short of expectations, leaving that void in Enterprise Applications and business needs, wide open. The concept of Remote Assisted Reality was formed to bridge this gap between real life situations occurring in real life and the engagement of qualified human intellectual capital in the organization being brought to bear in the spirit of collaborative resolution, leading to an expedited well-informed conclusion.

Remote Assisted Reality Steps Up To The Plate

Despite the Rise Of The Machines in the Internet Of Things, the potency of qualified human expertise cannot be undermined. Dynamic analysis based on real time situational intelligence originating from remote operations, intelligent judgment and adjudication often through multi-party collaboration and educated resolution lies at the core of the concept and philosophy of Remote Assisted Reality. RAR Technology enables live HD audio/video content from remote locations to be streamed over broadband wired, wireless or cellular internet and consolidated in specialized Enterprise Applications. Such a synergy of live content with business data opens up an entirely new dimension to the traditional static and after-the-fact nature of enterprise transaction processing. The live HD audio/video streams elevate the true intelligence of the situation. Instead of relying on personal perception of the remote witness, RAR enables experts collaborating in real time decisive adjudication literally from anywhere in the world.

The ability to integrate such RAR Enterprise applications into backend Enterprise Application for bi-directional transactional data in real time over web services, further extends the reach of Enterprise data from the confines of a data center, into remote locations where real life business events are occurring. The Enterprise of the future is nimble, efficient, lean, has low operational overheads and waste, enjoys high cashflow, is profitable and grows rapidly with increased customer satisfaction.

Remote Assisted Reality is the facilitator of the evolution of such an Enterprise and continues to evolve and create strong business cases in multiple vertical markets.

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