XR – AR/VR/MR for Industrial, Enterprise, and Business
XR is an umbrella term encompassing augmented (AR), virtual (VR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies. Fortune 500 companies use XR for Enterprise and Business training, demonstrations, and product development. Groove Jones is working with companies to innovate and explore how XR can be integrated into their training and development initiatives.
We create custom software solutions and license our GrooveTech systems for companies looking to deploy programs using immersive technology.
Immersive Learning for the Future Workforce
- As remote workforce training becomes a reality, XR is the future for education and training.
- Accelerated digitization changes skill requirements, the future workforce requires a more active and ongoing approach to training.
- By combining virtual environments and repeatable and standardized interactions, we can help provide experiential learning for individual worker’s needs.
- Benefits of XR-enabled immersive training include lower costs, increased employee engagement, and the ability to mirror real-life situations.
Groove Jones is an official partner with numerous hardware manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Apple, Magic Leap, and Oculus/Facebook’s official ISV program. The Oculus ISV Program is a program that works with enterprise partners to accelerate customer adoption of VR solutions built for Oculus enterprise products. Link to Oculus’ ISV program – https://developer.oculus.com/documentation/ofb/latest/concepts/oculus-isv-program)
GrooveTech™ VR for Business Platform
We understand how powerful VR can be for training and product demonstrations. That is why we have created a platform that can be customized to meet our client’s needs. The platform is the most robust and comprehensive system available. We have designed it to be used on any of the VR HMDs on the market, including Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift, as well as the HTC Vive and Vive Pro.
Reduced Your Operational Costs
Organizations can cut expenses on employee travel and transporting equipment to training locations. Trainers themselves can also be part of the VR programming using our platform, so companies can reduce faculty costs.
Increased Employee Engagement and Retention
With the ability to build-in scoring mechanisms and gamified levels, immersive XR training can be more engaging and fun. When trainees are connected and interested, it leads to better retention.
Mirror Real-World Situations Safely
We can create real-life situations and do it safely. Immersive learning is effective at emphasizing things through visualization. By providing environments that mimic real-life situations, employees can reach greater levels of expertise in less time.
Several of our clients are currently using the platform and we have integrated it into Oculus’s Enterprise system as well. For more information please reach out to us to learn more – https://www.groovejones.com/contact/
GrooveTech™ VR Dashboard and Multiuser Server for Leader Lead VR Training and Simulations
Groove Jones has developed a PC based Dashboard System that allows an instructor or moderator to monitor and control the VR experiences for a leader lead demonstration. This is a dashboard system that can be customized to meet unique client needs and can work in a multiuser configuration.
- Monitors multiple VR headsets at the same time via a dashboard of user screens.
- Start and Stop Sessions
- Session Profiles
- Manipulate Interactive Components
- Display User Reports
For more information about our GrooveTech™ VR Dashboard check out – https://www.groovejones.com/groovetech-products/
XR for Business Client: Ideal Industries
Ideal Industries is using VR to train the next generation of electrical tradesmen. Groove Jones built the platform. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the US is expected to have a shortage of electricians in the near future. Statistically, the number of retiring electricians is outpacing the rate of new electricians entering the field, with 10,000 electricians retiring each year and only 7,000 entering the field in return. As a result, this is producing a knowledge gap in the electrical industry, which creates the need for additional training resources to prepare the next generation of electrical tradesmen.
IVRY Technologies is the start-up Virtual Reality (VR) initiative created by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. which is a global enterprise with companies serving technicians and workers across a wide range of industries, from electrical to construction to aerospace to automotive.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/vr-platform-to-train-the-next-generation-of-students-for-electrical-trade-skills/
XR for Business Client: Henkel Loctite
Groove Jones recently helped launch a new VR (Virtual Reality) training tool for Henkel Loctite as part of a Vehicle Repair Training and Application Center. The facility offers hands-on technical application training for automotive aftermarket products and collision repair products, and provide mechanics, collision repair and glass installer technicians with the tools and knowledge to make automotive repairs faster, safer, and more reliable.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/automotive_vr_training/
XR for Business Client: Toyota
Groove Jones was brought on board to help the Toyota Lexus team develop an advanced AR system called the Lexus Augmented Reality Kit (LARK). This interactive application demonstrates how Augmented Reality can help with the education and training of Toyota team members to understand the features in a vehicle. The App is the future of digital user manuals for vehicles.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/toyota_tec_ar/
XR for Business Client: Givaudan
Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 180 locations, the Company has almost 14,900 employees worldwide and has achieved sales of CHF 6,2 billion in 2019. Groove Jones created a new enterprise tool for their sales team to reduce the time it takes to create new flavor profiles for their customers using VR.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/givaudan-virtual-tastetrek-citrus-vr-tool-for-citrus-flavour-creation/
XR for Business Client: Wells Fargo
When Wells Fargo and MKTG asked us to help them improve upon an existing VR management training video developed by another group, we jumped at the chance. We were asked to create 4 VR training modules that allowed the managers to observe interactions between team members dealing with a customer’s needs. Each module had a test at the end to test how the manager on how they thought the situation should have been handled.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/wells_fargo_management_vr_training/
XR for Business Client: Rinnai
Rinnai America hired Groove Jones to create a VR experience for DIY’ers and professional installers to see how easy it is to install a tankless water heater. For those that have heard about tankless water systems, but are overwhelmed by what it takes to install one, this VR experience is the key to overcoming those fears. In no time, you get a first-hand experience of installing Rinnai’s newest system.
Check out the case study here – https://www.groovejones.com/rinnai_america_vr/
- XR Strategy Consulting
- Concept and Creative
- User Experience – UI/UX
- Single Player and Multiplayer Expertise
- C#, C++
- Device Human Interface Guidelines
- Cross-platform development
- Unity and Unreal Engine
- VR and AR control and navigation
- VR and AR UI
- 360º Stills / Video / Interactive
- Bluetooth Communications
- 2D Animation and Motion
- 3D Graphics and Game Physics
- Geolocation – Lat / Long + heading from magnetometer
- Camera Integration (Scanning, Photos, Augmented Reality Overlays)
- Voice Recognition (Speech to Text)
- Gyroscope and Accelerometer
- Augmented Reality – Camera, Location, Heading, Marker Recognition, 2D/3D Graphics
- Networking – Web Services, Multiplayer, Security
- Audio – Sound FX, Streaming, Vorbis/Ogg, Music
- Video – Local, Brightcove Streaming, HLS
- Asset Streaming and Downloadable Content
- Push Notifications – Local and Remote
- Social Integration – Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Localization – Multi-languages
- Google App Engine – web services, big table database, chat, email, blob data storage
- Database, notifications and cloud script
- AWS – Amazon Web Services