Almer Arc 2 AR Headset Launches With Support from TeamViewer

Almer Arc 2 AR headset launches with support from TeamViewer. Ex-hololens engineer has just launched an AR headset that is the antithesis of the Apple Vision Pro and has also bagged a remote assistance partnership with TeamViewer, the shirt sponsor of Manchester United.

Almer Arc 2 AR Headset Launches

Almer Arc 2 AR Headset Launches

Sebastian Beetschen, an ex-engineer from Microsoft’s HoloLens team, has unveiled a groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) headset, the Almer Arc 2. This innovative device marks a significant divergence from Apple’s anticipated Vision Pro. The Almer Arc 2 is the brainchild of AR startup Almer, established in 2021 by Beetschen alongside former jet fighter pilot Timon Binder.

Tipping the scales at a mere 138 grams, the Almer Arc 2 is notably lighter than the Vision Pro by Apple, being four times less in weight. This feature is particularly significant, as users have expressed concerns about the heft of the Vision Pro.

Notable Specs and Features of the Almer Arc 2 AR Headset

Equipped with a high-resolution 25MP camera, the Arc 2 also boasts state-of-the-art beamforming microphones, integrated speakers, and a cutting-edge holographic see-through screen. It promises an impressive 8-hour battery life. What sets the Arc 2 apart is its transparent display, adept at functioning in various dynamic settings, as opposed to the Vision Pro, which is tailored for static indoor environments.

Almer Partnership with TeamViewer

Coinciding with its latest release, Almer has entered into a pivotal partnership with TeamViewer, renowned as a global frontrunner in remote IT support and recognized for sponsoring Manchester United. This collaboration is strategically aimed at penetrating the industrial market, enabling TeamViewer to extend its remote support capabilities through the innovative Arc 2 headset.

By leveraging Arc 2’s advanced features, TeamViewer envisions enhancing its remote assistance solutions, particularly in industrial settings. This partnership represents a significant step in integrating cutting-edge AR technology with established remote support systems, potentially transforming the landscape of industrial operations and support.

Senior VP Product Management AR at TeamViewer Comment on the New Development

Senior VP Product Management AR at TeamViewer, Percy Stocker commented: “We see wide-scale adoption for the product and immediately in industry. Remote support via smartphones or tablets has limitations with workers’ hands occupied, information is not in their direct line of sight, and the camera doesn’t follow the worker’s view. As such the move to AR presents TeamViewer an opportunity to support this underserved market.”

The Almer Arc headset is revolutionizing remote collaboration by simulating the experience of physical presence. This innovative device enhances the wearer’s real-world environment by overlaying pertinent information directly within their field of view. This feature is particularly adept at identifying and highlighting objects in the real world, thereby bridging the gap between virtual assistance and physical interaction.

Sebastian Beetschen comparing the Almer Arc to a jet fighter visor, stated, “The Almer Arc is a lightweight, compact, and easy-to-use AR headset. When a problem arises, the frontline worker takes the Almer Arc and contacts a remote expert, who can see and hear what the worker experiences. The expert identifies the issue, highlights objects, and displays documentation in the worker’s view, simulating a collaborative, in-person experience.”

The Global Augmented Reality (AR) Market

The global augmented reality (AR) market is poised for an extraordinary surge in growth, with projections indicating an expansion from $62.75 billion in 2023 to a staggering $1.1 trillion by 2030. This growth trajectory represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.7%. Within this burgeoning trend, a significant segment to watch is the AR headset market, which is anticipated to reach a value of $120 billion by 2026.

Beetschen concluded, “The cost saving potential of using AR to service all installed machines for the 10 largest tooling-machine manufacturers in DACH alone accounts for £7.9 billion per year,  so the opportunity is very real.”



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