Jan 06 2021 12:17 AM
Jan 06 2021 12:17 AM
Jan 27 2021 01:42 AM
@daveold I'm not a tech person but I do know of use cases outdoors. For example construction workers, field engineers, maritime sector etc. and I work with Remote Assist a lot.
So my questions; what does the user have to do and what is expected from the specialist?
Will they want to use live annotations, share manuals etc. or is it just setting up a call so the specialist can explain the user what they need to do?
If they only have to setup a call so they can have a remote specialist to help them and talk them through things they have to do, being outdoors isn't that big of an issue.
If they want to use live annotations and share manuals, then you're dealing with the holograms which will suffer if there's a lot of direct sunlight.
Feel free to connect with me and I'm happy to offer more insights!
Jan 31 2021 08:45 PM
@AlexandraPetty thank you!
This mostly confirms what I expected. Unfortunately our idea was to make use of live annotations. This could probably be solved by providing some form of shade.
But then the regulatory information mention a max operational temperature of +27ºC, which could be reached in our environment. I suppose this means that the device switches off in hotter environments (and even faster when exposed to direct sunlight).
Feb 01 2021 01:31 PM
That one is more geared towards outdoor use / environments with safety control requirements, although it does still use a HoloLens as the core device so to your point, the optimal temperature is still largely limited to +10 deg C to +27 deg C for now.
Will certainly pass your feedback along to the HL team for consideration :)
Feb 07 2021 04:27 PM - edited Feb 07 2021 04:27 PM
@ShonaBang thank you, I haven't heard of the Trimble XR10 before. It certainly brings some useful additions but like you said the temperature limitations are still there and might not justify the risk of acquiring a HL without prior testing. A bit of a shame as I think the technology has great potential in outdoor use. Well, maybe the next generation ;)
Feb 09 2021 12:57 AM
@daveold If they want to use live annotations, that can be tricky. I would definitely recommend testing. The HoloLens makes use of light to project the holograms onto your eyes. From experience and talking to developers, this meant that if in bright sunlight they used full on magenta to make the holograms visible. In case of RA there's only a few preset colours to use.
I haven't had any experiences yet where temperature caused the device to switch off. It depends on how warm the CPU would get outside and with use. You could possible lookup the specs of the ARM processor and estimate when that would be.
I would definitely recommend testing this extensively. Perhaps there's some indoor scenarios that you can try out first?
Feb 24 2021 12:32 AM
Feb 24 2021 05:57 PM
@AlexandraPetty Thank you for these solution-oriented hints. Especially the webinar gives me some confidence.
We haven't actually planned to use any 3D-Models but some live-annotations for highlighting certain areas on the trees and plants. Certainly excessive testing would be necessary (like mentioned in the webinar) also to see how well the live-annotations deal with trees/foliage.