Nora Nirhamo

Marketing Manager of Softability Oy. Innovativeness, effectivity and professionalism are features that I represent and value. I consider new challenges as exciting not intimidating. Old boundaries are meant to be broken!

During the corona, spare parts were also replaced remotely – “Now we have learned new ways to act”

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/08/26

Remote work also took a huge step forward in manufacturing. Wärtsilä and Kalmar have been developing remote maintenance services for years, but now they finally got a breakthrough.

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There is a need for a remote support solution in boat industry

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/06/18

The XReach remote support solution developed by Softability is suitable for maintenance, installation and training needs. According to Blue Ocean Oy, a company specialized in the sale and brokerage of sailboats and motorboats, there is a need for a remote support solution in the boat industry. Read more!

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Softability donated to charity to help families in distress

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/06/17

The situation caused by the corona virus has pushed many families into distress. As part of our corporate social responsibility, we donated two percent of last year’s income and a separate donation to Save the Children to support the daily lives of children and families.

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Remote maintenance support tools: virtual inter-organisational meeting point for experts

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/06/05

Power systems are becoming more intelligent and complex. To answer these challenges, fieldworkers need new types of competences and support. In Smart Otaniemi, Softability aims to tackle these issues by developing a custom-made remote platform for supporting grid maintenance. Read more!

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HeadPower Oy relies on Softability’s AR technology expertise!

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/05/13

Softability developed an augmented reality application for HeadPower Oy to improve the quality and efficiency of the company’s end customers’ work, as well as customer communication. The primary target group for the application was infrastructure network designers. Network designers have to use many different tools in their work when trying to agree with the landowners on the details of the equipment installations.

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Softability is already a Microsoft partner in three different competency areas – software development, Azure cloud services and mobile development

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/04/20

Softability achieved Microsoft “Gold Cloud Platform” competency in Azure cloud services and Microsoft “Silver Windows and Devices” competency in mobile development. The competencies are an indication to Softability’s strong expertise in Microsoft technologies.

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Virtual learning environment HoloLens application developed by Softability, is now available on Microsoft Store

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/04/09

The HoloLens application developed by Softability for Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College, is now available on the Microsoft Store for other schools and companies to download for testing. The application was developed as part of the MR Amis project. Read more!

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The lock of Soskua was made into a gaming experience with virtual reality

The lock of Soskua was made into a gaming experience with virtual reality

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/03/11

Softability implemented a virtual experience of Saimaa Canal lock project in cooperation with FCG Finnish Consulting Group and Väylävirasto. The end result was presented at the InfraBIM Open 2020 in Tampere, where visitors were able to navigate virtual vessel through the lock and see the reinforcement of the lock with HoloLens mixed reality smart glasses.

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For the third year in a row, Softability has been selected as one of the best workplaces in Finland

Softability has been selected as one of the best workplaces in Finland for the third year in a row!

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/03/09

For the third year in a row, Softability has been selected as one of the best workplaces in Finland! Based on the Great Place to Work® survey, our company was ranked 27th among the midsize organizations. Thank you for the people of Softability!

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Softability was once again awarded with the Great Place to Work® certificate!

Nora Nirhamo | 2020/01/20

We received the Great Place to Work® certification once again this year with excellent results, and we are proud to say that Softability has been confirmed as a great place to work! A great workplace is made together, so a warm thank you to all Softability´s employees!

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Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2020!

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/12/24

This year is soon coming to an end and we are excited to see what the next year brings along. Softability wants to thank you for the cooperation and wishes to everybody a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2020!

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Softability donates 2% of net profits to charity

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/12/03

According to Softability’s mission we want to do our part in developing a better world with the help of technology and care. We support selected charity organizations annually by donating 2% of our net profit. In addition, we support Hope organization activities to help indigent families with children.

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VIESTI is from now on XReach!

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/11/22

VIESTI Remote Support solution is from now on called XReach!

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Softability is a part of Pyylahti Oy´s Scantronic Electronic Blasting System´s development

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/11/15

Softability created a smart glass concept from Pyylahti Oy´s mobile Scantronic Electronic Blasting System. Smart glass concept enables full hands-free working, and Softability will continue to be a part of Pyylahti Oy´s patented blasting system´s development also in the future.

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Thoughts from AWE Europe 2019

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/10/31

Mikko Luukkonen from Softability participated in the AWE Europe 2019 Conference in Munich to see the newest trends of X-Reality technology. The conference’s presentations proved once again that technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and their usage possibilities are becoming increasingly diverse. This article is a summary of the best examples of XR technologies and how they can be utilized.

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Softability and Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College presented virtual learning environment together in European Vocational Skills Week

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/10/31

Softability and Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College presented virtual learning environment together in European Vocational Skills Week at Helsinki Finlandia hall. In the event teaching operators around Europe were exploring how technology is utilized in education in Finland.

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Softability is participating in Teknologia19 event!

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/10/28

Softability is participating in Teknologia19 event on 5-7 November 2019 at Helsinki Messukeskus. Come and listen to our presentations and visit our stand (7b145) in the Robotics area at hall 7. Welcome!

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Team Robotics seminar at Softability 12.9.

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/09/02

Softability hosts the next Team Robotics Breakfast Seminar on September 12th at Martintalo, Vantaa. Come and hear more about XReach remote support solution, the potential of augmented reality and network with the members of Team Robotics. Warmly welcome!

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Juha Asunmaa is the new Business Unit Executive of XR Studio

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/07/04

At 2016 Softability expanded its business to X-Reality technologies, and during the past couple of years the XR customer projects and the interest towards our own developed XReach remote support solution has been keeping XR Studio very busy. As the business has grown, Softability decided to hire a Business Unit Executive for XR Studio. Welcome to the team Juha Asunmaa!

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HoloLens application created for Perho was developed closer to a daily education use

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/06/18

In the beginning of the year Softability created virtual learning environment with HoloLens application for Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College. The application guides and instructs user to complete different work stages. As a further development Softability created web based content editing tool for the HoloLens application, so Perho can change and add content into the application by themselves.

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AI technologies enable analysing video data from VIESTI remote support solution to improve work safety

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/05/14

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a relevant part of technology industry today! The AI Tomorrow 2019 event in May focuses on presenting business opportunities with AI through real life case examples and Softability will be attending as one of the partners. See you there!

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Learnings from the VRX Europe 2019

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/04/29

Softability´s Mikael Bowellan participated in the VRX Europe 2019 in Amsterdam where current situation and future of VR, AR and MR industries were exposed. In this article we are presenting what we learned from the conference and where the industry is going.

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Softability Group Oy will be changed on 05/01/2019 to Softability Oy

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/04/26

Our business name Softability Group Oy will be changed on 05/01/2019 to Softability Oy.

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X-Reality is a growing part of business

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/04/18

X-Reality technologies belong to the top ten most important technology trends during the next five years. Softability´s Mikko Luukkonen presented in the “Technological breakthrough and possibilities for schools and companies” event why companies should invest X-Reality technologies already now.

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Hobbyism is important in software development – Softability supports its employees´ hobby activities

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/04/12

Softability supports its employees´ constant learning and one of the important supporting sectors is the employees´ hobby activities. This year Softability is supporting ComBounD Hackathon, organized in ComBounD lan event, where a couple of Softability employees are members of the team. The event is held in Salo IoT Campus on April 19th-21st!

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Softability is participating in the IoT Nordic Week on 9.-10. April

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/04/05

Internet of Things 2019 conference takes over Kattilahalli in Sörnäinen during 9th and 10th of April 2019! Softability is participating as a one of the partners showcasing X-Reality solutions. If you are interested in how to take advantage of AR, MR or VR in your business, then come and check out our X-Reality demos! Our stand is located in Kattilahalli Main Lounge. See you there!

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XR Roadshow demonstrates the possibilities that X-Reality can offer!

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/03/18

XR Roadshow arrives to Myyrmäki! Augmented (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) solutions developed by Softability will be demonstrated at XR Roadshow organized by Helsinki XR Center at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Myyrmäki campus on Wednesday 20th of March at 10-15. Come to see and experience X-Reality!

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Technological breakthrough and possibilities for schools and companies

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/03/14

Softability´s Mikko Luukkonen is participating in the “Technological breakthrough and possibilities for schools and companies” event at Kerava Keuda house on 11th of April. Welcome to get to know robotics and artificial intelligence (AI)!

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MyTech program introduces students in technology industry

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/03/04

Softability is supporting MyTech program, which is realized in middle and high schools. Program strengthens phenomenon-based project learning and introduces students to technology companies. Karakallio 8th graders visited Softability and got a preview of what technology industry has to offer.

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Softability is one of the Finland´s greatest workplaces

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/02/13

Softability is one of the Finland’s greatest workplaces in 2019. Based on the Great Place to Work® survey our company was ranked to 26th place in middle-sized´s companies league. We are honoured to receive this kind of credit, but the real reward is found from our work community. “Warm thank you for beloved people of Softability – it is wonderful to work with you!”

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XR Studio created virtual learning environment with Hololens for Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/02/07

XR Studio created virtual learning environment with Hololens Mixed Reality application for Perho Culinary, Tourism & Business College. The application guides and instructs user to complete different work stages in a kitchen and dining room. User controls the Hololens application with gaze and gestures and allows user to work hands-free.

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AR trends in 2019

Nora Nirhamo | 2019/01/23

Even though last year we saw a lot of activity in utilizing AR it was not its breakthrough year yet. This year will likely not be either but we will nevertheless see a lot of developments in AR/MR software and hardware towards their production use. There have already been sneak peeks on the multiple AR trends in year 2019 and we are excited to see how they evolve this year and how Softability Studio can leverage them for the benefit of our customers.

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Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2019!

Nora Nirhamo | 2018/12/24

This year is soon coming to an end and we are excited to see what the next year brings along. Softability wants to thank you for the cooperation and wishes to everybody a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year 2019!

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Softability is Great Place to Work® certified

Nora Nirhamo | 2018/12/21

92% of Softability´s employees think that Softability is a great place to work! Softability was granted Great Place to Work® certificate based on the excellent result. Thank you, all Softability´s employees, for such a great workplace!

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XR Challenge Final report

Nora Nirhamo | 2018/12/14

XR Challenge Final was arranged on 18.-19.9.2018 at Tampere Mediapolis where Softability was one of the finalists. The day after the Final concentrated on the XR-seminar where Softability also participated in. The seminar gathered almost 200 XR-industry experts and people who were interested in the industry. Besides the exhibition there were also three XR-specialists giving speeches on the XR industry.

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VIESTI remote support solution helps manufacturing services

Nora Nirhamo | 2018/12/14

Viesti remote support solution uses smart ticketing system. Video and audio communication system brings field workers and experts together all over the world in real-time.

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