We help you stay at the forefront of digital development with XR technologies.

We implement even your most creative XR ideas!

Enhance your business, save on costs and stay ahead of the competition with XR technologies

We are the leading provider of Extended Reality (XR) solutions in Finland and a Microsoft Mixed Reality partner. We help you to enhance your business with Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and our own remote support solution.

The implementation is always cost-effectively designed according to your needs, either suitable for mobile devices, smart glasses, wearable devices or a combination of these. In addition, with our XReach solution, you enable video-assisted remote support for your employees or customers.

Examples of use cases

Sales & marketing

  • Virtual product catalogs for sales meetings and trade fairs.
  • Presentation of large products virtually at sales meetings and trade fairs.
  • Planning, visualizing and presenting planned or unfinished projects virtually.
  • Creating a memorable Wau-effect.

Maintenance, installation & manufacturing

  • Streamlining processes.
  • Placing instructions, product manuals and 3D models in the field of view.
  • Solve problems faster with live video remote support.
  • Cost savings in travel and shorter downtime.
  • Hands free working.
  • Improving training.

Maintenance, installation & manufacturing

  • Streamlining processes.
  • Placing instructions, product manuals and 3D models in the field of view.
  • Solve problems faster with live video remote support.
  • Cost savings in travel and shorter downtime.
  • Hands free working.
  • Improving training.

Education

  • A secure virtual training environment.
  • Faster and more cost-effective training.
  • Enhancing learning through interactive practice.
  • Moving tacit knowledge forward.
  • Training independent of time and place.

Customer cases

Yläviistosta kuvattu teollisuushallin sisäkuva. Etualalla ylhäällä poikittainen palkki jossa lukee Konecranes.

Konecranes tests mixed reality – smart glasses support quality assurance of goods reception

We implemented a HoloLens 2 smart glass application that uses mixed reality for the quality assurance of goods reception for Konecranes.

Experience virtual laboratory online!

Softability developed a virtual laboratory for Baker Company where visitors can try out innovative workflow tools for natural cell culture. You can try out the virtual laboratory easily with your web browser.

Virtual reality is effective for providing induction to new employees and updating experienced employees’ knowledge

We created a virtual reality (VR) application for Lumon Oy to support employee induction and update experienced employees’ knowledge. The application is used to make induction cost-effective and to ensure consistent installation methods.

Experience XR at our Showroom in Vantaa!

Book a visit to our XR Showroom to experience the capabilities of these modern technologies.

Demoes shown, for example:

  • Smart glasses based Work Instructions with Mixed Reality (MR):
    • Microsoft HoloLens 2 smart glasses.
  • Training with Virtual Reality (VR):
    • Meta Quest 2 & 3 headset.
  • Real-time video remote support with XReach product:
    • Mobile devices, computer web browser and Realwear Navigator 500 smart glasses.
  • Sales and Marketing with mobile Augmented Reality (AR), MR, VR and Real-time 3D Graphics:
    • Mobile devices, HoloLens 2, Meta Quest 2 & 3 and computer web browsers.

XR technologies

Augmented reality, AR

Improve your business productivity, reduce costs and streamline processes with Augmented Reality (AR) applications. According to your needs, we develop AR applications for both smart glasses (RealWear Navigator 500 series devices and Microsoft HoloLens) and mobile devices (Apple iOS and Android, smart phones and tablets).

Enhance your business in many ways by using augmented reality applications in conjunction with smart glasses. Smart glasses help employees by bringing the necessary manuals, work instructions and work steps into their field of vision, whether it’s installation, maintenance or usage. Employees both in the field, in the office and in the factory can also be in contact with an expert via real-time video and get advice on their job right away, hands free!

Benefits of AR technology:
  • Detects characters, images and objects (eg barcode / QR code, image recognition, 3D object recognition).
  • Place useful digital information or AR objects around the real world around you.
  • Work hands-free and still see essential information such as instructions, product manuals and 3D models in real time in your field of vision.
  • Solve problems faster by providing real-time “see what I see” video tutorials with XReach.
  • Locate AR or yourself around you.
  • Optimize performance by streamlining processes.
  • Reduce operating costs (less travel and shorter downtime).
  • Provide cutting edge training.
Our mobile AR and WebXR development expertise

We also develop AR solutions for mobile devices running Apple iOS or the Google Android operating system.

The solutions we provide to customers are focused on mobile sales and marketing applications implemented in the Unity development environment that utilize Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore technologies. In addition to this, we have developed a global cloud-based remote support solution (XReach) with Xamar’s tool, which includes support for mobile devices, among other things.

We also invest in modern web-based AR / VR solutions utilizing the latest mobile and wearable devices as well as JavaScript-based tools. Of these, we have experience in developing training solutions on the Mozilla Hubs VR platform, among others: WebVR and A-Frame / three.js.

UI / UX design for AR applications

Designing AR applications for smart glasses and mobile devices requires an in-depth understanding of AR technologies and platforms.

Augmented reality is changing the user experience: the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds are blurring, opening up new possibilities for users to use applications through gestures, gaze and sound.

Designing for immersive 3D environments is fundamentally very different from designing applications that are controlled by a mouse and implemented on 2D screens. Because AR, MR, and VR devices are used in part without physically tactile interfaces and buttons, traditional interaction methods can no longer be applied in user interface design. The user controls virtual and augmented reality applications with gestures, gazes, and voice commands, making the user experience and interaction natural, smooth, and immersive.

Creating a successful user experience requires diverse expertise and AR technology knowledge, where we are at the forefront of the industry.

Mixed reality, MR

As a Microsoft Mixed Reality partner, we are always able to provide you with the latest MR technologies and the know-how to utilize them.
Mixed reality (MR) and Microsoft HoloLens 2 smart glasses offer your company a holographic and more immersive experience than what can be achieved with mobile devices or cheaper smart glasses. MR technology combines the user´s senses (sight, hearing, gesture and speech control) in a versatile way to observe virtual objects in the real environment – hence the name “mixed reality”.

We consult on the implementation of ready-made MR applications and develop customized MR solutions for customers.

HoloLens 2 smart glasses’ wider field of view, realistic 3D models, versatile gesture and voice control, and hands-free operation enable new ways of working for your employees or customers. Dynamics 365 utility applications together with Azure cloud services take the benefits of Mixed Reality to a new level, helping employees and students solve complex tasks independently and/or with the help of a remote expert. In addition to making work and learning more efficient, utilizing MR technology also makes your company more memorable and sets it apart from competitors.

In addition to HoloLens 2 smart glasses, Microsoft’s MR ecosystem includes ready-made applications Dynamics 365 Guides and Remote Assist, as well as Azure cloud services. Ready-made applications are licensed with a monthly fee per user or device.

Dynamics 365 Guides is a work instruction application for step-by-step task descriptions with HoloLens 2 smart glasses, including an easier-to-use content creation tool than PowerPoint for Windows 10/11 computers for customers’ own use. The content of the Guides application can be interactive, and not just static, including text, images, videos, 3D animations and sounds. Everything can work with just a touch. Guides enables digital twins, 3D models, visualization and interaction with them: “exploded views”, transparencies, processing of object parts, etc.

Information can also be imported into Guides’ workflow from outside the application with the help of Microsoft Power Apps and web applications. In addition, Guides offers the possibility of Teams remote connection, so that you can solve problems in real time and easily with the help of a remote expert. Microsoft Power BI offers reporting for analyzing and developing the use of work instructions made with Guides.

The Dynamics 365 Remote Assist solution has been developed specifically for communicating with a remote expert using HoloLens 2 smart glasses or a mobile application.

The Mixed Reality services of the Microsoft Azure cloud expand MR use cases: visualize high-resolution 3D models with a HoloLens device using the Azure Remote Rendering service, Map and save physical locations as virtual ones (Azure Spatial Anchors) and automatically place and anchor 3D models on top of physical objects (Azure Object Anchors).

MR technology benefits:

  • Place MR objects or useful digital information in the real world around you, if necessary also visualize IoT data or other changing information.
  • Work hands-free and still see essential information such as instructions, product manuals and 3D models in real time in your field of vision, exactly where you want it.
  • Help employees and/or students cope and learn complex tasks, faster and with fewer mistakes.
  • Easily present even large products or project plans with the help of virtual product visualization.
  • Enable remote presentations by digitizing the showrooms, and utilizing the full potential of digital twins.
  • Optimize performance by streamlining processes.
  • Reduce operational costs (less travel and shorter downtimes).

Mixed reality, MR

As a Microsoft Mixed Reality partner, we are always able to provide you with the latest MR technologies and the know-how to utilize them.
Mixed reality (MR) and Microsoft HoloLens 2 smart glasses offer your company a holographic and more immersive experience than what can be achieved with mobile devices or cheaper smart glasses. MR technology combines the user´s senses (sight, hearing, gesture and speech control) in a versatile way to observe virtual objects in the real environment – hence the name “mixed reality”.

We consult on the implementation of ready-made MR applications and develop customized MR solutions for customers.

HoloLens 2 smart glasses’ wider field of view, realistic 3D models, versatile gesture and voice control, and hands-free operation enable new ways of working for your employees or customers. Dynamics 365 utility applications together with Azure cloud services take the benefits of Mixed Reality to a new level, helping employees and students solve complex tasks independently and/or with the help of a remote expert. In addition to making work and learning more efficient, utilizing MR technology also makes your company more memorable and sets it apart from competitors.

In addition to HoloLens 2 smart glasses, Microsoft’s MR ecosystem includes ready-made applications Dynamics 365 Guides and Remote Assist, as well as Azure cloud services. Ready-made applications are licensed with a monthly fee per user or device.

Dynamics 365 Guides is a work instruction application for step-by-step task descriptions with HoloLens 2 smart glasses, including an easier-to-use content creation tool than PowerPoint for Windows 10/11 computers for customers’ own use. The content of the Guides application can be interactive, and not just static, including text, images, videos, 3D animations and sounds. Everything can work with just a touch. Guides enables digital twins, 3D models, visualization and interaction with them: “exploded views”, transparencies, processing of object parts, etc.

Information can also be imported into Guides’ workflow from outside the application with the help of Microsoft Power Apps and web applications. In addition, Guides offers the possibility of Teams remote connection, so that you can solve problems in real time and easily with the help of a remote expert. Microsoft Power BI offers reporting for analyzing and developing the use of work instructions made with Guides.

The Dynamics 365 Remote Assist solution has been developed specifically for communicating with a remote expert using HoloLens 2 smart glasses or a mobile application.

The Mixed Reality services of the Microsoft Azure cloud expand MR use cases: visualize high-resolution 3D models with a HoloLens device using the Azure Remote Rendering service, Map and save physical locations as virtual ones (Azure Spatial Anchors) and automatically place and anchor 3D models on top of physical objects (Azure Object Anchors).

MR technology benefits:

  • Place MR objects or useful digital information in the real world around you, if necessary also visualize IoT data or other changing information.
  • Work hands-free and still see essential information such as instructions, product manuals and 3D models in real time in your field of vision, exactly where you want it.
  • Help employees and/or students cope and learn complex tasks, faster and with fewer mistakes.
  • Easily present even large products or project plans with the help of virtual product visualization.
  • Enable remote presentations by digitizing the showrooms, and utilizing the full potential of digital twins.
  • Optimize performance by streamlining processes.
  • Reduce operational costs (less travel and shorter downtimes).

Virtual reality, VR

Offer your end customer a fully immersive virtual environment. Use virtual reality to enhance employee orientation and training, or in digital marketing and interactive 360° storytelling. Active doing and learning in virtual reality is researched and proven to be better remembered than traditional methods.

We consult on the implementation of ready-made VR applications and develop customized VR solutions for customers.

We have experience implementing VR applications for several VR glasses such as Meta Quest 2 & 3 and HP Reverb Omnicept.

With the free VR platform developed on top of the Unity game engine, the creation of VR applications for e.g. educational needs is cost-effective and easily maintained by the customer himself, with a graphic tool, without a degree in the use of the Unity platform or software development. Thus, customized Unity development projects may no longer be needed to create your own training application.

Using the VR platform only requires a little more Unity knowledge than a beginner if the purpose is to modify the application’s environment, add new use cases to it or install the application in VR glasses. We offer training sessions related to these. We also offer the 3D models needed by the application, creation and customization of educational use cases, and solution maintenance as a service.

Benefits of VR technology:
  • Learning by doing – muscle memory and movement, immersive experience.
  • Natural way of perceiving things – faster learning.
  • Better use of senses – stronger emotional experience and memory.
  • Training independent of time and place – assuming VR devices are readily available.
  • Supports multiple users at the same time.
  • Consistent training experience and – material.
  • Safe learning environment – virtual simulation.
  • Stay memorable and stand out from the competition with the help of VR technology.

XReach remote support solution

The XReach remote support solution allows experts to advise workers in the field via live video. The field worker can use the XReach mobile application or RealWear HMT-1 / Navigator 500 smart glasses to show the problem to the expert. Together, through the XReach support portal and video, they are able to solve the problems that arise faster and smarter.

XReach remote support solution

The XReach remote support solution allows experts to advise workers in the field via live video. The field worker can use the XReach mobile application or RealWear HMT-1 / Navigator 500 smart glasses to show the problem to the expert. Together, through the XReach support portal and video, they are able to solve the problems that arise faster and smarter.

XR tools & smart glasses

We have extensive expertise in AR/MR/VR technologies, both in tools and in smart glasses and mobile devices. We implement state-of-the-art XR solutions for business customers that utilize the best augmented reality development platforms – Unity, ARKit/ARCore and Vuforia. Read more and get to know the smart glasses and XR tools we use.

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Shall we plan a successful XR project together?

We bring our solid and innovative technical know-how to your project, no matter what stage you are in the project planning. We are often involved from the beginning of the project, but sometimes we jump in the middle.

Contact us and let’s get the project started!

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Mikael Bowellan

mikael.bowellan(at)softability.fi

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