Company News

10March2020

Luxottica Deploys Light Guide AR for Quality and Training Improvement

Our latest Case Study shows positive results for Luxottica utilizing Light Guide Systems (LGS) industrial augmented reality (AR.)  Luxottica controls 80% of all glasses and sunglasses brands in the world, including Rayban, Oakley, Prada, Chanel, and Versace.   “ Light Guide has been a key driver in reducing breakage (scrap) and increasing efficiency.  The Light Guide System made a process that was very complex for associates to think through into an easy ‘follow the light’ process. Using the Light Guide Systems in this area essentially error-proofed a complex manual process,” stated Todd Butts, Manufacturing Operations Manager from Luxottica. Light Guide Systems created visual guidance for the loading and unloading sequence of lens trays resulting in 29% reduction in training times, 19% improvement in quality and an ROI of less than a year. To view the complete Case Study online, please click the following link.

4February2020

Manufacturing At the Speed Of Light with AR

Tech Takeover

Industry 4.0 is moving fast, and smart companies are seeking the best tools and technologies that are both proven and practical to drive immediate results within their organizations. Return on investment for Industry 4.0 projects can vary widely, oftentimes causing business leaders to be wary of starting a digital transformation journey. But what if you could see ROI within weeks of beginning a project? With augmented reality (AR) it is possible.  Paul Ryznar, President and CEO of Light Guide Systems recently hosted a Tech Takeover presentation at Automation Alley, focused on how AR is transforming manufacturing in multiple industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics. The presentation addressed how AR is it being used in these industries to drive higher levels of quality, productivity, and training.
To view the presentation online, please click the following link.

27January2020

Light Guide Systems presents TrainAR at CES2020

 

Light Guide Systems presented an industrial augmented reality training system, TrainAR, at CES 2020.  We demonstrated the great versatility of the LightGuide AR platform as a complete training tool.  TrainAR includes an intuitive user interface and pre-templated training program examples and received great feedback from both current and new customers attending the event. TrainAR provides the ability to author step by step visual guidance lessons, confirmation of lesson completion, training metrics, and testing  – all ensuring operational training success.

We were featured in the following informative articles as a follow-up to the show and our presence in the Orbbec booth. Click here to view Findbiometrics.com article and here for the Aithority.com article.

While there was an increased presence of AR/VR products, our Light Guide Systems and new TrainAR offering stood out as a practical solution for use in an industrial environment. Our LightGuide AR software application can be deployed via multiple form factors — including both projector-based and wearables — that are ideal for industrial applications including assembly, logistics, part kitting and sequencing, and of course training!

27November2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family tomorrow, we want to provide a public thanks today to our Light Guide Systems® team. The combination of their many talents and contributions has allowed us to implement our augmented reality Light Guide Systems® technology in 28 countries worldwide with great operational results. In summary:

Thanks to the diligent and devoted skills of the Integration team.
Thanks to the inspired and passionate logic of the Dev Ops team.
Thanks to the creative and enthusiastic expertise of the Spec Ops team.
Thanks to the eager and inspiring efforts of the Engineering Co-op team.
Thanks to the industrious and dedicated promotion of the Sales and Marketing team.
Thanks to the productive and insightful knowledge of the Operations team.

We also are very thankful for our worldwide customer base which has seen the value of our industrial augmented reality product Light Guide Systems® to help their companies realize greater quality and efficiencies.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

 

17June2019

Manufacturing AR: A New Approach to Customer Success

Our company has long been at the forefront of the augmented reality revolution, designing, developing and deploying innovative augmented reality systems since 2005.

Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about ourselves, our products, our services, and our customers. Our early years were focused on fine-tuning our patented manufacturing AR technology to help organizations simplify the complex manual tasks that are part of a company’s assembly, sequencing and training operations. Now we’re at a unique point in our own operational journey and are able to move beyond product development and focus on expanding our approach to customer success.

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