WorkFlowPlus to be used in the AMRC Factory 2050, part of the £15 million collaboration between the University of Sheffield and aerospace giant Boeing
Intoware also supplying Google Glass running WorkFlowPlus, showing how wearable technology can be integrated into advanced manufacturing workflows
December 18, 2014, London – Intoware, (www.intoware.com) the UK company creating innovative wearable technology for enterprise, has been chosen by the AMRC to add its WorkFlowPlus solution to its Factory 2050 initiative. WorkfloPlus is a new approach to the challenge of keeping workers on-site supported with the latest information while providing real-time feedback and updates on the task at hand. It combines support for touchscreen devices, wearable technology and existing IT infrastructure into a flexible, connected and real-time solution for managing workflows.
As well as the WorkFlowPlus software, Intoware is also supplying several pairs of Google Glass running WorkFlowPlus. This will enable companies creating and researching new aerospace technologies will be able to utilise the advantages of managing processes using only voice controls. One of the major advantages of combining a digital workflow with wearables is the huge time and efficiency saving possible by shifting processes away from traditional paper and text input. The ability to build video and images into a workflow – for example, confirming that crucial checks have been made by showing a photo of the completed work in real time – is just one of the advantages of WorkFlowPlus.
The AMRC with Boeing is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs. The AMRC was established in 2001 as a £15 million collaboration between the University of Sheffield and aerospace giant Boeing, with support from Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund, and is a partner in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, backed by the Technology Strategy Board.
The AMRC Factory 2050 is a state of the art facility that combines technologies including advanced robotics, flexible automation, unmanned workspace, off-line programming in virtual environments links to plug-and-play robotics, 3D printing from flexible automated systems, man-machine interfaces, and new programming and training tools. It’s the UK’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research.
“Working with the AMRC is a great opportunity for Intoware to show how processes underpinning new manufacturing technologies will be just as crucial to the future of industry as advances in materials or the processes themselves, “ said James Woodall, CEO of Intoware. “The potential impact of wearables on industry and the Enterprise is enormous – but these devices can only be useful if they are part of an effective workflow. We have deliberately created WorkFlowPlus to address this gap, and help companies make huge savings though better use of new technologies.”
Combining a drag and drop workflow editor, server infrastructure and an application for workers on a range of mobile and web platforms, WorkfloPlus enables a worker to complete a complex workflow with access to a range of resources and support. WorkfloPlus comes complete with Enterprise-class security features, and is designed to be integrated with existing IT systems and is simple to set up. You can find more information at www.workflowplus.com
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About Intoware (previously Inkanos Consulting)
Intoware specialises in exploring and delivering technology solutions to meet the rapid growth in demand for wearable technology for enterprises.Intoware was founded in 2007 by a team of British software innovators and boasts flagship products which includes WorkfloPlus, combining support for touchscreen devices, wearable technology and existing IT infrastructure into a flexible, connected and real-time solution for managing workflows; and Golden-i, the world’s first voice-activated headset computer designed to enhance productivity and safety even in the most demanding environments.