Rokid launches World’s First 5G Explosion-Proof AR Headband- X-Craft
AR startup Rokid and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) recently launched a brand new 5G explosion-proof AR headband called X-Craft to promote the digital transformation for the oil and gas industry. The headband has an all-new innovative design and AR solutions that can safely increase frontline workers’ productivity at high-risk zones through the remote collaboration system.
The headband is compatible with standard helmets; it has a removable buckle designed to expand or contract according to the size of different helmets. The binocular AR display in front of the headband can be easily flipped up to exit out of the mixed reality. The display has 40° large fields of view, with waveguide optics technology that enables a superior see-through display and high contrast ratio. The light transmittance is more than 80%, and the shading lens allows the wearer to see content in different environments and lighting. The large physical knobs and buttons enable the wearer to easily press or turn the knob even with gloves on. In case of emergency, the wearer can immediately call for help with the “SOS” function.
The headband can attach many other accessories and peripheral devices, such as an industrial endoscope or infrared sensor modules, to expand its functionality. It has been rated as IP66 waterproof and dustproof, and is ATEX/IECEx certified for intrinsic safety zone 1 and zone 2. The headband is specially designed for complex and high-risk environments such as oil & gas, electric power, aviation, rail transport, and many other industries.
The AR headband is equipped with a 5G module, ensuring a seamless experience when frontline workers call experts or receive training sessions remotely through the remote collaboration system. The main features include multi-person collaboration, screen and camera sharing, annotation, whiteboard, and video recording. Remote collaboration system can help frontline workers solve complex issues efficiently, avoid additional travel costs and maintenance downtime.
Furthermore, the headband can process a large amount of data and information through the intelligent cloud with the 5G module. The hands-free voice-operated AR solution allow workers to reference documents, 3D models, operation e-manuals, and inspect machines while using their hands to perform tasks. The device can accurately detect voice commands up to 85 decibels in noisy industrial working environments. AI algorithm within the device provides further efficiency by enabling the worker to update asset information automatically.
“The traditional oil & gas industry faces problems such labor shortage, high barrier of effective communication and high proportion of man-made hazards,” said Sun Shisheng, Head of CNPC Engineering Technology Internet of Things Laboratory.“The integration of AR, AI and 5G are essential to empowering the industry for its digital transformation and to solve these problems. We hope to be able to create a new generation of “super workers” with this product.”