The innovative concept of the Digital X exhibition was a great framework for promoting our remote maintenance solution. In the spirit of digitalization the event was not held in a clinical bright exhibition hall but was spread over various existing venues in the city center of Cologne, which created a very pleasant and productive atmosphere for networking and helped immensely in making our participation in the exhibition a great success.
Remote Hero is a model example of how digitalization helps increase productivity and reduce both downtime and travel costs by connecting experts remotely with technicians wearing AR glasses. The Digital X is the world’s largest digitalization exhibition organized by Deutsche Telekom and has been taking place in Cologne since 2017. Unlike traditional trade shows, the Digital X does not take place in a large exhibition hall but is instead spread out over the city center of Cologne, similar to the concept of SXSW in Austin. The exhibitors booths are located in local restaurants and bars, which also provide food and beverages, creating a relaxed atmosphere for networking while also creating a consistent flow of visitors from the industry. Events and keynotes were held at the various large stages set up by Telekom around the locations hosting the exhibitors. Keynote speakers included Jessica Alba and Steve Wozniak.
The Digital X is split into four thematic categories: the future quarter, the interactive quarter, the inspiration quarter and the disruption quarter. Our booth was located in future the part of the ALSO Partner Hub and was located in a pizzeria. The unique and modern atmosphere in the venue provided ideal conditions for our product presentation. With the team from ALSO and Insys Microelectronics we had some great neighbors who made us feel very welcome and made our time at the Digital X very pleasant. If you happen to visit Cologne and appreciate good pizza and coffee, neo neo is definitely worth a visit.
Many people got to see Remote Hero in action and were curious about the live video stream shown on our presentation monitor provided by the AR glasses. While some immediately realized the potential Remote Hero has in fixing acute real-world issues many companies are facing today, others were intrigued by how it works, which was a great conversation opener and lead to many productive and more extensive conversations.
We received some great feedback regarding Remote Hero’s features. Both the flexibility of choosing between on-premise and cloud hosting, as well as the white label support, were very well received. Something that came up in a lot of the conversations was our determination to focus on key features aimed at solving a select number of problems efficiently, instead of trying to do everything at once and being cluttered with excessive features.
Accessing relevant documentation digitally was of particular interest to companies from industries which require extensive training courses to comply with regulations and guidelines. As there were many visitors from other European countries, the importance of having an automatic translation feature of both voice and text into 26 different languages was once again demonstrated. The ability to scan a QR code using the AR glasses and then having the temperature and battery voltage of a sensor connected to an IoT gateway shown in the display of the glasses was something many people were eager to try out for themselves. A welcome surprise was meeting with Michael Krämer, RealWear’s Regional Director for DACH & CEE.
The event was also a great opportunity for us to spread the word about codelab’s expertise. With the help of our marketing materials (including our trusted green ducks), we were able to further spread the message that codelab is the partner of choice for development services and solutions for many reputable companies in the automotive, industrial and enterprise sector.
To get a quick overview of what Remote Hero can do, watch our new product video. To read more and enquire about a demo please visit www.remotehero.eu.