20 Dec 2021
Beeline Tests First Industrial Augmented Reality Glasses over 5G networks in Russia
December 20, 2021, Moscow - Beeline business, a division of VEON’s PJSC VimpelCom subsidiary in Russia that runs the Beeline mobile operator brand, announces it has successfully tested the first industrial Augmented Reality (AR) glasses across 4G/5G networks in Russia. The tests used JSC Inline Group’s IKSAR industrial operations software to show how high-resolution AR video could be provided to field workers to improve safety and efficiency.
The 5G Beeline laboratory has tested the speed of data transfer when making AR video calls and transferring large amounts of data in Russia across both 4G and 5G networks. During testing, the Beeline team also compared the performance parameters of AR glasses and smartphones with 5G support across both 4G and 5G networks.
5G in AR glasses provides field workers with high-resolution video calls from remote experts, allowing employees to be briefed on new tasks without having to physically be in the office. This will also allow field workers to exchange relevant information for the task’s execution in real time.
The new generation of mobile communication combined with industrial AR-glasses and the IKSAR industrial operations software turns the Connected Worker concept into a reality and enhances field workers’ efficiency and safety.
“Digitalisation is changing not only the way businesses operate, but entire industries,” said German Borodov, Key Account Director at PJSC VimpelCom. “We are confident that AR glasses will soon become as familiar and convenient for field workers as tablets or mobile phones are today."
The main advantage of AR glasses with a SIM card is that the employee is always connected and does not depend on the quality and speed of Wi-Fi, external LTE modems or other devices, as all transmitted data is reliably protected.
“We are satisfied with the test results, and I am convinced that our solution will suit many industrial and business needs,” said Igor Gulyansky, Director of Innovation, Inline Group JSC. “With our help, companies will become faster in all respects, and their employees will be able to be more mobile and more confident. Having all the necessary information in the right place and at the right time is the key to making the right decisions and correctly completing tasks.”
As a result of the testing, the AR Glasses were shown to operate successfully across 4G and 5G Beeline networks. The speed of data download in a 5G network is almost 20 times higher than in a 4G network, whilst data upload is comparable to uploading information from a smartphone with 5G support.
About PJSC VimpelCom
PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline brand) is part of the VEON Group. an international telecommunications company (listed on NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam) offering communications services and IT products to its customers.
Beeline business is a structural subdivision of PJSC VimpelCom, which operates in the market of corporate users. The Beeline Business portfolio includes more than 70 business solutions, including those based on converged solutions, IT and digital services, and system integration.
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External communications block of PJSC "VimpelCom"
Phone: +7 (495) 139 27 26;
About JSC "Inline Group" and the product "IKSAR
INLINE GROUP JSC is a Russian IT company founded in 2000 and occupying a leading position in the Russian market of system integration and IT consulting. For over 20 years we have been providing the best IT solutions to the largest Russian companies, specializing in the implementation of large-scale consulting and infrastructure projects in the public sector, financial institutions, telecommunications and mining companies, at transport facilities and in educational institutions. IKSAR, the proprietary software product of Inline Group JSC, is a digital tool for a field employee wearing AR glasses.
One part of the IKSAR platform is responsible for the rapid development of digital manuals for action (operational instructions), the other - for their accurate execution on a mobile device, including industrial-grade AR glasses. IKSAR occupies a leading position in the segment of augmented reality solutions for industry in Russia.
VEON is a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed global provider of connectivity and digital services. Our companies are transforming lifestyles through technology-driven services that empower opportunity in some of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets. For more information, visit: www.veon.com
This release contains "forward-looking statements", as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and include statements relating to, the improvement to safety and efficiency of field workers due to the use of industry Augmented Reality glasses. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which VEON cannot predict with accuracy and some of which VEON might not even anticipate. The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of the date of this release. VEON does not undertake to publicly update, except as required by U.S. federal securities laws, any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after such dates or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.