Taqtile, a developer of augmented reality (AR) work instruction solutions, has released Manifest 2.8, a software update aimed at enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of inspections for industrial and defense customers.
Historically, inspections in these sectors have been time-consuming and prone to incomplete and inaccurate reporting. Manifest 2.8 addresses these issues by providing step-by-step instructions for users during inspections and capturing critical data related to equipment faults, including when and where they occurred. This data can then be used to assign tasks to individuals or teams and track their progress towards fault resolution.
Key features of Manifest 2.8 include:
- Spatial Fault Placement: Users can use various hardware platforms, including AR environments, head-mounted displays (HMDs), tablets like the iPad, or other mobile devices to locate equipment with faults and access relevant data through the Manifest platform.
- Fault Notes: Administrators can mandate the capture of specific fault information, such as photos or pen notes, to create a comprehensive record of issues for faster resolution.
- Task Management: Non-procedural work assignments can be linked to specific faults, assigned to team members, or treated as standalone tasks, independently tracked alongside pre-assigned jobs.
- Audit Trails and Reports: The system enables the automatic generation of audit trails and inspection reports, reducing paperwork and minimizing errors.
Manifest 2.8 offers improvements across various hardware platforms, making it versatile and adaptable to different use cases. According to the company, the iPad is particularly favored by manufacturers for inspections.