PACE links with Microsoft mixed reality program

Aerospace software company, PACE has announced that its parent company, TXT e-solutions is participating in Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program (MRPP), with the aim of advancing the adoption of mixed reality technology and Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets.
TXT wishes to use technology from the MRPP to extend the capabilities of its existing products, and to develop new software solutions and services in three key areas. The area of most interest to the aircraft interiors sector will be the configuration of aircraft and passenger cabins, where the company hopes to develop systems that can help airline buyers understand and experience their options, as well as streamlining the collaboration between aircraft sales and marketing teams across the globe.
The other two areas are the education and on-the-job training of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance technicians, creating learning environments which maximize trainee engagement and knowledge retention; and technical support for field technicians, providing hands-free, real-time access to relevant maintenance information and live over-the-shoulder coaching from remote subject matter experts.

“We’ve been implementing virtual and augmented reality capabilities in our training and simulation software for a long time, but the availability of mixed reality devices such as Microsoft HoloLens that are completely untethered and display holograms in your field of view, opens up a whole new world of industrial applications for us to explore,” stated Michele Sesana, mixed reality and digital innovation manager at TXT. “We are privileged to embark on this journey with the support of the Microsoft engineering team, sharing in their know-how and pioneering spirit.”
“TXT’s approach of extending their existing solutions and creating targeted solutions will help aerospace and aviation customers fast-track their journey to industry 4.0 while also driving meaningful cost savings and operational efficiencies,” added Leila Martine, product marketing director, commercial mixed reality at Microsoft.

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