Youbiquo supported by Lantronix IoT tech in developing AR smart glasses

Lantronix Inc. a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and intelligent hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), reports that its engineering team has supported Youbiquo, an Italy-based developer of wearable electronics and IoT devices.

Youbiquo has developed Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses utilising Lantronix’s Open-Q 626 Micro System on Module (µSOM) based on the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro System on Chip (SoC). Youbiquo was reportedly able to jumpstart the design and quickly go to market with a globally certified device.

“Utilising Lantronix’s unique Open-Q 626 micro SOM technology, we were able to create the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses to help technicians improve the speed and quality of work done on complex machinery,” said Pietro Carratu, CEO of Youbiquo. “Lantronix’s micro SOM helped jumpstart the design, enabling us to quickly bring the smart glasses to market as a real-world solution.”

Challenge: Create comfortable and functional AR smart glasses

To be truly effective, augmented reality smart glasses need to be lightweight and simultaneously bring both the technician’s task and computer into the field of vision while also enabling remote communication.

The challenges included:

  • Incorporating sensors, camera and microphone into the glasses
  • Tying them together with necessary on-device processing power
  • Enabling wireless connectivity for remote communication
  • Ensuring secure boot, wireless communication and secure updates
  • Delivering quickly to improve the time to development and market

Solution: Lantronix open-Q 626 μSOM

To create the Talens Holo Augmented Reality Smart Glasses, the Youbiquo designers chose the Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM, which is integrated with the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro SoC processor from Qualcomm® Technologies Inc. (QTI). The result delivered the ideal balance of advanced processing power, heat dissipation, wireless connectivity and power efficiency in a small, lightweight form factor for the smart glasses design. Its built-in software solutions include 3D rendering, computer vision and natural language processing.

Results: Smart glasses that improve speed and quality of complex work

Utilising the Lantronix Open-Q 626 μSOM, Lantronix’s engineering team helped Youbiquo’s developers jumpstart the design and quickly deliver to market its Talens Holo smart glasses. The smart glasses give users the ability to use fingerprint authentication to securely log in, easily take photos and record data to remote databases, access important documentation within their fields of vision and remotely conduct video conferences. 

Benefits include:

  • Quickly build a market-ready prototype
  • Reduce total cost of development
  • Easily customise capabilities
  • Get to production and market faster
  • Deliver a comprehensive, globally certified solution to market

“Youbiquo’s Talens Holo augmented reality smart glasses are a powerful visual tool with advanced IoT technology at the edge of an end-to-end system,” said Jonathan Shipman, VP of Strategy for Lantronix. “Using Lantronix’s Open-Q 626 micro SOM and development kit, the Youbiquo team was able to quickly and affordably build a market-ready prototype and a bring globally certified solution to market.”

The Lantronix Open-Q 626 production-ready µSOM is based on the Qualcomm® APQ8053-Pro SoC processor. The Lantronix Open-Q 626 µSOM Development Kit is a cost-effective, feature-rich, camera-tuned, exposed board platform powered by the Open-Q 626 production-ready µSOM. It is ideal for evaluation of the Open-Q 626 µSOM as well as quick development of connected camera devices or other high-performance embedded products.

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