The partnership connects Ultimo’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) cloud platform to HoloNXT, the mixed reality platform provided by ICT Netherlands, to improve knowledge sharing and enable virtually-assisted remote maintenance. Both companies showcase their joint solution on the Maintenance Dortmund 2022 event, on the 30th and 31st of March in the Dortmund Messe.
HoloNXT is a platform designed by ICT Netherlands to connect online data with the physical world. The result is a Digital Twin offering infinite possibilities. Integrating this online data with Ultimo’s EAM platform improves communication and information sharing around asset management and maintenance activities. Operations and technical services managers can look remotely at a physical asset and have all crucial maintenance and operational data made available through HoloNXT. The information and instructions can then be visualised on a HoloLens, a tablet or a smartphone to help the technician perform the job correctly on the field.
Michel Manders, Operations Manager at ICT Netherlands, said: “Installations are becoming more complex, and knowledge is slowly ageing away. New professionals need support and more intelligent guidance to fulfil their jobs in a safe and efficient way. Collecting and analysing data, machine learning and artificial intelligence are hot topics at the moment, but if you don’t pay attention to how that data is visualised, or how the user interacts with it, opportunities are missed. In the end, there will always be crucial decisions to be made. HoloNXT is a solution for managing the challenges that the knowledge ages away and the increasing complexity of installations.”
Patrick Beekman, Partner Solution Manager at Ultimo, added: “Sharing Ultimo data from assets and related maintenance processes through standard APIs makes it very easy to use the services from HoloNXT directly via the Ultimo platform. This provides many benefits. For example, you can use your digital twin to train new employees, share knowledge or give instructions remotely using the AR functionality to assist colleagues working onsite.”
About ICT Group
ICT Netherlands is part of ICT Group. ICT Group is a leading European industrial technology solutions provider. Our dedicated technical professionals offer our clients services in the field of consultancy, software development, project-based solutions and IT system maintenance. It is our mission to make the world a little smarter every day. Our specialist knowledge in a variety of industries enables us to realise innovative solutions by linking people, technologies and ideas. With around 1,500 dedicated technical specialists in the field, we are capable of building and integrating new and innovative technologies into relevant business solutions for our customers.
Our Industries solutions serve the automotive, manufacturing, high-tech, food, chemicals & pharma, oil & gas and logistics industries. Our Public & Infra solutions are focused on water, rail and road infrastructure as well as public transport and mobility. Across all industries ICT Group offers proprietary industry-specific software solutions, including its own cloud-based platform for IoT, digital transformation and artificial intelligence. ICT Group is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and has a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany and Sweden. For more information, please visit: www.ictgroup.eu