NEW YORK - Today, Lampix, a developer of tabletop augmented reality hardware and software, is excited to announce its collaboration with Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe within the framework of demonstration activities.
This collaboration is a result of a workshop in which the companies discussed the capabilities and potential applications of Lampix technology. More specifically, Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe would like to further explore projection to surface and object sensing as part of the Proof of Concept for a digital workplace at its headquarters in Brno, Czech Republic. Execution of this project will also include the integration of a camera supporting higher resolution document for optical character recognition (OCR). “In Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe”, says Jiri Vasek, Senior Research Specialist Human Computer Interaction at Konica Minolta Labs Europe. “We strive to disrupt the way people work with printed documents in the digital workplace. Augmented reality projection combined with robust OCR technology seems to be the right direction.”
“Our activities within the proof of concept with Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe has demonstrated the strengths of our two companies,” said Lampix CEO George Popescu. “We are dedicated to providing the very best in decentralized computer vision.”
Since its establishment in 1873, Konica Minolta has had a long history of innovation and is now expanding its activities in various digital-led fields including the workplace of the future, digital healthcare, manufacturing industry, and security. In 2015, Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe established its headquarters in London, and subsequently opened R&D laboratories in Brno, Czech Republic and in Munich, Germany, with a third one opened in Rome, Italy. Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe is the hub where innovative solutions in the field of information and communications technology come to life to transform the next generation of platforms and services from Konica Minolta. Leveraging on close collaboration with the Konica Minolta Business Innovation Centre Europe and external research organizations, the laboratory of Konica Minolta takes advantage of the most advanced technologies to support new business opportunities driven by customers’ needs.
Lampix is an award-winning Augmented Reality technology company that combines their proprietary object-sensing software platform with an advanced smart projector and camera system. Lampix recognizes hands, objects, and documents bridging the gap between the physical and the digital with universal and communal augmented data. The company’s largest customers include Bloomberg, BMW, Nespresso, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lampix was named winner of Highway 1 (2016), the AR/VR category in the Accelerator Pitch event at SXSW (2017), and was named Best Augmented Reality Display by Next Reality (2017).