DataMesh Director 5.4 offers a variety of new features and major enhancements to help users create and manage digital twin resources more quickly and easily, with an optimized user experience. Meanwhile, at this exciting moment, we are presenting the brand-new icons of the DataMesh Director family.
New features of DataMesh Studio
NEW pane of the “Resources” library and “Roles” now supports users to adjust the size of the area freely, by clicking and dragging the slider.
NEW search function in the “Resources” library has been added. With the new file type filter, users can find resources more quickly.
NEW toolbar that features a set of buttons including Home, Save, Undo, and Redo has been added in the upper left corner. Moreover, new capabilities include Group, Ungroup, Copy, Paste, and Delete.
NEW “Group” function allows users to group multiple selected roles. Users can create a name for the group, adjust its position and rotate it, in short, using the group as a role.
NEW “Light Source” gadget enables users to add light sources to a scene, supporting the configuration of attributes including light intensity, color, and light range. Two light sources are added by default when a scenario is created in DataMesh Director 5.4. Users can then modify the light sources based on their needs afterwards. When a scene is being played, the light source models are automatically hidden.
New features of DataMesh One
NEW support for the Azure Spatial Anchor function for the positioning of a scenario. Once configured, the positioning of a scenario is set up and remains effective until further changes are made.*
NEW support for scanning a QR code to view 3D resources quickly. The button is in the upper right corner.
The ability to operate 2D resources in scenarios has been enhanced, with new supports including full screen, pause, mute, fast forward, rewind, and pin a 2D resource on top.
The operation panel has been redesigned to improve functionality and users’ efficiency.
Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.
New features of DataMesh Importer
NEW support for the quick view of models. By dragging a model file onto the Importer icon, users can view the models immediately.
NEW “Operating Parameters” pane to display key parameters such as memory usage, DrawCall, Batches, and FPS.
Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.
1. Third-party login is not yet supported on macOS devices.
2. DataMesh One 5.3.3 and earlier versions do not support opening a scenario created by Studio 5.4.
The DataMesh Director 5.4 has been published on all supported platform app stores. Customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade the DataMesh Director client. For any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: The function of spatial anchor requires Microsoft Azure Spatial Anchors services. For the pricing, please visit here.
Deployment: An enterprise metaverse platform deployed by DataMesh FactVerse
Features: Zero-code design of digital twins and scenes, management of digital twin resources, monitoring and simulation of production, remote collaboration, and cross-platform support.
With the rapid development of emerging technologies like 5G, digital twin, and XR, digital transformation in manufacturing has become more about intelligence. The digital twin platforms that support visualization, computing and operationality can help enterprises reduce costs, increase efficiency and become more data-driven.
CICT Mobile is an innovative leader in the global mobile communication field. Represented by 5G, it is a key contributor to technical development and standardization that drives the industrial growth of 5G technology globally. With the information system including production data collection and analysis with the 5G network, CICT Mobile hoped to build a digital twin factory to help front-line employees to increase overall productivity.
The requirements for the new digital factory platform include:
Monitoring & Collaboration: monitors production by real-time data and supports different roles to view respective data according to their role/tasks to drive collaboration and efficiency.
Data Utilization: provides better visualization of data and interactivity than traditional platforms
Data-driven:focuses on not just “visualization” but more importantly should establish a mapping between the real production data and the digital twins of factory/ equipment.
Independence & Resilience: the platform should be autonomously operational so users can make updates according to the newest production line planning as production needs change.
Mixed Reality Capabilities:achieve the reuse of 3D resources across digital twin scenes to fully tap data value and help front-line operations.
Based on DataMesh FactVerse, CICT Mobile has deployed a digital twin factory that can be operated autonomously, with real production data connected to the digital factory, and has acquired a range of zero-code tools of FactVerse Designer to create digital twins and scenes easily, monitor the production, and create simulations and drive collaboration.
The deployments include:
FactVerse Management Services for 3D device and model processing, digital twin creation, and digital twin resources management.
FactVerse Run-time Engine maintains the operations of the digital twin scenes, supporting multi-person collaboration and interactivity.
FactVerse Designer comprises various zero-code tools to support the creation and editing of the multi-floor factory’s various production areas, including equipment layout, material planning, and data reports of diverse types. With FactVerse Designer, users can make sure the equipment, equipment data types, data report formats, etc., are following the newest production requirements.
Data Fusion Services (DFS) enables data-driven applications based on MES information. By the visualization of MES information, after setting up thresholds, when an alarm goes off, users can quickly locate the problem, check it and assign a task – all achieved through the twin factory side. Similarly, with video surveillance data, users can quickly locate the problem and report it when the video analytics system identifies and reports an abnormality.
DFS also supports a dashboard to showcase an overview of integrated equipment management data from the real factory, with support for different data access levels and multi-level collaboration features.
Data Panels display parameters, production data, production planning, productive capacity data, operations status, etc. In the alarm information section, users can click any virtual device to pop up a panel to check the abnormality reported, assign a maintenance task, or simply remove the report.
Multi-platform Support allows users to view the factory and scenes in 360-degree panoramic roaming mode or fixed-angle view mode, across PCs and mobile devices.
Reduced costs. Compared with custom platform development, DataMesh FactVerse makes the deployment of digital factories easier and faster, and more cost-effective. Besides, the platform can be continuously upgraded and iterated, thanks to the zero-code tools available.
Better data utilization. The reuse of data assets and twin resources in the creation and new designs of more production lines or scenarios helps CICT Mobile unleash the value of data.
Enhanced monitoring. CICT Mobile can now monitor equipment status, with predictive maintenance, and remote management achieved, based on AI and real-time production data.
Simulation. FactVerse Designer enables users to create and edit process simulations. E.g., by editing the motion paths of AGV conveying materials, users can quickly find effective methods for AGV operations optimization, and material loss during running time can be reduced.
Improved collaboration. The multi-end support ensures smooth viewing and management of digital resources between different roles and enhances cross-team collaboration.
Immersive digital experience. All users can view the production status by the “roaming” mode, checking on the 3D factory or equipment with a few clicks, anytime, anywhere.
“The DataMesh FactVerse platform supports the import of CAD models and connects the production data. The most impressive feature is, that it supports users to design digital twin scenarios with zero-code skills required, and it realizes the simulation and planning of the real business and production processes,” said Xu Li, Marketing Director, 5G Smart Application Business Unit, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd., “Our front-line teams are now able to adjust or add production lines, and manage production plans agilely, according to our production capacity goals. The digital twin platform really improves our production and management efficiency.”
DataMesh FactVerse helps leading companies like CICT Mobile to leverage CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge, process, and other data to build digital twin platforms and applications that can be used by everyone, making digital twins more accessible to empower front-line workers.
DataMesh has been selected for Cohort 4 of the 100+ Accelerator amongst the 46 sustainability-focused startups selected, which have all developed unique innovations to address critical sustainability gaps in corporate supply chains.
The award-winning 100+ Accelerator of AB InBev attracted over 1,700 submissions this year, and will be the program’s largest cohort since its launch in 2018 to help make progress on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and AB InBev’s ambitious goals to advance water stewardship, smart agriculture, circular packaging and climate action.
Each of the Cohort 4 startups will partner with one of the 100+ corporate partners – AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever to validate their solution in their supply chain and then scale to make an impact. DataMesh will be piloting with Coca-Cola to create innovative solutions for frontline workers based on DataMesh’s Enterprise Metaverse platform FactVerse, particularly driving inclusive growth globally.
“The 100+ Accelerator is moving faster and dreaming bigger for the future,” said Maisie Devine Sherman, Managing Partner and Founder of the 100+ Accelerator. “We are proud to welcome this new group of passionate entrepreneurs who have dedicated their time and work to finding innovative solutions, products and technology to address the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges.”
“DataMesh has been committed to empowering ordinary people and the community since the first day,” said Jie Li, Founder and CEO of DataMesh. “We are excited about piloting with 100+ Accelerator to help address the sustainability challenges and introduce new technologies and fresh ideas to the front line, by democratizing and making the digital twin and XR technologies more accessible.”
The 100+ Accelerator provides six months of remote programming and training to accelerate the collaboration and growth of cohort companies in addition to a pilot or alliance with partner companies. DataMesh and all participants will receive support from a global team champion, access to mentor networks and up to $100,000 toward pilot execution, eventually graduating to a larger commercial contract and strong relationship with one or more of the partner companies.
Singapore, November 7, 2022 – DataMesh FactVerse, an Enterprise Metaverse platform for frontline workers, can now be experienced at Singtel’s FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC), an innovation platform designed to provide customer-centric experiences of compelling use cases by Singtel and its extensive partner ecosystem. DataMesh is collaborating with Singtel to feature two special 5G-enabled showcases at FIC’s Industry 4.0 bay, a digital twin of a smart factory and XR-based 3D modeling training and guidance solution at construction sites.
DataMesh’s industry-leading digital twin and XR-based innovations are in line with the six key industry clusters from the Singapore Government’s Industry Transformation Maps – namely Manufacturing, Built Environment, Trade & Connectivity, Professional Services, and Essential Domestic Services – which the FIC is designed to support.
About the FutureNow Innovation Centre
The FIC features a suite of state-of-the-art technologies that combines Singtel’s technological expertise in ICT and digital services, such as cloud, software-defined networks, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), robotics and 5G. Leveraging these technologies, Singtel helps enterprises transform their business models, unlock new growth opportunities, enhance customer experiences and drive productivity.
DataMesh FactVerse is an Enterprise Metaverse that brings open-world gaming architecture and scenario designers to the enterprise world, breaking the barrier of spatial data processing and real-time 3D collaboration. This enables frontline workers to harness modern technology and increases productivity at the workplace. Since its official launch in 2022, FactVerse has been widely adopted in automotive factories, cargo airports and large arenas.
FIC presently features two showcases with FactVerse and 5G-enabled innovations from Singtel.
Showcase 1: 5G-enabled Digital Twin in Smart Manufacturing
The first showcase is an Enterprise Metaverse scenario – a digital twin of a smart factory powered by Singtel Paragon, the industry’s first all-in-one platform for 5G network, edge computing and services orchestration. The showcase highlights the efficacy of 5G and its impact on productivity with the concept of a typical smart manufacturing line.
A connection is set up between the models and the physical world through data configuration. Based on the real-time data transferred by 5G/4G, the digital twin demonstrates the status of the physical production line, including motion paths, speed, time spent on a specific task, and the differences in performance when utilizing 5G versus 4G.
The scene intuitively illustrates the advantages of 5G and the incredibly vast opportunities for commercialization of 5G and digital twins to help the digitalization of factories, through real-time monitoring, control, full-scope multi-end simulation, and many other purposes with cost-saving and upgraded performance.
Showcase 2: Digital Twin in Construction
The second showcase features a joint solution currently being trialed at Sentosa in Singapore, in partnership with Gammon and Singtel. It introduces an innovative way of construction, which traditionally involves complicated blueprints and endless inefficient verbal on-site instructions.
In this scene, or at a real construction site, engineers can easily provide XR-based 3D modeling training and guidance to frontline workers with DataMesh Director. The whole process is intuitive for end-users and requires zero coding experience. All collaborators, designers, inspectors and construction workers – whether on-site or remotely, can view the models simultaneously from different angles, and touch and change the model’s properties. The process for construction has never been so seamlessly smooth.
Besides introducing the application of 5G, digital twin and XR in industrial scenarios, these showcases demonstrate the ease with which advanced technologies such as the Industrial Metaverse can be handled by ordinary users – lowering the barrier to entry for cutting-edge applications that used to be accessible only to IT/OT professionals.
“We are excited to collaborate with FIC to create more innovative and impactful showcases of emerging technologies to support enterprises globally,” said Jacky Chan, Managing Partner of DataMesh Singapore. “We look forward to partnering with more industry leaders like Singtel to democratize digital twin and XR to support the digital transformation of enterprises and create greater outcomes for the society.”