DataMesh Director 5.5 has been released recently. With the brand-new camera movement feature and various function optimizations, users can have fun exploring the creation and editing of digital twin content more efficiently.
New features of DataMesh Studio
The new function of camera movement allows users to orchestrate the movement of the camera in the scenario. A wide range of adjustments including turning, casting, pushing, and pulling the camera are now made possible, supporting linear and curved movement.
The upgraded pose adjustment function enables users to create a motion path for a role to move according to their needs.
The maximum number of Markers in a scenario has been updated to 100 in DataMesh Director 5.5. Other function optimizations include:
Add the option for users to choose whether to export the resource acceleration attachment or not when exporting a scenario.
Add the functionality of switching between different scene projections.
Add the new “Clean Cache” function.
A scenario will not be uploaded onto the cloud if the user does not click “Save”.
New features of DataMesh Importer
Optimize the experience of scanning a QR code.
Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.
Moreover, for DataMesh Director 5.5, DataMesh FactVerse Cloud Services supports the display of the number of Markers, where users can also download the Markers.
For the existing scenarios, the support for downloading the Markers can only be activated after the corresponding scenarios have been opened and saved by the latest version of DataMesh Studio.
A camera model will be created by default when a new scenario is created (the camera model is invisible when the scene is being previewed) on account of the new camera movement function.
The motion path of a role will be shown when adding a pose, with a dynamic effect of blue and white.
DataMesh One 5.4 and earlier versions do not support opening a scenario created by Studio 5.5.
The DataMesh Director 5.5 has been published on all supported platform app stores. Customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade the applications. For any queries, please contact email@example.com.
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.”
DataMesh FactVerse makes Digital Twins more accessible; Deploy a Digital Twin in no time with OOTB zero-code tools; Simplified design processes and reuse of digital assets forinstant data insights
Singapore, Oct. 20, 2022 –DataMesh today announced DataMesh FactVerse, a new enterprise metaverse platform. Breaking the barriers of spatial data processing and real-time 3D collaboration, DataMesh delivers open-world gaming architecture and scenario designers to the enterprise world. FactVerse Designer, DataMesh Director, Checklist, Inspector, and Simulator are also integrated into FactVerse as dedicated apps.
“DataMesh believes in democratizing Digital Twin and XR technologies to empower 2 billion industrial workers worldwide. Henceforth, we’re launching FactVerse to make this technology more accessible,” said Jie Li, Founder and CEO of DataMesh.
“By making digital twin and XR technologies easier to use, more affordable and data-driven, we hope to help front-line workers to optimize their operations and benefit from the digital transformation.”
Making Digital Twins More Accessible
FactVerse is making digital twins more accessible by providing an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and data-driven solution with flexible payment options including a cloud-based pay-as-you-go model, lowering the barrier for ordinary people to adopt a digital twin while addressing technology barriers and data governance challenges. Businesses ranging from startups to mid-sized enterprises to large-scale industry leaders can use digital twins for better performance and cost management.
FactVerse has been applied in automotive factories, cargo airports, and large arenas through various pilot projects. Powered by DataMesh FactVerse Cloud Services, it supports applications across a broad range of scenarios. This allows different user groups from across industries to use CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge, and process data to build a digital twin platform and XR applications, enabling front-line workers to benefit from modern workspace technology.
Steering Enterprise Motivations by TEMS
The philosophy of DataMesh FactVerse is to use digital twin and enterprise metaverse solutions to address the key challenges of enterprises during their digital transformation journey. FactVerse provides standard digital capabilities for various enterprise assets that make enterprises’ digital transformation easier while meeting compliance requirements.
Based on TEMS Motivations invented by DataMesh, FactVerse helps with common enterprise objectives, including saving costs, increasing productivity, and making innovative breakthroughs, focused on four critical aspects:
Training and Guidance – Digital twins of facilities, 3D instruction, and XR-based guidance (powered by DataMesh Director and Simulator Platform)
Experience – Visualization of digital twin facilities and equipment offering a new experience, allowing users to quickly improve their knowledge of unfamiliar environments without interfering with the production environment (powered by DataMesh Director)
Monitor and Control – Engineering supervision, maintenance, inspection and control of facilities and equipment with visualized data insights (powered by DataMesh Inspector and Checklist)
Simulation – Simulate and restore the real operations and operations logic of equipment/facilities, conducting large-arena planning, training, prediction, and management (powered by DataMesh FactVerse and Simulator Platform)
Futuristic Experience and Data Insights
Delivering a futuristic experience, DataMesh FactVerse powers a digital twin world that is fully visualized, computable, and operational. Digital twin applications can be created using a suite of zero-code tools and services for users with different roles to create, collaborate, and manage metaverse resources to activate data assets, including 3D models, scenes, and real-time production data.
Ease of Use: The standard SDKs for complex DT assets, mainstream BIM/CAD data format OOTB support, cross-platform support OOTB, zero 3D artist involvement for fast implementation, solid runtime backend, and zero-code creation/modification ensure ease of use for front-line workers—even for those without advanced skills.
Immersive Experience and Data Insights: Mobile support, 3D+AR experience, BIM+AR experience, and industry-leading real-time data visualization enable different users to conduct swift project validation and obtain instant data insights, particularly for users from manufacturing, building construction, and facility operations industries. With trackable movement and LMS/Scorecard, organizations can also utilize measurable performance to optimize workflows and processes.
Cost Saving: The zero-code creation for complex tasks, simplified 3D asset processing pipeline, and virtual operations, as well as the cloud-based pay-as-you-go payment model that will be announced shortly, enable organizations to achieve significant cost savings.
The ESG-friendly FactVerse provides a holistic and futuristic metaverse experience by simplifying design processes, realizing the reuse of digital assets and data-driven monitoring and simulation—creating a platform for anyone to build an enterprise metaverse in a way similar to building an open-world game that accelerates digital transformation.
DataMesh FactVerse is available today. For inquiries or to discuss partnerships, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DataMesh is a high-tech innovator focusing on digital twin and XR technologies. DataMesh believes in democratizing digital twins to bridge the digital world and the real world to empower front-line workers. Headquartered in Singapore, DataMesh has global operations and offices in Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Australia, and North America, with more than 400 customers in AEC, manufacturing, and facility management industries.
In 2020, DataMesh was the only finalist from Asia for the Microsoft Partner of the Year, Mixed Reality category. DataMesh won NTT Docomo’s top DX award in 2021, was recognized as a Fortune Impact Company in China in 2022, and has made the Forbes Asia 100 to Watch List.
DataMesh, the Asia-Pacific-based tech innovator dedicated to the democratization of Digital Twin announced today it has been enrolled in the IMDA Spark Programme by Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA).
The programme aims to address the key challenges and support the growth of promising Singapore-based ICM start-ups through selected Government tools as well as creation of a vibrant, collaborative ecosystem and network.
Founded in Seattle, USA, in 2014, DataMesh focuses on the APAC region with its global headquarters in Singapore and more than four hundred customers in the AEC, manufacturing, and facility management industries. Believing in democratizing digital twin technology to bridge the digital world and the real world, DataMesh uses digital twin technology to help ordinary people become experts, improve their capabilities, and optimize the productivity structure of society.
DataMesh is building its enterprise metaverse platform and tools based on digital twin and XR technologies. With its enrolment into IMDA Spark, DataMesh aims to grow rapidly in the Southeast Asian market by tapping on various enablement resources available in Spark to uplift and support promising tech and media starts-ups in Singapore – including a hybrid of Government grant tools and support from leading industry community partners as well as, opportunities to pitch and build initial reference customers.
Learn about the innovative use cases deployed by DataMesh: https://www.imda.gov.sg/programme-listing/IMDA-SPARK/Success-Use-Cases
About DataMesh DataMesh is a high-tech innovator building FactVerse, an Enterprise Metaverse with Digital Twin and XR technology. DataMesh FactVerse helps organizations leverage CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge and process data to create a digital twin platform. DataMesh believes in democratizing digital twin technology to bridge the digital world and the real world, connecting frontline workers in manufacturing, construction, and operations industries. Visit the company’s website at https://datamesh.com/.
DataMesh has recently closed a new round of funding led by SIG Asia Investment, LLLP, followed by Singtel Innov8 and Global Brain.
DataMesh was founded by former Microsoft employees in Seattle, USA, in 2014. With an R&D center in Beijing, DataMesh is currently setting up its global headquarters in Singapore. DataMesh believes in democratizing digital twin technology to bridge the digital world and the real world, connecting frontline workers.
DataMesh builds its enterprise metaverse platform and tools based on digital twin and XR technologies. Hundreds of enterprises have adopted DataMesh products and SaaS services, mainly in building construction, manufacturing, and facility operations and maintenance industries. DataMesh Director, which focuses on “democratization of XR,” won NTT Docomo’s DX Award for the most outstanding 5G enabled digital transformation award in 2021. It supported the BIM + XR presentation of the New Saga Arena project in Saga Prefecture, Japan, together with Toda Construction. DataMesh FactVerse is the computing platform for digital twin factories and virtual facilities, which has been widely adopted in automotive factories, cargo airports, and large arenas.
“We continue to be optimistic about the DataMesh team’s comprehensive ability to help customers worldwide improve their digital infrastructure and achieve smart manufacturing. We look forward to serving more business users and frontline workers in the future, benefiting global customers, and ultimately creating a true enterprise metaverse.” — Nan Lv, SIG Asia Investment, LLLP
“Our investments reflect our focus on finding and supporting startups that can help Singtel deliver the best possible value and experiences for businesses across industries and markets in Singapore and the region. We found DataMesh’s Industrial Metaverse platform and zero-code XR design toolset, validated by leading customers in China, Japan, and Singapore, to be compelling and with great potential in the 5G era. In Singapore, DataMesh has worked closely with Singtel on the 5G@Sentosa project and won high praise for providing innovative solutions. We are excited to work with DataMesh to unlock further opportunities in the future.” — Kum Tho Wan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Investments, Singtel Innov8.
“In countries like Japan, China and Singapore, we have been excited about an accelerating trend and big potential of digital twin technology, which could upgrade industry infrastructure, almost in all sectors. DataMesh provides its cutting-edge, well-balanced, and ‘easy to operate’ digital twin solution for enterprise customers. Through its service, in Japan, DataMesh has gained strong traction in a lot of new customers that haven’t used digital twin before (e.g. call center), as well as deepened digital twin usage to operational level (e.g. construction). For example, DataMesh’s digital twin and XR products have been featured in landmark projects such as New Saga Arena in Saga Prefecture. As its close partner, we are excited to support DataMesh to continue expanding its presence in the global market with its continuously evolving products.” – Ken Kajii, General Partner, and Jie He, Director, Global Brain
DataMesh is a high-tech innovator which is building FactVerse, an Enterprise Metaverse with Digital Twin and XR technology. DataMesh FactVerse helps organizations leverage CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge and process data to create a digital twin platform, democratizing digital twin technology to bridge the digital world and the real world while empowering front-line workers in manufacturing, construction, and operations industries. DataMesh works alongside customers across China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, North America and more markets, where many constructions and manufacturing companies have adopted DataMesh software. Visit the company’s website at datamesh.com.
DataMesh released the preview version of DataMesh Inspector (hereafter referred to as Inspector), an inspection and maintenance toolkit powered by digital twin and mixed reality for construction, transport hub management, facility operations, and manufacturing industries. By superposing BIM and real-time data to construction sites and facilities via AR, Inspector visualizes digital twin data in the real world and enables fast inspection throughout the entire life cycle of buildings and facilities. Inspector is also a portal to enterprise metaverse platform DataMesh FactVerse. It allows users to inspect every piece of digital information behind any real-world entity by mixed reality in the near future.
Inspector provides a variety of functions, such as construction problem marking, dynamic loading of BIM, inspection recording, allowing project supervisors, operations, and maintenance professionals to cope with everyday challenges in construction and operations scenarios, like the inconvenience of viewing BIM drawing on-site, difficulties of concealed construction inspection. The users can project their BIM design to the work site in a 1:1 ratio with simply a mobile device, quickly identifying the differences between the design and the implementation. Users can also check the layout of concealed works (like gas, electricity, water, radiators, and other utilities).
DataMesh Inspector Preview provides the following features:
Positioning: Users can add multiple positioning markers, i.e., Inspector Markers, in their BIM models. By scanning the QR code of the Marker on-site, users can project the corresponding scene to the construction site immediately.
Recording: During an on-site inspection, users can record a comparison image of the 3D view of their BIM superposed to the on-site scene anytime, add descriptions (such as describing construction problems) and upload them for later inspection review and issue resolution.
Dynamic Loading: Dynamically load and display BIM content based on positioning markers and user’s movements.
Content Layering: Support displaying and hiding of BIM information for layered display
Project Information Panel: Users can view detailed project information of an object by clicking it in the model.
Management: Users can create project workgroups to manage scene resources. Construction supervisors, project managers, designers, and front-line workers can enter Inspector App anytime to view the design and communicate for the next steps.
Offline Mode: Support caching of scene resources. In offline mode, users can access all functions, such as browsing the complete BIM information, viewing detailed object information, and adding inspection records.
Visualizing BIM in the real world and rapidly inspecting parts enables improvements in inspection efficiency, construction productivity, and quality.
DataMesh is a high-tech innovator specialized in building Enterprise Metaverse with Digital Twin and XR technology. DataMesh FactVerse helps organizations leverage CAD, BIM, IoT, knowledge, and process data to create a digital twin platform, connecting the digital and the real world. DataMesh empowers front-line workers in manufacturing, construction, and operations, improving their management and execution capabilities. DataMesh works alongside customers across China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, and more markets, where many constructions and manufacturing companies have adopted DataMesh software.
NTT DOCOMO started to sell DataMesh Director to enterprise customers from January 31, 2022, as a collaborative solution for 5G in Japan. The solution was selected as the Most Valuable Solution Award winner in the “docomo 5G DX AWARDS® 2021”.
Its main feature is that users can create Digital Twin + XR content (AR/MR content) as quickly as editing PowerPoint, and project it in conjunction with real space with just one click.
Especially in the construction and manufacturing industries, the introduction of XR promises to give team members an instant, common visual understanding of work schedules and status. By eliminating the added cost of complex XR programming requirements and reducing the lengthy time for XR customization implementations, DataMesh Director makes it possible for XR solutions to be used daily within the enterprise.
A specific example of the effect of the solution’s introduction is the improvement of construction efficiency and reduction of project management costs in the construction industry. With DataMesh Director, this complex approach, which once required repeated confirmation of design drawings for construction management, is now eliminated, accelerating the common understanding of work procedures by all parties involved through the sharing of stereoscopic projections of real space. Even some examples show that the total project duration has been reduced by 60-70% by preventing errors and reducing rework.
DOCOMO will provide DataMesh Director in conjunction with 5G, which enables stable transmission of XR content to tablets, smart glasses, and other devices through high-bandwidth, low-latency communications. 5G makes it possible for all parties to agree on work information anytime and anywhere.
DOCOMO will continue to contribute to creating new value and solving social problems by providing products, technologies, and services that utilize 5G networks, including this solution, in an effort to make customers’ lives more convenient and fulfilling.
Xiaoqi Wang, Managing Director of DataMesh Japan
The in-depth cooperation with NTT DOCOMO, the number one mobile operator in Japan, will further expand the reach of DataMesh Digital Twin products in the Japanese market. Combined with DOCOMO’s 5G network and nationwide sales channels for commercial customers, DataMesh Director is expected to provide powerful support for frontline digital transformation for more Japanese enterprises. We plan to further expand our market share with DOCOMO in traditional industries such as manufacturing and construction in the short term.
We look forward to combining DOCOMO’s infrastructure, big data, and other assets to jointly create an industrial metaverse service that fits the Japanese market in the future.
Digital Twin + MR predicting and verifying changes in site construction processes and methods
Toda and DataMesh today announced the use of BIM and Mixed Reality (“MR”) technology to simulate the construction of the SAGA Arena, which is the main venue for the 2024 Japan National and Paralympic Games. DataMesh Director is currently being used to improve construction efficiency at the SAGA Arena construction site, with data transmission utilizing a 5G communication network provided by NTT DOCOMO.
How to quickly understand and reflect the polyhedral shape of the building’s interior and exterior was one of the main problems encountered during construction. Based on the BIM 3D model created during front-loading, engineers used DataMesh Director to create the corresponding digital twin + MR content to reflect in the real world the location and method of installation of various components on the construction drawings. By projecting the virtual model onto the live view of the construction site while the steel frame was being erected, the engineers were able to quickly verify the process work methods and share the information with the team members working on the project.
The Front Installation Promotion Department supports the site by using 3D tools such as BIM to solve problems. The purpose of MR projection is to show the project to interested parties and to verify the process during steel structure installation by MR projection of BIM models.
The total area of the SAGA Arena is approximately 34,000 square meters, and in order to apply MR to this unprecedentedly large building, it was necessary to create separate models for each part of the building. To better understand the overall image of the building, including the steel frame, PCa, and finishes, we used a translucent MR model and switched between the different parts.
In the future, we will further improve the positioning method and add the missing data. This project is a great opportunity to show stakeholders the visualization of the project in construction is a great opportunity for project owners, designers, neighbors, and construction workers to experience the project first hand.
Takizawa Satoru (滝沢 暁, Project Manager, Front Decoration Promotion Department, Toda Corporation)
The biggest advantage of MR projection on the construction site is that it allows us to “visualize” the information in the design and construction drawings at the real size and in a real location, which is crucial to the progress of construction on the site.
It is difficult to visualize the finished product in 3D when looking at 2D drawings, especially for those who do not usually have access to building construction, and it can be difficult to fill in the gaps in the imagination. However, by using MR projections, it is possible to confirm with the client or designer at an early stage of the construction process the scale of the actual building and how it will fit into the cityscape. This will prevent any rework due to imagined discrepancies.
MR projection is also effective in communicating with subcontractors and workers involved in the actual construction. By creating and reviewing 3D models of each stage of the construction process, such as steel frame models and finishing models, information can be shared step by step, and consideration can be given to how construction should proceed at each stage. By overlaying the 3D models of MR projections onto the actual work on-site, it is possible to check whether the actual work is correct and how it is progressing, which is also effective for managing construction work.
As mentioned above, MR projection is expected to prevent rework, errors, and unnecessary work on-site, which will ultimately lead to increased productivity. In the future, we hope to continue to validate its effectiveness.
Namatame Keita (生田目 啓太, Vice President of SAGA Sunrise Park Arena, Kyushu Branch, Toda Corporation)
About DataMesh Director
DataMesh Director is one of the products of DataMesh’s digital twin platform Real Universe Factverse, developed based on the concept of “democratization of XR technology implementation”. In the construction industry, because there are countless different processes and work methods for different construction projects, there is a need for an MR solution that allows users to easily create their own applications. The DataMesh Director-based digital twin collaboration solution for construction can collaborate with BIM, IoT, and other data to create mixed-reality content and applications spontaneously and quickly by users, and can also be shared with remote users. DataMesh Director is now widely used on construction sites in Japan to improve labor productivity.
DataMesh 株式会社 (https://www.datamesh.co.jp/)
DataMesh provides the world’s most advanced digital twin technology. Most recently, DataMesh was the first Asian company to be named a finalist for the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the Mixed Reality category for its proven track record. We also won the top award at the 2021 Docomo 5G DX AWARDS held by NTT DOCOMO, INC. DataMesh has been supporting the promotion of BIM/CIM in the construction industry and enhancing solutions to current social issues by improving the efficiency of construction process management.
Toda Corporation 戸田建設株式会社 (https://www.toda.co.jp/)
Toda Corporation is a general construction company founded in 1881. Toda’s main businesses are construction, civil engineering, investment, and development, as well as the operations of its domestic group companies in Japan and new business areas. In the construction field, Toda has been involved in the construction of hospitals, schools, skyscraper office buildings, and arenas. In the civil engineering field, we focus on mountain tunnels. In 2021, we set our “CX150 Future Vision” to “realize a society of collaborative creation as a gatekeeper of values” as a society and people’s values change and as the role of the company changes.
DataMesh, a digital twin platform provider, completed a B1 round of nearly RMB 100 million funding. This round of financing was led by Cornerstone Fund (a venture capital platform of Beijing Infrastructure Investment Corporation) and followed by Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group and other institutions. eCapital acted as the exclusive financial advisor in the transaction. The successful closing of this transaction marks the full recognition of standardized software companies in the digital twin space by the capital market.
Founded in Seattle, DataMesh is a high-tech company focused on digital twin platform technology. The company’s philosophy is to use digital twin technology to help ordinary people become experts, improve the capabilities of frontline personnel and optimize the productivity structure of society. DataMesh Digital Twin platform can quickly connect CAD/BIM/IoT and knowledge data, combine with mixed reality technology (XR/MR), create industrial and construction scenarios in the Enterprise Metaverse. The apps can realize the last mile of data-to-people cost reduction and efficiency for enterprises.
Unlike many solution integrators, DataMesh’s digital twin platform provides native data security assurance and stable product sustain engineering services. The platform also supports multi-person remote collaboration in the cloud, adapts to various display devices and AR glasses, and is expected to grow into a standard application platform for frontline personnel in the digital twin era.
DataMesh digital twin platform has been widely used in discrete manufacturing, building construction, operation and maintenance industries, supporting training, inspection, maintenance, assembly, construction, supervision, and other scenarios. DataMesh took an international approach to product development from the beginning. The SaaS services have been adopted by dozens of manufacturing and construction companies in Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
The digital twin originated in the field of manufacturing industry, summarized by NASA, and its development has undergone decades of rounds of changes as technology continues to advance. Gradually expanding from professionals-only in the past to frontline applications, digital twins have begun to expand from industrial design simulation and manufacturing to diverse industries such as operation training, smart construction, and smart cities. The new generation of digital twin applications focuses more on improving production efficiency, optimizing decision paths, cross-regional support, and real-time command and dispatch, thus bringing social values of energy-saving and emission reduction, employment enhancement, risk prevention, and productivity optimization.
Jie Li, founder and CEO of DataMesh, said: “We firmly believe that the digital twin is ultimately for the people. To make the digital twin available to everyone everywhere, enhance everyone’s capabilities, and benefit the 400 million industrial workers in China and 2 billion worldwide, we need to build solid foundations, eventually create an authentic enterprise metaverse.”
Shaobo Qin, the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Ventures, said: In order to implement the strategy of manufacturing power, the country is accelerating the integration and development of new-generation information technology and manufacturing technology to comprehensively improve the intelligence level of enterprise R&D, production, management, and service, which is a historical opportunity brought by the technological revolution and the reshaping of the global industrial landscape. DataMesh is committed to providing useful, usable, and easy-to-use digital twin products for frontline employees in the manufacturing industry to comprehensively improve the intelligence level of enterprises, and has been proven in multiple industries and scenarios with remarkable results. Cornerstone Venture Capital is the only venture capital platform under Beijing Infrastructure Investment Company Limited (“BII”), which relies on its strong manufacturing and information technology industry background to discover and layout early-stage technology enterprises. The company will help DataMesh expand digital twin technology from manufacturing and construction to more areas of infrastructure construction, thus promoting industrial digital transformation in related fields.
Zhiqiang He, Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group and President of Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group, said: DataMesh is the pioneer of Digital Twin+XR technology and has built the leading digital twin PaaS and SaaS platform in China, the product realizes zero code and can be collaborated, significantly reducing the difficulty of use, and has been widely used in the fields of after-sales, training and construction; the team has a high international vision, and has expanded rapidly and commercialized significantly in the past year. Lenovo has been investing in the smart industry track for a long time. We will help DataMesh become the new infrastructure in the field of industrial digital twin with the industrial advantages of Lenovo Group, and promote the digital and intelligent transformation of various industries such as manufacturing, energy, and Smart City.
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