DataMesh Concludes New Funding Round

Driving the Application of XR and Digital Twin for Industrial Metaverse Platform


Singapore, 14 June – DataMesh, an innovator focused on Industrial Metaverse platforms, announced today the successful closure of a new funding round, joined by KDDI Open Innovation Fund 3, the corporate venture capital fund of the Japanese telecom giant KDDI, Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital fund of Singtel, along with esteemed funds having business partnerships with DataMesh. The funds raised will expedite the research & development efforts and market expansion of DataMesh’s Industrial Metaverse platform, further driving digital transformation across the industrial sector, particularly through the application of XR and digital twin technologies.

Committed to building the leading Industrial Metaverse platform FactVerse, DataMesh offers integrated virtual and physical solutions to enterprises by leveraging digital twins, XR (extended reality), artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The platform empowers enterprises to digitize the management of factories, optimize production processes, improve operational efficiency, and introduce innovative applications for remote collaboration, training, and maintenance scenarios.

Designed to empower frontline workers, DataMesh’s XR applications can overlay digital twin models onto real-world scenarios using AR/VR technologies, assisting workers in understanding equipment and operations more intuitively, fostering remote collaboration and training, and boosting both efficiency and safety.

Moreover, the FactVerse platform serves as a robust digital twin hub, breaking down barriers between industrial data and business applications for interconnectedness and data sharing. This equips enterprises with comprehensive, in-depth insights for informed decision-making. Currently, DataMesh FactVerse has been widely applied in industries such as manufacturing, aviation, AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), data center, and facility management, helping organizations elevate digital transformation strategies and drive enterprise innovation.

“We are thrilled to have investors like KDDI joining us, and we appreciate the continuous support from Singtel Innov8,” said Jie Li, Founder, and CEO of DataMesh. “Their extensive industry expertise and resources will significantly bolster DataMesh’s growth. Together, we look forward to working closely to drive the application and adoption of the Industrial Metaverse platform, empowering industrial enterprises globally to accelerate digital transformation.”


About DataMesh
DataMesh is a high-technology company focused on the development of Industrial Metaverse platforms. Committed to providing integrated solutions for enterprises through digital twin, XR (Extended Reality), AI, IoT, and other technologies, DataMesh empowers industrial enterprises to achieve digital transformation.

About KDDI
KDDI is a leading telecommunications operator in Japan, offering mobile communications, fixed communications, internet services, and more. KDDI is dedicated to promoting the application of new generation information technology to support societal development.

About Singtel Innov8
Singtel Innov8 is the corporate venture capital fund of Singtel, specializing in investing in and partnering with innovative enterprises in the next-generation information technology sector.

DataMesh to Advance Digital Twin and XR Accessibility with New Updates to the FactVerse Platform

Singapore, 24 May, 2024 – DataMesh, a pioneering tech innovator democratising Digital Twin, announces a series of updates to the FactVerse platform, including the release of Data Fusion Services (DFS). Utilising the cutting-edge capabilities of the Snapdragon Spaces™ XR Developer Platform, DataMesh introduces a diverse range of applications to various AR glasses and tablets globally, delivering unmatched XR experiences for enterprise users.

DataMesh empowers hundreds of customers to enhance operational efficiency and achieve innovative business outcomes by facilitating the construction of digital twin scenarios, fostering symbiotic virtual and real environments, and seamlessly integrating with business applications. Today, with new extended coverage and performance improvements, DataMesh is further moving forward with its mission of making digital twin more accessible and empowering frontline workers.

Jie Li, CEO and Founder of DataMesh, emphasises,

“The support from the Snapdragon Spaces team is invaluable. DataMesh is shaping the future, creating innovative experiences that are impactful for businesses and help ordinary people improve capabilities.”

Steve Lukas, Director of XR Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. acknowledges DataMesh for its expertise in digital twins and the seamless integration of FactVerse SDK with Lenovo headsets and the Snapdragon ecosystem.

“Working with companies like DataMesh is truly inspiring,” says Steve. “Companies utilising Snapdragon Spaces can better adopt digital twin-based experiences through XR, and we’re excited to continue working to expand the XR ecosystem.”

DataMesh FactVerse: Driving Innovations with Industrial Digital Twin

Focusing on manufacturing, architecture, engineering & construction (AEC), and facility management, DataMesh drives transformation and operational efficiency in a cost-effective and compliant manner. Recent practices showcase FactVerse’s advantages to drive long-term productivity improvements:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Innovation: DataMesh collaborates with an aircraft maintenance company to build a flight data analysis platform. Unlike the earlier platform, limited to post-flight and partial manual monitoring and analysis of onboard data, the new independent platform powered by DataMesh FactVerse supports comprehensive exploration, analysis, anomaly detection, and fault prediction based on different stages of aircraft flight and maintenance business requirements, thereby improving overall efficiency and automating the means of discovering anomalies to identify potential risks.
  • Automotive Manufacturing Innovation: DataMesh collaborates with an automotive company to build an industrial digital twin platform with FactVerse, supporting digital mapping, monitoring, diagnosis, prediction, simulation, and optimisation of key data. It effectively optimises across equipment design, process, production, quality, and operation and maintenance aspects, enabling the automotive manufacturer to rebuild competitiveness in the global market.

New Updates on FactVerse

FactVerse DFS serves as a fusion engine connecting and processing data from various industrial systems, playing a critical role in creating and managing digital twin scenarios on the FactVerse platform, breaking down barriers between data acquisition platforms, simulation platforms, and analysis platforms. DFS addresses two major challenges in applying digital twin: efficient and stable integration of various types of enterprise business system data and rapid standardisation of enterprise business data processing.

The new FactVerse Designer 1.1 brings a user experience tailored to common business environments, introduces standard business workflows, offers practical assistance and value to frontline personnel, and provides robust simulation capabilities and an easy-to-use drag-and-drop experience.

Additionally, the FactVerse platform enhances its IoT connectivity, now offering Brick Schema-based relational structure import and export, further enhancing compliance with Singapore’s building green standard specifications.

The long-trusted 3D+XR process design and training product DataMesh Director has extended compatibility with popular XR headsets such as Lenovo ThinkReality VRX, A3, Apple Vision Pro, and Meta Quest 3. Users can install the glasses version of these FactVerse digital twin applications from app stores and easily design training content, easily publishing it to XR headsets and tablets across platforms for an enhanced experience in business scenarios such as training.

Furthermore, there are many enhancements on FactVerse AI, DataMesh Inspector, and FactVerse SDK, to name a few.

About DataMesh

DataMesh is democratising Digital Twin technology, empowering frontline workers, and driving enterprise-level innovation globally. Headquartered in Singapore, DataMesh has supported over 500 customers across Japan, North America, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia. In 2020, DataMesh was the only finalist from Asia in the Microsoft Partner of the Year, Mixed Reality category. The company won NTT Docomo’s top DX award in 2021 and was enrolled in the IMDA Spark program in Singapore. Additionally, DataMesh was recognised in Forbes Asia’s ‘100 to Watch’ list in 2022.

Snapdragon and Snapdragon Spaces are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon and Qualcomm branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Qualcomm patented technologies are licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated.

DataMesh Contributes to Success of SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

As the inaugural event of “Global Industrie,” one of Europe’s largest industrial trade fairs, held in Japan, the SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT is currently ongoing from today until the 15th at the Aichi Sky Expo in Aichi Prefecture. Aichi Prefecture Government, in collaboration with KDDI and DataMesh, has jointly created an immersive digital industrial landscape based on MR technology, integrating the concept of Industry 5.0 into the summit experience to promote the development of the next-generation industrial revolution and strengthen innovation exchange between Japan and Europe.

The summit aims to drive the development of Industry 5.0 and enhance innovation exchange between Japan and Europe. At the summit, a variety of interactive digital scenes deployed based on the DataMesh digital twin platform provide an engaging experience for participants. From introducing the cultural history and industrial evolution of Aichi Prefecture to guiding attendees through virtual routes between booths using avatars, and showcasing various 3D industrial machinery such as die-casting machines, large-scale industrial printers, and laser equipment through MR, DataMesh’s applications significantly enhance product displays and overall participant engagement. Additionally, DataMesh FactVerse, an industrial metaverse platform was also applied in virtual factory demonstrations, showcasing data-driven smart manufacturing scenarios in the Industry 5.0 era.

Industry 5.0 complements and enhances Industry 4.0, bringing value in several aspects:

  • More humane working environments: Industry 5.0 emphasizes human-machine collaboration, freeing humans from tedious, repetitive tasks to focus on more creative and valuable work, enhancing work experience and satisfaction.
  • Sustainable development: Industry 5.0 focuses on environmental protection and sustainable resource utilization, achieving the unity of economic and social benefits through the development of circular economy, reducing energy consumption, and waste emissions.
  • Enhanced enterprise resilience: Industry 5.0 helps enterprises improve their ability to respond to emergencies, enhance the resilience of supply chains and production systems, and address various risks and challenges.
  • Personalized customization: Industry 5.0 can meet consumer demand for personalized products through human-machine collaboration and intelligent technology, realizing flexible production and customized services.
  • Attracting and retaining talents: Industry 5.0 provides a more challenging and creative work environment, attracting and retaining high-quality talents, enhancing enterprise competitiveness.

Industry 5.0 provides a genuine opportunity for the manufacturing industry to re-industrialize production in a smart and responsible manner. As one of the leaders in technology innovation in manufacturing, construction, and other fields, DataMesh has long collaborated with leading enterprises and organizations such as Aichi Prefecture Government, KDDI, etc., dedicated to providing cutting-edge digital twin and mixed reality expertise and experience globally, rapidly building flexible, data-driven digital twin scenarios, and helping enterprises meet ecological and green development requirements.

Through the democratization of digital twin and XR technology, DataMesh has helped enterprises optimize operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve efficiency in fields such as manufacturing, AEC (Architectural Engineering and Construction), and facility equipment maintenance, significantly enhancing the capabilities of frontline workers and addressing social challenges such as declining birth rates and aging populations. DataMesh Director is widely deployed in Japanese manufacturing and construction fields, enabling frontline workers to easily create digital twin content and improve work efficiency, promote team communication and collaboration, and enhance the speed and quality of professional training. Furthermore, DataMesh Director plays an important role in after-sales services, providing high-quality after-sales services remotely through XR technology, breaking geographical constraints, and improving the employment environment.

The SMART MANUFACTURING SUMMIT, organized by GL events and co-sponsored by Aichi Prefecture Government, has attracted participation from hundreds of companies from 40+ countries worldwide and is expected to host over 15,000 attendees.

DataMesh is proud to have contributed to this event and welcomes industry professionals to visit Booth SD-02 in D-Hall to experience the Aichi Digital Island showcase and engage in interactive discussions with us. Committed to constant innovation and the Democratization of Digital Twin, DataMesh continuously provides advanced digital transformation solutions to address increasingly complex challenges and drive revolutionary innovation in manufacturing and beyond.

FactVerse Express Opens for Global Creators to Innovate in XR Amid Spatial Computing Trend

Today, DataMesh unveils its cutting-edge spatial computing innovation – FactVerse Express, a powerful and user-friendly content creation tool designed for global users to effortlessly and joyfully immerse themselves in the world of XR.

Incorporating the core advantages of the enterprise-level Digital Twin and XR content creation tool – DataMesh Director, FactVerse Express also includes a 3D asset library, providing abundant resources to inspire users of all skill levels to easily craft unique XR content using an intuitive interface, tapping into their creativity to the fullest.

FactVerse Express is compatible with Apple Vision Pro, ready to empower users across platforms with an exceptional spatial computing experience upon the imminent availability of Apple Vision Pro, in addition to its existing support for various devices, including Meta Quest 3, iPhone, and iPad.

The key strengths of FactVerse Express lie in its industry-leading cross-platform compatibility and user-friendly design. Whether you’re a professional user or a beginner entering the XR field, getting started with the tool to create content is quick and easy.

Moreover, FactVerse Express is more than just for individual creators, making XR more accessible and is an ideal choice for enterprise users looking to optimize operations and efficiency. The professional version – DataMesh Director – has been widely adopted in various business scenarios, such as education and training, operational guidance, remote collaboration & monitoring, maintenance & inspections, effectively improving productivity for hundreds of customers across continents.

FactVerse Express is currently available on the Apple App Store for free download and use without registration.

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With the surging interest in spatial computing thanks to the advent of Apple Vision Pro, we are proud to be among the first movers, now opening a disruptive new spatial content creation platform powered by FactVerse Express for existing and new users to explore the fun and creativity in XR, especially when the Apple Vision Pro arrives at their door!

For any inquiries about Express or enterprise-level digital twins and the industrial metaverse, please feel free to reach out at service@datamesh.com.

DataMesh: Unleashing Innovation with Singtel’s 5G Partner Ecosystem

Singtel Business 5G has unveiled a gateway (https://www.singtel.com/business/products-services/5g/partners) to a world of dynamic possibilities within 5G technology and advanced digital innovations. As a key part of the Singtel 5G Partner Ecosystem in the AR/MR/Digital Twin space, this marks a transformative milestone for us, together with Singtel and a diverse group of collaborative companies, we are at the forefront of driving digital business transformation across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Empowering Business with Speed, Precision, and Innovation through 5G Solutions

Singtel 5G provides access to an ecosystem of partners with a variety of solutions, including high-speed connectivity, 5G innovation, and cutting-edge computing solutions like Paragon. Collaborating with partners like DataMesh, Singtel propels businesses forward, leveraging applications for computational tasks, AI workloads, spatial measurement, 3D rendering, and real-time monitoring to achieve transformative goals.

The partner ecosystem converges industry leaders in Video Analytics/AI, AR/MR/Digital Twin, Devices, and more, aimed at empowering businesses with speed, precision, and innovation through meticulously tailored 5G solutions tailored to enhance operations across diverse industries.

Pioneering Innovation, Enhancing Productivity, and Empowering Front-line Workers

As an ambitious high-tech player in the Asia Pacific region, DataMesh remains steadfast in democratizing digital twins and XR to bridge the digital and real worlds. Focused on pioneering innovation through FactVerse—an Industrial Metaverse platform—DataMesh elevates the utility of Digital Twin and XR tech, transcending spatial data constraints for real-time 3D collaboration, ensuring that front-line workers and ordinary individuals alike can benefit from digital transformation, fostering opportunities and capability building across industries.

Rooted in digital twins and directly connected to current business operations, DataMesh adheres to the business TEMS principle – Training, Experience enhancement, Monitor and Control, and Simulation, emphasizing tangible ROI and bringing the metaverse concept down to earth.

DataMesh Pte Ltd is the headquarters of DataMesh in the Asia-Pacific region. Supporting over 500 clients in the AEC, manufacturing, and facility management industries, DataMesh has received recognition such as Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award in the Mixed Reality category, NTT Docomo’s top DX award, and inclusion in Forbes Asia’s 100 to Watch list over the past few years.

Currently, innovative FactVerse’s industrial metaverse applications are showcased at Singtel, both online and offline.

Featured Solutions at Singtel’s 5G Partner Ecosystem

  • DataMesh Director:
    • 3D Digital Twin content creation and management tool.
    • User-friendly drag-and-drop experience.
    • Supports IoT data binding, remote collaboration, and cross-platform content publishing.
    • Ideal for creating job SOPs, support guides, 3D product manuals, and real-time monitoring.
  • FactVerse Designer:
    • Frontline application of the flagship LCAP (low-code application platform) FactVerse, providing an open-world gaming structure and a rapid scene designer for content creators to effortlessly develop Enterprise Metaverse scenes.
    • Out-of-the-box features and ready-to-use DLCs (downloadable content) for key industrial scenarios, streamlining hands-on experience.
    • Spatial data processing and real-time 3D collaboration with CAD, BIM, and IoT.
    • Enhances productivity with the latest digital twin and XR technologies.

    Explore online here.

    • 5G-enabbled Collaborative Showcases at Singtel FIC: DataMesh collaborated with Singtel to present a demonstration of digital twin and 5G tech at Singtel’s FutureNow Innovation Centre (FIC) earlier.
    • A digital twin of a smart factory.
    • An XR-based 3D modeling training and guidance solution for construction sites.
    A showcase at Singtel FIC: 5G-enabled Digital Twin in Smart Manufacturing

    Experience FactVerse and 5G at Singtel FIC in-person or learn more here.

    The last year has been an extraordinary journey for DataMesh. We’re proud to have released multiple upgraded versions of our FactVerse applications, including DataMesh Director, FactVerse Designer, FactVerse DLC, FactVerse SDK, DataMesh Learn solutions, FactVerse Express, and the DataMesh Simulator Platform. As we embark on a new year, we extend our sincerest congratulations on this new development in Singtel’s 5G business. Here’s to the exciting journey ahead in the dynamic partnership between Singtel and DataMesh. Cheers to innovation and unparalleled success!

    DataMesh Reshapes Tower Crane Training Experience with Simulator 2.1

    Today, DataMesh Simulator 2.1 is released, introducing simulation-based training and assessment tailored for tower crane operations. This innovative motion simulation platform focuses on providing trainees with an authentic learning experience while operating tower cranes, through upgraded operational scenarios that faithfully replicate real equipment models, construction environments, and operational procedures.

    1:1 Digital Twin of Construction Environment

    Construction machinery models, including tower cranes and others within the Simulator, are meticulously crafted to mirror selected reference machines in appearance, movement, status, and characteristics.

    Models undergo meticulous treatments in color, material, texture, lighting, and background to achieve a heightened sense of realism.

    Real-time rendering of tower cranes and collaborating construction machinery models ensures seamless immersion in the virtual environment without visual or auditory delays, fostering an unparalleled sense of participation for users.

    Rigorous collision detection, interference verification, and motion synchronization ensure the authenticity and integrity of the tower crane and other construction machinery models involved.

    Authentic Operational Procedure Replication

    Operational procedures are designed based on insights from experienced tower crane operators, integrating text, voice, signal commands, dynamic UI elements, and instructional videos at each training step. The crane hook offers multiple operational perspectives, including front and rear views, external views, and cabin views, enhance the training experience.

    The system interface provides real-time monitoring of machine parameters, such as wind speed, rotation angle, lifting weight, trolley position, and hook distance from the ground.

    The comprehensive curriculum resources bridge the gap between training and real-world operations, allowing trainees to familiarize themselves with common terminology and signal gestures used in actual construction scenarios. This immersive training approach facilitates practical application and offers tangible hands-on training benefits.

    Immersive Learning Experience

    Integrated with the DataMesh Learn system, the Simulator platform streamlines the management, sharing, storage, and analysis of various mechanical equipment simulation training materials and assessment results. Instructors can autonomously customize and distribute training and assessment tasks to enhance teaching effectiveness, making it the preferred choice for engineering machinery professionals. The tower crane simulator comprises the DataMesh Simulator system software and hardware platforms, offering features such as course play, operational training, assessment, personnel management, and learning management. Hardware options include six degrees of freedom motion platforms, three degrees of freedom motion platforms, and a basic non-motion platform, catering to diverse user needs.

    DataMesh Simulator revolutionizes industrial training by providing an immersive and lifelike learning environment that significantly improves trainee engagement and learning outcomes. By enabling trainees to understand equipment operations safely and effectively, it mitigates safety risks and boosts training efficiency. For purchasing inquiries or further product information, please contact service@datamesh.com.

    Learn more about the DataMesh Simulator platform by watching this video:

    DataMesh Inspector 1.1 Releases, Enhancing Collaboration and MR Experience in AEC

    Today, DataMesh released Inspector 1.1, introducing innovative features to deliver outstanding mixed reality experiences for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) sector. Focused on streamlining and optimizing visualization, on-site collaboration, and resource management, Inspector empowers construction and engineering professionals to achieve higher project execution efficiency throughout the AEC lifecycle.

    Inspector, a cutting-edge inspection and maintenance toolkit powered by digital twin and mixed reality, can overlay large-scale BIM models and other real-time data onto the work site through augmented reality (AR). It visualizes digital twin data in the real world and enables fast inspection throughout the entire lifecycle of buildings and facilities. As a gateway to the industrial metaverse FactVerse, Inspector efficiently conveys business knowledge to frontline workers through immersive interactive methods.

    Dynamically loads large-scale BIM data onto the site, empowering engineering acceptance with AR to verify planning and actual construction

    Streamlining On-site Collaboration with Enhanced Annotations

    Inspector 1.1 introduces enhanced collaborative annotation, allowing users to instantly view annotations like issue markers, inspection results, technical communications, and action plans added by team members during inspections or project walkthroughs. This feature significantly improves communication efficiency and provides robust process management tools for general contractors and subcontractors during the inspection of divisions and sections of projects.

    View annotations within the building scene in browsing mode powered by mixed reality

    With the upgraded collaborative annotation feature in Inspector 1.1, users can instantly view annotations added by other team members during the inspection process, such as issue markings, inspection results, technical communications, and action plans. This significantly improves communication efficiency, providing powerful process management tools for general contractors and various specialty contractors in the acceptance of subprojects.

    Moreover, users can toggle between work scenarios with a single click by enabling/disabling browsing mode: In browsing mode, all annotation information is presented as pop-ups in the building scene. Users can review the information within the scene, visually inspect annotation descriptions and on-site photos, compare them with the standard practices represented by the BIM model, and engage in business communication through annotation messaging; When browsing mode is turned off, users can control a joystick to freely inspect component engineering information. They can overlay the BIM model onto the actual site for comparative viewing based on augmented reality (AR) mode.

    Seamless Cloud Resource Integration for Enhanced On-site Work

    Furthermore, Inspector 1.1 optimizes resource viewing strategies, enabling users to easily access 2D/3D resources from the cloud anytime, anywhere, enhancing the user experience. Users can showcase reference resources to specified locations or 3D models in the scene without the cumbersome process of file searching. This addresses the needs of construction sites for reviewing and presenting relevant reference resources during design reviews, design briefings, and acceptance processes.

    Users can also associate annotation tasks with corresponding building scenes in FactVerse Services, facilitating rapid viewing and management of annotation entries and exporting annotations in chart format. This module also supports exporting structured data from the processes of building acceptance and construction communication, meeting the Common Data Environment (CDE) requirements in various regions. The comprehensively optimized component operation panel provides a more intuitive view of BIM data information, enabling users to clearly annotate specific components during the acceptance process. The newly added messaging feature allows teams to provide timely feedback on annotations.

    Connecting 2D/3D resources from the cloud to the scene projected on-site
    Connecting 2D/3D resources from the cloud to the scene projected on-site

    Advancing Cloud Resource Processing and Data Access Optimization

    Concurrently, FactVerse has upgraded its ability to process building scene resource files. Users can now effortlessly convert original BIM resource files into Inspector-compatible format files with a single click in the cloud, streamlining processes like resource matching, file processing, large-scale model simplification, and scene construction, significantly reducing the complexity of the original toolchain and user operational costs. The newly added universal data format conversion capability allows users to apply BIM file format building scenes to the entire DataMesh product family. Users can also convert imported model resources into formats such as FBX over the cloud, with configurable model optimization available during the process for maximum resource utilization.

    Additionally, FactVerse Services now supports data connectivity between the FactVerse platform and Autodesk BIM 360, enabling users to quickly import cloud resources from BIM 360 into the FactVerse resource library and apply them to the DataMesh platform. The integration of FactVerse with other engineering industry cloud platforms facilitates data interoperability, helping a range of users reduce operational costs and fully capitalize on their own cloud assets.

    As a gateway to the industrial metaverse platform FactVerse, DataMesh Inspector is committed to enhancing the efficiency and MR experience of construction operations and maintenance in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction. It achieves this through an innovative 3D+MR visualization of the entire building process, enabling cloud-enabled data in the engineering industry and empowering the entire building lifecycle.

    DataMesh Inspector 1.1 is now available on the Apple App Store. Feel free to install and experience it today. For any queries, please contact service@datamesh.com.

    Digital Twin + XR Projection Tour of “TOKYO TORCH/Torch Tower” Successfully Concluded

    DataMesh Japan announces the successful implementation of an XR projection tour at the planned site of the “Torch Tower,” a structure reaching approximately 390 meters in height located in the “TOKYO TORCH” block, a project designed by Mitsubishi Jisho Design. The collaboration also involved NTT Communications, NTT QONOQ, and DataMesh.

    The XR projection tour aimed at verifying the visualization effects of the planned building through the use of Digital Twin and XR technology, utilized DataMesh Director, which was sold by NTT Communications in Japan. The event, held three times with a total of 75 participants, primarily involved stakeholders from Mitsubishi Jisho Design. The tour utilized 3D design data (BIM) to project the future Torch Tower at the construction site.

    Projected TOKYO TORCH Torch Tower with DataMesh Director and verified appearance. Note that this image is as of April 2023 and may undergo changes in the future.

    Projected TOKYO TORCH Torch Tower with DataMesh Director and verified appearance. Note that this image is as of April 2023 and may undergo changes in the future.

    Background and Effect of the Initiative – Interviews with Stakeholders

    Yasuo Oishi (大石保夫) – R&D Promotion Department Manager, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (三菱地所設計/R&D推進部長):

    In the R&D Promotion Department, we conduct information gathering, research, and investigations related to new technologies. During discussions with NTT Communications and QONOQ on utilizing XR technology in design tasks, we were introduced to DataMesh’s XR technology and decided to conduct a trial verification.

    Traditional design work involves confirming design details using 2D perspectives or models. However, understanding spatial arrangements can be challenging for the general public. By projecting a 3D visualization of the building’s exterior into the actual space using MR technology, it becomes possible for people to see the planned building in real scale from various locations, facilitating easy confirmation of harmony with the surrounding environment.

    Moreover, projecting the exterior of the Torch Tower, an ultra-high-rise building, using MR technology enhanced spatial awareness even more than conventional building sizes. Using BIM data for MR projection was anticipated to accelerate and streamline the design process, leading to increased efficiency.

    Koju Matsuda (松田貢治) – TOKYO TORCH Design Room Manager, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (三菱地所設計/TOKYO TORCH設計室長):

    As societal demands and the role of architects continue to evolve rapidly, there is increased involvement or leadership from clients. Hence, designers have an increased responsibility to convey and explain architecture to clients in a more understandable manner. In the case of the Torch Tower, we have been utilizing BIM to advance the design process.

    BIM allows us to share visual recognition of space with clients, even if they cannot read drawings. While traditional landscape simulations involve creating CG or videos for clients to review on large monitors, XR provides a more realistic experience for both clients and designers to share the planned building.

    Looking ahead, we anticipate that XR technology will enable sharing of information that was previously challenging to predict, such as the impact of high-rise buildings on wind conditions and changes in the perception of light during disasters. This communication enhancement through XR technology is expected to contribute to the evolution of both parties involved.

    Kyoko Hirano (平野暁子) – R&D Promotion Department, DX Promotion Department BIM Promotion Room (concurrent), Architect, Mitsubishi Jisho Design (R&D推進部,DX推進部BIM推進室(兼務),アーキテクト):


    The effectiveness of XR lies in the ability to share, in real-time, how the planned building will look once constructed, along with the ambiance of the surroundings. The projection of the Torch Tower allowed us to confirm life-sized images while experiencing the surrounding buildings, cityscape, human and vehicular movement, sunlight, and wind. This made the image of the building more “visible” than previously imagined, allowing us to feel the completed structure more realistically.

    During this verification, the data volume of the BIM design data (3D data) was substantial, given the unprecedented scale of the ultra-high-rise building and the project was conducted at the stage of completed design and pre-construction. To ensure smooth projection on an iPad, significant efforts were made to reduce the data volume. Challenges included the inability to include certain obstacles like temporary fences and street trees on the demolition site in the 3D data, resulting in some lack of realism, especially around the base of the building.

    Looking forward, we hope that advancements in the efficient lightweighting of data at later design stages and the incorporation of 3D data of existing objects (captured by cameras) will further increase the feeling of realism, expanding the possibilities for utilization.

    XR Projection Tour Participant Survey Overview

    Survey Details:
    Objective: Verification of the effectiveness of visualizing planned buildings through XR utilization.
    XR Projection Dates: April 12, 19, and 21, 2023.
    Participants: Total 75 participants.
    Survey Respondents: 57 individuals (Response rate: 76%).

    Note: The original Japanese version of this article was published here.

    Interested in more details? Watch the video (Japanese) below for remarks from key stakeholders.

    DataMesh Transforms Maintenance Processes for Swire Coca-Cola with 100+ Accelerator

    Today, two billion frontline workers globally serve as the backbone of various industries, yet they face challenges such as insufficient technical training, collaboration difficulties, and health and safety risks. In developing countries, these workers have even more limited access to modern technology, necessitating innovative solutions for enhanced efficiency and safety.

    DataMesh’s mission is to support frontline workers in the current era where technology and human creativity converge, utilizing digital twins and XR technology. In line with this mission, DataMesh introduced DataMesh Director, a 3D guidance tool based on digital twins and XR technology. It enables cost-effective and rapid training on complex equipment using smartphones or MR devices and allows frontline workers to customize operation tutorials without programming or 3D modeling knowledge.

    In partnership with 100+ Accelerator and DataMesh, Swire Coca-Cola initiated a digital transformation project to enhance maintenance processes within its bottling facility. By implementing DataMesh’s digital twin and mixed reality technology, local workers received immersive training, enabling them to perform complex maintenance tasks with minimal downtime. This successful collaboration not only reduces operational costs but also empowers the workforce, driving productivity and job opportunities in the region.

    In process manufacturing, especially in packaging lines within the bottling facility, training and maintenance are critical yet complex. The intricate disassembly and assembly of aseptic filling valves, traditionally time-consuming to train, are streamlined by DataMesh Director. It creates 3D instructions for local workers on aseptic filling valves, combined with augmented reality (AR) technology, allowing them to intuitively grasp operational procedures through smartphones, tablets, or MR headsets. With DataMesh’s assistance, workers receive real-time feedback, significantly reducing training time, and can now assist senior engineers more efficiently during actual work.

    Innovative strategies extend beyond training to daily operations and maintenance. The new training model is proven to reduce expected maintenance downtime by one-third, enabling the production line to produce millions more beverage cans annually as expected.

    Inclusive growth, a core element of ESG, is demonstrated in this collaborative project. DataMesh’s solution ensures widespread technology adoption and equalized training, allowing previously marginalized frontline workers to enjoy modern training and operational experiences. These equal opportunities, driven by technology like those from DataMesh, not only promote capability building and employee professional growth but also bring fast tangible benefits to businesses. This true inclusive growth, consistent with the philosophy of ESG, has proven to be a perfect combination of technology and ESG goals, setting a role model for the industry.

    DataMesh showcased the innovative achievements in process manufacturing of this collaboration at the 100+ Accelerator 2023 Demo Day by AB InBev, presenting to renowned industry leaders like AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and more.

    Nikita Huang, Chief Operating Officer of DataMesh, expressed gratitude for collaboration with industry leaders and the strong support from AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator, looking ahead into the future, stating, “This is just the beginning. DataMesh, equipped with Digital Twin and XR technologies, remains committed to offering more convenience and support to frontline workers in process manufacturing, pushing the industry forward.”

    DataMesh Learn Launches to Simplify and Redefine Corporate Training

    Today, the comprehensive training solution, DataMesh Learn, has been officially released, aiming to meet the diverse needs of enterprises in the fields of training and learning while optimizing the digital training experience. This solution establishes an integrated and standardized training platform to assist frontline workers in rapidly enhancing their skills, offering businesses efficient, flexible, and cost-effective training options.

    In the TEMS (Training, Experience, Monitor & Control, and Simulation) motivations for enterprises, training is considered a crucial aspect for enhancing efficiency and productivity. DataMesh Learn provides a comprehensive solution for the entire training lifecycle, including training resource development, learner performance assessment, and performance tracking and analysis. It especially supports pre-job training, on-the-job skill training, and production line simulation-based training for the discrete manufacturing industry, and simulation-based training of assembly manufacturing equipment, contributing to quantifiable, short-term measurable returns on training investments (ROI) and scalable cost-benefit enhancements.

    Content Creation Made Easy: Drag-and-Drop, Data-Driven, & Intuitive Interface

    DataMesh Learn offers robust support for various corporate stakeholders, especially the HR department, training development divisions, and frontline personnel. For educators, like trainers, lecturers, and HR managers, this solution covers the entire training process, from content creation to task publishing, online instruction, feedback on results, and data tracking and analysis.

    Compared to traditional teaching methods, 3D and XR instructional training presents content more vividly and enhances interactivity, making it more engaging for learners. Historically, digital course creation was complex and had high technical requirements. However, DataMesh is dedicated to democratizing digital twinning through streamlined content creation processes, making it widely accessible. Additionally, it offers more functions and streamlined resource management, aiding businesses in tapping into the potential value of data.

    Key features include:

    • Content Creation: Even those without a programming background can easily create and edit 3D content using drag-and-drop, zero-code tools, much like using PowerPoint.
    • Content Management: Easily manage various content types and accumulate digital training assets in FactVerse.
    • Training Categorization: Customize groups based on training scenarios and staff roles to address varied training needs.
    • Task Management: Create tasks and effectively track task performances to enhance training efficiency.
    • Data Analysis: Statistically track and monitor learners and team performances, supporting single score, error tracking, and long-term performance analysis.
    • xAPI Support: Export all types of learning data in xAPI format, seamlessly integrating into different existing learning management systems.

    Additionally, DataMesh Learn offers various task templates, allowing trainers to quickly set tasks by merely filling in parameters. Customizable time and scoring mechanisms ensure standardized, quality, and accurate evaluations, realizing personalized configurations. The solution will also encompass abundant pre-set resources and generative AI features, simplifying the 3D content creation process.

    Immersive Learning Experience: Realistic, Interactive, & Self-assessable

    For learners, DataMesh Learn crafts a premium learning environment, presenting knowledge in a more vivid and intuitive manner, offering rich interactivity, making learning easier.

    Through the interactive operation functionality, trainers can design challenging tasks that help learners deeply understand and quickly master complex skills. For instance, in MR mode, learners can operate 3D models using gestures in an interactive manner, such as rotating switch turntable valves, assembling and adjusting the positions and angles of stepper motor components. This flexible exploration and operation method not only enhances the learning experience but also improves learners’ understanding.

    Multi-device XR support allows learners to experience training content in a mixed-reality environment. With interactive gesture features, they can immerse themselves in learning, smoothly operating virtual training equipment, attaining a more intuitive and profound understanding and experience. At the same time, they can practice and simulate in a virtual environment, delving deep into learning content. Combined with gesture interaction capabilities, learners can interact and operate training content more naturally, further enhancing learning outcomes.

    Furthermore, DataMesh Learn supports score previews, exam time limits, and demonstration features, allowing learners to self-assess their learning progress and providing trainers with data on learner performance and results.

    DataMesh Learn, in aligning with the TEMS principle, aids enterprises in more effectively achieving their training objectives, pushing the boundaries in employee capacity building and development, innovation, and efficiency.

    DataMesh Learn integrates the extensive expertise and technical advantages in the corporate training sector, with a focus on manufacturing and AEC industries. Moving forward, this solution will facilitate enterprises from across industries to design and implement a variety of innovative digital training programs, heralding a new chapter in corporate education and training.