DataMesh Director 5.4 Released

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 icons of DataMesh Director

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.
Adjusting the range of the lighting

Adjusting the angle of the lighting

Adjusting the intensity of the lighting

Adjusting the color of the lighting

New features of DataMesh One

  1. 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.*
  2. NEW support for scanning a QR code to view 3D resources quickly. The button is in the upper right corner.
  3. 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.
  4. The operation panel has been redesigned to improve functionality and users’ efficiency.
  5. Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.

New features of DataMesh Importer

  1. NEW support for the quick view of models. By dragging a model file onto the Importer icon, users can view the models immediately.
  2. NEW “Operating Parameters” pane to display key parameters such as memory usage, DrawCall, Batches, and FPS.
  3. Bug fixes and other operational experience optimization.

Tips

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 service@datamesh.com.

*Note: The function of spatial anchor requires Microsoft Azure Spatial Anchors services. For the pricing, please visit here.

CICT Mobile Improves Production Efficiency with Digital Twin Factory

Overview

Company Name: CICT Mobile

Industry: Mobile communication

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.

The Challenge

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.

The Deployment

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.

VIDEO: CICT Mobile Improves Production Efficiency with Digital Twin Factory

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.

The Outcomes

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 amongst the Cohort of 100+ Accelerator to help address global sustainability challenges

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.

DataMesh FactVerse Now Showcased at Singtel’s FutureNow Innovation Centre

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.

About FactVerse

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 Announces Enterprise Metaverse to Democratize Digital Twin and Accelerate Digital Transformation

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 for instant 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.

5G-enabled Digital Twin Use Case deployed by FactVerse at ITAP, Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC

“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.

Availability

DataMesh FactVerse is available today. For inquiries or to discuss partnerships, please contact service@datamesh.com.

About DataMesh

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 Joins IMDA Spark Programme to Further the Democratization of Digital Twin

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 closed a new funding round led by SIG Asia with participations from Singtel Innov8 and Global Brain

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

About DataMesh

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 Director 5.3 Released

DataMesh Director 5.3 optimized the user experience and added a variety of new features to help users build digital twin content more quickly and easily.

New features of DataMesh Studio

  1. The function of the viewpoint square in the scene area is added. A 3D viewpoint square will be displayed in the upper right corner of the scene area to show the direction of the current scene. By clicking the square, you can adjust the viewpoint direction.
  1. The new shortcut key “Delete” is used to delete the character (Windows platform).
  2. New shortcut keys “←” and “→” for switching the previous/next Stage.
  3. Add a new scene axis tool, which is enabled in “Settings” → “Accessibility” → “Drag and Drop Navigation”, helping users to drag and drop characters in the scene in a straight line.
  1. Add a new dynamic guide widget. In “Resource Library” → “Components” → “Guidance”, used to mark the road map in the scene, currently supports 4 image forms.
  1. Add a new arrow model library. In the “Resource Library” → “Arrow”, used for marking in the scene, currently 7 new arrow model materials.
  2. Add special effects gadgets for electricity, water, fire, and smoke. In “Library” → “Effects”, currently supports modifying the effect color, life cycle, initial speed, number of particles, direction, and other parameters adjustment.

New features of DataMesh One

  1. New support for displaying dynamic guidance gadgets.
  2. New support for displaying electricity, water, fire, and smoke effects gadgets.

In addition, we have also optimized server-side experiences, including

  1. DataMesh Cloud Services (DCS) resource storage policy
  2. The ability for enterprise administrators to configure the default model acceleration platform to save model acceleration time
  3. New acceleration status column on the user resource details page to make the model acceleration status more intuitive

DataMesh Director 5.3 has been published on all supported platform app stores. Customers who have purchased DataMesh SaaS services can directly upgrade DataMesh Studio and DataMesh One client.

DataMesh Inspector empowers building inspection and maintenance through Digital Twin + XR

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 superposes BIM models to construction sites in 1:1 ratio

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.

Inspector dynamically loads BIM content as the user moves

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. 

Inspector helps address concealed work inspection challenges

About DataMesh

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 Begins Sales of DataMesh Director

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.

XR content created with DataMesh Director overlaid on real buildings to check the progress

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.