Google Glass Enterprise Edition has added Google Meet (previously known as Hangouts Meet) to allow remote supervisors to see the field via their worker’s eyes and help in completing the tasks during a live chat.
Addition of Meet to Glass Enterprise Edition for assisting remote work across industries
This feature is available for the Glass Enterprise Edition in beta. The addition of Google Meet to Glass aims to help onsite workers connect face-to-face with other remote workers.
In a statement, the company said that Glass has consistently helped workers for several years. With the addition of Meet to Glass, it is excited to continue its support to companies in navigating challenges associated with remote work as it unfolds across industries.
Supervisor to diagnose issues, review equipment, and provide training to employees with this improved feature
The Google Glass comes with an 8MP camera, an 80-degree FOV to stream, and three beam-forming microphones. It also has a mono speaker with support for Bluetooth and USB audio.
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People using this feature will be able to see exactly what the data technician is doing and communicate with them while giving them real-time feedback. This can help diagnose issues, review equipment, and provide training to employees.
Microsoft has been pursuing this concept since the Hololens demos, where it walked us through the technique of connecting a lightweight swap through a Skype video name. Microsoft has discontinued Hololens for the Skype app. Instead, it offers $20 and $65 per month to its new Dynamic 365 Remote Assist program.
Google promotes the use of Meet as videoconferencing rivals Zoom and Microsoft Teams grow exponentially
Microsoft and Google already have numerous enterprise clients for their headsets. Google’s early clients include Boeing, which uses Google Glass to assist in the construction of airplanes. It augments the PDF meeting guides needed to view on laptop computer screens.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has been promoting the use of Meet, as their rival telecommuting platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams gain usage. Recently, Google also rolled out the Meet conference room platform into Gmail while adding group calls to Nest smart displays.