Open-Source Platform Complements PTC's Commercial Vuforia Offering

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) has announced the release of the Vuforia® Spatial Toolbox™ platform, the company said.

Created by the PTC Reality Lab, the powerful new open-source platform enables developers to create, innovate, and solve spatial computing problems in a whole new way. Innovators and academic researchers can explore the power of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Spatial Computing, accelerate prototyping for machines, and develop-edge spatial Augmented Reality (AR) and IoT use cases to support digital transformation initiatives.

With this groundbreaking new spatial computing platform, teams can improve the operation of complex manufacturing environments and make IoT-enabled machines easier and more intuitive to control with on-the-fly programming. Robots can be operated and controlled through more intuitive user interfaces (UIs), and intuitive Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) can be quickly built, enabling improved human-machine interaction and merging the digital world and physical screens.

As the newest addition to the Vuforia AR product portfolio, Vuforia Spatial Toolbox is designed to complement the current commercial Vuforia offering. The Vuforia Spatial Toolbox is a system consisting of two components which combine to provide an industrial AR/Spatial Computing prototyping environment with pre-built UI/UX elements, spatial programming services, an intuitive UI app, and simplified connectivity to IoT with the Vuforia Spatial Edge Server. The open-source environment is designed to drive further exploration around the convergence of the physical and digital worlds and help to push the boundaries of innovation.

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation — on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.